Sogeti Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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Sogeti CEO Hans van Waayenburg
Hans van Waayenburg
25 Ratings

Pros
  • Decent benefits (150% 401k match, 12k Tuition Reimbursment, Training Opportunites) (in 29 reviews)

  • Time-off for work/life balance is one of the best I have seen (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Bonus program is confusing, subjective (in 18 reviews)

  • There is a bit of a brand identity issue as the business evolves from staff augmentation to all solution oriented (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Awesome people - great place to work!!!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very talented, innovative, customer centric people. Many with very long, successful careers with the company - both with Sogeti USA and moving between Capgemini Group business units. Great professional development and training opportunities. Super benefits and 401K matching at 150%, tuition reimbursement, etc. Very strong alliance relationships with key companies such as Microsoft, HP, IBM, and more.

    Cons

    Local empowerment is real for the most part, but sometimes it seems as if local entities are too dependent upon central BU or even Group HQ investment decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep technology infrastructure consistently at the most current releases, including laptops and back-end systems. Give more consultants access to tools needed so they can keep their skills current - from MSDN to Office 365 and Azure access.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Big Consulting

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Sogeti full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay wasn't terrible, pretty challenging work (depending on the client). Some of the other consultants are pretty sharp.

    Cons

    This is a giant foreign company, managed by raising everybody to the same level of mediocrity. They have no interest in innovating or pushing forward. They love metrics (the useless variety), forms, procedure and certifications. Rather than rewarding those who work the hardest and bring the most value, they'd rather spend their time trying to make those people fit a mold that's easy to market.

    Their health plan is also garbage. Essentially an HSA and a Bible.

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on making your consulting staff uniformly mediocre, and more on rewarding those who work the hardest.


  3. Helpful (2)

    local leadership was good, corporate not so much

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant

    I worked at Sogeti full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great 401k, and for awhile, vacation was good

    Cons

    Local leadership seemed to be hamstrung by corporate directives. During the time I spent there, I watched benefits shrink and corporate micromanagement increase. The majority of time I spent was in staff augmentation situations. Sales people pick low-hanging fruit. Bonuses and promotions depend on how involved consultants are in the sales process. Corporate is very keen on the offshore model, but offshore resources are mostly incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate management: give regional VPs the reins over their units. Ditch the "rightshore" model. Margin may look good, but low-quality deliverables will bite you in the long run.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    There's better out there

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Consultant in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Sogeti full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great compensation for straight out of college
    Good benefits package
    Friendly coworkers
    Good work/life balance if put on fixed price project

    Cons

    No training at all- thrown right into project
    Unclear with what expectations are
    Some individuals leading projects have terrible project management skills and should not be in those positions
    A lot of favoritism
    People get hired for certain skills but put on irrelevant projects
    Health insurance is high deductible HSA. Wish there were more options
    Not enough work
    Technologies used internally are so outdated
    Company does not want to invest in growth of their own employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    Ridiculous feudal model

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant Programmer
    Former Employee - Consultant Programmer

    I worked at Sogeti full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Training if you manage the bureaucracy to get one.
    Starters get a brand name, after all a subsidiary of Capgemini; don't expect Capgemini quality,

    Cons

    No corporate sophistication at all; Highly Inexperienced, Unqualified HR/operations.
    Low Pay; when seen from a consultant's perspective.
    Ridiculous model, of hiring to bench and trying to match for the few projects they manage to grab. Hardly any local projects. So if it clicks, rarely; its great. If not, lay off the person; sometimes for non relevant reasons; this is quite common. The method/ reasons given for the lay off is worth noting. It makes one remember, including those observing, the feudal days.. yes, it's that hilarious.

    Advice to Management

    Experienced people should not be hired with such a bench model in mind. This exhibits a very careless corporate attitude. Increase the number/quality of projects, than waiting on specific companies to give you the bit of time. Be polite, connect to the consultants you hire. They are qualified professionals, good at what they do, give them their due.


  7. Great Opportunity to grow

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Sogeti full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good training programs.
    Great opportunities to grow.
    Good client-base.

    Cons

    I don't see any cons working at Sogeti.


  8. If you are a tech guy this is the place you need to be in. Also, a good place for freshers

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Applications Developer in Glendale, AZ
    Current Employee - Web Applications Developer in Glendale, AZ

    I have been working at Sogeti full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    1. Lots of technical opportunities
    2. Good 401K matching
    3. Allows to take holidays more than you have accumulated

    Cons

    Bonus and increment processes tends to minimize extra efforts tending to almost nothing

    Advice to Management

    Should look into the bonus and increment plan


  9. Helpful (1)

    meh

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant/Senior Developer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant/Senior Developer in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Sogeti (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I like the access I have to Microsoft and the associated company relationships.

    Cons

    The bonus structure is baffling, the benefits are poor and the time-off/leave levels are abysmal compared to places I've worked in the past (by a factor of 10). The sales focus that gets driven down to the "trench" (consultant) level


  10. Okay

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

    I have been working at Sogeti (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good opportunities to get experience in many industries with the client base and good training material available via their online tools. 401K is the best I've seen or heard of anywhere.

    Cons

    Bonus program is difficult and geared towards sales, so if you don't like helping sales focus as a consultant, then may be difficult to obtain one.

    Advice to Management

    Make the bonus program more straight forward based on service to clients for non sales people and once you get it right, quit changing it every year.


  11. Senior Consultant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in DFW, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in DFW, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great 401K matching and time off policy. Dallas unit has strong leadership. A fairly good local client base requiring no travel.

    Cons

    With DFW being such a large region, sometimes the commute distances to clients can feel daunting. Bonus structure can be misleading and often feels very subjective.

    Advice to Management

    Allow local unit mangement more freedom to dictate policy



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