Sophis Reviews

Updated July 16, 2014
Updated July 16, 2014
15 Reviews

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15 Reviews
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    Software Developer

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    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Former Employee - Software Developer

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Salary, Colleagues, office culture, learn a lot

    Cons

    QA loaded with work, Analysis of new developments almost non existent had to be made by dev team
    Since taken over by Misys it's going down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sophis was overall a good place to work, pity Misys culture is breaking that apart.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    "non French? don't stand a chance"

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant (Applications Integration Engineer)  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Consultant (Applications Integration Engineer) in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Sophis full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Helps strengthen your skills fast.
    fair benefit package. fair salary.

    Cons

    favors, good training and promotions can only be given to French white people.
    long working hours.
    very, very poor management who never face issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn the international way of management.
    bring in more diversity.
    invest in non French because they still human

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Bad work culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sophis

    Pros

    Good benefits and no shortage of work.

    Cons

    Terrible work environment, bordering on bullying.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Poor work life balance

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    Current Employee - R&D Engineer  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Good technology. Well known in the market. Good financial exposure/experience. Good amount of holidays.

    Cons

    Long hours. Unsociable people.Understaffed. No real opportunity to progress in career. Poor training. Salary OK, but not competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Introduce some team activities. Shorter hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good company, but no sense of team

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant
    Current Employee - IT Consultant

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

    Pros

    The ability to learn new technology and work on very interesting products. Its a market leader in their field.

    Cons

    Management need to take more of a role in instilling a team environment throughout departments and company in general, very little if any relevant feedback to make you feel like your effort is appreciated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instill team work, get your employees communicating with each other.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management is very poor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    There is a lot to learn in the company as the product is very complex and a lot of financial knowledge can be gained

    Cons

    Very Poor Management and no work life balance. I will not recommend anyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn manners and be good to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work to live, don't live to work

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Sophis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Picked up a lot of financial sector domain knowledge in my time there, some really nice coworkers, good salary for starting out straight from college.

    Cons

    Work-life balance or lack thereof, particularly on certain QA teams (50 hours a week was normal on my team, as was working on Saturdays most weeks). Some very passive-aggressive behaviour from certain team leads and serious cliquishness among certain employees who share a common first language. Poor release planning leading to being in crunch time all the time. Very little scope to move onwards or upwards with my career at Sophis. Amount of corporate rubbish increased exponentially after the Misys buyout. Quality standards dropping due to haemorrhaging staff and burnout among Paris developers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to plan things properly using the resources you actually have rather than the resources you actually have - your current strategy is simply burning out some very smart people and is bad for the company in the long term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place where to work and develop one's skill set.

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator  in  Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Paris (France)

    I worked at Sophis

    Pros

    Still has a startup-like spirit, yet with huge clients and incredibly varied technical challenges. Quickly leaves responsibilities to employees who demonstrate they're trustworthy, regardless of official seniority.

    Cons

    Some of the code base is pretty old, with multiple branches being maintained in parallel (which prevents from refactoring old code).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It might be worth trying new approaches to hire senior developers (Sophis has a long tradition of hiring junior developers, who take time to train), maybe using new hiring channels...

    Recommends
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Repetitive work and loose management

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at Sophis

    Pros

    *Nice as a career start
    *Exposure to financial industry

    Cons

    *Very poor,short-sighted management
    *Employment turnover is extremely high
    *Recent multiple acquisitions messed up the team's motivation
    *Non-french people can avoid otherwise promotion is out of the question
    *Repetitive work drains your energy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring more diversity, go global, aim for the long term, restructure the management by integrating into the new parent company, provide at least some systematic training to the employee

    Doesn't Recommend

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