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Sogeti Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent work life balance with work from home option (in my project) (in 44 reviews)

  • 401k match is good, even though it is paid only at the end of the year - 9% for 150% match (in 67 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. Helpful (2)

    "Sogeti, yes. Houston office, no."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Consulting work with intelligent co-workers and interesting clients.
    Opportunity to learn, and educational reimbursement.
    Great networking with consultants in other units via Yammer, etc.
    Good 401K

    Cons

    Houston office upper management is unpredictable and tends to treat consultants as expendable interchangeable commodities, making no effort to retain proven talent. Treat employees in a demeaning manner with bullying and carrot-stick type incentives. Bonus is arbitrary, at the discretion of a volatile GVP.

    Advice to Management

    Head the Houston office with someone who understands and represents the Sogeti core values so that the unit once again reflects those values. Otherwise, you will gain the reputation of a place no one wants to work.


  2. "Unethical"

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    Former Employee - Senior Quality Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    401K, Profit Sharing. The 401K matching is good compared to most companies.

    Cons

    The HR team that handles employee relationship is very unethical

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice to the management team

  3. "decent starting point"

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    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. Helpful (9)

    "Full of Lies and Empty Promises"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Place and forget"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Manager Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sogeti full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Job security depends on existing project engagements and if skills are fit with the job requirements. Don't expect project assignment will fit based from employee skill set. Usually under-utilized. If no project assignment for more than a month, start looking for opportunities elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as your most valuable asset. Ask them to be re-tooled if no opportunities available for their skill set. Be more transparent


  7. "stepping stone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sogeti (Less than a year)

    Pros

    pay is okay. benefits are okay

    Cons

    not worth the time , unless used as stepping stone to another job

    Advice to Management

    stop treating employees like slaves

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Manager Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sogeti full-time

    Pros

    Good 401k matching, but it only pays out annually now.

    Cons

    The only growth opportunity is if you sell more projects for them. This requires significant after hours work since you are expected to be billing a minimum of 40 hrs a week. The bonus structure is vague and changes every year. Management has changed every year for the past 6 years. Account Execs do not last long here, as the sales expectations are high and support is minimal.

    Advice to Management

    invest in your employees careers, not just in making them get Sogeti sales certifications to be promoted. Provide the necessary support to allow your account execs make sales.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Use this company to gain experience and then leave"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sogeti full-time

    Pros

    Company cell phone, decent raises, tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    No work and home life balance, insurance is terrible


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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