Sogeti Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
375 Reviews

3.1
375 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 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.  

    Couldn't wait to get out

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    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

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

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    • 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
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  5.  

    IT Projects time

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

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    • 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 for 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.  

    Self-Fulfilling

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    • 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 for 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
  8.  

    Decent consulting firm

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Columbus, OH (US)

    I worked at Sogeti full-time for 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
  9.  

    Things aren't what they appear to be.

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    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.  

    Entrepreneurial culture with lots of training for new hires and seasoned employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They give you a lot of opportunities to expand your knowledge base for professional development. The processes are becoming very mature and best practices are being established. Units are driven by a subset of employees but you have the opportunity to be part of that group if you have the desire and will.

    Cons

    The medical deductible is ridiculously high, bonus is paltry, salaries are low, they stress they want people to stay longer so they put all your money in your retirement plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the bonus structure to be more competitive with other consulting firms.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to start and gain experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Cincinnati, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Large exposure to different technologies that allows individuals to gain experience in the entire SDLC. This helps people plan their careers based upon what they enjoy doing and don't. Generous tuition reimbursement and 401k matching available immediately joining the company. Full pay when not on an active project.

    Cons

    In a individual augmentation resourcing model, employees have to maintain vocality about their involvement with the client for the organization to be recognized for promotions and raises. People can get forgotten about at their client sites by the unit if on projects that last over time. Bonus Program while generous is hard capped allowing X number or people to earn the maximum and basing the remainder to earn less and less, structured on additional hard caps. Due to the nature of the new practices structure, this leads to alienation between different career paths and the groups feel cliquey and fragmented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reducing internal cost is great but not at the expense of losing talent or reducing work quality of life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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