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Capgemini Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
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3.1 1,979 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

Capgemini CEO and Director Paul Hermelin

Paul Hermelin

(799 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is not that great but felt better than my previous company experiences (in 221 reviews)

  • The work culture is good and flat hierarchy system really makes it a good place to work (in 189 reviews)


Cons
  • Maintaining a healthy work life balance can be a challenge sometimes (in 77 reviews)

  • 9 1/2 hrs work is the stupid decision took by senior management (in 58 reviews)

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    Terrible Senior Leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you can stand the awful people they have in VP leadership positions then the benefits are decent.

    ConsToo many to mention but they treat employees like assets instead of human beings. If you spend longer than 30 days on the bench then your next move is likely to be let go.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou have some really poor managers at the VP level who treat their staff extremely poorly, the Atlanta location is a prime example.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    awful management aqnd projects - run run!

    Finance (Former Employee) Cleveland, OH

    Prosending your employment here is your biggest pro

    Conseverything else really is awful here

    Advice to Senior Managementoy

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not ideal for a software developer

    Applications Consultant (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsLarge company, possible to move around, wide range of industries

    ConsOn call 24 hour, application management/installation not development, development is done offshore. Company structure not clearly defined and services were not worth what client was paying.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    If you like being isolated and treated like a commodity, this is the place for you

    Senior Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are good people here, stuck in bad jobs. Corporate communications are very good and thorough.

    ConsManagement does not communicate, and there is no sense of organization. Daily operations go from one fire drill to another. They do not have a good pipeline for new hires, and sometimes hire under qualified people out of desperation. They're also fairly dishonest in the sales process, claiming experience and expertise that they don't have.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to do business with integrity, both internally and externally.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    My experience at Capgemini has been awful. Only been here 9 months and have been lied to from the beginning

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosthere are some people are nice.

    ConsBenefits are bad, the bonus structure is not well defined

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop lying to your employees. It isn't all about the numbers. We are human beings with lives. not just a number on a page

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Avoid working here

    Manager (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    Pros-The people are generally nice and helpful to work with on projects
    - Many people who work here are apathetic about it, therefore if you are in this category you can generally get away without doing much work

    Cons-The pay and compensation package is much lower than competitors and yearly increases for even top performers are 3-5%
    -As mentioned in other reviews mediocrity is rampant across all parts of the organization
    -The organization stresses it is entrepreneurial but this is just a poor excuse for poor management and the lack internal processes and organization
    -Given its low position int the market compared to competitors the terms of sale for projects are often poor resulting in inability for flexibility in working remote, staying at good hotels, and the offshore/onshore mix
    -VPs are top management are very uninvolved in internal activities or personally developing the team or people
    -Attrition is very high
    -Professionalism across all aspects of the organization is low
    -The company in the US acts at though it wants to be a strategy consulting firm and advisor to clients, but its competitors and its strategy are really aligned with that of Indian Pure Plays (Tata, Infosys, etc).
    -Very few women and diversity at top levels of the organization. About less than 10 females VPs in the US in client facing roles.
    -Because Capgemini struggles to win deals, it rarely offers flexible arrangements for projects, while most competitors are increasingly focused on this to retain top talent.

    Advice to Senior Management-Develop a strong culture by creating a vision and strategy and stick to it
    -Develop an office and people culture by actually getting involved in events and meeting with employees at all levels (VP lunches, Employee Resource Group events, Fridays in the office, etc)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pack of uncapable loosers

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    Pros- There is NO Pros in this company. Except it gives you a brand name of consulting.
    - However a lot of US clients dont know the name. So.....
    - Compensation is pathetic and doesent keep up with the market.

    Cons- Top Management is extremely inept and uncapable
    - Extremely political and that starts right at the top of the food chain.
    - Company runs without a vision (First TELCO and split and now HTEC) What is this ???
    - Mediocrity is rampart
    - Buzzwords rather than results oriented
    - Favoritism is the only way to get promoted or higher rating
    - I was surprised to see that during the round tables, the top performers were automatically pushed down for the lower rating, while the laggards having solid network were pushed to the top.
    - Top Talent doesent stay with the company for long time.

    Advice to Senior Management- 99% of the VP's are completely redundant, incapable and free loaders on work done by the junior level staff. Most of them should be let go. Those who are not let go should be given monthly targets and held accountable. There is ZERO vision ANY of the VP provides.
    - 80% of the Principals should be let go and replaced. Whoever are left should be whacked to get sales.
    - Respect the employees. If it weren't for them, YOU wouldn't have a job !!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If you spend 8 hours doing nothing and 4 hours fighting you are not going to achieve very much except hours

    Director (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    Prosa multinational company so you get to meet people of a variety of nationalities

    ConsVery very mediocre in technology yet dress themselves up as the bees knees. In IT terms they are idiots but will pull down anybody who shows savvy. At the first sign of difficulty in a project they move into full attack mode with anybody even a tiny bit critical.

    Advice to Senior Managementyour guys are very poor losers. Learn some sportsmanship skills. you'll do better in employee engagement.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Career Growth

    Program Manager (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsWorking for a Big 5 consulting Company

    ConsNo Career Growth; Operates like a Mom & Pop shop. They dont develop their resources and have the policy of fire and hire, hence dont retain resources at all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at your attrition rate and take care of your people. Realize people is Strength in Consulting Organization

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Crapgemini

    Manager (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    Prosgreat for lazy people who just want a "job" and nothing else, not even work.

    Cons- Big boys culture with former EY people
    - Sub-quality people
    - An IT Company that do not care for technology training at all
    - Cross-division functions are all messed up. Capgemini staffed management consultants on tech project
    - You have no freedom on what you want to do - top down culture
    - Bad compensation
    - Seem to focus way more on networking than skills
    - Losing out in the North American business arena - projects are dearth due to subquality delivery, high fees, and subquality people
    - They cleverly coined the term rightshore but offshore people are total crap and lack motivation to work - wrongshore rather.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire yourselves and hire better people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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