Sogeti Reviews

Updated 6 October 2014
Updated 6 October 2014
387 Reviews
3.0
387 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 28 reviews)

  • Great 401(k), Good Benefits-no premiums on med/dental co (in 24 reviews)


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

  • Work life balance is what they promote but in reality, it does not happen (in 9 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Things aren't what they appear to be.

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

    I worked at Sogeti full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits - matching 401K at 150% - tuition reimbursement - pay for certifications. Interesting assignments - paid time on bench.

    Cons

    If you use the benefits, it reduces your chance for a bonus. To earn a bonus, a lot of time outside of office hours is expected of you. Work life balance is what they promote but in reality, it does not happen. The more you do on your own time, the more that is expected of you.

    There is no transparency. People leave and they just disappear off the face of the earth - causes a lot of rumors to start - where if the company would just say "so and so has moved on for their own reasons", there would be less wondering and gossiping. Good people don't seem to last long - high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO doesn't care about the people at all. He claims transparency but there is none. You don't motivate people by humiliating them in front of their peers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work for !

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

    I have been working at Sogeti full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and the jobs are local - so none to very little traveling is required !

    Cons

    Internal workflows / processes are not so streamlined and are sometimes confusing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A good starting company, if you don't mind poor salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Paris (France)

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

    Pros

    Good projects, good personal technical improvement, character developpement, good team environment

    Cons

    poor management, no personal recognition for hard work, poor salary

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Self-Fulfilling

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

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

    Pros

    Consulting is NOT like a typical corporate job. Employees MUST take responsibility for their career.
    Will get out of it what you put in it.
    Great training opportunities & Great retirement Package!!

    Cons

    At times have lack of direction. Can be "idle" for long periods of time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's more than work, it's a family innovation lab

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Vice President in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    If you enjoy endless learning and driving client value, Sogeti is the place!

    Cons

    Finding time to get away from work, not enough back office support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the culture and invest in appreciation and branding.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Decent consulting firm

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

    I worked at Sogeti full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    100% pay on bench
    Good client base
    Profit sharing and excellent 401k matching

    Cons

    Account execs are poor in looking out for new clients
    Not much investment in growing the sales team
    Not much brand recognition in the market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the Sogeti name out in the market. Sponsor local events.
    Management has very strict top down approach. Local leaders do not have much leeway in making decisions in their respective units.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worst company to work.. No ethics at all. Never join this company...

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

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

    Pros

    No value to employees, they will decide to remove the employees with out giving any prior notice if they have no projects.

    Cons

    Worst management, they unnecessarly pull our legs and later no one cares for the employess and if something goes wrong they will remove the employees abruptly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    RACIST COMPANY...WHITES ONLY!

    • 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

    Pros

    Sogeti has a good benefits package...

    Cons

    Company is runned and controlled by white males and have a good ole boy network that's deeply rooted in the fabric of it's core. They pay white much more than any other racial groups. There are not people of color at the management or above levels. Sogeti has no diversity plans for hiring or promoting people of color. The culture of Sogeti is discriminatory towards people of color.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company that doesnt care an ounce about you

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Test Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    None i can think of

    Cons

    - 0 amount of training( i am a graduate) despite being promised that they will train and build skillset
    - below average salary
    - your treated as a cash coe

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - pretend you care, for those that pretend you care please try to care

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Decent benefits, but very poor treatment of consultants

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

    I worked at Sogeti full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - No insurance premiums
    - reasonable starting salaries
    - paid bench
    - education stipend is generous, if you can get them to approve your expenses
    - some people in management/sales are actually really nice and are trying to be good people, they just work for a company that doesn't support/enable that

    Cons

    - no support from management
    - poor treatment of employees and customers: threatened to sue both me and my client when i left
    - threatened to sue me for a breach of employee agreement by going to work for my client (not technically a violation, as it's not consulting services), though other people who left at the same time to work for their clients received no such threat
    - bonus structure is an absolute joke - recruiters love to tout "the opportunity for a $20,000 bonus!" but you will be lucky if you get $2,500.
    - no support for working mothers - i had to pump in a locker room, where i got walked in on by male cleaning staff
    - almost no annual compensation increase, and no communication about it last year
    - mixed messages: consistent emails saying how well the company is doing, funding bonuses at 102%, but consultants taking salary cuts
    - really poor morale in the office
    - mandatory evening events scheduled with a week's notice
    - not a ton of diversity in clients, though that may be changing
    - even when my client manager specifically told sogeti he wanted me to take a particular training class, they said they wouldn't let me pay for it with the education stipend they talk up while recruiting you.
    - local and even some national leadership doesn't seem to be able to handle pressure well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - treat your consultants like they are actually people, not walking dollar signs
    - don't be surprised when everyone who is good at their job leaves
    - don't burn bridges when your consultants leave. it's a small world, and you don't want them having horror stories to share

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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