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Sogeti Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
Sogeti – Chicago – “office lobby”

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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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    Couldn't wait to get out

    Principal Consultant (Former Employee) London, England

    Prossome people were nice
    head office in London city centre
    office easily commutable

    Consthe management
    the hr team
    no scope for promotion
    abysmal pay
    no sense of team work
    no work ethics or integrity
    no respect for employees
    hardly any projects to send consultants on so a lot of people on the bench while the company continues to recruit more staff

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecruit staff when there are projects to send them on instead of lining them all up on the bench. Company growth is important but so is company revenue. There's no point employing people for the sake of showing the company is growing while not having any projects to send them on for months at a time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst company in NY

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsThey lure you with false promises

    ConsI was hired for a position that never existed. I ended up waiting for a project for 2 months , kept getting a response from management that they would place me at the earliest. Nothing materialized and they showed me the door saying I was not a good fit. I realized in 2 months that they just a staffing company and not a solution provider as they claim. Management is pathetic and HR is even worse. They have such a weak relationship with their clients.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShut down this unit.

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

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    Poorly managed staffing firm (Seattle unit)

    Consultant (Former Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    Pros- place where you will definitely end up getting a job
    - reason for above is consultants do not stay here for long unless they have a personal limitation ( family or otherwise) and there is no reason they should unless they have a personal limitation ( family or otherwise)
    - anyone looking to join should plan well in advance their priorities and manage their expectations
    - my advice would be to go with the flow in this unit and don't be surprised if you get a whole new flavor of consulting experience

    Cons- certainly not a place for technical consultants
    - neither a place for young aspiring candidates to hope for an awesome start to their careers
    - don't be surprised with workplace politics in this unit ; higher ups spend more time dealing/creating politics and serving self interests than focusing on growing the company or people or finding projects

    Advice to Senior Management- manage the culture crisis and the talent crisis in Seattle unit
    - invest in right kind of talent especially at the higher end of the hierarchy in this unit
    - I had heard some great things about Sogeti from people who worked long back that was the reason I joined, I was definitely disappointed to see the current failing state
    - Seattle unit needs a total re-haul - do that re-haul
    - as with anything persistence pays - so good luck with your efforts!

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

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    Employment is like a Contract position

    Manager Consultant (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA (US)

    ProsBig offers to make you dream of career growth, Educational assistance upto 12 grand a year, 150% 401K Contribution etc..

    But dreams will remain as dream.. They will terminate you before your 401K vesting start (within 3 years)
    They will never approve your educational expense request..
    You will be terminated as soon as your billing ends..

    A big Sham and a big shame for Cap Gemini for carrying this brand

    ConsThey will not promote any career growth, educational assistance and terminate you before your 401K company contribution gets vested

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease take out all the attractive benefits and accept that you are like a contracting company who wil terminate employees as they complete their billing engagement

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

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    Staff Augmentation with minimal communication

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSogeti has a nice brand name with a high profile parent company; CapGemini. It has a great benefits package including a terrific 401k option...if you can wait 3 years for it to vest. There are lots of talented people employed by Sogeti who are passionate about what they do and can deliver high quality work.

    ConsThere is little to no communication from leadership to it's consultants. The moral is low and not much is being done to change that. There is a high turnover rate and the projects are tactical in nature.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRegroup and realize your consultants are a valued asset and not a warm body to staff. Have an open and transparent communication process.

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

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    Horrible, have no idea why I stayed so long.

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

    ProsFew decent colleagues that you can work with
    Some clients are nice and understanding.

    ConsLow pay and minimum raises.
    Having managers who have no technical skills and do not know what you do.
    Backstabbing for any sort of bonus.
    No opportunity for advancement.
    No support from management and no opportunity for training.
    You are left to your own, sink or swim.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire yourselfs.
    Fire your yes man.

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

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    Violations.. this "business" needs to be audited.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsNone... you are wasting your time.

    ConsNo Human Resources. And thats just a start..

    Advice to Senior ManagementA total overhaul of the company structure on how it operates. There is absolutely no accountability leadership in this company. Complete misconception of leadership. This company operates like a Mafia.

    Its NO DIFFERENT from a third grade consulting body shop, picking up folks from third party body shops for pennies and fresh grads, under compensating and exploiting them on Visa and immigration aspects. Complete lack of ethics, quality.

    DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME HERE.. JUST NOT WORTH IT. You will be just jeopardizing your career.

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

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    Good for new grads, but make your stay short

    Consultant (Former Employee) Dallas, TX (US)

    ProsGets you corporate experience but other than that I would recommend finding a better place after a year or 2

    ConsLow pay. A lot of politics go on. CEO decreases benefits. Nearly impossible to get a bonus. Have no sense of direction

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

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    Consulting sweat shop.

    Consultant (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC (US)

    Pros401k is matched at 150% up to the first 6%.

    ConsMediocre pay structure. Factory mentality. Disgusting PTO plan. It's a billing machine not an employer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour supposed to be a boutique consulting firm, not a factory.

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

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    Stay away from the Dayton Unit!

    Managing Consultant (Former Employee) Dayton, OH (US)

    ProsIn my time with Sogeti I had some great engagements that helped me grow both professionally and personally. However, that was mostly at the hands of my clients.

    ConsOver the last year, the sales funnel has dried up. Those suffering the most are the consultants. Experience ranks lower than low cost resources.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNew leadership is needed in the Dayton unit. Most consultants are just waiting for their day to be called in to be laid off. Business leaders in the Dayton market view Sogeti as nothing more than a resource shop and are more often passing on Sogeti due to the "Right to Hire" clause written into the Master Services Agreement with their clients.

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

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