Sogeti Reviews

Updated 10 September 2014
Updated 10 September 2014
375 Reviews
3.1
375 Reviews
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Sogeti Chairman & CEO Luc-François Salvador
Luc-François Salvador
46 Ratings

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 16 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sogeti

    Pros

    Strong Client Pipeline
    Strong Testing Methodologies and Processes

    Cons

    Not integrated with Capgemini
    Limited Scope of Growth after a level

  2.  

    Couldn't wait to get out

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England

    I worked at Sogeti full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    the 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 ManagementAdvice

    Recruit 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to start testing but move on... quickly!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - UK Based Tester  in  London, England
    Current Employee - UK Based Tester in London, England

    I have been working at Sogeti full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    In house training (Online courses)
    Good benefits
    Travel expenses
    Wider range of different projects
    Agile
    SC clearance (Depends on client)

    Cons

    Time on the bench
    Work life balance doesn’t exist
    Lack of comms from management
    Promotion opportunities lacking
    Sometimes seems to be unorganised - no one knows what’s going on
    Hard or impossible to get on training courses
    Never given straight answers from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff

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

    If you want to learn how to Test properly this is the place

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England

    I worked at Sogeti full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent place to learn and grow as a testing specialist, very good place to be training as they have in house training company

    Cons

    The variety of projects, the clientst that were treated as a priority were not implementing cutting edge technology, there is a not enough of market share in Financial Services
    Salary Package often under market rates
    Hard to get on training courses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at career development and reward those appropriately

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    IT Projects time

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

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

    Pros

    Good but sometimes late in giving projects, have to go on bench.

    Cons

    lack on Investment banking projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more Agile.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    My experience at Sogeti has been very positive overall.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Good collaboration with the Consultants. We hire very talented Consultants that are innovative for our Clients.

    Cons

    Lack of training for Account Executives. Thoughts of just do the job as we pay you well. We don't need national training or meetings for you to meet and collaborate with others.

    No growth opportunity for Account Executives. Very male dominated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find some female leadership and provide leadership training to your Leaders. Just because they were a good Consultant does NOT make them a good leader

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Working @ Sogeti Netherlands as a Relationship manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Vianen, South Holland (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Vianen, South Holland (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    responsebility, freedom, very nice colleagues, respect, expertise, possebilities, personal growth, telephone, laptop, culture fit

    Cons

    salary, personal benefit structure, short term goals, less external courses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe we have to start a personal benfit structure for the IT pro's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Things aren't what they appear to be.

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    • 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 for 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
  10.  

    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 for 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
  11.  

    It is ok so far, but future seems to be deteriorating

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    150% 401K match
    No premium pay for health insurance

    Cons

    *Very high deductible health insurance- 12k
    *Bonus plan that never benefits a consultant. It only benefits the top management
    *No over time or comp time for extra hours worked. They say all the extra hours goes to your bonus points to increase your bonus potential. That is not true.
    *They are slowly taking away benefits from employees. The recent policy change was , no pto accrual if you have more than 200 hrs.
    *They are loosing clients. Account Executives are not capable.
    *It's a body shop.
    *They say they will pay on bench. But if they can't find a project for you in few weeks,, they will ask you to leave the company.
    *Very weak account exes who just care about their commission from their existing clients only. They don't look for new opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a vision what you want to be. Don't get caught up with the confusion of consulting firm vs body shop. In reality you are currently running a body shop.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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