Sogeti
3.0 of 5 351 reviews
www.sogeti.com Paris, France

Sogeti Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated Jun 9, 2014
Sogeti – Chicago – “office lobby”

All Employees Current Employees Only

2.7 28 reviews

                             

0% Approve of the CEO

Sogeti Chairman & CEO Luc-François Salvador

Luc-François Salvador

(1 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
28 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • No Opinion of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Ok company to work for

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGive you access to all kind of training materials. Access to a MSDN license to download any Microsoft software if you were in the app dev group. Get to meet many different people to network.

    ConsHealthcare could be better for families. Great if you were single or no kids. They were only concern with bill rate and and you being billable. You had to avoid the bench, but if you are on the bench management doesn't make you few like you have a secured job. But AE tend to focus on existing clients, just getting new projects with same client rather then finding new client. Also when interviewed I asked is they were project based or staff augmented. Was told they are focusing more on projects but in end because you have to play the bench game you have to take anything they offered. Otherwise you run risk of getting laid off.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Worked as college hire for one year.

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsFrequently new projects; may switch practices once a year; potential for growth.

    ConsIf you decided to specialize in a certain area of IT consulting and there are no projects on the pipeline in that area you will be let go. Must hound account reps for job placements. Insurance benefits are minimal.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure that every entry level consultant has a competent advisor.
    Don't allow practice leads to tell consultants guarantees when this may not be true. This gives a false sense of security when one could be looking for another job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • No Opinion of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    International company with a small company feel

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    Pros- Majority of projects are local in your home town, but there are opportunities for travel gigs as well. This allows you to have a personal/family life since you're not always on the road.
    - Strong respect for your work/life balance. You are rarely expected to work more than 40 hours unless there is a deadline approaching.
    - Ability to move horizontally through the company to try different technologies.
    - Management is very personable with the consultants.
    - Projects with modern technologies in a range of industries and company sizes.
    - Progress through the company at your own pace. There is an annual "Promotion Review Board" where you present yourself for promotion.
    - Monthly happy hours and other social events.
    - Internal Toastmasters club.
    - Night time technical training provided by other consultants.

    Cons- Without a strong skill-set, you could end up on projects that you don't prefer. However, this is a problem with any consulting firm.
    - Internal structure has slight changes annually. It's not complicated changes, but just cumbersome to keep up with the name and title changes.
    - Promotions and pay raises are two separate processes. A promotion will provide you with a higher bill rate which should provide you a higher bonus, but if you want a higher salary, then you need to negotiate that separately.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company has begun to feel like it is nickel and diming certain aspects of the employee benefits and office life. I feel like there's always small print or a catch that gives the corporation an upper hand.

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

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
  • We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Good company w/ strong benefits

    Senior Manager (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat 401(k) matching, large bonus potential, good opportunities to work on interesting projects, great for technologists with business savvy, MSDN for all Microsoft Alliance consultants, lots of training resources available for self improvement, diverse client base in many industry verticals, no travel due to local market focus

    ConsDifficult to control your performance metrics to maximize earning potential. Internal technology stack is dated but finally being upgraded to more current products.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsultants would prefer a true performance bonus plan rather than a profitability plan with objective measures they can control such as utilization, business development, referrals, and not profitability

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

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Avoid Sogeti Houston

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat 401K benefits, for now!

    ConsRaises are always less than inflation despite performance, unless you are a very junior developer. Health Insurance doesn't really exist, its more of a bankruptcy insurance since the yearly deductible is 5 grand or so. Your upward progression is completely based on sales ability and not technical ability. The bonus plan changes yearly and has been diluted every year since its existence. No overtime, instead you are credited towards the bonus plan where the $ pool is fixed. Poor management is unable to retain top talent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop offering Christmas parties to employees where you only serve appetizers and drink tickets. Its a morale buster when we all know management takes the clients out for top dollar steak dinners. Better to not offer it all then have us embarrass ourselves in front of our spouses. You are completely sales focused with apparently no clue about people or talent management. If you did, you would probably be able to tell which of your consultants were all-starts and which were dead weight. This is very evident in your raises, or lack thereof and your turn-over.

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

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Good company with very good benefits

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsBig clientele, good margin of learning because of consultancy.

    ConsPromotion criteria is worst they never look for performance, always looks for relationship with management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMostly good developers do not like public relation, so looks for their performance instead of public relationship.

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

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Manager

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsLocal. High tech. Cutting edge technologies. Great career opportunities. Simple management hierarchy

    ConsSometimes the working hours may be longer than expected, and the pressure from clients may not be suitable for everyone

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

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • No Opinion of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Ok

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat leaning opportunity as a consultant as you get assigned to challenging projects

    ConsWeak leadership and project management skills among their management team

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare about your people!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Disapproves of CEO

    2 people found this helpful  

    Not a bad company to work for! Not the best if you are completely Delivery focused!

    Senior Manager (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGood benefits (401K, Healthcare, bonus(in some cases) )
    You can choose to grow in whatever area you want to (Sales, Delivery...no hard and fast rule)
    Career opportunities are open. if you have the energy then nothing stops you in this company. but yes, company needs your blood. more than you are willing to, if you are ambitious :)

    ConsCompany expects everyone to break their work/life balance to bring profits to the company! (missing core values towards people!)
    No external training opportunities and less focus on consultant learning
    Less importance to Delivery than Sales!
    You are a commodity

    Advice to Senior ManagementSales through Delivery Excellence and Client Intimacy is something not much considered/appreciated!
    Consultant learning opportunities are not encouraged via industry leading training opportunities. When people are money to a consulting company, why company is not investing in people's learning?! I would says please value that!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Disapproves of CEO

    3 people found this helpful  

    Poor Run Consulting Firm

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsLarge Company... Learning Opportunities... Brand Value

    ConsSome Practices run like body shop, Local model does not work majority of times

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees and find your core competencies rather than work on everything.
    Work on engagement management and growing talent.

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

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
RSS Feed Embed

Worked for Sogeti? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Sogeti reviews and ratings in Houston, TX — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for Sogeti CEO Luc-François Salvador. All 28 reviews posted anonymously by Sogeti employees.