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Sogeti Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent work life balance with work from home option (in my project) (in 40 reviews)

  • 401k match is good, even though it is paid only at the end of the year - 9% for 150% match (in 64 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They do have some quality opportunities to gain valuable experience

    Cons

    Compensation is a lot lower than average


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can be a good way to get experience when you are fresh out of college.

    Cons

    Mediocre pay
    Mediocre benefits
    You are a cog in the machine
    Corporate doesn't really care

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on your employees and the profits will flow.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Westchester, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Westchester, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, especially the 401 K plan.

    Cons

    -Communication is from the bottom up instead of top down so the consultant is expected to initiate all communications with their manager.
    -Poor, poor communication from management when there is any.
    -Was transitioned to Sogeti from my former employer who decided to outsource all of their IT thru Sogeti. We were all told that we would be working on that account for at least several years and that turned out to be a big lie. One week into the project and most of us were told that we would be moving on to other projects. The old bait and switch!
    -No reimbursement for certification (pre test prep, etc.) until the test has been passed, even though they are requiring that everyone be certified.
    -Salarys are too low compared to the market.
    -Too much extra time is expected to be spent on things outside of the current project. They see 'your time' as 'their time'!
    -Employee retention is non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to tell the truth to your employees instead of lying to their face and then not having the guts to come explain what really happened.


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  5. "Depends on clients"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is good as long as you are on project.

    Cons

    No job security. Client should be happy to survive on job.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Should be your last resort"

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    Former Employee - Software Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sogeti full-time

    Pros

    - 401k is one of the best, only if you stay 3 years with the company

    Cons

    - Too much politics
    - Salary is very low.
    - You only get promotion based on people you know in higher management, not based on your performance.
    - No appreciation for your hardwork.
    - No Compensation for working overtime every week.
    - They promotes $20k bonus every year, but it is impossible to get even $1k.
    - Don't have any mentors, so you are basically on your own.
    - Barely have any projects, hence probability of getting laid off is very high within a month, if you don't have any project.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more professional and get the politics out of the work place. Treat your employees with respect and appreciate their work.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Senior Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant/Senior Developer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant/Senior Developer in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy projects, good clients at well established companies, can work from home on most projects and can basically do whatever you want on projects as long as your client is happy

    Cons

    HR isn't on your side, Ryan L isn't going to help you out if not in his best interest, recognize that your a numbered employee and that's about it, don't worry about contributing to the 401k - you won't be there for 3 years.

    Advice to Management

    Put your employees first and they'll grow your company,


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Super Micromanagers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If lucky to be in a core project for long term thing will be smooth.

    Cons

    A huge percentage of the projects are poorly estimated and set up for failure situations. The technical resources mostly are pushed into agile situations outside the matrix of their skills. They often have unreasonable time frames when they start projects. Usually dependencies of the projects are not resolved before the project start like requirements and scope remains vague. Most of Sogeti managers are super micromanagers.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Not terrible, not great"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay for coming straight out of school. The people are alright and I haven't had any drama with them.

    Cons

    Had problem with hiring 35 people in 6 months and then not having anywhere to put them. This led to them letting go of over half of these new hires withing half a year of employment with some only working a month. They portray themselves as a Consultation service that specializes in programming however almost all of the projects that we worked on were for business information.

    Very little room for growth when trying to build a programmers skill set.

    Lack of communication and honesty from managers about how the company is doing and the direction it is going.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better with your Consultants and be honest with them. Just because you are trying to play good guy doesn't mean you have to try and pull the wool over our eyes. Many of us are smart enough to pick up on the misdirection and it builds distrust and resentment.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant - Blue Ash"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Ash, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Ash, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sogeti (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They *might* pay for your training if you whine about it enough
    Decent enough insurance with no premium

    Cons

    They will hire you on for one job, and make you do another
    You will be "on the bench" for extended periods of time doing absolutely nothing
    You have to wait a year for any expense reimbursement, then three for 401k
    A company built on open promises

    Advice to Management

    Fix your organization and stop lying to people during recruitment to bring them on.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Honesty Lacking"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sogeti full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Initial projects were interesting. They are a proponent of education and keeping up to date on technology and best practices.

    Cons

    I was told not to worry about being downsized; they have tons of projects and they have a bench while waiting between projects. I was on three different projects while with the company with almost all of my time billable. The last project I had ended and I was downsized within a week of that project ending. Their explanation was that they had too many people on the bench. So much for promises.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with new employees and how long they will be on the bench before being downsized. I also noticed that most of the company activities were geared around people without families. Consultants rely on Account Executives for each gig. I never felt like got to know me very well, I was just another resume to push. On the other hand, I felt their practice leaders were definitely interested in me as a person. Finally, the company bonus program was very complicated based on lots of parameters that the employees had no control over, which is demotivating, the opposite of what a bonus program should be.


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