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Société Générale Reviews

Updated Sep 20, 2019

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3.4
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Société Générale CEO Frédéric Oudéa
Frédéric Oudéa
924 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work life balance for Female candidates(in 476 reviews)

  • "travail possible, poste de travail mac, indep passant en direct(in 136 reviews)

Cons
  • "Les longues heures de travail et la pression(in 74 reviews)

  • "(in 69 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with great future"

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    Current Employee - Sourcing Specialist in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loving it here. People are skilled and smart. Everyone tries to help. Salary is much higher than average in Montreal and objectives are realistic and fair. European ambience is fun... Great location downtown. Fun events regularly.

    Cons

    Company is very French and everyone who progresses is native French No flex time 9-5

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to become truly global not just a French company abroad

    Société Générale2019-07-26
  2. "Love the experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment Friendly and highly collaborative environment Very intelligent and highly motivated management team Great place to work with many different cultures Although its a French company english is used often and everyone tries best to communicate in with you in the language you are comfortable with

    Cons

    Montreal is not the head office so if you want to drive and don’t like being driven then this may not be for you.

    Société Générale2019-09-20
  3. "Risk analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Société Générale full-time

    Pros

    high level of ethical value. strong training programs. multinational bank.

    Cons

    low chances of heading up to top positions

    Société Générale2019-09-15
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great colleagues, uber incompetent upper management"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Great colleagues to work with and learn from. * Interesting challenges if you are in the right team and have a good manager like I had that let's you experiment. * Can do business trips to Paris, NYC, etc.

    Cons

    1. Management promotes a culture of mediocrity instead of promoting a culture of innovation. Management prefers "yes men/women" who do what they are told instead of people who can challenge decisions to make the product and processes better. 2. There is almost no way to be promoted. 95% promotions are filled from expats from France. The company absolutely has no vision for their employees not working in the... head office. Often, these people do not understand North American work culture and try to force their management style that does not work in this context. 3. All good employees are leaving because they can't handle the bad decisions from the management anymore. 4. You get promoted in the middle of the year to team lead? Congratulations. You will have more responsibilities and there is a high chance that you won't get a raise until the next year. 5. HR department is completely invisible, we aren't even sure if we have one.

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    Advice to Management

    1. Start listening to your GOOD employees and stop promoting the mediocre ones just because they agree with you and act like your little loyal soldiers. Or don't do any of this and watch your company burn and go through the ground. 2. Please, just please stop plugging in buzz words that you know nothing about. It does not make you smart.

    Société Générale2019-08-08
  5. "financial lending product marketing digital"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Owner 

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

    Pros

    interesting tasks, teamwork, good salary, driving atmosphere,

    Cons

    unlear future of russian economy

    Société Générale2019-07-01
  6. "very dynamic environment"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the environment is very dynamic. It is a friendly environment, we have a soccer team, basketball team, toastmaster... a lot of activities to make it pleasant for people to come to work.

    Cons

    Big company, a lot of processes

    Société Générale2019-03-05
  7. "Good balance between Work and Personal Life"

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    Current Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Société Générale full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Adaptability between work schedule and personal life schedule. Easy to accommodate when needed.

    Cons

    A lot of processes to work with.

    Société Générale2019-03-05
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Politics is killing the company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice location Free coffee Allows you to experiment

    Cons

    Politics No company culture Heavy processes Totally dependant on Paris main office

    Advice to Management

    Construct a vision with the right people

    Société Générale2019-03-12
  9. Helpful (1)

    "VP"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Société Générale for more than a year

    Pros

    Convenient localization Close to the metro Nice building Not a good place to work Weak leadership

    Cons

    No respect for employees If you refuse to work overtime you will get fired Managers play favoritism, especially if you are from India HR is never present at the office You will be fired if you get sick False training promises

    Société Générale2019-02-04
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Would not recommend"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Location. Free coffee. Friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Some manager over-sell the positions to cadidates. Poor HR department. Poor salaries compared to the overall market.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees. Make decent offers.

    Société Générale2019-01-07
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