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Société Générale Reviews

Updated 23 Jan 2020

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3.5
64%
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73%
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Société Générale Chairman and CEO Frédéric Oudéa
Frédéric Oudéa
1,026 Ratings
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  • "nients de travail de l'entreprise(in 83 reviews)

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  1. "Software Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment for learning skills in IT: freedom for greenfield projects but deep stack to leverage on, challenging data throughput to manage, etc. Good starting salary

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy, too much power of Paris over the regions. Low bonus and not so good salary for senior persons, poor strategy from HR to retain those people result in 'brain drain' of our smartest people that we trained.

    Advice to Management

    More power to regions, Better HT strategy to keep our smartest guys.

    Société Générale2020-01-20
  2. "Relaxed"

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    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Less hierarchy and work life balance

    Cons

    Not compensating hard work enough

    Société Générale2020-01-15
  3. "System engineer"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good opportunities for the one who want to work in investment banking

    Cons

    speak french is better the english

    Société Générale2019-12-05
  4. "Market Activity Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Learning Experience in good environment

    Cons

    Choose not to say Honestly

    Société Générale2019-11-30
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Culture Sucks"

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    Current Employee - Risk Manager in Hong Kong
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Work Life balance .

    Cons

    bad work culture , lack of sense of belonging

    Advice to Management

    Treat your non french employees better

    Société Générale2019-11-12
  6. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Société Générale full-time

    Pros

    Good working culture, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Inefficient workflow, more opportunity if you know French

    Advice to Management

    More communication to the team for ideas

    Société Générale2019-08-28
  7. "C++ Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Interesting projects - Few colleagues are extremely smart - Good culture and team spirit - Great Work/Life balance - Easy to switch team

    Cons

    - Salary clearly not competitive, one of the lowest compared to the competition - Overachieving is pointless salary wise - Lot of people do the bare minimum

    Advice to Management

    Keep your best employee by rewarding them accordingly

    Société Générale2019-08-28
  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Société Générale full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Management, agile culture, internal mobility

    Cons

    Highly dependant on France headquarters

    Advice to Management

    Empower more staff

    Société Générale2019-08-22
  9. "Not very motivating"

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    Former Employee - Trader in Hong Kong
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance Friendly people

    Cons

    No diversity Bad management Lots of politics

    Société Générale2019-08-18
  10. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Société Générale full-time

    Pros

    Good learning place, lots of people with strong technical skills

    Cons

    Incompetent managers creating too much politics; too much turnover of people who actually work;

    Société Générale2019-07-29
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