A typical day at work is constant extreme pressure from Management. I have learned a vast amount from my time but in recent years the skills I have were not used.
The management style now is one of 'me first, you last' with very little commitment to the actual workforce.
The hardest part of my job now is trying to implement change when I see it would be beneficial to the company and its clients however the most enjoyable even though the employees are under enormous pressure due to cut backs is the comradeship.
Horrific management, nothing positive to say to anybody and the only time they communicate is to tell you what you’ve done wrong or ask you to move seats for talking (yes, seriously). Job itself is extremely dull, sticking barcodes on passports or completing paper applications for 5 hours in a row with no break. Have ‘efficiency rates’, under pressure to meet the efficiency targets, treat like a robot. All employed in the office are agency staff to give the horrific management duo more power (wouldn’t trust them to run a bath)
About as satisfying as sticking hot pins in your eye on a good day! DO NOT go for it!
No break, no talking, tedious job, poor pay, monkey work
Graduate SAS Business Analyst (Former Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 19 January 2018
I worked at Sopra Steria for almost 2 years as a Graduate and in that time I gained a lot of technical and professional experience. I can put that down to my colleagues, who were always happy to assist and answer my questions. Some members of management were apprehensive when it came to placing Graduates in client roles, but others encouraged it and after a couple of months of training I had no problem being placed on a client project.
I also switched roles a year into my employment and Sopra Steria were happy to accommodate this. I was also rewarded greatly for my hard work with a promotion and multiple pay increases.
Sopra Steria provided great foundations for my technical career. Having now worked at other similar consultancy firms, I can safely say that Sopra Steria has been the most rewarding in terms of career progression. I would recommend Sopra Steria to other technical graduates.
Senior IT Project Manager (Former Employee) – Hemel Hempstead – 29 December 2017
I found this company to provide a good working environment. It provided good training and had a typical annual appraisal approach for a company of this type. My knowledge is now a bit out of date as I left fairly soon after the merger.
Call Centre Operator (Former Employee) – Southampton, Hampshire – 17 December 2017
Poor management on all levels. Moral had been low for months and this was never addressed despite concerns always being raised. Job performance was hindered by IT and tech issues, raised constantly with Line manager, Managers and IT for months and nothing was ever done or said. Line managers honestly do not care and I don't blame them. Unsupportive managers. Low pay, long hours. Never answered NHS employees questions, serious cases of no pay were not escalated or dealt with within the agreed time frame.
Consultant (Current Employee) – Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh – 16 October 2017
I am Happy working in Sopra steria and its is an excellent environment to work with people. Flexible team and lots of benefits for employees. Workplace was amazing and lots of opportunities to lear new technologies.
Not delivering the promise from points taken from interview
Computer Engineer (Former Employee) – London – 2 August 2017
Supposed to work around your home, but instead made to drive to London each day with your own car, fuel and use of your phone, repairing Dell computer. All motherboards were supposed to be new but most were dead, so replacing with a dead board, which again had to fit the customers faulty board, doubling the time on site, unable to make money so left job
PCT Test Analyst (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 18 July 2017
Overall good experience of working for Sopra Steria. Management is very helpful and flexible. Learned quite a few skills and it did asked long hours due to the work involved. Great team work with whom I worked.
Service Desk Analyst (Current Employee) – Warrington – 17 July 2017
Would you like to get paid terribly and be overworked at the same time. It's an in joke that there is no Money left in the Pot for any sort of pay increase. You could train a monkey to do most of the work. The most enjoyable part of the job is the colleagues, if you're on a decent team you can tolerate it, but beware of all the brown nosing.