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Capgemini Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
2,284 Reviews
3.1
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Capgemini CEO and Director Paul Hermelin
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Can not recommend to any senior developers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, pretty good pay, lots of opportunity for bonuses, and great networking potential. Vacation policy very generous for new employees (15 business days, in USA). They pay you while on the bench (aka, while doing nothing).

    Cons

    Work-life balance is very poor. Don't get me wrong, HR will talk about fostering great work-life balance but when push comes to shove, your client and/or Project Manager couldn't care less about your work-life balance. Travel is an inevitability. Do not believe anyone at Capgemini who promises that you won't have to travel. Eventually you will.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more time to get to know your experience hires. Make the company less of a political circus and more results oriented.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Merely luck based resource allocation

    Cons

    developers are treated very bad in terms of performance grading and benefits are diminishing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    if you do not want to grow want to work on same position same salary , you can come and work here.

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    Current Employee - stagnant
    Current Employee - stagnant

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

    Pros

    if you do not want to grow want to work on same position same salary , you can come and work here

    Cons

    Fix the recruitment process so recruitement team do not lie and get the people
     provide opportunities to the people to grow and provide responsibilities to the people as per the experience
    have a proper review system based on deliverables, not based on somebody feedback even if he is not experienced enough. Have seen many cases even person is not competent enough(doesn't know much about domain or technology), he/she is getting promoted and then they lead us. Promotions and opportunity given 90% in cases with only sources or approaches (if your supervisors likes you). performance, experiences do not matter. feedback system is totally irrelevant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the recruitment process so recruitement team do not lie and get the people
     provide opportunities to the people to grow and provide responsibilities to the people as per the experience
    have a proper review system based on deliverables, not based on somebody feedback even if he is not experienced enough

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company, bad management communication

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

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

    Pros

    Multiple projects
    Competitive salary
    Benefits are ok

    Cons

    Work culture is not very good,
    Bad management communicaiton

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share information with team members, reward hard work etc

    PMs, Managers limited experience in management, communication etc
    Very limited information sharing and communicating with team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capgemini

    Pros

    I did not came accross any.

    Cons

    Poor management.
    Bad salary,
    No flexibility.
    No onsite opportunity

  8.  

    Executive turnover specifically in SaaS

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    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Salary was fair and Individuals wanted to do what was right. You need to make sure that this is the right fit for you.

    Cons

    Cap (at least the Capgemini America, there are a dozen different operating companies and each one is different) is trying to apply the big consulting model on what should be light weight POCs and implementations. The management does not want to listen to options. And, despite their mantra of life work balance I was continually working 60 hour weeks. In my group there was 50% turnover in the 2 years I was there this included the VP and several other group leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to new ways to implement your SaaS offerings. You hire people with experience in the field but do not listen to the ways that they have been sucessfull.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    big talent - little Scruples

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    worked with some very smart people in highly mobile work force, where most of everyone liked to be away from home, which is something that I could not understand. we worked on very interesting ideas, developing new concepts and technologies.

    Cons

    did not want to be road warrior but was not given choice, despite my preference to be local. self training time was not encouraged nor provided during bench times, e.g., self improvement time was impeded, even frowned upon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be honest in bidding, i.e., the job bidding was very poor with cost estimates of utter fiction, manpower estimates that were random, and sales people that say anything or do anything to win a job. corollary is to be honest with employees who are sent into situations having impossible expectations by clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good in the beginning

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Motors Enterprise Command Center Lead in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - General Motors Enterprise Command Center Lead in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    I can not say, as the contract I was on was doomed to fail from the beginning.

    Cons

    The sales negotiation team bit off more than they could chew working with General Motors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was on a contract that was not managed by Capgemini management, but rather General Motors. I hold nothing against Capgemini.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to begin your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Capgemini full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Decent salary with decent benefits; great for entry-level job out of college
    - Depending on account you land, ability to work from home
    - Lots of happy hours
    - Alt travel (though I hear they are cracking down on this)

    Cons

    - Little to no work/life balance
    - An IT firm filled with people who have no aspiration of learning about technology (some managers don't know anything about technology at all)
    - No IT training available
    - Management misinterprets 'hard work' and 'long hours of work'
    - Poor raises
    - Goals you set with your assigned career/people manager are not used as a metric for end-of-year rating
    - Turning more into a managed services firm under current leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People join Capgemini with the promise of working with IT in IT-focused companies; not work on managed services projects. Short-term profits? Great. Long-term profits? Dissatisfaction and a huge exodus. Find the projects that matter that keeps employees happy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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