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Who we are

Our DNA, or who we are as a supplier, a partner or an employer can be described in a few words:

Technology Excellence
Team Spirit
Reliability
Pride and Passion
Result-driven
Simplicity
Proximity and Intimacy
Fun

Real comments, from real people below!
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Technology Excellence


"What I appreciate about Sogeti is, first of all, the technical skills of their people, the way they find solutions to problems. You sense that behind this problem-solving capability, there is also good organisation and collective knowledge."
Pascale Montrocher, Dassault Aviation, France

"Technology has never been more exciting than today. IT and technology have really found their way into the core of the business. And all of this moves faster and faster."
Andreas Sjöström, Sogeti Sweden


"You need about seven years to train somebody on the mainframe, about the same time it takes to become a doctor. We have to pass the knowledge and experience on to a younger generation because it still remains there. That’s why we started the mainframe academy. It is exciting because the youngsters really dig it".

Thierry Vande Voorde, Sogeti Belgium

"Another piece of this IT puzzle was to increase the maturity of the IT organisation itself. Again Sogeti has played a significant role in this."
Alan Cullop, NetJets Inc., USA
 
Team Spirit

"Sogeti is like a village. You’ll never walk alone."
Geert Dreuning, Sogeti Netherlands

"Although Sogeti is a big company, the way it is managed gives room to entrepreneurship and thought leadership among vibrant groups of experts. Sharing knowledge - through social and digital networks - is part of this vibrancy."
Andreas Sjöström, Sogeti Sweden

"Trust is the first value that is important to our relationship. Trust and understanding. We both should sit at the table and get to common understandings. I want us to act as equal partners."
Edwin D’Hondt, Umicore, Belgium

"What I like is the way we co-operate, the sharing of knowledge and the notion of a ‘nest’, the family feeling. That’s more important than only being in business for the money."
Jérôme Lecolazet, Sogeti High Tech, France

"For some providers we were even too small, but not for Sogeti. They made a proposal that was very good for us. They saw the potential, gave us good prices and a clear way of operating. Now we are growing fast, side by side with Sogeti, in a win-win situation."
Joaquim Montal, Cofidis, Spain

"These are exciting times for our people; it is great that we are part of this story of growth. Sogeti India is a passionate organization. At the same time, we realize that we need to be adaptable and flexible to work with the different countries and cultures, to ensure that we have good relationships with all of them."
Harshawardhan Tulapurkar, Sogeti India
 
Reliability

"From the very outset, through each important step of our history, Sogeti has been one of a small group of suppliers working with us. Our relationship is based on a powerful combination of stability and capability. It has matured into a manifestly stable partnership. Together, we introduced IT into the heart of the postal services, with mail-sorting applications – the company’s core business, in fact!"
Henny Wesseling, TNT Post, Netherlands

"The great thing about Sogeti is that they have a whole network of specialists to fall back on. If things really get complicated, Sogeti always has an expert at their disposal – somewhere!"
Wim Vliegenthart. International Card Services, Netherlands

"Going Service-Oriented Architecture is not like any other IT project. You start a whole new relationship with the client. It’s a challenge for both parties. You’re on a journey towards a successful end, but it will take trust, confidence and time to get there."
Manuel de Juan Palop, Sogeti Spain

"We considered Sogeti to have the most appropriate competences and capabilities to deliver on such a crucial project."
Patrick Hereng, Total, France

"It is important to have somebody at the table who can challenge you about the journey forward by discussing scenarios and generating ideas. These exchanges are what a real relationship is all about."
Edwin D’Hondt, Umicore, Belgium

Pride and Passion

"That’s what attracted me to Sogeti High Tech – my interest in technology and the technical problems I was able to work on; that suited my passion for technology."
Jérôme Lecolazet, Sogeti High Tech, France

"I went to IBM in Montpellier, where they build these mainframes, and you know, I was like a kid in a candy store, my eyes sparkled. Probably a bit nerdy, but for me it is still one of the most amazing pieces of hardware ever imagined."
Thierry Vande Voorde, Sogeti Belgium

"Being engaged is very important to me. Whatever I am able to accomplish and succeed at is only due to the feedback I get. What is the value I bring to the relationship? If I am not bringing value I simply won’t do it. I am pretty blunt about that."
Rick Meador, Sogeti USA

"If I had to describe my ideal job, it would not be far from what I am doing right now. The relationship between my day to day work and personal life is quite balanced."
Manuel de Juan Palop, Sogeti Spain

"When I talk to clients and my co-workers, it’s generally about two key things. First it is about mobility, about devices and solutions that companies are deploying to accelerate their business. The other thing is the feeling of passion, of drive, of fire. What’s your drive? What’s your passion?"
Andreas Sjöström, Sogeti Sweden

Result-driven

"Our experience with Sogeti is that they always step up to the challenge up-front."
Gregg Litchfield, Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc., USA

"Wherever there is a business pain, a good sales person finds a way, a product, a service, or a resource that brings a solution to market. It is all about asking the right questions."
Lucy Zinn, Sogeti USA

"Sogeti people integrate really well into our organization. They just fit in! They are proactive and they have a brain, that’s why we pay for them, they are not just order-takers."
Gregg Litchfield, Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc., USA

"We are now in the third year of the contract with Sogeti. It was signed as a volume contract, but today, volumes are not central to our partnership discussions anymore. We talk about a number of initiatives like IT architecture, business intelligence solutions and testing."
Hans Blomgren, Sandvik Systems Development AB, Sweden

"Sogeti has a similar awareness of the need for quality and service which in turn has a stimulating effect on us. We do not have to convince each other that clients are our core business."
Wim Vliegenthart. International Card Services, Netherlands

"IT matters need to be approached strictly from an entrepreneurial point of view. If you fail to do this, you are playing a game and not running a business."
Henny Wesseling, TNT Post, Netherlands

"Value for money is what we opt for. Realizing at the same time that you can’t have a taste of champagne on a beer budget."
Wim Vliegenthart. International Card Services, Netherlands
 
Simplicity

There is a culture within Sogeti that is both stimulating and inspiring. The organization is very open, with a flat management hierarchy. Here in Holland, we number over 3000 people, but it still feels small."
Connie Smaardijk, Sogeti Netherlands

"But the key aspect was that we were pragmatic; we looked at the challenges and adapted where necessary. The result was that it became one of the group’s success stories."
Edwin D’Hondt, Umicore, Belgium

"Sogeti and Sandvik are both very down to earth. We don’t like too many fancy presentations; we like to be ‘hands on’."
Hans Blomgren, Sandvik Systems Development AB, Sweden

"My issue is that we build too often without architecture. And then we are complaining that we end up with a complex structure."
Per Björkegren, Sogeti Sweden

"Another very important point is Sogeti’s capacity to react and not just apply the contract. The contract covers a lot of different points and terms, but both parties like to think operationally, in pragmatic terms. First of all we want to make things work; later we can change the contract."
Pascale Montrocher, Dassault Aviation, France

Proximity and Intimacy

"At Sogeti, because of our close relationship with our clients, we really understand the business in which they operate. Our vibrant community of experts also provides thought leadership in IT. So by combining the two elements, business and IT, we provide real value to our customers."
Andreas Sjöström, Sogeti Sweden

"It’s talking with your customers, learning about their business, it is also going out to the business and understanding the business. It is really understanding your client."
Lucy Zinn, Sogeti USA

"Sogeti comes up with solutions and propose new actions and processes. And they do that in good cooperation with us."
Pascale Montrocher, Dassault Aviation, France

"We’re not here for the short-term contract or six-month cooperation to score a quick win. We want a long-term relationship, based on trust and commitment. Just like Sogeti. I realized that we could build up a partnership."
Pascale Caminade, Areva TA, France

"We really feel we can talk to people at Sogeti and that we’ll end up finding the solution we’re looking for – together. That has been the case from day one onwards and our relationship has only become closer."
Wim Vliegenthart. International Card Services, Netherlands

"We provide the main direction because we know the business we are in and Sogeti helps us with their knowledge of new technologies. To be successful you need a partner who walks side by side with you – not behind you, not in front of you. You have to arrive together."
Joaquim Montal, Cofidis, Spain

Fun

"My job is to coach, train and improve the competencies of not just our own but also our clients people. The most important thing is that people like what they do, have fun in their work, and of course, work together. That is what I call the Sogeti-way."
Valérie Joubert, Sogeti France

"As colleagues we discuss things and exchange ideas. There is a strong sense of wanting to achieve and perform. And, what’s also very important is that people find a lot of pleasure and fun in what they do."
Connie Smaardijk, Sogeti Netherlands

"Working for this company is big fun. I like the attitude. We want to be at the front of the line, ahead of the rest of the industry. And I want to work with the best, to give my best."
Cecilia Tsz Mei Choi, Sogeti USA

"The 2007 Rugby World Cup project was a very special experience. It was the first IT project that I was ever involved in, that really had an end. And with the project done, everybody was gone. In a way very sad, because business contacts had become friendships."
Jacques Benassis, Sogeti France

"For me in my professional life at Sogeti my career is not the typical ladder, but instead it’s more like a chessboard or a labyrinth, where the next move is not necessarily moving upwards, but striving towards fulfilling a passion. That is where the fun begins."
Andreas Sjöström, Sogeti Sweden