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"Great place for job stability"

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

Pros

At times of recession, as we just had, SG did not lay off nearly as many people as other financial institutions. As such, it's a great place for a stable income and job security

Cons

The price you pay for job stability is reflected in your paycheck. Also job stability implies that people should be let go are not, adding to you having to pull "deadweight". Couple that with a huge bureaucracy and you have one hard place to work

Advice to Management

Respect talent. Pay your performers. Cut the deadest of the deadweight. Don't assume a French person can do the job better just because he/she is French

Other Employee Reviews for Société Générale

  1. "Back-Office Securities Fixed Income"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst - Operations in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst - Operations in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Manager nice, and people are great. Everyone gets along. Benefits are good, not the worst hour, get out around 5:30 or 6, depending on the day.

    Cons

    Absolutely no career path. Higher Management blocks you if you want to move internally or develop your career. Only way to advance is to leave the company and come back in a higher position. They have just capped the salary threshold, which is bad news, because they do not judge on quality of work, but on politics.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees more. Do more cross training. Communicate changes. Promote within and judge on quality of work, not face time. Stop the politics.


  2. "when I join in 2003 it was much better, situation is getting worse year after year"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good support teams - clear separation between the different entities

    Cons

    no career evolution except if you masterize power point - mexican army of managers

    Advice to Management

    "fighting back" is a bunch of password policies and lead to a general suspicion of every employee, it is a disaster for team spirit and atmosphere and causes a lot of frustration

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