Sogeti

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Sogeti Reviews in Chicago, IL

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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 28 reviews)

  • Great 401(k), Good Benefits-no premiums on med/dental co (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • Bonus program seems to have taken the place of raises (in 18 reviews)

  • Work life balance is what they promote but in reality, it does not happen (in 9 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great opportunity to grow. Not a lot of direction though.

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

    I worked at Sogeti full-time

    Pros

    Tons of opportunities to grow outside of you client engagement. Always looking for people to help lead initiatives and get involved outside of the normal day to day job. Excellent stable client base in Chicago with some great opportunities and ability to stay local. Very hands off (which is good and bad).

    Cons

    Salaries are average and below average for many. Bonus plan is inconsistent and somewhat out of your control. Management is very hands off unless you engage them (like I said, good and bad).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push your employees. Hire the best and the brightest. Don't settle just because you need to fill an opening. If you want to be the best, you need to hire the best and keep them engaged & pay market value.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Somewhat satisfactory with room to improve

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Sogeti full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Collegiate environment
    Personal growth
    Flat management structure

    Cons

    Healthcare
    Communication between management and units

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent and forward with employees

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not impressed

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

    I have been working at Sogeti full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent Salary, I like the no premium high deductible health insurance plan.

    Cons

    If you are young the vacation policy might seem okay but if you have years of experience it is horrible. The worst vacation policy I have had including the one straight out of school. Bonus structure sucks. Bonus is based on factors outside of your control. Billing rate which the consultant does not control or even have knowledge of. No paid overtime. Horrible holiday schedule. All training is after hours. Although the 401K looks appealing you have to wait 3 years to find out if it is for real or not. Considering other unkept promises I am not holding my breath.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the mickey mouse bonus policy.

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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Violations.. this "business" needs to be audited.

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

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

    Pros

    None... you are wasting your time.

    Cons

    No Human Resources. And thats just a start..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A total overhaul of the company structure on how it operates. There is absolutely no accountability leadership in this company. Complete misconception of leadership. This company operates like a Mafia.

    Its NO DIFFERENT from a third grade consulting body shop, picking up folks from third party body shops for pennies and fresh grads, under compensating and exploiting them on Visa and immigration aspects. Complete lack of ethics, quality.

    DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME HERE.. JUST NOT WORTH IT. You will be just jeopardizing your career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great for Growth in Technology

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Sogeti full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit package to start with however lately they have been pulling back with backhanded benefits

    Solid 401k match and profit sharing awards

    Alot of IP (from Sogeti and from Capgemini) available however the average consultant is not always informed of these things; self discovery is necessary

    Cons

    Salaries are below industry averages; if you are not in the 'preferred category' in your region you may be given meager raises until you threaten to leave or complain.

    Upper Management has a history of changing the game midstream to fit their purposes without notice or explanation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on communication to mid management and local hr; we are constantly surprised with changes from Sr Management and are then in the line of fire with questions from consultants which we are not able to answer.

    If you are going to change something you need to socialize it to management before making the change so we can be prepared and not in fire fighting mode

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Sogeti is a body shop, straight and simple

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Sogeti full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Sogeti pays decently well, about average for the market.

    Cons

    Despite their attempted positioning as a consulting firm for mid-size companies, Sogeti is a body shop. They are much more similar to, say, TEKsystems or KForce than to, say, CapGemini or Accenture in that they make their profit by renting out their staff -- usually programmers -- to client firms. Sadly, they will often try to fit a square peg in a round hole. During my tenure, for example, I saw a Java programmer being rented out as a Business Analyst.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start viewing your staff as humans rather than just a bundle of skills to be pushed off on the customer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for developers, so-so for non-techies. Cheap.

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

    I have been working at Sogeti full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good training opportunities
    Good client base
    Growing business
    MS and IBM partner
    Growing in testing and BI, starting in mobile development

    Cons

    No raises for non-techies (PMs, BAs)
    Bonus is based on factors you have no control over, or you have to give up life outside of work
    They constantly look for ways to chisel you (like they essentially dropped comp time this year)
    No Agile client base
    Long commutes depending on where you live
    Will place you into assignments where your skills are not the best fit, just to get you off the bench
    Keep telling you how well business is doing but still don't give raises or bonus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sogeti is a great company to work for with excellent opportunities but they need to be more competitive with salary.

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

    I have been working at Sogeti

    Pros

    Full MSDN, Free health insurance (high deductible but still), 100% up to 6% match 401k, great management, encourage further learning and development, great experience.

    Cons

    Always moving around (consulting in general)
    Not competitive salary
    Promotions are just title changes
    Bonus program is biased towards higher level consultants but is used to sell new grads

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure your bonus program,
    Pay your talent to keep them around

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great opportunity to work together with highly talented teams using cutting edge technology.

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

    I have been working at Sogeti

    Pros

    Sogeti provides employees with tools, and programs to advance their careers - classes, training, tuition and certification reimbursement. Sogeti provides employees with various formats to advance their leadership skills. Sogeti has excellent benefits and a great team environment.

    Cons

    While Sogeti USA consultants enjoy working at local area client sites, they may be required to commute up to 1 hour to reach the client site.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A lot of talk but not a lot of action

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

    I have been working at Sogeti

    Pros

    Above average benefits
    MSDN subscription
    No travel outside of Chicagoland

    Cons

    Counselor program is all talk and no follow through
    Only way to move up is through sales
    Only way to get a raise is through sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your best (and only) assets walk out the door every night. Actually do something (as opposed to talk) about encouraging them to return in the morning. You are a company that provides IT Consulting; why not build that instead of all the focus on sales?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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