- SOGETI U.S.A., INC20.Jan 2016
The company spent some time on "sch_ool spirit", encouraging participation in after-h_ours social events. Where the company culture failed was that management expected the rank and file to attend business-related functions on their own personal time after h_ours. In addition, there was a major stigma as_sociated with being "on the bench" - the anxiety of not knowing when you might be going to another project grew each week you weren't actively billing, and while bench time could have been a time of both re-charging and technical development, the subtle message was that you were one step closer to the door. The accountants even had a term for this ... "burden".
Support from management
Leadersh_ip was present, but could have been better. Styles of management were a mixed bag, ranging from the nuanced to the pushy. I was hired by a really cool supervisor but he went on to other areas so that was a disappointment.