SG is the investment bank that doesn't kill it's people
Vice President of Information Technology (Current Employee) – New York, NY – May 14, 2016
Compared to the historical perception of the investment bank as a bank that subjects its people routinely to 80 or 90 hour weeks, at SG, the expectation is you work pretty much a normal day. Except during very busy project time periods, the office generally is pretty cleared out by 5:30 or so, and people have a relatively good work life balance. The culture is very good, however, sometimes overly bureaucratic. Benefits are outstanding, though pay will lag behind, but what you lose in pay, you'll get back in quality of life. If I didn't have other plans for the future, I certainly would be staying here.
Intern (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 30, 2015
I learned a lot of things I could use in the future, such as knowing how to use Microsoft word and excel, and allocating limits. My coworkers were great, they never gave me a hard time. I always did my work on time and at a fast pace. The hardest part of my internship was dealing with rude customers and that made me learn how to have patience. The most enjoyable part was having an open mind and learning new things each day.
Tech Lead for FX Front Office ( VP ) (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 19, 2015
Great place if you want to relax at work. Lots of vacation and not that much work to do. If you can sit through meetings and play the metrics game a bit it can be a very relaxed place to work with few deliverables and an occasional trip to paris.
V.P., Business Analyst, DMA Trade Support (Former Employee) – New York, NY – September 23, 2015
The team I worked on was all about getting things done the right was with out any drama. I felt comfortable speaking my mind even when expressing concerns or disagreement on how to do things. I learned a lot during my time there which was one of my objectives.
The team I was on was productive and politics free.
The positives went away as we intergrated into the larger organization.
Global company focused on business models that don't work in all cases
Chicago Office (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 15, 2015
Overall, good company with good benefits. Big, global, corporate feeling may be overwhelming at times. Has tons of internal communications that jam up email inboxes. Lots of regulations to keep up with. Nice people to work with if you are an insider.
good benefits, large bank with opportunities
changing business model, focused on bottom line, no job guarantee
Great team, who collectively enjoyed working together,and gave 500% daily
Senior Securities lending Associate (Former Employee) – New York City Park Ave – July 8, 2015
Reviewing the days work for possible exposure to the firm. Creating an excel spreadsheet ,notifing sales and management, to possible loss or penalties. Retransmit recall letters.Making sure we where in complience with short and long buy-in execution notices and reduce P&L. Notifying contra brokers of returned securities in a timely manner, emphasizing if its recalled stock..Management supported our ideas to improve work conditions, reduce risk,and exposure. Executing buy-in orders when contra brokers are exposed for a day.A trader kills a notification buy-in letter and fails to notify all concerned parties.
We respected and worked as one team one goal
waiting on contra parties with possible executing prices
IT Service Delivery Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – June 9, 2015
Work life balance isn't too bad for most of the teams. No room for career advancement for non french speakers.The senior management is sharp and well informed but day to day managers are lacking knowledge to lead teams.