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"Bangaolre is not the answer to all of SG's problems"

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Former Employee - Associate in Jersey City, NJ
Former Employee - Associate in Jersey City, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Decent Pay
Decent Benefits
Relaxed atmosphere (when its not quarter end/year end)
They're finally updating some of thier most antiquated systems

Cons

Management acts in crisis mode
If youre not French, good luck getting ahead
Short sighted cost cutting/outsourcing initiatives.
Everyone from the top down stopped trying at least two years ago.
Inept and understaffed support systems
sterotypical French laziness and inefficiency at all levels.
Elitism of the NY office.
HR is very disconnected with the rest of the company.

Advice to Management

Consider the value of ones work when you send it halfway around the world to people who will not go the extra mile.
Make an effort to get to know your subordinates ans what they really do for you
Stop exporting inefficiency
Show some compassion and basic human decency for those who have been impacted and are forced to train thier Bangalore replacements
SIlos are for Corn!

Other Employee Reviews for Société Générale

  1. "A good learning experience that fosters growth"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is a great place to grow as a person as it provides career opportunities
    Fosters professional growth as training is relatively easy to obtain if desired

    Cons

    Compensation is not comparable to competitors
    Career opportunities are sometimes provided without the appropriate training
    Focus more on retaining local talent, rather then the over abundance of 2 year contract of Paris employees.

    Advice to Management

    Reinforce career opportunity provided to employees with the apporpriate types of training to prepare them for the new role. This can avoid the employees from failing.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "You are in a glass box"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of vacation time, especially if you have been with the company for more than 5 years
    Ability to travel to France or other SG locations, if you are lucky
    Until recently, the job positions are fairly stable and secure.
    Most groups and peers are usually very nice to work with.

    Cons

    If you are not French, you can only get so far. Definitely a glass ceiling! Also, be prepared to get paid less than everyone else in the industry.
    If you want to advance or get promoted in your career, don't work here. Expect to wait many, many (MANY) years in between titles.
    Lots of politics. Innovation may come from other regions, such as the Americas, but they are usually either ignored or stolen by the Paris office.
    If you work in an office other than the Paris headquarters, you are confined to just doing your tasks, and take an extreme amount of direction from the mother office

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