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"Solid Company"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA
Current Contractor - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Sogeti as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Pros

There are lots of long term contract jobs for consultants

Cons

Not a lot of upward mobility

Advice to Management

Give a clearer path for greater mobility in the company

Other Employee Reviews for Sogeti

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good company but could be better"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sogeti full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1) At Sogeti, you really own your career and they give you ample opportunities to do so ie Promotion Review Board, After-hours gatherings, Counselor, tools to help get certifications etc etc
    2) They offer $10,000 for Tuition Reimbursement per year
    3) The HR Personell are very responsive and will hear out any complaints that you might have
    4) You gain lots of experience and skills, if you want to build your skills quickly
    5) Front Office is very nice and professional
    6) I personally felt that if you made good and cogent arguments for a wage increase, they were usually receptive and offered you something
    7) They have a very good 401k matching program
    8) The Counselor Program is very good and is definitely a bright spot at Sogeti
    9) If you hit the bench, they are not quick to fire you (at least in DFW)
    10) MSDN Ultimate Subscription

    Cons

    1) They do a ton of Staff Augmentation work
    2) Being placed on an assignment that has nothing to do with your skill set or what you want to do career-wise happens quite a bit and these engagements can be long
    3) The company has become extremely corporate and have made several poor decisions, when looked at from the perspective of the consultant
    4) For the 401k match, they use to match per paycheck but now you have to wait until December 15 to get your match. So if you leave prior to this date, you don't get a match for that year
    5) You use to get Comp Time for any hours worked over 40 in a week. Now, you have to work 47 Weeks (1880 hours) worth of billable hours for Comp Time to accrue and if you dig deeper, this effectively removes Comp Time
    6) Recently, they implemented a policy that new hires get laptops with very limited permissions. So if you have to use your laptop at a client, be prepared to be on the phone with help desk, trying to get basic
    software installed
    7) Many of the Account Executives are just salesman and really could care less about you and only care that you are at one of their accounts making money for them. Some can be very unethical as well.
    8) If your client is closed and Sogeti is not, you must take PTO. Even if you want to hit the bench, you will not be able too, unless granted special permission
    9) If you have a long commute to a client, they only pay .35 cents for mileage, if they cannot bill it to the client
    10) Their HR System (Time, Expenses, PTO Monitoring etc etc) is one of the worst systems I have ever encountered.
    11) Bonus is heavily tied to sales and your billing rate, which often times, you have no control over
    12) You can get stuck doing Staff Aug for years at a client
    13) You can have a known track record for upsetting clients and being kicked off engagements but as long as you are visible in the office, you can not only keep your job but get promoted as well, I saw this a few times

    Advice to Management

    I think the leadership at Sogeti should be more introspective. If there is no self-reflection, they will never understand why so many good people leave after they get vested in their 401k. Be more visible at client sites so you don't have so many consultants going "native". Also, get rid of the staff augmentation mentality and start going for solution based projects, even if it means losing some money in the short run.


  2. "Good company w/ strong benefits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great 401(k) matching, large bonus potential, good opportunities to work on interesting projects, great for technologists with business savvy, MSDN for all Microsoft Alliance consultants, lots of training resources available for self improvement, diverse client base in many industry verticals, no travel due to local market focus

    Cons

    Difficult to control your performance metrics to maximize earning potential. Internal technology stack is dated but finally being upgraded to more current products.

    Advice to Management

    Consultants would prefer a true performance bonus plan rather than a profitability plan with objective measures they can control such as utilization, business development, referrals, and not profitability

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