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Sogeti Reviews

Updated 18 January 2015
Updated 18 January 2015
56 Reviews
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Sogeti Chairman & CEO Luc-François Salvador
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent benefits (150% 401k match, 12k Tuition Reimbursment, Training Opportunites) (in 29 reviews)

  • Time-off for work/life balance is one of the best I have seen (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Bonus program seems to have taken the place of raises (in 18 reviews)

  • It seems that we always talk about Solutioning and practices but end up doing staff augmentation (in 17 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Going downhill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sogeti

    Pros

    401K but if you stick with company for 3 years. Believe me its long time for this kind of company

    Cons

    Not good projects. Plain body shop. Send people to client side even if they are not qualified. Account executives are worse, do nothing about getting new projects. Long hours and client decides work life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Misleading and backwards way of operating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior IT Consultant in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Senior IT Consultant in Baltimore, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    My co-workers in the Baltimore office were very welcoming and nice.

    Cons

    Everything else. Their operation model is backwards. They stack up the bench with resources and THEN look for engagements. I was on the bench along with ten others for about three months and then was laid off stating "they didnt have any opportunities". This was quite different from what I was told at the interview. For three months I was simply paid $65,000 to watch training videos. I dont see how they can afford to practice like this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment. I didnt really get to know management here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    There is a reason why so many consultants leave this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They will tell you whay you want to hear to your face and make you feel like you are valued. Decent benefits

    Cons

    Client satisfaction appears to be the last thing management values. They are so focused on the next sale they do not reward you unless you are part of sales. Consultant = Billing Rate - Cost. It seems like their model is to encourage high turn over (even though they will state that they want stability) to keep margins higher. When a client grows tired of the turn over and inexperience of new developers Sogeti moves on to the next client. I have been at the same client for over a year and honestly do not know who my Account Exec is. Work/Life Balance is determined by your client but if you do not work overtime you will not see much of a bonus. Raises and performance appraisals are done anonymously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not act surprised when Sogeti is classified as a cheap labor body shop.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Not an honest company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Sogeti

    Pros

    The only pro for working with this company is that it is a job and they leave you alone.

    Cons

    Not honest, they will flat out lie to you to keep you around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest and pay people what they're worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a great place to work for until the currrent CIO took over

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - I Was A Senior Manager With Over 20+ Years
    Former Employee - I Was A Senior Manager With Over 20+ Years

    I worked at Sogeti full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    In the unit I worked in the management team was great. They had the contacts in the area to make the sales. When the new CIO started adjusting the sales compensation and how he wanted to go after sales the unit went down hill.

    Cons

    No one cared about how work was done...no checking on the staff work...also the benfits were outstanding but the company started to chip away he year taking some away..the bonus program was great while under the control of the units manager but the that was taken away and put under corprate....very poor now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new CIO for Sogeti USA and area managers...let the unit managers run the units...

    I think the Sogeti CEO needs to talk with the staff at Sogeti USA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    not a good experience overall

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sogeti

    Pros

    good resources like msdn account, pluralsight

    Cons

    no good projects, bad management

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor treatment of consultants. No long term growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Consultant
    Former Employee - IT Consultant

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

    Pros

    * Great 401k plan and health benefits
    * Entry levels receive 3 weeks paid vacation

    Cons

    * Will not advance in the company without helping with sales
    * Poor management
    * Very long hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Horrible policies and short-sighted managers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant In Digital Transformation in Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Consultant In Digital Transformation in Cincinnati, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    - Free soda and coffee
    - Great benefits (401k, profit share)

    Cons

    - Managers are extremely incompetent. When I was hired, I was told that clients were lining up outside the door and projects would be flooding in, so they needed me. After 4 months sitting in a cold, windowless office, I left after getting 0 projects while I was there. The execs don't even try to get digital projects, they are too concerned about P&G and GE contracts.

    - My managers had the poorest communication skills I've ever seen in a professional environment. My direct supervisor had a STRONG Indian accent, I could barely understand what he was saying and his e-mails and texts were even worse. He blamed me for the communication problems, even though several co-workers had told me that they were experiencing the same thing.

    - They hire you after seeing what skills you have, then when you get there ask you to do jobs involving skills you have 0 experience with. You have to learn the skill while doing the job, which makes it very stressful and inefficient.

    - Spread their resources too thin. I was skipped over for some contracts in favor of other, equally-skilled consultants even though they were swamped with work as it is, merely because the manager or exec knew them personally. There's a lot of personal bias.

    - Depressing work environment. The suits in the corner offices don't even acknowledge that you exist, and since everyone is in and out of ATO, you never see anyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers that can actually communicate effectively in English. Change your ATO policies. Use your resources effectively. Don't make false promises to new hires, or you will never change your absurdly high turnover. Get a better work environment for those on ATO, it just sucks. Everyone in that office looked like they wanted to shoot themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very bad work experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    They first treat your very nicely.
    Spend time and money on multiple lunch interviews with several people.

    Cons

    Once you are hired the life becomes miserable.
    No over time is paid neither in dollars nor in time off.
    Attitude of account managers become 180 degree different.
    They find you useless in 3-6 months as soon as the contract finish up with the client.
    Poor bench policy.
    Focus on quantity of contractors not quality.
    This is one of the biggest reason of lack of client trust.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire reasonable staff to recruit and keep good people thru better incentives.
    Know how to differentiate between good and bad workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Dissappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits,Msdn subscription,Laptop,clients,ok kind of leadership

    Cons

    Work culture ; Attitude of people; No support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start paying more attention to other units than just the Headquarters. You need to move people around quite a bit. The work culture is awful. Consultants are only respected if they are billing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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