Sogeti Reviews

Updated 22 April 2015
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  1. Helpful (6)

    NOT True Consulting - Pure Staff Augmentation

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance is well maintained since the work is not challenging as it is with a real consulting firm.

    401K match is great, but you are only vested after 3 years. If you can make it here for 3+ years, kudos to you.

    Working independently with the client allows you to make connections with companies much better than Sogeti.

    Cons

    Sogeti is definitely not the place for anyone in IT, let alone anyone looking to do true consulting. "Consultants" are treated solely as resources to sell to clients and not as solution deliverers (staff augmentation). Sales, sales, sales is the only focus you will hear over and over again, starting at the very top. Bonuses are based purely on business development aka sales and profit contribution aka your billing rate.

    Sogeti will pad their bids with work that no one at the company can actually do just to win it (because the company is driven by profit margin). Once contracts are won, they immediately seek out people who can do the job for cheap and then do a poor job of delivering to the client, which is very transparent.

    Due to the company's poor strategy of just winning any and all contracts, and not truly focusing on delivering quality solutions, the type of work you will be given at any moment is very unstable and quite unsatisfying. As long as you remain billable, no one at the company cares what you are doing, even if it's reading Yahoo News articles all day.

    With that, there is also an extreme lack of career development and mentoring for those who want to move up in their careers and are not okay with being complacent. Senior leadership does not care about developing leaders, retaining talent, and growing people's careers. Being promoted to manager does not mean you will get to manage teams and projects. There is NO logical correlation between your title, your skills, and the type of work you do. Consultants, whether fresh-out-of-college or managers, are merely treated like monopoly pieces in a game of profit.

    The attrition rate is extremely high due to all the aforementioned flaws with the company. Some people have left no more than 2-6 months in after quickly realizing how detrimental being at Sogeti long-term would be to one's career and returning to their former companies. However, the attrition rate is not just from people leaving, but also Sogeti's willingness to easily terminate people if they cannot place them right away.

    Overall, don't waste your time and look elsewhere. Getting a job at Sogeti is easy for a reason.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the CEO and the rest of upper management. Look at the top consulting firms and learn a few things from them and then re-brand the entire company.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Good company overall but experience varies by location.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Sogeti full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sogeti has smart and talented consultants who really want to satisfy clients' needs. There's decent benefits including a large 401k match and a lenient policy on tuition/training reimbursement. They've had steady growth for a while and hopefully as their brand name becomes more recognizable, they will attract more prominent clients.

    Cons

    Large units like in Ohio probably have great structure and communication, but for years my smaller unit has struggled with this. Organization is lacking and there aren't as many client project opportunities as you'd expect. They will try to shoehorn you into a project if you're on the bench too long, and that's really frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Fix your communication structure in smaller units.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Really happy with Sogeti

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Healthcare is high deductible, but there is no premium. Fantastic 401k, just make sure you stay for 3 years. Additionally, they set aside 12k a year (per consultant) for tuition reimbursement - Masters degree, certifications, trainings, etc...

    Salary is competitive. Great job for recent grads especially.

    Cons

    401k takes 3 years to vest. High deductible insurance. Some clients just plain suck. Sometimes there is a lack of communication.

    Advice to Management

    If a consultant is doing staff aug work, and they are unhappy, please work your hardest to find a new role.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Excellent company culture, benefits, and employee support. Sometimes a little "rah-rah," but completely genuine.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Minneapolis, MN (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Growth and learning are encouraged and often provided.
    - Mentoring is fostered by company sponsored program.
    - Local approach to providing solutions with the backing of a global corporation.
    - Good benefits and competitive salary.

    Cons

    - Perhaps easy to get "stuck" in a client-role.
    - Though it's nice to have pep-rallies, they sometimes went beyond what was believable.

    Advice to Management

    - Stop pushing off-shore so hard.

  6. Consultant

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

    I worked at Sogeti

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Organic culture. Variety of technologies to work on.Good benefits

    Cons

    Highly mismanaged. Improper resource management

  7. Helpful (1)

    I wish I could give a Negative Rating!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I worked at Sogeti

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I really can't think of any!

    Cons

    The management is extremely unprofessional. They don't have any future planning for the employees and they can't foresee the prospect of upcoming projects as well. Very disorganized, the HR department is especially horrible! My experience was with Sogeti Indianapolis location, not sure about other locations though.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Reality not what they offered

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

    I have been working at Sogeti

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefit package pays premiums; good bonus program; lots of locations to transfer to.
    Very diverse fields of work, primarily contract staff augmentation, much of it for the State of Florida.
    I saw very little effort at personal growth, most efforts was toward increasing bonus amounts via social and charity involvement - little input from actual work effort of accomplishments.

    Cons

    Highly "encouraged" involvement in charitable and social events, aimed at increasing bonus amounts. Margins were slim, resulting in several years with pay increases - not even COL amounts. While the position was represented as relatively short (6 month) contracts - in, do the job, turn over, and leave; in reality one contract lasted over a year and a half.

  9. Helpful (2)

    More Transparency Needed

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - The level of expertise of my fellow consultants
    - Opportunity to work on a wide range of technologies in an even wider range of clients
    - Reimbursement for certification tests

    Cons

    - Inadequate transparency with regards to what clients I will be placed at and when.
    - Completely broken bonus system that benefits only Managing Consultants and above.
    - Insufficient salary for what is expected of a entry consultant.

    Advice to Management

    Delete the bonus system, and increase the base salary of all A level consultants to fair market value using some of the profits you brag about at all the all hands calls.

  10. Helpful (1)

    A good company to work with

    • 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 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good work life balance, Units are cooperative in work

    Cons

    downward communication from senior management

    Advice to Management

    Need more investments in practices

  11. Helpful (2)

    Experience

    • 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

    Pros

    "Decent benefits (150% 401k match, 12k Tuition Reimbursment, Training Opportunites)"

    Cons

    Bonus Program, Promotion, Senior Management, Work life

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