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Paris (France)
10000+ employees
1864
Company - Public (GLE)
Investment Banking & Asset Management
$10+ billion (USD) per year
BNP Paribas, Natixis, Calyon Securities USA
Société Générale wants to be top brass in the French banking industry. The bank (more familiarly known as SocGen) commands a three-pronged campaign, with operations in global investment management (including SG Private Banking and ... Read more

Mission: We provide a broad range of products that cover the needs of individual, businesses and institutions in market spanning the globe.
3 complementary core business

- French Retail Banking

-International Retail Banking and ... Read more

Société Générale Reviews

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Société Générale Chairman and CEO Frédéric Oudéa
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    "Quietly Moving in the Right Direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Smart colleagues and senior management with long-term vision, even when that means less popular short-term decisions.
    - Environment that values performance, contributions and ideas. That may not have always been the case and maybe not in all departments today. But in general, SG has moved out a lot of the old school senior people who were just happy to stay under the radar and not interested in real change.
    - Truly a very good place to work if you want to be involved in charity activities, diversity and inclusion efforts, and general input and involvement in culture of the bank. There' always something going on, and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved and do things beyond just the typical work experience.

    Cons

    - It's still part of a global bank. So decisions made in Paris sometimes aren't favorable for the US.
    - Banking in general is mired in a regulatory swamp. SG's no different and perhaps has even more complicated systems and processes for getting things done. It can be frustrating. Again, better than it was. But still room for improvement.
    - Even in NY, it's very much of a French or global bank. If you can't deal with diversity or people speaking French in the elevator, then it's probably not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    - Stay the course. Listen to employees and keep moving in the direction you are.
    - Understand what SG is in the US and embrace it. Both externally and internally.

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Société Générale Interviews

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    Associate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Société Générale (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Back to back 3 interviews
    - First for business knowledge 1/2 an hour
    - Second technical interview 1 hour
    - Third with the manager mostly behavioral interview, questions about handling pressure, communication with the clients, troubleshooting techniques.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing unexpected, straight forward questions regarding .NET framework development.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    If they need you they will hire you

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Société Générale Awards & Accolades

  • Top Employeur, Top Employer, 2017
  • Top Employer, Top Employer Institute, 2018
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