5 questions to Céline Redivo


Employee Savings bookkeeper at SGSS

1. Céline, could you tell us a little about your career to date?

"I’m 43, and for the last year I’ve been an Employee Savings bookkeeper at SGSS. After studying communication and computer graphics, I joined the Societe Generale group, starting my career at the Securities centre in Nantes in July 1999. So it’ll be 20 years in a few months!"

2. How would you describe your role in 3 words?

"RIGOUR: within our centralisation division (where we manage the gathering of subscriber choices within the framework of capital increase operations), we process employee shareholding operations for all types of companies. Such operations are eagerly awaited and have a social role. The stakes are high and we ensure that these operations run smoothly. This requires rigour and stringency on a daily basis.

DIVERSITY: we recommend, to our clients, subscription offers undertaken using payments of various types, for all kinds of companies and in more than 30 countries. Each operation is different with specificities that are unique to each company, and that’s what makes my job interesting: no two operations are the same!

INTERACTION: in my profession, I have to communicate with numerous departments within the Societe Generale group, but also within the client company for which we are processing an operation. I meet people of various different cultures and nationalities, which is very fulfilling from a personal point of view!"»

3. What gets you out of bed in the morning?

"Well firstly my daughters, as I have the good fortune of being the mother of two small girls who still need me.
From a professional standpoint, I’d say my colleagues, with whom I get on very well; there’s genuinely a great ambiance on the floor and real team spirit.
Regarding my job itself, the autonomy I am given and the broad range of topics we process. The aim is to have a perfect balance of all these elements."

4. Céline, what’s your motto, your philosophy?

"I’m a naturally optimistic person and enjoy contact with others; I like to be cheerful at work, so my motto would be first and foremost to try to live each moment in positive fashion despite the constant pressure."

5. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work?

"I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, sharing a good meal, inviting people round and being invited to theirs, and going out. I like doing DIY, and am currently spending a lot of time rearranging and decorating the new home I recently acquired. I love travelling, recharging my batteries in the countryside and doing sport – albeit less often than before. Well yes, as I said I’m 43 years old and intensive running is less easy than it was! But I’m still active in every area – indeed sometimes hyperactive!"