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Sogeti Reviews

Updated June 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent work life balance with work from home option (in my project) (in 41 reviews)

  • 401k match is good, even though it is paid only at the end of the year - 9% for 150% match (in 63 reviews)

Cons
  • The work/life balance is tricky (in 21 reviews)

  • Bonus program is a big joke because it's fully controlled by the head of the unit (in 35 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Experience as a Sr Consultant with Sogeti USA in Chicago, IL"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consul in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consul in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sense of community with strong support, diverse opportunities, great benefits, education reimbursement, bonus program, advancement counseling, and more....

    Cons

    Not Sogeti-specific but more on consulting in general: You can get some less-than-ideal work depending on client. That happens anywhere thought.


  2. "Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, training, education. Perfect for you if you want to be in a self managed environment with flexible hours. Able to manage your own portfolio and work towards growing your self development.

    Cons

    Self managed environment, many times you are working closely with the client and no other sogeti consultants.

  3. "decent starting point"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good technology stack
    My Manager was very good

    Cons

    Salaries are quite low
    Uncertainty once current project is over

    Advice to Management

    Improve salaries


  4. "Satisfied Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits (401K matches 150% up to 6%), Bonuses, Fair Mgmt

    Cons

    Salaries less than regular consulting work because you have full benefits


  5. "Software Developer Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in West Chester, OH
    Current Employee - Software Developer in West Chester, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A relatively flat organization where you feel like you are your own boss. A salary is above average in Ohio and they truly care about their employees. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking to gain a lot of experience and get paid to do it.

    Cons

    There could be somewhat lack of organization while you are on projects but it is expected of such a large company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and make the path to advancement/promotion more clear.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of technical career path growth. Ignores consultants strengths in order to just place and forget."

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company provides access to trainings and partner events as long as you are a high potential employee and show passion or drive for a certain business and or technology.

    It was a great way to get started right out of college. I had the privilege of working with strong clients and with other colleagues that helped me learn and grow.

    Benefits are great and the 401k is unmatched: 150% on 6% .

    Cons

    Compensation does not reflect your market value or skills and has a very low upper limit based on your position. The chances that you are placed at a client in which you can utilize your skills is low and if you are already billing at a client in which you are just a warm body placement there is little to no effort to move you to a client that needs your skills.

    There are a lot of promises upon hire that either change or do not get realized at all in regards to career path. I was informed during the interview process that there was a path for a technical and or enterprise software architect expertise but that is non existent. Sales support and management are their key focus for promotional requests.

    They encourage you to get highly certified but even if you prove yourself the most knowledgeable and obtain very high level certifications they favor less qualified people just based on age. Managers may even come to you for advice on the topic and present it as their own without acknowledgement. This affects the morale of new hires and proves very discouraging.

    If you do not sacrifice work/life balance in order to force yourself into opportunities within the company (not technical but managerial and sales) that can lead to growth you will be placed and forgotten. Growth in the company directly relates to how much time outside of your billed hours at a client you apply to the company which can be beneficial to younger single persons but if you have a family and a multi hour commute you might have difficulty proving your case for promotion.


  7. "Place and forget"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Just a run if the mill warm-body placement firm

    Cons

    Low inflexible PTO, puts you onsite then forgets you exist. Par for the course.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Full of Lies and Empty Promises"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best 401k program (150% match)
    Used to have no premium insurance but now have to pay. Not that much so it's still considered ok.
    HSA
    Work-life balance
    Most of co-workers are awesome
    Not great but still decent PTO (roll-over PTO to next year)

    Cons

    TONS AND TONS of RED TAPES

    - Only 7 holidays a year (the least number of holidays for any company I've heard)
    - If you are on the bench, you're at a high risk for layoff
    - The Houston office isn't as good as before because of management
    - All of the numbers (revenue, profit, etc) might seem great but they are not real. They just lie to reassure the employees. Last year the numbers were so bad that they couldn't even released it.
    - Mass hiring and firing all the times. Hired a bunch of new people and have no place for them then lay them off after a couple of months.
    -Bonus program is a big joke because it's fully controlled by the head of the unit. Even if you do a great work at your client, but if you don't help with sale nor place bench people then you get $0 bonus even though you're hired as a consultant, not an AE.
    -Super high turnover rate. People accepted offers to join Sogeti because they told them whatever they want to hear. Once they find out that they are all lies and empty promises, most of them quit.
    - They value NEW hires more than current employees. Current employees' jobs are at risk because they try to replace them with new hires.
    - Sogeti says you have X amount of money to use for education per year but you can't just use them on any cert you want. They only pay for what they want, and NOT what you want. Oh, and if you quit within 1 year after they reimbursed you for your education, they will take it out of your paycheck

    Advice to Management

    Quit lying to the employees. Quit making up stories about new projects, more profits or revenues. Quit mass hiring and firing people. Only hire who you need or is qualified. This lower Sogeti's reputation. Make bonus program better, not worse. Allow employees to study any cert they want as long as the cost is within the education reimbursement limit. Treat your CURRENT employees better to retain talents instead of focusing on the cost.


  9. "Good for Entry Level"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Education reimbursement, good entry-level salary

    Cons

    Management above the local level is clueless and out of touch.


  10. "New Grad to Senior Consultant Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Diverse Portfolio of potential work with top-notch clients in the Austin Area
    - Plenty of Training opportunities
    - Entry level support
    - Great benefits
    - Highly Approachable Upper Management, always looking for ways to Improve the Unit.

    Cons

    -Performance Review Process is fairly weak
    -Pay is at par with current market standards

    Advice to Management

    Keep Diversifying our Client Portfolio and getting us top-notch clients to work with!


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