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Société Générale Jersey City Reviews

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Jersey City, NJ

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  • Overall not an issue but can be slightly isolating for non French speakers (in 28 reviews)

  • Parfois pas assez de travail pour occuper le temps l' (in 24 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Futures Analyst"

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    Former Contractor - Futures Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Contractor - Futures Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Société Générale as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    good company, laid back, good pay. Definitely not a stressful environment. People are very nice and good to work with.

    Cons

    The jersey city office is 90% outsourced to India or Broadridge. The company can be a little too laid back bc its a French bank. You can send an email to the France team at 8 and won't get a response until 11-12. When you start it'll take over a month to get access to all your systems.


  2. "It was a good experience"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Société Générale full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Large organization
    Work environment was a little laid back
    Supportive colleagues

    Cons

    Visa sponsorhips
    Less than industry average pay
    Job security

    Advice to Management

    With huge diversity it can be an industry leader in IT
    It should also leverage the different locations to reach newer markets rather than being orthodox


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Nice Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Société Générale full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employees are generally friendly and professional.

    Cons

    Due to offices worldwide, colleagues with strong accents may be difficult to understand.


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  5. "Event Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - IT Event/Project Coordinator in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - IT Event/Project Coordinator in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Société Générale (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Management
    Good pay and hours

    Cons

    French favored over English a lot
    Not many career advance opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone as equal


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Everything is mediocre"

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Société Générale full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - many vacation days
    - 401k matching (8%)
    - office location (mid nyc and newport, jersey city)

    Cons

    - uses old legacy systems/applications
    - mediocre pay/bonus

    basically company is "okay". nothing really stands out. management is mediocre, pay is mediocre, technology mediocre, etc


  7. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Société Générale part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Do no outsource bring jobs back.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the great people and not lay them off.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "This was a good company to work for about 15-20 Years ago."

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    Former Employee - Funds Transfer Analyst/Specialist in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Funds Transfer Analyst/Specialist in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Société Générale full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    This company is outsourcing operations to Montreal Canada , and Bangalore India.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good employees when you have them.


  9. "Very isolated from everything else"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Société Générale full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    worked in IT application development
    - lots to learn and fast pace
    - challenging work
    - technologically advanced compare to most other banks

    Cons

    - IT help desk department are sloppy
    - little corporate communication/meeting to know what else is going on in the company
    - department is very isolated so no chance to know anyone else in other areas


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to Work here"

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    Former Contractor - Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Société Générale as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly People and nice location

    Cons

    No job security, frequent layoffs


  11. "No communication, no support."

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    Former Employee - Product Controller in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Product Controller in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Société Générale full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I got to meet a few nice people.

    Cons

    Management did not know details of the work process.
    There was no communication from management.
    No training from management.
    Fellow employees were not willing to answer questions.
    Minimum 30 day notice required to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Support the employees in your group. They will be more loyal to the bank, if you do. Know what your employee's jobs are, it will make you a better manager.



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