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Société Générale Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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  • The company is more suitable for those people who priortize work life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • Parfois pas assez de travail pour occuper le temps l' (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Corporate & Investment Banking Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive Pay, Good culture. HR listens. A little bit more relaxed versus other American investment banks.

    Cons

    Hours were long, SG is not the most competitive bank on the Street. Deals you work on are always those that is not loved by most of Wall Street. But that could be good for experience as you get to learn about a lot of cool niche companies.


  2. "Nice people and culture"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Société Générale full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    SG is more focused on markets other than the US and would like to shape US views in line with Europe - not easy.

  3. "Events Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Société Générale (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong company structure and relaxed environment

    Cons

    Growth is very difficult. French speaking is almost a neccessity


  4. "Great work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Vice President Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Société Générale full-time

    Pros

    Really feels like a European bank in that there is a great respect of personal life and benefits.
    If you're business is derivatives oriented, this is a great place to be given their expertise in this space.
    While SG is a big company, they are in many ways small in the US compared to their peers, which on the positive side can give you a sense of working at a smaller company, which is nice.

    Cons

    For some of its strengths, it also has weaknesses.
    It is not a super driven place like some of its peers, which can be frustrating if you want to really make progress very quickly. However, this isn't to say that there isn't progress. It is just at a different speed to what one might expect.

    This largely comes down to the large bureaucracy that the bank is based on back in France.

    Advice to Management

    Identify the bottlenecks of the business, and fix them right away, as opposed to continually acknowledging their existing.


  5. "Good environment, the reward system could be better"

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    Former Employee - Student in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Student in Bloomington, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice work environment in general

    Cons

    Direct managers have sometimes lot of power over their employees

    Advice to Management

    Better reward system


  6. "Procurement Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Société Générale full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The culture and diversity was great.

    Cons

    There is currently low morale and management shows a lack appreciation and respect for employees hard work and dedication to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with more respect and show them how much you appreciate their hard work. Compensation is not always the way to show your appreciation just saying thank you for your hard work is just as good.


  7. "sr technical lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    less development work in india

  8. "programmer analyst"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Société Générale (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company,good staff and all good

    Cons

    as my instint is good there,no cons :)


  9. "Senior Java Developer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Aurora, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice team & environment to work

    Cons

    I didn't have any bad experince. So no cons


  10. "Great place to work, great people to work with"

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    Former Employee - Senior Lotus Notes Development in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Lotus Notes Development in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Société Générale full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people I work with were more like family. I enjoyed working there.

    Cons

    Merger cut backs that cost me the job


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