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Société Générale Reviews

Updated August 23, 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. "Equity derivatives sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equity Derivatives Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Equity Derivatives Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job safety/stability, perks (cafeteria, vacation days, health care), good location

    Cons

    Unable to train and pay junior employees. Keep blindly poaching expensive MDs that are ready for retirement or have dubious track records. A lot of politics and flip-flopping on large scale projects that end up costing a lot and yielding little results.


  2. "Summer Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Société Générale (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Love this place so much

    Cons

    Not anything bad, people are great

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing whatever you are doing

  3. "csr"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    very flexible and comfortable work env

    Cons

    not great pay for what u do


  4. "Good Company going through restructuration"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Real opportunities to learn through multiple projects

    Cons

    The salaries are most of the time below market standards


  5. "Avoid if Possible"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle Office Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Middle Office Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    More laid back environment, not good if you are a go-getter and trying to make enhancements or changes.

    Cons

    IT Dev, Template managers, control teams all in paris, difficult to communicate given 5 hr time zone difference. Most employees in support functions are not helpful, lazy. There is indeed a Paris vs everyone else mentality.


  6. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Société Générale full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Okay salary. Great location.

    Cons

    Not a great place for young employees as they do not provide very many resources to build your skillset or knowledge

    Advice to Management

    Provide your younger employees with desire to learn with more resources such as ability to take certifications, licences, etc.


  7. "developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    great work life balance and culture

    Cons

    none that i can think of

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Values and Transparency"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - There are many projects available due to system consolidations
    - Benefits

    Cons

    - Very little team work.
    - Environment is not conducive to "Agile" methodology.
    - This is not a good place for young employee to work and grow professionally. Most big projects are controlled overseas.

    Advice to Management

    They need to really follow their own guiding principles of values and transparency. They would be surprised how people can respond in a positive way to openness and honesty.


  9. "Events Intern"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Bad place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Checks clear every two weeks.

    Cons

    Managers make no efforts to engage, listen or take an interest in the lives of employees. Senior managers are distant and are no better. Employees are overworked and treated poorly with no concern for their wellbeing. Co-workers are rude and there is no team spirit. French people are promoted to senior positions because they are French not because they are qualified. By far the worst place I have worked.

    Advice to Management

    Listen. Do not feel you are above anyone and can talk down to them because you have a title next to your name


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