Société Générale Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Société Générale Chairman and CEO Frédéric Oudéa
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  1. Good Work Place

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

    I have been working at Société Générale

    Pros

    - Challenging Environment
    - Place to show what you can do
    - Autonomy straight from beginning
    - Perfect place for Derivative Products

    Cons

    - Salary slightly below average
    - Long hours on the front office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Allow more Evolutions
    - Do not be worry to hire young minds

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Trainee contract

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

    I have been working at Société Générale

    Pros

    Friendly environment, great work and life balance

    Cons

    Lower salary and not enough opportunity for trainees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Longer fixed trainee contracts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Overall a good place to work

    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance with relative good job security

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities for non-French employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on career advancement

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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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

  8. Summer intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Société Générale

    Pros

    Professional working environmennt and helpful supervisors

    Cons

    Alternating between very busy times and moments where the interns are not given any tasks

  9. have been working full-time

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    • 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
  10. Siloed and Paris Centric

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Société Générale full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice canteen, good work life balance

    Cons

    Lack of interaction with other business lines. Lots of bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the internal red tape and stop duplicating

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Focussed on France, low compensation

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

    I have been working at Société Générale

    Pros

    Smart people, big global bank

    Cons

    Focussed on France, foreigners are hardly accepted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that you pay juniors better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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