Société Générale Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Pay Rate Could be improved

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits but salary could be better. Excellent training offerings. Most managerial staff seems pleasant and easily approachable. Office space is nice too.

    Cons

    Little management recognition. Limited opportunity for growth. No company cafeteria or pantry. Bonus pool could be better. Otherwise a nice place to work.

    Advice to Management

    better bonus rewards


  2. Good job content and opportunities, decent work life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    opportunities often pop-up due to the size of the company, it's still growing. management gives responsibilities if to performers.

    Cons

    lack of culture in the US and complex organization.

    Advice to Management

    should promote diversity and mix international culture with the french management


  3. 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.


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. Good Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Société Générale

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

    Pros

    Treated fairly with respect and able to have good work life balance. Mobility is not considered a negative by management.

    Cons

    There are times when you can be overlooked because your are not French. Sometimes there are two sets of rules. The french rules and rules for everyone else.


  7. Equity trading

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good reputation on some niche business . easy location. and easy to shine in a non always competitive environment . decent portfolio of clients, which brings business.

    Cons

    high dependence to the paris headquarter, even when they don't understand the us business in France. Lot of politics games in this bank. salaries and bonus are non competitive.

    Advice to Management

    upgrade the salaries, upgrade some teams.


  8. good luck getting ahead

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Société Générale

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

    Pros

    interesting projects, but that's about it.

    Cons

    hard to feel any sort of progress


  9. Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Société Générale

    Pros

    friendly and relaxed working environment

    Cons

    hard to do business and below market comp


  10. General working enviroment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Société Générale

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Was an easy-going working environment, not too much of the typical investment banker nastiness. Nice social group of people. Salary was also not bad.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth in my position, and not much initiative relating to trying to improve things - everyone just does their job and goes home.


  11. Good, strong in equity

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Société Générale

    Pros

    Relaxed environment for a investment bank

    Cons

    Compensation
    Need to have some affinity for French



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