Société Générale Reviews

Updated 5 Aug 2020

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3.5
67%
Recommend to a Friend
74%
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Société Générale Chairman and CEO Frédéric Oudéa
Frédéric Oudéa
1,143 Ratings
Pros
  • " life balance good (in 103 reviews)

  • "Good balance of French constructive debate vs USA speed of execution(in 74 reviews)

Cons
  • "work life balance is not gud in recent years(in 42 reviews)

  • "Almost zero opportunity of growing for non-french employees(in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Software Engineer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Société Générale full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and environment

    Cons

    Career growth and progression not considered

  2. "Average"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Société Générale full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Atmosphere, brand name, geographic mobility

    Cons

    Opportunities to advance, pay, internal process


  3. "SGCIB"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Société Générale full-time

    Pros

    French environment and nice culture

    Cons

    Salary is not the best you can find on the market

  4. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Société Générale full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, lots of fun time but worked hard

    Cons

    None really other than general big organisation issues

  5. "good for french speakers only"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Société Générale full-time

    Pros

    I worked in the dealing room. People are straight and direct, efficient and fast paced. You would like it if you do not have much ego.

    Cons

    Promotion usually goes to French speaker. People tend to be Maths geeks, actually the company do not need so many mathematicians. People lack soft skills.

  6. "Very Big bank to get Started"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Paris
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Société Générale full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    High-End tech stack for understanding the complexity behind IT infrastructure

    Cons

    maybe too much big to get promotion into

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  7. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Société Générale full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great place to work. Amazing work life balance

    Cons

    takes time to get in. process is slow

  8. "Overall it's a good expericence"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Société Générale full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    SG is spending lot of money on Agile practices. Updating to all latest market trending technologies. Decent hikes

    Cons

    Not much, sometimes work life balance is not there in some projects. All depends on managers

  9. "Company review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Engineer 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Société Générale full-time

    Pros

    Work culture is good and work from options for every week

    Cons

    There is no cloud platform in any of the project.

  10. "Worklife at Societe Generale"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Bangalore

    I worked at Société Générale full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance and good environment

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of

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