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Sogeti Reviews in Baltimore, MD

Updated May 19, 2014
Updated May 19, 2014
371 Reviews

3.1
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Sogeti Chairman & CEO Luc-François Salvador
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent benefits (150% 401k match, 12k Tuition Reimbursment, Training Opportunites) (in 25 reviews)

  • The company offers some of the best matching and profit sharing as can be found in the industry (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Bonus program seems to have taken the place of raises (in 16 reviews)

  • Sogeti is not a true consulting company there are few to no projects, and all of the work is staff augmentation (in 15 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sogeti is a great company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Consultant in Baltimore, MD

    Pros

    New hires have the opportunity to start their career in a growing community. If client spots are not available right away they will keep you on a bench.

    Cons

    As much as offices and corporate preach opportunities and growth, it does not always feel that their is as much action on this as what is being said.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good people, mediocre leadership team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Baltimore, MD

    Pros

    They seem to pay ok relative to peers, profit levels support at market pay

    Cons

    Leadership is simply abysmal. We want to be Deloitte or IBM or Accenture is not a business strategy. This is your atypical IT company filled with smart engineers that understand computer code and cyberspace - and have no idea about human beings and behavior. Which is what makes Sogeti mediocre and an also-ran as a competitor in their space. They simply believe that money is the #1 an only factor that motivates people to do their jobs and fear of another guy getting more drives you to do it better. This is really what they believe

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Would serve no purpose

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great work environment and resources, lousy training, benefits and time management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Baltimore, MD

    Pros

    Offers a plethora of professional development and networking resources.

    Cons

    Doesn't allow any time to use the resources they offer. Lousy benefits package. Bonuses and PTO don't reflect the work you put in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give consultants paid time to train and get certifications. Go back to the old PTO format. Offer bonuses on individual achievement, not on generic points system. The issue isn't the local Sogeti branches. It's the global corporate managers. They're completely out of touch with their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Obviously owned and ran by Indian

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Baltimore, MD

    Pros

    They do pay consistantly. They hire people straight out school, so if you are under qualified it is a great place to start.

    Cons

    - They have a "you owe the company" approach to managment
    - Managment has no real focus people, on hitting sales goals
    - Pay to bill rate ratio is vastly out of line with national averages
    - FTE/W2/IC clasifications are blurry, poorly documented, and based mostly on localized managment
    - Have no backbone with clients and pass changes in contracts directly to employees
    - Have an undocumented expense policy and routinely pay expenses 4 - 8 weeks after incurred
    - 90% of back office and managment are H1 Visa with poor communication skills and have no critical thinking ability
    - Ran like a government bueracracy
    - Unethical, billing practices are underhanded
    - Offshore model is horrible and terms are not flexible, Cognizant kicks there butt every time on price, quality, and availability
    - The only way to get rewarded is based on the amount of money they make from you being at client
    - They change benefits and policies without communicating
    - They use the single most difficult time collection tool every made

    In the 20 years I have worked in this industry, not one firm has been worse. Since the outsourcing to India boom started I have seen and worked with many off shore teams. It is very obvious that this company is owned and operated from and by resources from India. They think they are better than everyone else, that they add some value that does not exist, and refuse to accept that basically they are just the cheapest guys in town. They have major ethics issues which spawn every facet of the organization from finance to human resources to sales. They fail to meet goals on fixed bid engaments and sell clients on a track record of success that does not exist. The claim to have expetise and experience in markets and SME that are false or created with no backing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that just becasue the economy is not doing all that well, that people will not stay with you. If you continue to treat people horribly, you will continue to loose market share. In our market, you are loosing clients hand over fist, and you have already lost another, it is just a matter of time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    My time at Sogeti

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Baltimore, MD

    Pros

    Local clients, great co workers

    Cons

    Low salary, sales executives can be abrasive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management is very professional and experienced

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent place to start an IT career, but limited advancement opportunities

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

    Pros

    1) Wide range of clients in various industries
    2) Education Reimbursement
    3) Good certification programs
    4) Good Health insurance (High-deductible HSA plan; no premiums)
    5) decent online training courses
    6) Dollar for dollar 401k match up to 6%

    Cons

    1) Must do 2 jobs to advance (your job for your client as well as sales/biz dev)
    2) Not much say into who your client will be
    3) Compensation is kept pretty flat
    4) Performance review process could be better structured and more helpful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are the company's greatest asset. Better communication on key issues.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place. Allows to maintain a good balance between personal and professional life.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Consultant in Baltimore, MD

    Pros

    I would say, it allows you to maintain good balance between professional and personal life. Ideally, one should not expect to take care of errands in office time everyday. Once in a blue moon is ok which they welcome.
    Salary wise, I think it is fair enough and if people are clinging on to it, then that must be one deciding factor for sure.
    People (Technology) are the good that I have come across. There is lot of learning scope.
    Thinking out of the box is encouraged.
    Taking PLOA is always welcomed. I know as person, I would like to morally correct and not take salary for personal work. Not something many would come to term with.

    Cons

    with reference to point 1, Welcome to time off (for an hour or so) but it has to come off from time sheets or put it PTO. It is something not one does intentionally.
    Sales people are pretty weak and you are not very well looked upon once back from assignment, even though you did pretty well. Poor I am not talking about.
    It should not be consultant's job to keep looking for a project(it's not a staff aug which it used to be) not it is service based model and should move a step further.
    Management needs to understand wholesale is better than retail (analogous to putting one client at higher price or two consultants at 60% billing rate)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sales people should not make consultants feel that they are not worthy of anything once they are on bench cos at the backdrop, we even performed well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A good place to start a career, not a good place to stay

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

    Pros

    fortune 500 client exposure and opportunities

    Cons

    No collaboration on new assignments, Account Reps are not personal and treat employees as mere bodies; little vacation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should not cut on your employee benefits...we're lean enough.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A great stepping stone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Consultant in Baltimore, MD

    Pros

    Great place to learn. If you want to be involved in pursuits, proposals, etc., there's nothing stopping you. Friendly atmosphere and good people. Management tries to be accomodating whenever possible.

    Cons

    Too much focus on staffing. Senior leadership is shortsighted. Company makes almost no investment in its internal systems, which can become stifling when working with these tools in the field. Lack of name recognition on the East coast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To become a true solutions provider, more of an investment must be made the support mechanisms that surround that type of work. We need non-billable positions that help pursue and close the big deals. Just using whoever is available creates inadequecies and confusion.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great compensation-but don't expect much else once you're in the door.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Consultant in Baltimore, MD

    Pros

    Good career opportunities, good pay... they do take care of their employees.

    Cons

    If you work as a consultant, Sogeti's only concern is for their client. That means, when it comes to personal life-work balance, they just do not care. Also, don't think that they care about your career advancement once you are in the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help consultants and contractors to feel like they are a part of the company.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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