Société Générale Reviews
59% would recommend to a friend
(3687 total reviews)
63% approve of CEO
Found 3,687 of over 12K reviews
Updated Dec 6, 2023
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
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- "Work life balance is good as you can work from home for 2days in a week" (in 1091 reviews)
- "People are nice and the department was structured in such way that it did not require enormous amount of effort." (in 268 reviews)
- "Culture is good and chill" (in 184 reviews)
- "Benefits are good and they are constantly trying to accommodate the millennials in the work force." (in 173 reviews)
- "Use of latest techs Good work culture and work/life balance French people are good in behaviour" (in 150 reviews)
- "low / no team building and poor management" (in 306 reviews)
- "Low salary hypocrite not equal" (in 244 reviews)
- "Even though you are bad at work be good to manager and everything is taken care." (in 125 reviews)
- "low pay compare to industry standard" (in 96 reviews)
- "Front office Juniors are treated like trash with no raises and bonuses range between $0" (in 70 reviews)
Ratings by Demographics
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- 5.0Jun 30, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, less than 1 yearNew York, NY
Diverse group of employees with interesting work.
Management can be conservative in their approach and micromanage.1
- 1.0Oct 11, 2023Security OfficerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearNew York, NY
5 week vacation Health insurance 401k
I spent two years working at Soc Gen, and I can confidently say it was a deeply frustrating and disheartening experience. The most glaring issue was the abysmal management. It felt like a hierarchy of incompetence, with decisions being made by individuals who seemed to have little understanding of their own organization. This lack of effective leadership resulted in constant chaos and confusion. What was particularly maddening was the apparent aversion to utilizing innovative tools to save money and streamline operations. In an era where technology can drive efficiency and cost savings, Soc Gen appeared stuck in the past. It was painful to witness the squandering of opportunities to modernize and compete effectively. But perhaps the most distressing aspect was the mistreatment of employees. There was an apparent disregard for the well-being and job satisfaction of the workforce. Long hours, unreasonable demands, and a complete lack of work-life balance were the norm. The morale of the employees was in shambles, and there was a palpable sense of burnout and frustration. In conclusion, my time at Soc Gen was marked by poor management, a failure to embrace innovative solutions, and a disregard for the welfare of its employees. It's an environment I would caution anyone against entering, as it left me deeply disillusioned and disheartened.2
- 4.0Nov 22, 2023Software DeveloperCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearNew York, NY
If you’re lucky you’ll land in a competent team. It’s not boring for those who like to get after it. A lot of versatility in terms of tech and task. You need to be more than a developer when working with trading desks.
Tech can be outdated. Many hoops to jump from time to time to accomplish simple tasks.
- 1.0Dec 6, 2023TraderFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsNew York, NY
Technology support is ok, for banks. There are some interesting and smart people but hard to find.
Highly political place, senior management has no idea what they are doing and they are all masters of office politics. There are few good traders and the heads just are bad at their jobs, most of them are failed traders elsewhere and managed to kiss their way into a job here. Bad place to start your career.
- 4.0Sep 20, 2023DirectorFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsNew York, NY
Supportive and accessible senior mgmt in the US Great benefits Comp was competitive for the workload
Opportunities for growth and advancement are limited due to smaller US footprint Expanding the US footprint was constantly talked about but never executed1
- 5.0Jul 17, 2023Managing DirectorCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsNew York, NY
SG, both globally and in the Americas, has show a strong trend of profitability, with a business model that has proven to be successful and sustainable. While there likely will be changes with Slawomir Krupa taking over as CEO, if it follows the same path that Krupa forged first in the Americas and then with the Investment Bank, SG will be in good shape.
Overall cost structure of the bank has been under pressure as it's above that of rivals. This is a drag on the share price and will likely force the company into cost reduction strategies.1
- 1.0Oct 31, 2023AssociateFormer EmployeeChicago, IL
Competitive Salary, almost nothing else
Everything is outsourced and stripped to the bone here. The result of years of cost cutting, avoid
- 2.0Oct 9, 2023Junior Quant TraderFormer EmployeeNew York, NY
the recruiting process is ok and give u some internal opportunity
way too political and dont have too many people who understand the business
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Société Générale has an overall rating of 3.2 out of 5, based on over 11,833 reviews left anonymously by employees. 59% of employees would recommend working at Société Générale to a friend and 44% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
59% of Société Générale employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Société Générale 3.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.5 for culture and values and 2.9 for career opportunities.