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Société Générale Reviews

Updated June 24, 2017
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  • The company is more suitable for those people who priortize work life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • Not easy for non-French speakers (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Great Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  2. "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

  3. Helpful (2)

    "don't go if you are not french"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large organization Work environment was a little laid back Supportive colleagues
    easy to get into an "investment bank"

    Cons

    No teamwork, management not open to advise
    Not too many promotion opportunities if one doesn't speak french

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the staff that executes the work load in the industry, Respect others point of views
    Helpful


  4. "It was a good experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "Good company and benefit"

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

    I have been working at Société Générale full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company, culture and benefit. Good Work life balance if you are in a good team

    Cons

    Some unskilled managers and employees. Local Manager has limited decision power often has to get head office approval


  6. "decent company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Consultant IT Business Analyst in French, NM
    Current Employee - Consultant IT Business Analyst in French, NM

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

    Pros

    depending on teams you can have a great atmosphere between colleagues

    Cons

    lots of technical legacy issues and budget based reporting so very constraining


  7. "Operations Analayst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in East Chicago, IN
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in East Chicago, IN

    I worked at Société Générale (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This Company is a great place to work.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any downsides to working at this Company

    Advice to Management

    Spread that word that this Company is a great place to work.

  8. "Compliance Professional"

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

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

    Pros

    environment is very good and work life is balanced

    Cons

    Salary is average not at par per the market

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Support Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Support Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Applications Support Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    International context, working with french people

    Cons

    Compensation, missing honesty with management

    Advice to Management

    Honesty is missing


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some very nice people work there.

    Cons

    Poor management. 3rd tier bank.

    Advice to Management

    Put more Americans in charge.


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