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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  1.  

    Things aren't what they appear to be.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3.  

    Great place to start and gain experience

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    • 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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  5.  

    Great experiences, hard to balance responsibilities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Consultant  in  Dayton, OH (US)
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Dayton, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    There is plenty of access to training and learning materials. The large client base allows for a diverse project experience. The network of consultants that are at your disposal make searching for solutions easier. There are plenty of opportunities to grow and have fun outside of the work environment.

    Cons

    Straight out of college, due to the nature of consulting, it is hard to find your place within the company. The on-boarding process for setting expectations and how the company works is slow and lacking consistency.

    The system for gauging client satisfaction is broken. The expectations for how sanctification is reported and how this effects consultants (bonus and promotion) is not communicated well by Account Executives leading to skewed metrics or numbers being made up.

    Due to the counselor system having to balance client delivery with reaching out to counselees it is hard to feel connected at time. This tension, coupled with the extra (outside of 40 hours) activities for practices, account development and community activities makes the work life balance very challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seems that some of the directional changes going forward contradict each other. May want to evaluate how these changes will impact the vision for the future.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work when there IS work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I worked at Sogeti full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits, great training opportunities.

    Cons

    Not always enough work to keep everyone engaged on projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve sales pipeline.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    No specific tech background, but they still brought me on board.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer/Consultant  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Software Developer/Consultant in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    If you are interested in developing your skills in IT, Sogeti has everything you need to advance. They provide the tools and the connections, but it is 100% up to you to take advantage of it.

    Cons

    You are not being paid close to what they bill you for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More happy hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experiences when billing at a client

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Good partnership with Microsoft and IBM, generally no travel and local projects and ability to grow if you don't mind working above and beyond.
    You get promoted quickly and sometimes even if you are not qualified with the assumption that you can perform (can be a pro or a con).

    Cons

    During interviews, company will showcase their training and mentor-ship (counselor) programs which look great until you join the company. There is absolutely no investment in employees for training etc. (There are trainings delivered by other consultants but they are usually sub-optimal). You will most likely never attend a training session/course that's not free (or involves travel).
    As long as you are billing, life looks great and the culture feels good. But when you are not, you need to look for other options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in employees. Don't refer to the college tuition payment program as your great offering - very few can take advantage of a $10,000 college tuition reimbursement (with several terms and conditions) especially if you are an experienced consultant looking to grow mid-level or senior level management.
    Bonus system is a point based system which ain sounds great during interview but comes off as being very unfair and appears to be based on a very cryptic model that no one can explain or understand under the hood.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company but "good old boy" connections needed to move up.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Bellevue, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Bellevue, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Nice salary and fairly good benefits. 401K is great if you can stick around for 3 years. Management mostly leaves you alone to go about your business. There is a hands off mentality to their management style which is nice while you are busy working away at the clients office.

    Cons

    The bonus structure is a joke and you have to be "in" with the graders to really make a bonus that is worth anything. Don't let the recruiter talk you into the fact that it is easy to hit the $10 or $20K bonuses. Literally only the golden employees hit those. If you land $2.5K bonus you did really well. The reimbursement program is a hassle and the company credit card does not create any efficiencies. You might as well use your personal card to get the benefits from it (miles or points).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you invest in the right managers that are committed to the area they are located in. A division manager in Seattle cannot perform his job very well if they live on the other side of the country.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ok company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Sogeti full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Give you access to all kind of training materials. Access to a MSDN license to download any Microsoft software if you were in the app dev group. Get to meet many different people to network.

    Cons

    Healthcare could be better for families. Great if you were single or no kids. They were only concern with bill rate and and you being billable. You had to avoid the bench, but if you are on the bench management doesn't make you few like you have a secured job. But AE tend to focus on existing clients, just getting new projects with same client rather then finding new client. Also when interviewed I asked is they were project based or staff augmented. Was told they are focusing more on projects but in end because you have to play the bench game you have to take anything they offered. Otherwise you run risk of getting laid off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good opportunities in various industries

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software QA  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software QA in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Sogeti as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Sogeti provides good opportunties in various industries. They try to best place you on your qualificaitons.

    Cons

    Sogeti offers much training, but once place for your 6 - 9 - 12 month contract, it is hard to find/make time to get the additonal training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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