Société Générale Reviews

Updated 8 May 2021

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Société Générale Chairman and CEO Frédéric Oudéa
Frédéric Oudéa
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  1. Featured Review

    "This is a great company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Programmer in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management, great teamwork, great culture

    Cons

    There are no cons for me

  2. "Good"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Quality Control Analyst in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like the teams and management

    Cons

    no pay increase in 3 years always an excuse

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  3. "Actually Pretty Good"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England, England

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits Package Reasonable amount of training A lot of leagues and chapters and guilds and other things you can get involved in, to supplement your day to day work

    Cons

    Main con is the constant re-organisations, meaning you never know if your job really is safe or not. This also means that social events and parties get cancelled a lot as it seems insensitive during times of people being at risk. Also, the typical stuff for working for a huge organisation - far too many emails and newsletters and meetings. Difficult to pass feedback up the line and know if anyone has actually taken your points on board. I listed training as a pro, which it is, BUT at the start of the financial year, everyone has to get training requests in quickly before the budget runs out. There's still good training courses to be had.

  4. "Grat company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in West Molesey, England, England

    I have been working at Société Générale full-time

    Pros

    Clear direction from mgmt about what they wanted to achieve

    Cons

    No real job growth, stuck where you were

  5. "Overall good experience"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good environment good work life balance

    Cons

    not clear governance within the bank

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Lack of career progression if you do not speak French."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Société Générale full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Some colleagues are really hard-working and intelligent (but they soon leave for better opportunities). - HR tries to care about employees but are ultimately restricted by the culture of the bank.

    Cons

    - Little to no progression routes if you do not speak French. -Lack of association between pay and actual work contribution (ideas and output not just time spent). -Minimal autonomy given to manage teams. -Very centralized direction from Paris which is not always the best direction for other regions. -Middle-management can be inept at times and are usually hired due to teams being in a crisis of letting the best people go and hiring the less than competent and then being unable to offload due to pay.

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  7. "Equity Finance Trader"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equity Finance Trader in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Workplace, Team spirit, IT support and infrastructures

    Cons

    Verticality, hard to be hired

  8. "Good atmosphere"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Trader in London, England, England

    I worked at Société Générale full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work & life Balance

    Cons

    Low pay compared to competition

  9. "Good organization bad compensation"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Business Manager in London, England, England

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

    Pros

    Flat organization and opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Bad pay, inefficient processes and constrained progression

  10. "Good company"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Manager in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flat organisation, opportunities to learn

    Cons

    No progression opportunities, bad pay

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