Société Générale Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Société Générale Chairman and CEO Frédéric Oudéa
Frédéric Oudéa
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Pros
  • Good work life balance sometimes (in 75 reviews)

  • friendly and relaxed working environment (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • French top brass do not believe any NON French people (in 12 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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  1. It was a great experiences, Soc Gen offers many internships to fresh grads!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Société Générale

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a lot from my manager as well as my colleague

    Cons

    Long working hours for certain positions, but it was well compensated.


  2. Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Société Générale

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Societe Generale offers a great perspective in terms of careers mixing the culture of Europe and the US

    Cons

    Sometimes the mix of all the cultures can be hard and the financial world can be a little bit too fast.


  3. Good

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Société Générale full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    nice place to learn, grow

    Cons

    not a french person, hard to promote

    Advice to Management

    more be more systematic and stramlined


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Société Générale (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people - everyone helped each other.

    Cons

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


  6. Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Société Générale part-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Do no outsource bring jobs back.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the great people and not lay them off.


  7. Solution Dept. Intern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Société Générale full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good teams, good experience, learned a lot.

    Cons

    Seems French is there working language.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Excellent experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    many opportunities, training curriculum, people development...

    Cons

    compensation is below market (base and bonus)

    Advice to Management

    improve work/life balance.


  9. 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


  10. Great team focused company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Société Générale full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is to work with managers and directors who are committed to helping grow your career.

    Cons

    One of the challenges is that pay increases don't match what you can get on the open market at least not as fast as one would hope.

    Advice to Management

    Some advice to Upper management would be to continue to help make the NY office feel as important as the Paris office.


  11. It's a good experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Société Générale

    Pros

    You can learn a lot from your manager. You may get first-hand experience of the financial product of SG.

    Cons

    Your sit next to your manager and he can see whatever you are doing. It's may cause a little bit depressing.



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