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Société Générale Reviews

Updated 26 Mar 2020

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3.0
56%
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Société Générale Chairman and CEO Frédéric Oudéa
Frédéric Oudéa
56 Ratings
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  • "Aucun bon rythme de travail surtout pour les jeunes (et ceux qui ont des enfants)(in 88 reviews)

  • "(in 75 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Société Générale part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great perks, salary, life balance

    Cons

    Cant say any cons about working here

    Société Générale2020-01-08
  2. "A Good Bank to Work at"

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    Current Employee - Vice President - Cyber in London, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Société Générale full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You’re entrusted with responsibility from day one.

    Cons

    If you have a good manager, it’s all good.

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    Société Générale2019-11-25
  3. "Staff"

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    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Société Générale full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Used to look after their staff

    Cons

    No longer look after their staff

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    Société Générale2020-03-20
  4. "Flexibility trade-off with salary growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and flexibility (2 days work from home per week)

    Cons

    Slow growth, low mobility and below market salary adjustment

    Société Générale2020-03-11
  5. "All right"

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in London, England

    I have been working at Société Générale full-time

    Pros

    Good role, interesting work, nice colleagues

    Cons

    Poor pay, beurocracy and crumbling infrastructure

    Société Générale2020-03-06
  6. "Good people, nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Société Générale full-time

    Pros

    The people who work there, benefits, flexible working

    Cons

    Key decisions and directions are coming from headquarters in France

    Société Générale2020-03-05
  7. "Forward thinking"

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    Former Employee - Administrator in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Société Générale full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Plenty of career opportunities available

    Cons

    Benefits are good but they need to ensure they keep up with competitors on salaries

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    Société Générale2020-02-11
  8. "Good work life balance but communication lacking"

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    Former Employee - Financial Reporting Accountant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Société Générale full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Rigid hierarchical structure and lack of communication of the department's mission or objectives beyond the senior management level.

    Société Générale2020-01-17
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Very corporate"

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    They give you a lot of training (if you fight for it a little). They have a good benefits package in general (private healthcare etc). The new building in Canary Wharf is pretty nice.

    Cons

    No job security. The work is simply boring. They are trying to move as much of the development functions as possible to Bangalore, meaning the team you work with will be in a different timezone. The hierarchy seems very important to some people. Often have to comply with directives from Paris Headquarters - sent by people who do not have anything to do with the project you're working on, and therefore had no reason to eg make up a code freeze on your application. The organisation is far too big to get anything done effectively eg set up new accounts for apps, or find the right person to speak to if something is wrong.

    Société Générale2020-02-17
  10. "I enjoyed my time"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England

    I worked at Société Générale full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - very experienced friendly colleagues - environment pushes you to improve your skills

    Cons

    - long hours - stressful atmosphere

    Société Générale2020-01-07
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