Société Générale

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Société Générale Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
398 Reviews
3.2
398 Reviews
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Société Générale Chairman and CEO Frédéric Oudéa
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance isn't too bad in the right team, making a real push in some areas (in 75 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Extremely limited opportunities for non French speakers, zero interest by the managers in developing employees (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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to start and learn

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chef De Project in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Chef De Project in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Société Générale

    Pros

    Work life balance, autonomy, innovation

    Cons

    Limited career possibilities, no career path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop career path for their employee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good firm to start you career and gain industry knowledge

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Société Générale

    Pros

    Pay
    Flexible working which was recently introduced
    Office Location

    Cons

    Culture
    To many layers of senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a more diverse workforce

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A place more for senior people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Société Générale full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    On-job Training
    team work spirit
    with different kinds of opportunities to grow or develop

    Cons

    less financial compensation
    the economic situation poses a lot of obstacles for the development especially the European Crisis and the slowdown of Chinese economy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to build a more appealing company culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Working, very limited growth for designers except developers and non IT people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Visual Designer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Visual Designer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Timings, flexibility, leaves, people, environment

    Cons

    growth for selective people the management knows than performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good to concentrate the working employees than the managers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Soc Gen in a nut shell

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Société Générale

    Pros

    really on-the-job experience. nice culture.

    Cons

    little job security. no trainings at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    a place where you can learn

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Société Générale

    Pros

    as a intern i was assigned working with management trainee, i got to learn a lot

    Cons

    some jobs and assignments are repetitive work

  8.  

    have been working full-time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Société Générale

    Pros

    Societe Generale gives me opportunities to do interesting and challenging work

    Cons

    he desire to attract the best talent is not matched with the best rewards

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Indecisive. Little support unless you are French

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I have been working at Société Générale full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart colleagues. Systems reasonably advanced

    Cons

    Management is extremely indecisive on the strategy they want to pursue. Constantly changing tack, which frustrates both staff and customers. Also means regular hires+fires.
    Additionally, with most management now French, you get little support (or even acknowledgement) unless you are also French.

  10.  

    Client relationship officer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Société Générale

    Pros

    Learned a lot
    Gained greater understanding of the banking system

    Cons

    Was not able to expand professionally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I enjoyed working under her management. Have no complaints

  11.  

    Worst Company and worst management, just fools with good package

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Société Générale full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    only good thing is it is a brand name

    Cons

    lots of managerial politics, they rate you bad to avoid bonus and hike. you should be a shameless person to survive in this company. worst part is nothing to learn , just a waste of time and get dumb day by day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop the horrible politics as this is not your dad's company, let the employees be happy and work for the company's benefit and betterment. you people are spoiling the company reputation outside(INDIAN management)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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