Capgemini

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Capgemini Reviews in Illinois

Updated July 9, 2014
Updated July 9, 2014
2,284 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work life balance as there is no strict timing of work or minimum work timings (in 268 reviews)

  • very Good Work culture, highly professional & enthusiastic people at all level (in 213 reviews)


Cons
  • poor salary bump; work/life balance basically doesn't exist in Capgemini China (in 92 reviews)

  • 9 1/2 hrs work is the stupid decision took by senior management (in 59 reviews)

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  1.  

    The company has smart people but doesn’t always execute well on client engagements.

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Capgemini full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is a strong focus on client service. Some ongoing training is provided. The professional staff are generally smart and capable.

    Cons

    The internal technology is lacking and not modern. There is inadequate integration between Capgemini FSGBU and the overall Capgemini organization. Not enough attention is placed on staffing client engagements with the optimal professionals for the requirements and scope. I saw a tendency to fill project roles with someone with some relevant experience; but not necessarily the best person to fill the role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve all aspects of the technology provided to client service professionals. Improve time reporting to be inclusive of all hours worked; not just entering 8 hours per day. Improve the process for approval of travel, time & expense submissions, etc. so that it is not so cumbersome.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Depends if you are hired in us or from india. if you are hired from india and moved to US, LIFE IS BAD.

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Capgemini full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of career opportunities available

    Cons

    Depends if you are hired in us or from india. if you are hired from india and moved to US, LIFE IS BAD. there is nothing called work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on people management. management and sales are different areas, don't mingle them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Capgemini is run by lawyers and accountants. Not a good place to be if you are in outsourcing.

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    Former Employee - Principal in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Principal in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Capgemini full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay and decent benefits. Many smart and good people to work with. Lots of freedom to work your way (that's not always good though).

    Cons

    Group leadership (CEO, CFO, SBU CEOs) are bureaucrats and not client-friendly or visible in NA. The NA leadership in Applications Services is weak and not trusting of one another. Infrastructure SBU is a mess and poorly led. BPO seems to be doing well but questionable leadership. Cap is very "balkanized" and different parts of the company are set up to compete against each other (i.e., Sogeti v Apps One). Cap has eliminated the outsourcing SBU and merged it into the projects business, which has resulted in Cap becoming a minor player in outsourcing deals. Cap's focus is entirely on margin improvement rather than revenue and client growth. This has mainly translated into the movement of many NA jobs to India.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create and communicate the strategy for the Group and the SBUs (it doesn't exist in my experience). Focus on client industry sectors as primary organizational units. Incent the business units to work together to serve clients. Group and SBU leadership needs to be actively visible in NA. Reinvigorate the outsourcing business or exit it entirely - otherwise you are wasting your money and people's time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rewarding, but Self-created Opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAP Staff Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - SAP Staff Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Capgemini full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    International Project Exposure (some projects)
    Strong Training Budgets

    Cons

    Expect Nights and Weekends
    Poor Leadership
    Over Promise, Under Deliver

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff projects appropriate out of the gate. Spending money at the beginning saves your team and avoids client disappoint later. Bringing in resources when it's too late does neither team any good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Capgemini

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Capgemini (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Adequate Benefits with competitive salaries

    Cons

    Formal, big company politics, unreasonable expections based uneducated sales force, off shore drive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the committment, proven output and loyalty demonstrated by long term employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    This company isn't for the right fit for many people....

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Capgemini full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Good benefits, including those for domestics partners
    -Fully inclusive EEO policy

    Cons

    -Extensive travel
    -Difficult to achieve work/life balance
    -Salary increases that come with promotions do not make up for the amount of additional work and responsibility that will be required with the new title.
    -Only one type of career path; Up or Out. Does not have any career path for people that would like to just be an individual contributing SME.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Performance Management process is tedious, overly time consuming and ineffective for when 65% of the resources will only get a 3 rating. Too much emphasis is placed on the need to "toot your own horn".
    -Year End roundtable process is no longer objective and fair, and HR doesn't hold people accountable for it, but just turns a blind eye. People Managers have very little say or power in the process, yet are made to believe they do. Account team pre-calibration roundtables are what really drives the ratings and really invalidates the need for true BU/SL ones.
    -The manadate to cut costs has been taken way too far, and has caused you to not supply resources with adequate tools; laptops are being kept for 7+ years, corporate cell phones come without email access and data plans for your resources who are traveling 100% but are below the sr. manager level.
    -Too much time and money is spent on continually "re-organizing" the group internally. Selling off our healthcare practice back in 2003 to fund and internal re-organization is one of the worst decisions ever made.
    -Resources are not valued for their true efforts and length of service with the company, but instead are considered to be easily expendable at any time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing into consulting

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Capgemini

    Pros

    Project opportunities have variety. There are sparks of positive leadership peppered throughout like hidden gems.

    Cons

    The culture and leadership tactics are not focused on a "people first" mentality: Engagements are more important than the people involved in them. Just in time hiring is tactical and not strategic resulting in a narrow competency base with limited consulting "soft-skill" strength.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your people are the products you sell, they should be exalted and put on a pedestal and taken care of in every way possible. Instead they are marginalized, underdeveloped and treated as commodities. Change that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you want to be fairly compensated, work for the competitor.

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Rosemont, IL

    I have been working at Capgemini

    Pros

    Great entry level position and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Salary, disorganized trainings, unable to venture off into other sectors of Consulting, and benefits are not competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pay and provide more clear/concise directions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Promotions are based on politics and not on performance

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Capgemini

    Pros

    Good group of employees in the field
    Work balance is good

    Cons

    Only concern is hitting sales numbers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the politics and start listening to your employee concerns and then act on the concerns

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good firm strong brand

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager/Engagement Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager/Engagement Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Capgemini

    Pros

    strong global brand big firm
    strong culture
    great people

    Cons

    limited career development support
    limited communication
    limited support to fulfilling of KPIs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate more

    No opinion of CEO

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