Also Known As: SocGen, Societe Generale
- Good opportunities both to switch teams and focus
- Weekend work is rare
- Seniority counts more than it should
- Career progression not as rapid as desired
ABOUT THIS COMPANY:A bank decreed
French banking giant Société Générale was formed by a decree signed by France’s then-emperor Napoleon III on 4 May 1864, founding the firm in order to “foster the development of trade and industry in France.” During the past two centuries, that’s what Société Générale has done.
Société Générale fast evolved into a leading European financial services company and a major player in the global market. The firm began its international expansion in 1871 with the opening of a London branch. By 1913, the booming banking powerhouse had established 1,400 branches and established itself as a network bank. The company remained private until 1945, when the bank’s capital stock passed into the hands of the French government. Then in 1970, Société Générale stepped up its international development, concentrating on Asia and Eastern Europe. Ten years later, in 1980, the bank had branches in 54 countries. At end-March 2009, GIMS (Global Investment Management & Services) had €332 billion in assets under management, €2,762 billion in assets under custody and €8.8 billion in direct banking.
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