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Sogeti Reviews in Cincinnati, OH

Updated Jul 18, 2014
Sogeti – Chicago – “office lobby”

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3.1 42 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

Sogeti Chairman & CEO Luc-François Salvador

Luc-François Salvador

(4 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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 17 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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    Great Experiences and Growth

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    Pros--Benefits: immediate 150% 401k match up to 6% contribution and just 3-year vested schedule, Profit Sharing, Vacation Days, Tuition Reimbursement...
    --Training material available: there's an entire learning center for consultants to access
    --Bonus Program: Reading some of the other reviews, it seems people aren't a fan of it and one reviewer said "you have to work your butt off to get a bonus".... NO KIDDING? You don't say?! What kind of concept is that? Work extra hard to get BONUS pay, above and beyond your generous salary?! Another reviewer said you need to be "in" with the people that rate. Why yes, you should be reaching out to your local management and be proactive. How do you think they're going to rate you if they don't even know you exist? The Bonus Program is definitely a positive about this company.
    --Overall work/personal life balance
    --Project opportunities
    --Client Base
    --Counselor Program
    --Support from regional / geographical managers and Account Executives: be proactive and keep in touch with the important people in your region and in your unit. You will get lots of support from them and will be given great opportunities, as you show you care and put forth more effort.

    ConsThe only "con" I experience isn't company-specific, it's the nature of business and consulting. There are times you're given short notice or little information on projects and have to adjust quickly and be on your own to figure out what's going on. All you do to overcome that is communicate well and be proactive and ask questions / reach out to points of contact who will guide you. If anything, this can actually be a "pro" because it keeps you on your feet and forces you to learn / grow at a faster pace than the typical "comfort zone".

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe upper management I've come in contact with have been very supportive and always communicate opportunities for webinars we can attend, keep us in the loop about what's going on in the unit, industry, etc...

    The only thing I did wish is that we could get more support for are external training events. There's a lot of free webcasts and training we have access to, but sponsored events put on by technical corporations or professional organizations, like SAP, TIBCO and PMI, those are next to impossible to get funding for.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The support needed to grow my career

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Blue Ash, OH

    ProsSpeaking plainly, in my two and a half years of experience with Sogeti, I've received the exposure, training, and interaction needed to take my career to the next level.
    When I began with Sogeti, I felt my career was stagnant in terms of skills and training opportunities. The local HR Manager and Practice leaders REALLY stepped up to assist me with the experience and training I needed. This organization offers $12,000/year in training and tuition reimbursement, it really is unheard of in the marketplace.

    Local leadership really shines. My on-boarding was thorough and helpful and I feel like I can approach any one of my senior managers and get their time and opinions on any challenges I am facing.

    ConsI wish Sogeti put as much emphasis on training in sales and client relationship management as they do in Technical training. It's an area I don't have much experience in and would like ALOT more coaching and development.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPLEASE put together a sales training seminar series. Please don't adjust the bonus program any further!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Staff Augmentation

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsMost of your working will be independent with the client, so you have control over your day. Get experience at different companies, while maintaining the same job.

    ConsSogeti is not a true consulting company there are few to no projects, and all of the work is staff augmentation. As a consultant you will not get the experience and methodologies present at other consulting companies. Sogeti is a staff augmentation or resource company.

    The structure of the company is based on selling resources (staff augmentation), the bonus structure and advancement is based on this. A technical resource will not have opportunities to advance, get training, and get the high bonuses at Sogeti. The only people who have been at Sogeti long term are the sales people who did not come up the consulting track, HR reps who have no technical or consulting background, the back office workers who came in as front desk secretaries, and senior managers who are selling resources. Technical people, project managers, and business analysts leave in 3 years after they are vested in the 401k plan and get very poor raises during those years, once you get to know people there it is well known that raises are not given out.

    The projects you will work on are rarely cutting edge or large enterprise project, much of the work is maintenance and support. Clients are generally not impressed with Sogeti and are vocal about it. As a consultant you will not grow within Sogeti, or within the client, your growth will be limited to what you do outside of Sogeti.

    Most of the non-consultants: low level HR reps, back office workers, and sales people have offices with window views and are vastly under qualified for their job. No one outside of billing consultants have consulting experience, which creates a difficult environment for conversations regarding clients and projects. The non-consultants are treated like gold, while the consultants are treated like a depreciating product. Also if you are a consultant and your client has a day off, you have to use PTO, unfortunately clients have significantly more days off than Sogeti does so go ahead and knock several days off your PTO as you will be forced to use them.

    If you read the other favorable reviews they are written as though it is an advertisement and I believe they are fake as I just learned Sogeti monitors the reviews here. Be wary of those reviews as I have not met another person at Sogeti who is actually happy with their work or opportunities that is on the consulting side.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a track for advancement for technical people, project managers, and business analysts. Change the bonus structure to incorporate non-sales work. Remove the low level HR reps and back offices from the window offices and create more meeting rooms for consultants. Create training programs from outside companies for consultants. Give out raises based on performance at the client site as they are the customers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people to work with but Management is not at all cooperative

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsGreat people, Good Work Environment

    ConsBad Perks
    Management seems to be very mean dont try to understand the employess only bothered about rate.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Experience for adding new skills.

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsDescent benefits, lots of vacation time can accrue. No health care premiums. Pay on the bench. Plenty of training opportunities, but you have to drive the effort.

    ConsSmall pay raises, but they are there. Bonus program is confusing, subjective. Must be very proactive on the bench to find new engagements.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChanges are being made to practices which is good, but too frequent changes to practices are not., AE communication with consultants is not always the best.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, but always keep a lookout for another job

    IT Consultant (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsProbably benefits and generous pay

    Cons2 week notice for layoff

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent consulting company.

    Manager (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsAbility to sell and deliver are available to each consultant

    ConsLimited solution based deliveries for clients were available - mostly resource / staff aug based - that gets old after awhile. HR management has been very weak over the years. Promotions are limited and you must push for the promotion rather than your body of work

    Advice to Senior ManagementContribution margin is important but not only indicator of success with a client

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible, have no idea why I stayed so long.

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsFew decent colleagues that you can work with
    Some clients are nice and understanding.

    ConsLow pay and minimum raises.
    Having managers who have no technical skills and do not know what you do.
    Backstabbing for any sort of bonus.
    No opportunity for advancement.
    No support from management and no opportunity for training.
    You are left to your own, sink or swim.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire yourselfs.
    Fire your yes man.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A nice place to visit but I couldn't stay.

    Senior Manager (Former Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsGood salary
    Training opportunities (even while billing)
    Big company means plenty of room for a rear growth if you're entrepreneurial
    Local model (little if any travel)

    ConsPerhaps too big. (You feel like a cog in a wheel)
    Emphasis on revenue over ethics
    Reactive leadership

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate proactively. It's easier to keep an employee happy than it is to try and fix things after the fact.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mediocre

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsDecent benefits (150% 401k match, 12k Tuition Reimbursment, Training Opportunites)

    ConsLower Salary compared to market rates, limited growth potential

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate Bill Rates to consultants

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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