Capgemini Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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Capgemini CEO and Director Paul Hermelin
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  1. Former CEO of North America

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Capgemini

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Established some good friendships with colleagues

    Cons

    Leadership is lacking integrity and there is zero transparency

  2. Helpful (1)

    I did not have good experience with this company

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    Former Employee - Lead Consultant (Software Engineer) in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Lead Consultant (Software Engineer) in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Capgemini

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits. Great learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Nepotism, buddy system, favoritism exists. No recognition for talent. No respect for the team members. Managers are not trust worthy. Poor ethics.

    Advice to Management

    Peoples Managers and service delivery managers are not trust worthy. Poor ethics. They like Sycophants.

  3. Helpful (1)

    I hope my professional reputation remains intact after this gig

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I've met some really awesome hard working tech heads

    Cons

    Your experience will vary by group/contract, I know someone very close to me that has a very different experience at CG. It's the luck of the draw. as for me...

    There is ZERO work/home life balance. I get called any time of the day or night whether or not I'm oncall, and have been reprimanded for not taking my work computer on vacation or when taking comp time after working 70 hours in a week (which a manager told me to take).

    Managers have zero respect for your personal time and will throw you under the bus to save their own skins. Management and PMT are both horribly disorganized and incompetent. Customers run roughshod over management with demands because of the pressure to keep accounts at all costs.

    The people who signed off on the contract I work on should all be fired. When I learned of the punitive clauses my jaw hit the floor. I had NEVER heard of a contract with such completely impossible metrics and such wide jagged teeth.

    In the contract I work for, there's about three dozen people, and I cannot think of a single non-management employee who isn't actively looking for a new job desperate to get away from the life sucking ordeal.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to set boundaries for customers. It doesn't matter how big of a contract it is for you. if you let them push you, and vicariously your employees around, you will soon find you're scraping the bottom of the barrel for hires. If you try to give the customer everything they want, you won't provide the customer the service they need.

    People signing and bidding contracts should have experience in the related field. Call centers need call center managers with a business focus to provide the bid. Programmers need account reps experienced in running a dev team. Network teams should be bid by qualified engineers. Storage teams should be bid by storage engineers.

    It's obvious from the metrics in the contract, that the person bidding this has ZERO experience in the field, only -POSSIBLY- experience in a related IT field

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  5. Very Bad Work Ethics and Culture

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have unlimited Sick Days and some leadership folks are really good. Growth seems very good if you know the right people.

    Cons

    The office culture is very bad. The people talk behind each other's back. Clearly the people groomed in the company have signature culture of talking behind people. Very little respect for women.

    Advice to Management

    Take more action on the culture,

  6. One of the Worst Companies to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    I worked at Capgemini

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits and compensation is good.

    Cons

    Horrible Middle Management. Most of the PMPs have no clue about Project Management -they are not aware of basic SDLC. A complete mess. No growth opportunities. Most of the managers are busy taking credit for the work done by their team members.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the middle level incompetent managers.

  7. All the management team cares about is the margin

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capgemini full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    cant think of much at this moment

    Cons

    Replace experienced people with college grads who know nothing about the business just to save margin and looks good (more ppl on the team). The management group has gone down hill compare with few years ago.

  8. False promises

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    political office culture. If you are good at it, this is the place for you. Time off policy is good. Nice 30 days in a calendar year. Compensation is good.

    Cons

    No promotions to be expected. No matter what you do :) . False promises. Will do it tomorrow attitude. No straight forward answers. Shady policies

    Advice to Management

    get rid of old hags

  9. Helpful (2)

    Shiny on the outside, cut-rate body shopper on the inside...(Fin Svcs BU)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capgemini

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, mostly. Cant think of any other redeeming factor. If you are an entry-level guy, this might be a good place. Just might.

    Cons

    Too numerous to recount. Inept VP's, who actually believe they can get away with H1B-style BS and who are firmly convinced that 90's era management style is the winning style of today. Get these guys some decent training on how business is done in the US.

    Advice to Management

    Get some talent with professional, all-round, local-market work experience, instead of hiring half-cooked know-it-all's, and expats who bring in the work ethos of a pirate ship desperate for quick bounty.

  10. Helpful (1)

    This company is so awful to work for that I feel like I was scammed.

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    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can travel, get hotel points, and frequent flyer miles.

    Cons

    The training program is horrendous. The work they have you do is mind-numbing, allowing for zero creativity. Employees are worked over 12 hour days and weekends without a choice. Management is unwelcoming and not helpful.

    Advice to Management

    Completely change your training program, actually pay for real trainers. Allow your employees to be creative and not forced to follow strict methodology that is inefficient. Reward employees on their actual work produced and not just the amount of hours put in.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Terrible Senior Leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capgemini full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Too 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 Management

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

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