Société Générale

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Société Générale Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
340 Reviews
3.1
340 Reviews
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Société Générale Chairman and CEO Frédéric Oudéa
Frédéric Oudéa
90 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance isn't too bad in the right team, making a real push in some areas (in 70 reviews)

  • Was an easy-going working environment, not too much of the typical investment banker nastiness (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • French top brass do not believe any NON French people (in 10 reviews)

  • Career advancement for those who don't come from the Grandes Ecoles / Societe Generale Paris office pipeline can be difficult (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good firm

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Société Générale

    Pros

    They have a good culture and diverse group of people

    Cons

    Not one of the bulge brackets

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Société Générale full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    many opportunities, training curriculum, people development...

    Cons

    compensation is below market (base and bonus)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Grateful for the chance of having worked here

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Intern in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I have been working at Société Générale as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Great environment, great colleagues, great work life balance,great management .Another point is that since it's a small bank (at least when it comes to my country) you get the chance to see the whole picture of what an Investment Bank looks like.

    Cons

    Only compliments to make. I didn't really experience any negative sides from this company. My review remains with only positive outcomes for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Solution Dept. Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Société Générale full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good teams, good experience, learned a lot.

    Cons

    Seems French is there working language.

    Recommends
  6.  

    International exposure

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Société Générale

    Pros

    I liked the sense of belonging to a large, well-tuned organisation. Colleagues were high-caliber professionals

    Cons

    Size means bureaucracy... Nothing dramatic but still

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps too many layers of management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Société Générale full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Its a great place to work for. Good job security, and even Job satisfaction if you can seize the opportunity.

    Cons

    Politics. Of course, its a french company. They would want to call the shots, tell you that you know nothing. If you are good at what you do, you can remind them very nicely that Indians are already capable of exploring Mars. (You won't have to spoon-feed. They know Europe can't do it yet ;-)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management can consider going the extra distance to recognize top talent from the better universities, instead of putting all colleges at the same level.

  8.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Société Générale part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Do no outsource bring jobs back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the great people and not lay them off.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    SG was great company to work for until economy went down.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Société Générale for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people - everyone helped each other.

    Cons

    Early morning deadlines since HQ is in Paris. Many of the great people were laid off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Work as a fulltime intern in trade finance department

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Société Générale as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    prudent transaction
    professional business skills
    strong teamwork
    flexible culture

    Cons

    not hire a great number of employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It's a Good Plance to work and scope is there for Innovative ideas.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Specialist  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Systems Specialist in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Société Générale full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The big reason is a good place to work and good atmosphere, good coligues.

    I have spent my 6 valuable years in this organization.

    Cons

    I don't find any difficulties to work in this organization. Iam very happy to work in this kind of enviroment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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