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Sogeti Senior Manager Reviews

Updated August 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent work life balance with work from home option (in my project) (in 47 reviews)

  • 401k match is good, even though it is paid only at the end of the year - 9% for 150% match (in 70 reviews)

Cons
  • Hard to maintain a work-life balance as there are several out-of-work events that you are highly recommended to attend on a monthly basis (in 22 reviews)

  • Leadership, political environment, time, Bonus Program (in 36 reviews)

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  1. "YMMV"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sogeti full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Consulting company that has local clients and if the client likes you, can result in long term engagements.

    Smart group of coworkers and you can learn a lot, especially when you are working with a group of Sogetians

    401k match is good, even though it is paid only at the end of the year - 9% for 150% match. Cant beat that.

    Cons

    Cell phone plan, or rather, carrier s(TMobile) sucks. I take calls on the go with my global team and cant count how many times calls get dropped. Sogeti doesn't allow you to switch carriers or reimburse you for it. So I have to pay out of pocket to just do my job. Lame.

    Health plan isn't that great. HDP with Aetna.


  2. "Benefits are good"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - 401K benefit is good
    - Ample of Opporunities

    Cons

    - Lack of communication and interaction once employee is billable
    - Lack of employee career roadmap

    Advice to Management

    - Engage employees for defining career roadmap

  3. "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Member of Technical Staff in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Member of Technical Staff in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to different projects and technologies.

    Cons

    Very poor counselling and on boarding program. Operates more as glorified recruiting company rather than a consulting company. Placing a resource from one practice into another practice just so that they can clear the bench. Not very good with people management.

    Advice to Management

    Most people (especially graduates) use Sogeti as a launching pad for their careers. Most people do not want to stay in the company as long as they are placed in a project. Company is not very people focused but only interested in revenue. They need to be more people focused and act more like a consulting company.


  4. "Nice company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Bridgewater, NJ

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

    Pros

    Excellent 401k plan, bonus etc

    Cons

    not a huge client base in the tri-state area


  5. "A place to make a consulting career"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sogeti full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Sogeti acts like a small company with benefits of large company. Sogeti has an entrepreneurial spirt at local level with the organization structured at the city level, but it has tremendous power to delivery globally with a 180K employees world-wide. This allows employees to be decision makers and get involved while implementing fun and innovate solutions that can only be delivered by a large IT service provider and Sogeti’s relationship with Capgemini.

    Sogeti has a good balance between sales and delivery. The leadership team knows that good delivery is a key to long customer relationships and they have made investments in the last 2 years to standardize delivery and sales processes through their pursuit certification and engagement manager certification processes.

    There is a clear career path at Sogeti and the requirements for advancement are clear and objective. Consultants willing to spend a little time outside of their client serving work are rewarded.

    As with any consulting career, you can quickly develop a professional network with Sogeti. The benefit Sogeti brings is that you can build a deep local network in your market without having to travel across the country.

    Cons

    The onus of career management is squarely on the individual consultant at Sogeti. This can be difficult for many consultants who need a little push. Consultants with good ideas are free to implement them, but it can be difficult to get executive level sponsorship and support.

    Due to the emphasis on local consulting, niche skills or senior level technical abilities are difficult to retain since the demand for those skills needs to be at the local level. You need to be flexible to work at Sogeti if you have a niche skill that may not be in constant demand in your market.

    Advice to Management

    The standardization of delivery and sales is a good first step. Please keep investing in solution building. The implementation of national solution architects goes a long way towards address the issues with maintain senior level talent at the local level. Sogeti could do a better job integrating with our Capgemini brethren as we go to market.


  6. "I have worked there for almost 3 years. I wouldn't hire them once I move on"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only pro is the 401k match: $1.50 for every $1 up to 6%. There is a catch, however, you have to be there for 3 years to be vested. Otherwise you don't get anything.

    Cons

    It is really a staffing company, not consulting. As such there is no plan to grow people. The focus is on campus hire: cheap labor with little expectatoons. Management tells you what you want to hear, not the truth. Management tries to push people out before they are vested. Bonus structure is supposed to be transpatent but the way the metrics are calculated cannot be explained. For 2017, it is only dependent on your manager's decision so it will even be more grey.

    Advice to Management

    Considering the high turnover, think about the message that your ex-employees take to the street. Nobody comes back yk eork for Sogeti; it is a clear message. Invest in your biggest asset; your people. "If you want to improve your business, take care of your employees.", Richard Branson


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Bottom barrel staff aug masquerading as a consultancy."

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They will pay you for services rendered, but be prepared to be pimped. Each unit has on average three to five clients that comprise most of the revenue. You will most likely be placed with one of these clients so do your research!

    Cons

    Business driven by putting warm bodies in seats. Complete disregard for employee skill sets in favor of placing warm bodies. This practice alone is evidence of a staff aug model over a consultancy. This is only an issue because they present themselves as a consultancy to pull you in; a classic bait and switch.

    If you are a non developer be prepared to be placed as any role that is non development: BA, PM, tester, or call center first responder (no joke!). You have no choice in this regard.

    Likewise, if you are a dev be prepared to be placed in any role that remotely involves code. For example, if you tell a salesperson in your unit that you once used Java for a small assignment while in school, be prepared to be placed as an Android expert because hey, you used Java once ten years ago. If it then turns out the client truly needs an Android expert, be prepared to take the blame from the same shady sales person who knowingly placed you as an expert. I have seen this scenario play out multiple times. This is one of the reasons the turnover is so high, especially for mid and senior level resources.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace your bottom barrel role as Capgemini's dirty staffing arm and cease this consultancy masquerade.

  8. "Talks a Good Game"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good clients and excellent co-workers. Negotiate a strong salary up front, or come bonus time you will be wishing you had. Benefits may be good depending upon your situation (no premium but high deductible) and there is profit sharing in the form of 401k contribution with a long vesting period.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover with limited long term growth. There is a corporate cultural impetus to offshore as much as possible for maximum profitability. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but inexperience has lost some major accounts and botched projects when not managed properly. Management is limiting their new business focus to expanding their business within existing $10mm+ clients. Mostly software dev, BI & BA shop struggling to find newer programming language recruits. Company stresses work / life balance and core values excessively, but these are swept aside casually and often. May not be the long term opportunity it appears to be. Caveat emptor.

    Advice to Management

    Keep internal technology current for it helps to demonstrate that you can execute it for clients. Nepotism at the C level does not sit well with the employees. It makes total sense, though once you understand why the CIO looks like a deer in the headlights during internal video interviews about the direction of technology within the organization.


  9. "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Upward mobility possible, small company feel with large company backing

    Cons

    Lower salary and often poor company communications


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Good Benefits, but It's a Rudderless Ship with Incompetent Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits...that's about the only positive after the changes that have been made over the past several years. Most of the higher quality resources have already left.

    Cons

    Nearly the lowest salaries in the industry; leadership focused on bottom line; do not care one bit for employees. They have slashed everywhere possible, but still mandate increased growth and margins...which means increasing the percentage of off-shore resources. That sounds great until you see the quality of the work products coming from off-shore. This company is a ticking time bomb.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the CEO immediately. He is giving preferential treatment to fellow Indian males when choosing leadership roles, often putting people in leadership roles that have no leadership experience...and the company is suffering. He has also strictly enforced a culture that rewards blind obedience over everything else...which would be OK if he and the leadership team were not largely incompetent. I have worked for or with over 100 companies, and I have not seen another company where the current CEO of Sogeti USA would last 3 months in a middle management position, much less as an executive.