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Good working environment

4.0 of 5 stars

February 2016 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

friendly working environment, intern can take responsibilities. Good platform and growing internationally,

Downers

Lacks exposure compared to tier one banks. bureaucracy and strong French culture (could be viewed as an upside)

Advice to Candidates

be prepared for the original french culture and french accent. but atomasphere is good and culture encourages you to take time with family and friends

Work life balance, responsibility, and respect

4.0 of 5 stars

November 2015 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Much better work life balance than at other IBs (shorter hours, weekends generally free)
Juniors treated respectfully and given responsibilities early on

Downers

Somewhat lower pay than at other IBs
Analyst associate VP promotion process a bit opaque

Advice to Candidates

SocGen has a long history and deeply rooted company culture. While the bank is less prestigious than other international IBs, employees take pride in working for SG and tend to stay on for a long time. The atmosphere is less cut-throat, friendly, and more respectful towards juniors. Competent and hard working juniors are given responsibility early on; others don't.
There is virtually no facetime and people rarely work on the weekends. Mobility between different teams within the investment bank or between offices is generally encouraged, although the process can sometimes take a while. There are ongoing training opportunities.
Pay is good, but tends to be a bit lower than at other international IBs. While a graduate generally has to have worked for at least 3 years as analyst to be promoted to associate, the promotion process can be somewhat opaque.