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Updated 13 Dec, 2014
Updated 13 Dec, 2014
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  1.  

    Legal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Société Générale.

    Interview Details

    I was selected to interview after submitting my resume through a school-sponsored database. I attended their super day over the phone because I couldn't fly out at the time (Snowpocalypse '14). I only had two interviews that lasted about 20 minutes each. The first was more of a judge of fit (why do I want to work here, what do I think I'd be doing for them, etc.) and the second picked at my qualifications to be a good legal intern (how do I think I'm qualified for this position). They got back to me in about a week with their decision.

    Interview Questions
    • What makes you think you're qualified for the job?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation involved
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Société Générale in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    HR people did not look me in the eyes nor read my resume prior to the interview.
    made me wait 4hour for next interview for nothing as the person from the next interview told me she just receive a negative feedback from HR

    Interview Questions
    • Not a question but a logic test similar to those found in IQ tests   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Front End Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Société Générale in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Two rounds of technical interviews followed by one managerial and one hr rounds. They generally conduct interviews as drives so, expect a lot of candidates to be present with similar skill set as yours.

    Interview Questions
    • sql join questions for a front end developer position   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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  5.  

    Graduate Trainee, Legal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Société Générale in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Originally applied as legal trainee for corporate & investment banking and I was turned down but a recruiter called me a month later in relation to a different trainee position that they felt better suited my skills and experience. The phone call was just a general chat about the position and then they emailed me the specification, I replied detailing my interest and an interview date was set. The interviewer was very pleasant, one of the lawyers that the successful applicant would be working under. Note, HR people did not interview me so I suspect they are just looking for someone that is keen and that they could work well with. The interviewer didn't ask any trick questions and most of the time was spent explaining the role and how the role plays within SocGen as a whole. Further, the interviewer emphasised that people normally only stay within this role for a year - it is to be viewed as an experience/stepping stone and realistically not as the start of a continued career within SG.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Credit Research Analyst () Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied for few internship roles, was not successfull but CV was stored and HR called me back 3 months later to offer me another role, closer to my previous work experiences and skills set. Took a writing test with 10 questions on calculating basic ratios and metrics (FCF, EBITDA, etc). Then met with two senior analysts via videoconference (was in Paris, job based in London). 10 days later, got a job offer

    Interview Questions
    • give a brief financial analysis of this specific company/sector   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no room for negotiation
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Associate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Société Générale.

    Interview Details

    Back to back 3 interviews
    - First for business knowledge 1/2 an hour
    - Second technical interview 1 hour
    - Third with the manager mostly behavioral interview, questions about handling pressure, communication with the clients, troubleshooting techniques.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected, straight forward questions regarding .NET framework development.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    If they need you they will hire you
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Financial Engineer Pricing Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Société Générale in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied via campus recruiting system, got Interviewed 5 times, and 1 on-site interview at SG's trading floor. All technical questions on options, exotics, hybrids, some vba programmings, probability brain teaser, interest rate models, correlation related questions, stochastic models...

    Interview Questions
    • All are difficult. But if well prepared, it won't be too crazy.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Middleware Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Société Générale in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter on LinkedIn, I completely forgot my experiences. I decided to take a look at the job. I agreed to the phone interview which i agreed. The decided to bring me in for a face to face. I fly from Florida to Jersey City. Once I got there and found out that I was black, it was like I should not be there. The most racist interview in my life. I was told that I was not Jewish.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Société Générale in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had two face to face interview at Chennai for a opening. Hierarchy is very layered and can be misleading. Example: TL - 8A/8B, Asst Mgr - 7A/7B, Mgr - 6A/6B etc

    H.R is not very transparent about hierarchy in the company and this can be misleading and cause confusion for any potential candidate applying for an opening.

    Had 3 rounds of salary negotiations post which offer was rolled out. It was only in the last round they clarified about the actual hierarchy in the company. In hindsight it was a difficult but good decision I let the offer go as much better offers came after.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't any particularly difficult questions that were asked. All questions were along expected lines   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    arrogant H.R and company not transparent about hierarchy

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Interview Details

    Interview was fairly reasonable. Nothing too bad, generally the expected questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Don't negotiate a summer internship, dummy
    Accepted Offer

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