Sogeti Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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Pros
  • Decent benefits (150% 401k match, 12k Tuition Reimbursment, Training Opportunites) (in 29 reviews)

  • Time-off for work/life balance is one of the best I have seen (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Bonus program is confusing, subjective (in 18 reviews)

  • There is a bit of a brand identity issue as the business evolves from staff augmentation to all solution oriented (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Making changes

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good for someone who wants to continue coursework or get another degree ($12,000 tuition reimbursement), good co-workers (when you see them), smart people, locations everywhere, good office staff (recruiter, HR).

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and unclear direction (or how to get there). If unhappy at a client they will listen to you but you will likely be stuck there or forced to resign. At the end of the day the sales people are more concerned with commission. Growth is possible, but mostly in sales. You may also be on a project alone from Sogeti so you lose a sense of identifying with the company. When I joined I thought I'd be working on a team of Sogeti people.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through on what you say you're going to do.


  2. Okay interview process

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Consultant in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Consultant in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Sogeti

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly recruiter, good benefits, hopefully nice co-workers.

    Cons

    None at this time, new hire, lI'll wait to see how daily work environment is.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Misleading and backwards way of operating

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Senior IT Consultant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Senior IT Consultant in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Sogeti full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    My co-workers in the Baltimore office were very welcoming and nice.

    Cons

    Everything else. Their operation model is backwards. They stack up the bench with resources and THEN look for engagements. I was on the bench along with ten others for about three months and then was laid off stating "they didnt have any opportunities". This was quite different from what I was told at the interview. For three months I was simply paid $65,000 to watch training videos. I dont see how they can afford to practice like this.

    Advice to Management

    No comment. I didnt really get to know management here.


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  5. So Far So Good

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn, emphasis on training and career growth

    Cons

    You may be asked to do things outside of your comfort zone.


  6. Good people, mediocre leadership team

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

    I worked at Sogeti full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    None. Would serve no purpose


  7. Helpful (2)

    Sogeti is a great company to work for.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  8. Helpful (3)

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

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

    I worked at Sogeti full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  9. Helpful (5)

    Obviously owned and ran by Indian

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

    I have been working at Sogeti

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    My time at Sogeti

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

    I have been working at Sogeti

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Local clients, great co workers

    Cons

    Low salary, sales executives can be abrasive

    Advice to Management

    Senior management is very professional and experienced


  11. Helpful (1)

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

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

    I have been working at Sogeti

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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



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