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Sogeti Senior Consultant Reviews

Updated February 9, 2017
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Pros
  • the work/life balance is amazing and the ability to work from home virtually whenever you feel like it make this place a great company (in 36 reviews)

  • great 401K match, I think they are top 1% in the nation (in 62 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a good company, but be open to change and be flexible."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great 401k, good health benefits overall, free phone plan, usually capped at 40 hours per week per contracts with clients. Consulting is one of the best ways to get into the field of IT/Development especially if you are just graduating. You will work on projects and systems sometimes that you have never even heard of, but that is a good thing! Learning languages, tools, systems, and industries is crucial to becoming a well-rounded person. Don't be afraid to ask for help, but don't ever expect for someone to do your work for you. There is direct and clear responsibility for each consultant so don't try to hide, the client and Sogeti will know very quickly if you are faking or lying or lazy.

    Cons

    With most consulting companies there is always an extra layer that is involved, and that layer is called sales. Most other types of companies have sales split into another division, but most consulting companies don't always have that. There are a few sales-oriented roles but they will constantly need help and technical advice when making proposals to future or existing clients. This is usually fine but just be aware that it is expected of you, and can directly impact things like bonuses, promotions, and career advancements. If you are fine being just a developer forever, don't expect to be made a manager or senior manager level resource. It requires the full spectrum.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, I have to say that I do really think some of the people are doing their best and actually care. With that being said there are a few things that are lacking that people took notice of from time to time as well. Sometimes big changes aren't quickly communicated, or are communicated in a "Sorry not sorry" type of fashion pretty much saying tough luck. I understand the need for adjustment and changes of policy, but if you change the bonus structure every single year, it gets old. Make bonus and promotion requirements very clearly defined and remember that this is someones career and in a way, their life. If you dangle a bonus carrot in front of them and at the end of the year they get nothing because they didn't sell new work, or enough of it, it is very likely that it will upset them.

    Consulting does have a high number of college hires and it should pretty much be expected that a sizable amount of them will jump around to different companies several times in the first 1-5 years because that is a good way to gain experience with a more diverse set of technologies vs what you would see working just in once place.

    If an employee makes something very clear to you (management), that is generally because they mean it. If you brush it off like it doesn't matter or think will just pass with time, you might find that to come back to haunt you down the road and have unhappy employees.


  2. "Best Company"

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

    Pros

    Employees First, Shows the clear ladder to grow and provide opportunities to grow professional.

    Cons

    In my past 2.4 months, There is not a single instance to complaint

    Advice to Management

    Thank you!


  3. "Good starting company to work for."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Decent work/life balance. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Be prepared to kiss arse... if you want to raise up in the ranks of the company or get bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the consultants who are billing the entire year. People get forgotten, because they are on on-site at a client for an entire year or more. You would think that would be good enough to receive a bonus, but it's not.


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  5. "Small Company - Better Opprtunities"

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

    Pros

    Lot of Responsibilities, good visibility of the hierarchy

    Cons

    Salaries could be slightly higher (+20%).


  6. "Redmond Office - Terrible place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great 401k plan. They match $1.50 for every dollar you contribute up to 6%. This is by far the best part about working at Sogeti.

    Cons

    -Don't expect any raises while working here. Furthermore, if you are moved up a promotion level, Sogeti doesn't give you a corresponding raise.
    -One of the worst high deductible health plans offered. Basically the legal minimum in benefits a health plan has to offer. And you have to pay $120.00 a month for it.
    -Extremely low morale - most people in the office are looking for other opportunities. Senior management is threatening to use non compete agreement to keep employees from leaving.
    -There are very few advancement opportunities. Even if you get one, you won't get any corresponding increase in compensation.
    -Compensation is much lower than the industry average.
    -Untrustworthy senior management. Will say one thing and not follow through on it.

    Advice to Management

    -Think about the kind of leader that you want to be. Do you want to build a great organization or do you want to run an office that has a higher attrition rate than many retail stores?


  7. "Overall Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Your professional career is completely determined by yourself as long as you give yourself the opportunity to be surrounded by higher and more experienced professionals. Good 401k.

    Cons

    Health care premiums no longer free, salaries lower than other consulting firms, but largely made up for with benefits.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Transitioning Phase"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sogeti (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are friendly
    Bench (maybe)
    Training (maybe)

    Cons

    Little to no company name recognition.
    They went for a market expansion and missed. It is a bad time to be on the bench.
    The budget for training is tough to get. They tell how much you can get, but you will have to make a strong business case based on a real current client need to hope for approval. Ask employees how much they have used for a real measure.
    In the interview, I was told their internal processes were so bad they would never deliver them to a client. They were right.

    Advice to Management

    When a single Account Executive provides the consultants for all the practices to a huge company, the focus becomes on finding numbers of bodies who have skills that are close enough. If the focus were put onto the consultant instead, it would benefit both the consultant's career path and ultimately the client better.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Consultant"

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


  10. "Sogeti overall"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sogeti full-time

    Pros

    Sogeti is fantastic with care and concern for its clients and employees. There is a lot of attention paid to the needs of both and a lot of support is provided for training, career pathing, and leveraging client's needs.

    Cons

    The Onboarding process; It is challenging to know what the Consultant joining a client's site will need to know prior to being on the ground. As much information is provided where possible, but learning the client's processes and procedures and systems out of the gate is beneficial. This is important with any Consultant/Client relationship.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Good start to career, no long-term outlook"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Great place to start out your career.
    - Co-workers, although displaced at different client sites, want to mingle with each other.
    - Many co-workers are proud to be Sogetians.
    - Decent Benefits (401K, Healthcare, Tuition Reimbursement, etc.).
    - Good outreach programs and volunteer opportunities
    - Projects are typically 9-5, as they have a weird overtime payout
    - Limited risk in between projects. You get paid when you are on the bench.

    Cons

    -You do A LOT of free work to try and 'advance your career' which ends up not helping in the end.
    - Impossible to get a bonus unless you sell. This is hard for developers who focus on their project. Bottom line: you can't move up until you bring in business. Why do you have AEs if you expect employees to do their job?
    -Salary is below market value. Newer employees make more money than tenured employees. Loyalty does not mean anything to them.
    - Not a long-term place.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to be seen like a ‘Deloitte’ or high-end consulting company, stop being so cheap with your employees. We know you change the bonus programs so you can benefit. We are not dumb, we can tell! You are a billion-dollar company. Act like it.

    If you've noticed, there are only a few 'long-timers' at Sogeti. This should be a red flag. Those that stay are either complacent or not qualified for any other job. You rather let a good employee go then pay them more. Employees feel disposable, as the company has changed from pure consulting to a body shop.