Sogeti
3.0 of 5 351 reviews
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Sogeti Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
Sogeti – Chicago – “office lobby”

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3.0 351 reviews

                             

62% Approve of the CEO

Sogeti Chairman & CEO Luc-François Salvador

Luc-François Salvador

(34 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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    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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    Overall, and good experience with Sogeti

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    Dayton, OH

    ProsYou can get a variety of experience working on different projects for different clients. This includes the size of the team, from just 1 or 2 people to 20 people.

    ConsCan feel lost and confused in the system. I was never sure what I was doing, or what I would be doing next. As long as your billing that's what matters.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great consulting company with good benefits.

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThey offer very good benefits including a high-matching 401k and health/dental, as well as a lot of financial support for education (hardly any request gets turned down). The people are very friendly and definitely strive to grow the company. Account execs work well to engage you on new opportunities, and the company encourages entrepreneurial spirit.

    ConsNot much culture since you all usually work at different clients in different departments. The bonus plan is complicated and has never been popular. The counseling program is supposed to support your growth, but none of the ones I've had were very engaged.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFix the bonus program.

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

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    Great Place to Gain Experience

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

    ProsVery good benefits, great 401k match with only a 3 year vest, profit sharing, starts at 15 days off. Great range of jobs for a college graduate to better find what they want their career to become. Health Care is 100% paid for, but is more suited for those who are younger with no families.

    The account executives are very proactive in helping you get the type of jobs you want to pursue, as well as being your biggest advocates to management come review and promotion time.

    ConsCan sometimes get stuck on projects for a long length of time. You need to voice your opinion strongly in order to get the type of jobs you want, but they are not guaranteed.

    Do not go into this job expecting a bonus. Sogeti recruiters will push the 20k+ bonus, but the bonus system is a nationwide tiered ranking for all consultants at every level and is not just performance based. Only top level consultants that work on contracts and lead practices will get the 10 and 20k+ bonuses. Typical bonus for most consultants is 5k but thats after a couple of years. First years expect no bonus or 2500, so prospective candidates such weigh this and negotiate based on base salary only.

    You must have one year into the company before you are eligible for profit sharing.

    Health Care is a high deductible plan not suited for families.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOvertime helps your bonus potential but since the bonus levels are not guaranteed, there is no tangible link to help consultants want to strive to increase the bottom line. Learn how to directly compensate those that choose to put the company first and you will find that many consultants will take that opportunity.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company for self-driven people with leadership qualities.

    Manager Consultnat (Current Employee)
    Omaha, NE

    ProsHard work and leadership potential is recognized and rewarded with responsibility, challenge, and opportunities. The benefits are good. They include generaous vacation time, health care, and 401k. Your bonus is performance driven bonus amongst your unit and region. You get to work with a network of really smart people.

    ConsEvery year there are changes to policies regarding benefits and infrastructure, leadership, and general political alignment. Communication from leadership, especially national and regional level, is not that great. Not many people have heard of Sogeti.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSolidify policy and shift culture away from modesty.

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    Sogeti is very sink or swim.

    IT Consultant (Current Employee)
    Raritan, NJ

    ProsYoung consultants can quickly get a wide range of experience by working on a handful of different projects in a short period of time. Getting pushed into projects out of your depth can pay off if you end up doing well.

    ConsThere's very little direction, especially for younger/newer employees. Management can be hard to get in touch with, and there are times that I at least felt kind of forgotten about. Younger employees are often pushed onto projects with little guidance for what they're expected to do, which is stressful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry not to throw so many inexperienced resources at a project. It's stressful for the consultants and it makes the company look disorganized to the business, which I don't think reflects all that well on Sogeti.

    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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    Like working for yourself, but with a consistent paycheck

    Managing Consultant (Current Employee)
    Cincinnati, OH

    ProsI like the freedom to manage my work and the relationship with the client. I like the compensation and the 401k matching.

    ConsRelocation to other offices is possible, but only if you pay the majority of relocation costs. Raises are a low percentage. 401k matching does not vest until year 3 in the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent place to work

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsStrives to be the best. Half a notch to a full notch above the general competition. Strongly encourages professional growth.

    ConsSalaries good at first but stagnate as you progress. Bonus program seems to have taken the place of raises. Bonus program is intended to include all consultants, particularly oft-alienated technical types, however it still favors those with aptitude for business and sales, and also favors those in prospering luck-of-the-draw engagements. Overtime which is still hourly client billing contributes to bonus potential instead of actual pay or comp time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's good, but not great. Please further encourage and motivate employees of all types to train and improve themselves.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sogeti is a great company to work for.

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Baltimore, MD

    ProsNew 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.

    ConsAs 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.

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

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