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Sogeti Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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Sogeti CEO Hans van Waayenburg
Hans van Waayenburg
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Pros
  • Decent benefits (150% 401k match, 12k Tuition Reimbursment, Training Opportunites) (in 29 reviews)

  • Time-off for work/life balance is one of the best I have seen (in 13 reviews)

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

  • It seems that we always talk about Solutioning and practices but end up doing staff augmentation (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Exciting, Fast Pace and able to make a real contribution

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter in London, England
    Former Employee - Recruiter in London, England

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

    Pros

    Medium and fast growing
    Lots of need for recruitment across a variety of different tech roles
    Ownership of recruitment decisions from employment branding, job board selection, ATS optimization etc
    Organisation that values the recruitment process. Recruiters are seen as advisors and experts within the business
    Flexible in terms of working from home and taking time off when needed
    Allowed to work autonomously, no micro managing

    Cons

    Big Focus on Tech Hiring - can be a negative if your not a Tech recruiter.

  2. Avoid it at all cost

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    Former Employee - Test Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Test Analyst in London, England

    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

    Nice co-workers. People who like you are stuck and looking for a job!

    Cons

    - Evil HR team. They treat you like a number

    - Poor training

    - No recognition

    - Very insulting salary. Like £18K for their graduate scheme. How on earth someone could live in London by this salary?

    - Long bench time

    Advice to Management

    Resign now!

  3. Helpful (3)

    Avoid at all costs.

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England

    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

    - Strong camaraderie among some consultants as we were aware we had all made a horrible mistake joining this organisation.

    Cons

    - Terrible salary
    - Claim not to be a body shop operation but completely are.
    - Incompetent HR
    - High attrition rate. People are keen to leave as soon as they join as they see what a sham it is.
    - Little recognition for going the extra mile.
    - Little scope for progression.

    Advice to Management

    Just rebrand as a recruitment consultancy. Anything else is just being dishonest.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Company that doesnt care an ounce about you

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    Current Employee - Test Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Test Analyst in London, England

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

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

    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 Management

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

  6. A supporting and Friendly company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England

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

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

    Pros

    A very comprehensive training program was laid on for all of the graduates who joined in the summer of 2013, this included all graduates completing the ISEB qualification helping to provide a deeper knowledge when speaking to prospective clients.

    As well as technical training Sogeti worked with an external sales training provider for a range of sessions which helped with questioning techniques and overall mannerisms whilst performing the role.

    The culture of the company is very friendly and you will be supported by senior management who are keen on encouraging continual development which is a positive sign as a graduate.

    Cons

    It would be great to have a larger emphasis on cross departmental team building, such as away days or a regular sports team which all members of Sogeti could participate in.

  7. A innovative and welcoming company, which balances being a trailblazer in it's field with a welcoming environment.

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A stirling and well rounded training facility, combined with support from all area's of senior managment gave me both the skills and the confidence to progress and succeed. Within 4- months of joining the company I had been sent on 4 training courses as well as having spent considerable time with each of the sector heads. Additionally, It is great to be part of a leading company with such a respectable presence in the market and a real emphasis on remaining there.

    Cons

    Whist the social aspect of the company more than furfills expectations, it would be nice to have more of an orientation towards team building days and sports teams. However, that said I know plans are in place to start a company football team.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to take the time to interact with new staff. This interaction provides both a welcoming aspect whilst making you feel valued and enthusiastic about work.

  8. new HR team is useless

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits, good brand, nice colleagues. excellent training courses

    Cons

    bad new HR team at sogeti UK, long bench time, need to pay back training fees if leave within a year after the training

    Advice to Management

    Change the HR team!

  9. Sogeti UK offers a real oportunity to make a real difference, and work with really lovely people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head of UK Marketing in London, England
    Current Employee - Head of UK Marketing in London, England

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work life balance, growing organisation, entrepreneurial spirit, flat management where your voice can be heard, always something new and exciting going on.

    Cons

    Internal communication could be better, but working in a consultancy this is always tough for those working on client site. As a result of consultants dotted around the country, you don't always get to see or know everyone in the business as often or as well as you might like, however the executive team does well to arrange social gatherings, quarterly meetings etc.

  10. Good clients and great colleagues

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really friendly, helpful colleagues
    Good career progression for those that work hard
    Lots of good clients and currently Sogeti in the UK is growing & expanding
    Creator of industry standard TMap and TPI methodologies
    In-house training courses and lots of scope to improve skills!

    Cons

    Possibility for need to travel for projects
    Not a con for me, but workload is often very busy with lots going on and need to remain flexible to manage new requests

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve communications

  11. Excellent place to work. Loads of opportunity for career progression if you're good at your job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of customers to work. Lots of them are blue-chip and finance based
    The company is expanding a lot in the UK and there is a lot of opportunity to progress
    There are training courses available to Consultants like ISTQB etc
    Very good name in the market because of the formal testing processes and developed methodologies like TMAP

    Cons

    Sometimes you will need to travel across the country to work on different customer sites. They are up front with that as a possibility in the interview though.
    Also you have be very good to get to the higher levels of consultant because of competition

    Advice to Management

    More readily available automation courses

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