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Sogeti Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
Sogeti – Chicago – “office lobby”

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 354 reviews

61% Approve of the CEO

Sogeti Chairman & CEO Luc-François Salvador

Luc-François Salvador

(36 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent benefits (150% 401k match, 12k Tuition Reimbursment, Training Opportunites)(in 25 reviews)

  • The company offers some of the best matching and profit sharing as can be found in the industry(in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Bonus program seems to have taken the place of raises(in 17 reviews)

  • Sogeti is not a true consulting company there are few to no projects, and all of the work is staff augmentation(in 15 reviews)

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    Good Company but "good old boy" connections needed to move up.

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Bellevue, WA (US)

    ProsNice salary and fairly good benefits. 401K is great if you can stick around for 3 years. Management mostly leaves you alone to go about your business. There is a hands off mentality to their management style which is nice while you are busy working away at the clients office.

    ConsThe bonus structure is a joke and you have to be "in" with the graders to really make a bonus that is worth anything. Don't let the recruiter talk you into the fact that it is easy to hit the $10 or $20K bonuses. Literally only the golden employees hit those. If you land $2.5K bonus you did really well. The reimbursement program is a hassle and the company credit card does not create any efficiencies. You might as well use your personal card to get the benefits from it (miles or points).

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure you invest in the right managers that are committed to the area they are located in. A division manager in Seattle cannot perform his job very well if they live on the other side of the country.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experiences when billing at a client

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsGood partnership with Microsoft and IBM, generally no travel and local projects and ability to grow if you don't mind working above and beyond.
    You get promoted quickly and sometimes even if you are not qualified with the assumption that you can perform (can be a pro or a con).

    ConsDuring interviews, company will showcase their training and mentor-ship (counselor) programs which look great until you join the company. There is absolutely no investment in employees for training etc. (There are trainings delivered by other consultants but they are usually sub-optimal). You will most likely never attend a training session/course that's not free (or involves travel).
    As long as you are billing, life looks great and the culture feels good. But when you are not, you need to look for other options.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in employees. Don't refer to the college tuition payment program as your great offering - very few can take advantage of a $10,000 college tuition reimbursement (with several terms and conditions) especially if you are an experienced consultant looking to grow mid-level or senior level management.
    Bonus system is a point based system which ain sounds great during interview but comes off as being very unfair and appears to be based on a very cryptic model that no one can explain or understand under the hood.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ok company to work for

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsGive you access to all kind of training materials. Access to a MSDN license to download any Microsoft software if you were in the app dev group. Get to meet many different people to network.

    ConsHealthcare could be better for families. Great if you were single or no kids. They were only concern with bill rate and and you being billable. You had to avoid the bench, but if you are on the bench management doesn't make you few like you have a secured job. But AE tend to focus on existing clients, just getting new projects with same client rather then finding new client. Also when interviewed I asked is they were project based or staff augmented. Was told they are focusing more on projects but in end because you have to play the bench game you have to take anything they offered. Otherwise you run risk of getting laid off.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good opportunities in various industries

    Senior Software QA (Former Employee) Dallas, TX (US)

    ProsSogeti provides good opportunties in various industries. They try to best place you on your qualificaitons.

    ConsSogeti offers much training, but once place for your 6 - 9 - 12 month contract, it is hard to find/make time to get the additonal training.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people to work with but Management is not at all cooperative

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Cincinnati, OH (US)

    ProsGreat people, Good Work Environment

    ConsBad Perks
    Management seems to be very mean dont try to understand the employess only bothered about rate.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's ok.

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Tallahassee, FL (US)

    ProsDo not have to travel if you do not want to.

    ConsPerformance review system for bonuses is kinda wonky.

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    Not that good as seems like....

    Transaction Specialist (Current Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    ProsFree online training providing from the group online portal - short courses

    ConsToo much work taking on less salary....

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sogeti

    IT Consultant (Former Employee)

    ProsGood company with benefits.
    Well educated and excectuing IT Sales staff to get you positions

    ConsSometimes back office has no idea really what you do.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen more to consultants.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company, but always keep a lookout for another job

    IT Consultant (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH (US)

    ProsProbably benefits and generous pay

    Cons2 week notice for layoff

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Formerly very talented employee friendly company approaching a low point

    Manager Consultant (Former Employee)

    ProsWork life balance
    Self-driven career growth
    No travel required, yet still consult and gain experience at big clients*
    6% 401k match...1.5 to 1 so it's really 9%
    Long history with some loyal, talented vets
    Things will eventually turn around for them if they fix their problems starting with change at the top
    Good place for early career growth or for those looking not to travel assuming you are flexible about the work you do. Opens many doors to other companies.

    ConsUS C level and corporate management is cutting costs to boost profits presumably to make up for overseas losses and is strangling growth
    Corporate's general lack of investment in their IT infrastructure hinders consultant productivity
    Benefits are slowly being cut
    Salaries are stagnant and they do not grow
    Morale is low as sales are down and turnover is increasing
    Bonus system is convoluted and can be frustrating
    The yearly review, promotion, and wage adjustment process is highly impersonal and not transparent at all
    *You might have to travel to stay billable depending on your salary level
    401k isn't matched until Dec 21 and requires 3 years to be vested

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop changing practices and unit structures every year. It generally upsets more people than it pleases and you don't give it enough time to see if these changes really work.
    Make the process for pay and promotions more transparent where at least there's some explanation to the results.
    Invest in your business, your people, and your infrastructure and be patient.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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