Sogeti
3.0 of 5 350 reviews
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Sogeti Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2014
Sogeti – Chicago – “office lobby”

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3.0 350 reviews

                             

61% Approve of the CEO

Sogeti Chairman & CEO Luc-François Salvador

Luc-François Salvador

(33 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Decent benefits (150% 401k match, 12k Tuition Reimbursment, Training Opportunites)"
    in 24 reviews
  • "Strong respect for your work/life balance"
    in 11 reviews
Cons:
  • "Bonus program seems to have taken the place of raises"
    in 16 reviews
  • "Overtime which is still hourly client billing contributes to bonus potential instead of actual pay or comp time"
    in 14 reviews
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    Great Consulting Firm

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsGreat place to work at.

    ConsNo cons I can think of.

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

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    Poorly managed staffing firm (Seattle unit)

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    Pros- place where you will definitely end up getting a job
    - reason for above is consultants do not stay here for long unless they have a personal limitation ( family or otherwise) and there is no reason they should unless they have a personal limitation ( family or otherwise)
    - anyone looking to join should plan well in advance their priorities and manage their expectations
    - my advice would be to go with the flow in this unit and don't be surprised if you get a whole new flavor of consulting experience

    Cons- certainly not a place for technical consultants
    - neither a place for young aspiring candidates to hope for an awesome start to their careers
    - don't be surprised with workplace politics in this unit ; higher ups spend more time dealing/creating politics and serving self interests than focusing on growing the company or people or finding projects

    Advice to Senior Management- manage the culture crisis and the talent crisis in Seattle unit
    - invest in right kind of talent especially at the higher end of the hierarchy in this unit
    - I had heard some great things about Sogeti from people who worked long back that was the reason I joined, I was definitely disappointed to see the current failing state
    - Seattle unit needs a total re-haul - do that re-haul
    - as with anything persistence pays - so good luck with your efforts!

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

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    Employment is like a Contract position

    Manager Consultant (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsBig offers to make you dream of career growth, Educational assistance upto 12 grand a year, 150% 401K Contribution etc..

    But dreams will remain as dream.. They will terminate you before your 401K vesting start (within 3 years)
    They will never approve your educational expense request..
    You will be terminated as soon as your billing ends..

    A big Sham and a big shame for Cap Gemini for carrying this brand

    ConsThey will not promote any career growth, educational assistance and terminate you before your 401K company contribution gets vested

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease take out all the attractive benefits and accept that you are like a contracting company who wil terminate employees as they complete their billing engagement

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

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    Worst Company - don't get fooled by the CapGemini brand

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsWould have nothing good to say. If you are lucky one of few, you can survive with a good billing position

    ConsEach unit is fractured from rest of the organization. Every employee is just another source of revenue. Work hours are crazy. Performance evaluation is a joke. Bonus program is one of trickiest, seems like you will make good bonus until the last day of the year when you slide down badly and end up getting nothing. They don't trust their employees one bit. The senior management is just happy making their bonus and care less about their own. They make false promises to both employees and customers about capabilities and put undue pressure on the middle management and below to get the work done. The benefits like profit sharing and 401k match are deceiving. They don't vest until you complete 3 years. If you are on bench, you are pretty much on your own or they try to fit you in any role with no skill match.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange your company culture for the better.

    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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    It's okay, but not the best.

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsFellow consultants are very knowledgeable and willing to help with anything. There are many online materials to help you learn new things, and you are able to get a myriad of experience rather quickly.

    ConsThey only go after clients that meet certain criteria. This is really hurting them in some markets as other consulting firms are simply getting the business. There isn't a lot of work for people in the Agile space (scrum masters, coaches, etc), so don't' bother signing up if you are interested in growing your agile career. The bonus plan is a crock. The only way to actually get a bonus is to work your butt off. This bonus plan seems to change every year, too.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen the doors to a more vast array of clients so more work is coming in for the consultants. Get rid of the bonus plan and give meaty raises. You'll keep your people. Also, stop driving the good people out with command and control tactics.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's ok.

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Tallahassee, FL

    ProsDo not have to travel if you do not want to.

    ConsPerformance review system for bonuses is kinda wonky.

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    So-So

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDallas office had personable consultants

    ConsManagement is not at client sites and therefore promotions are given based off office politics rather than performance. Very bottom line company, they want you out and billable and don't care if your happy in that role. Very smooth talkers and will say they will try to get you moved to a different project but often times that doesn't happen and they simply tell you they are "aggressively" working on it

    Advice to Senior Managementpromotions should be based of performance not brown nosing.

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    Sogeti

    IT Consultant (Former Employee)

    ProsGood company with benefits.
    Well educated and excectuing IT Sales staff to get you positions

    ConsSometimes back office has no idea really what you do.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen more to consultants.

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

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    Good people, mediocre leadership team

    Senior Manager (Former Employee)
    Baltimore, MD

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

    ConsLeadership 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 Senior ManagementNone. Would serve no purpose

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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