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"Was a good learning experience!!"

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Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Flexible work hours, exposure to various departments and good environment to work !!

Cons

Hourly wage is minimum as compared to other banks and the ratio of hiring interns full time is minimal.

Other Employee Reviews for Société Générale

  1. "Overall positive. A lot of politics."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Location, size of company, mobility

    Cons

    Size of company.
    If you don't speak French you are at a disadvantage


  2. Helpful (5)

    "SocGen embodies everything that is loathsome about French institutionalism--but there some positive aspects."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    SocGen can be bold in areas in which it chooses to focus. SocGen takes advantage of the French higher educational system that gave it an edge in areas like derivatives.

    Cons

    SocGen is not a meritocracy. It operates with a three-tier hierarchy--with zero mobility between them. At the top are the French from the right schools or families (their upward career path is guaranteed, no matter how incompetent). The next level are talented French who have some opportunties for advancement (these include workers like Jerome Kervial, who blew up the bank partly out of spite towards its deeply anti-meritocratic structure). Below that are non-French employees, who during flush times can fall under the misimpression that they are valued and respected.

    Advice to Management

    Hubris is a lousy corporate strategy.

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