Sogeti Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
375 Reviews

3.1
375 Reviews
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Sogeti Chairman & CEO Luc-François Salvador
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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 16 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Poorly managed staffing firm (Seattle unit)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Sogeti full-time for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    - 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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It's ok.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Tallahassee, FL

    I have been working at Sogeti full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Performance review system for bonuses is kinda wonky.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    So-So

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sogeti

    Pros

    Dallas office had personable consultants

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    promotions should be based of performance not brown nosing.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sogeti

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

    I worked at Sogeti full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Sometimes back office has no idea really what you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to consultants.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good people, mediocre leadership team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Sogeti full-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Leadership 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 ManagementAdvice

    None. Would serve no purpose

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good company, but always keep a lookout for another job

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

    I have been working at Sogeti full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Probably benefits and generous pay

    Cons

    2 week notice for layoff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunity to grow. Not a lot of direction though.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Sogeti full-time

    Pros

    Tons of opportunities to grow outside of you client engagement. Always looking for people to help lead initiatives and get involved outside of the normal day to day job. Excellent stable client base in Chicago with some great opportunities and ability to stay local. Very hands off (which is good and bad).

    Cons

    Salaries are average and below average for many. Bonus plan is inconsistent and somewhat out of your control. Management is very hands off unless you engage them (like I said, good and bad).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push your employees. Hire the best and the brightest. Don't settle just because you need to fill an opening. If you want to be the best, you need to hire the best and keep them engaged & pay market value.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not the best, but not the worst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Sogeti full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    6-week bench if contract ends without cause
    PTO increases the longer you work
    Severance pay commiserate with number of years you worked if client fires you
    Healthcare premiums are paid for whole family

    Cons

    They do not have your back if client fires you regardless of how long you've worked there
    No overtime - everything goes into 'comp time' bucket
    Weirdly arcane bonus system
    No pay raise when bill-rate to customer increases
    Health care is catastrophic but has a higher deductible than the most you can withhold in an HSA
    You have to do a whole 'review process' as if you aren't nothing more than an income-generating resource for them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better healthcare
    Stop trying to be a hybrid - right now there are all the disadvantages of both being treated as a 'real' employee of a company AND all the disadvantages of being a wageslave farmed out to other companies (i.e. a vendor/contractor). The few pros of being treated as an employee are outweighed by the crud you have to put up with (such as not getting any overtime you earned).

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to pick up your skills with

    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Sogeti full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    * Good Compensation and Benefits
    * Good teams and senior developers to help you out
    * People are really friendly

    Cons

    * Extreme workload at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Great work with the sales and bringing in projects, keep up the good work going.

  11.  

    Somewhat satisfactory with room to improve

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Sogeti full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Collegiate environment
    Personal growth
    Flat management structure

    Cons

    Healthcare
    Communication between management and units

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent and forward with employees

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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