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Société Générale Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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Pros
  • great work/life balance for most employees (in 211 reviews)

  • It opened my eyes to the real working environment (in 60 reviews)

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

  • the hub is Hong Kong, work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing officer 2 years call center agent 3 years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Officer in Lebanon, TN
    Current Employee - Marketing Officer in Lebanon, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good reputation company longtime in the market deliver great experience and enrich your career growth it is always a plus on your cv

    Cons

    Interesting experience lots of work reputable company great projects and always growing never a failure grateful and a gain for me

    Advice to Management

    Should work and the promotions and motivation agents


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Vice President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Manageable size in the US. Good working environment which favors a balanced work/ personal lifestyle. Good benefits and extensive training curriculum.

    Cons

    Internal mobility can be challenging due to the size.
    Paris head office has a very strong hand on tools and processes. Some teams in the US have a high percentage of French staff.

    Advice to Management

    Human resources could be more focused on career development and dedicate more time with employees.
    Less acronyms and reorganizations would be welcome.


  3. "Market Risk Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Risk Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Market Risk Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Société Générale full-time

    Pros

    good team and learn a lot, good salary and compensation

    Cons

    not sure yet,not sure yet,not sure yet,not sure yet

    Advice to Management

    improve management,improve management


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  5. "Good Banking Organization"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    this bank is a specialist in large transactions with significant credit customers needing large capital sources for projects that are both one time and recurring

    Cons

    This organization is very corporate with highly structured ways of performing credit underwriting, staff reviews, management meetings and the running of their day to day business

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. It is not wise to vary your plan for the sake of doing what reviews tell you. Listen to your customers, employees, and the markets to determine which segment best suites you.


  6. "Managing Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Société Générale (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Niche Capital Markets bank.
    Good hard working employees doing the best that they can with a poor technology infrastructure.
    International bank.

    Cons

    Technology platform was extremely out of date and the requirements from head office to use their technology, even though it was poor and not designed for US products, created numerous challenges and system down time.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade technology and understand that global is not only European requirements.


  7. "Chicago doors will be closed by '17"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Société Générale (More than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back environment. Current HR staff doing best to keep Chicago office positive.

    Cons

    complete turmoil as culture changing severely in Chicago office to French staff. Too many initiatives/not enough staff to complete, every third month RIFs are taking place. Only the french will survive RIFs.Ship is sinking.

    Advice to Management

    good luck


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience, Good working enviroment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Société Générale (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities to learn. Good working environment.

    Cons

    French employees usually are considered first for improving opportunities.


  9. "Regulatory Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regulatory Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Regulatory Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits and compensation packages

    Cons

    Poor communication, lack of talented employees

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Great Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good experience, lots of responsibility

    Cons

    Environment not conducive to team work


  11. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work anytime

    Cons

    Work alot of hours especially weekends

    Advice to Management

    Keep it simple



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