Société Générale - Good place to work- if you are French | Glassdoor
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"Good place to work- if you are French"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - IT Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
Current Employee - IT Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Lots of flexibility and independence given to employees (mostly due to the managers being totally hands off ...see Cons).
Talented Analysts and Developers (lots of smart employees at that level)

Cons

It is not unusual for management positions to be given to persons who have no real experience or banking knowledge...solely on the basis of their being French. You wind up with the analysts doing all of the work, managers getting the credit for doing nothing except gathering status. Maybe.

Employees given lip service about professional development. Performance reviews more for paperwork than actual study.

Advice to Management

Try to foster an environment where all employees feel as if they are part of the team- even if they are not French.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for job stability"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Perfect place to work for if you are not looking to build a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Senior Associate in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good life / work balance.
    Good place to learn and open to employees to do a lot of trainings.
    Good vacation and sick days policy

    Cons

    Salary is fair but little bit lower than the market
    Bonuses are really smalls
    Promotions looks "stochastics"
    Few opportunities for career advancement

    Advice to Management

    The career opportunities and promotions does not looks fair done within SG. And bonuses are really small compared to the market

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