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Société Générale Reviews

Updated 8 Apr 2020

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3.5
65%
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Société Générale Chairman and CEO Frédéric Oudéa
Frédéric Oudéa
1,082 Ratings
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  • "Aucun bon rythme de travail surtout pour les jeunes (et ceux qui ont des enfants)(in 88 reviews)

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  1. "Software Developer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Hong Kong

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

    Pros

    Work life balance. Innovation liberty

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucratism and politics

    Société Générale2020-02-22
  2. "Good company culture"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Société Générale part-time

    Pros

    Balanced workload with other colleagues

    Cons

    Underpaid, less motivated compared with other intl banks

    Société Générale2020-04-07
  3. "Finance manager"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Hong Kong

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours work life balance

    Cons

    Low salary and no training

    Société Générale2020-02-26
  4. Helpful (1)

    "A place to learn things but don't stay"

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    Former Employee - Trading Assistant Trainee in Hong Kong
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    For a junior, it's a proper place to learn things, understand how things work out and accumulate some experiences

    Cons

    1. No clear expectation from the senior, no target set, not cared what progress you made, you are used as a tool and taught things when the senior find necessary for you to take the dirty work 2. No headcount no return, trainees are actually 1-year fixed-term contracts, just recruited to handle dirty work while saving their cost, after 1 year, they get a new guy and you are out, and also poor internal mobility 3. Continuous restructuring of the organization, teams and functions split and combined, combined and split endlessly, even managers are not sure the exact structure of the whole department 4. Shabby infrastructure and tools, laptops and desktops are slow and physically worn, too many internal databases with similar info and purpose, never a single day no database get bugs, many tools are not maintained and have to debug every day, keep developing unreliable VBA tools and changing daily processes 5. Teammates gather either as French or Hongkonger, almost no room to fit into if you don't speak both French and Cantonese, and almost no team building or any other team activities

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    Société Générale2020-03-10
  5. "Bad culture, but good hours"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Société Générale full-time

    Pros

    short hours, people more chill and relaxed

    Cons

    no sense of taking ownership of tasks, no cross training,

    Société Générale2020-02-26
  6. "Good company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Human Resources 

    I have been working at Société Générale full-time

    Pros

    Very clear career prospect seen

    Cons

    Comparatively a large proportion of French

    Société Générale2020-02-08
  7. "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.

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    Société Générale2020-01-20
  8. "Client coverage"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Société Générale full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is good Internal mobility encouraged

    Cons

    Too many french people Structure change every couple of years Low compensation

    Société Générale2020-01-30
  9. "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
  10. "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
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