Capgemini
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www.capgemini.com Paris, France 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 9, 2014
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76% Approve of the CEO

Capgemini CEO and Director Paul Hermelin

Paul Hermelin

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54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good place to begin your career

Consultant (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I worked at Capgemini full-time for 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 Senior ManagementPeople 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.

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

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Wannabe player

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Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Capgemini full-time for more than 5 years

ProsConsulting will expose you to a lot of challenges that you may otherwise not find in the tech industry. You will learn new skills - but I think there are better ways to do that outside the company.

ConsI hate to say this but in effect this is a body shop. I worked out of the LA area and was involved in lead roles at several projects. Staffing the projects involved throwing many people from offshore into the project and having a very low manpower onshore. The people onsite were overworked, had no work life balance and any possibility of networking and exploring your options seemed out of reach because you are always dealing with major issues at work. The frustrating part of it was that upper management like the service delivery leaders etc were only available when they had work to be done. Any other requests for meetings etc were given the run around or simply ignored. The prevailing thinking seems to be - be a professional and take care of things. But this is an excuse to not listen to employees who want to make a difference.

Advice to Senior ManagementLong term employees in upper management level need to take a hard look at other companies where employees are happy instead of following their own narrow minded approach.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I worked at Capgemini

ProsYou get experience working with Fortune 500 cliens

ConsCompensation for people who relocate, promotion

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I have been working at Capgemini

ProsDecent work experience for a fresh grad experience but not worth more than staying a year or two

ConsLow pay compared to other consulting firms
Lack of formal training (the training they offer is mediocre at best)
Lack of mentors

Advice to Senior ManagementI emphasize they are disorganized. Truly disorganized. To the point where the client can even tell.

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So So experience - not strategy

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San Francisco, CA

I worked at Capgemini full-time for less than a year

ProsThe company pays relatively well and

ConsOrganization is very big and can easily get lost within it

Advice to Senior ManagementHave a clear vision and execute on it, don't try to be things you're not

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Stay away from this organization

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsLarge company with Industry and technical knowledge.

ConsThey do not have their act together. Leadership is lost and unaware of the consequences of their ever changing decisions. The motto "People Matter Results Count" is a joke... the last thing in the company mind is "people". Be ready to be treated as a commodity in and environment where everyone is on his/her own, and performance has little to do with your career development. Of course, they will say we are a company of "entrepreneurs"… nice way to get away with bad corporate behaviour and inefficiency. Leadership needs substantial change.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet your act together, some of you might need to leave, stop playing with your inner-circle where all is forgiven, and damaging the people doing the real work for many long hours, with slime to none existing incentives

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

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Low pay, long hours, little recognition.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at Capgemini full-time for more than a year

ProsExperience working with government agencies.

ConsLong hours. Staffing levels were not at what they should be for the projects and management expectations. Salaried employees are expected to work long hours.
Management gave little direction and would often change focus.
Despite hard work, there was little recognition. Often work performed was relabled by management, so there was rarely recognition of the reports/charts/data analysis done by those under management.
Almost all of the work completed was for a contract with the state government. The contract was for 3+ years. Management did not factor in financial changes, which meant working 3+ years with no raises.

Advice to Senior ManagementDecide where you are going and stay with a defined direction. Hold partners accountable. Reward people who do well, even if it is non-monetary rewards. Consider establishing a comp time reward for those who work overtime with no extra pay. Build into contracts pay raises-employees do not expect to work three years without at least a cost of living raise.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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You must be willing to relocate with very little notice

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Charlotte, NC

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

ProsCompared to other places, being on the bench is not all that bad.

Benefits are pretty good

ConsConstant relocation is expected. I have seen multiple people relocate for a 2 year project, get rolled off after 2 weeks, and expected to relocate somewhere else with a one-week notice.

Minimal communication from management. Emails to HR rarely get responses.

Dishonesty. Many times I have heard sales promise prospective clients "Oh, we have dozens of people who are experts on XXXX", then panicked emails an hour later "I need everyone to start learning XXXX".

Very little job security. Many of the people I have worked with have been called into the office and never seen again.

Pay is well below average.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate more. Don't promise prospects that no travel or relocation will be required, only to force relocation later.

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

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Disappointing experience, a lot of obstacles to overcome

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at Capgemini full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSalary, remote work, ability to learn new solutions

ConsCEO position is a revolving door, "step child" of Parent company, ineffective leadership (VP and principal levels are not held accountable), unfair performance review (forced rankings), no marketing or training budget, internal processes are poor, promotion based on bringing in new business ($$$), over utilized -- have to wear too many hats.

Advice to Senior ManagementOnce new CEO is hired, clean house of ineffective leaders. Establish internal processes and keep people accountable. Invest in the people (training), marketing, and execute on strategy. Change performance review process.

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 as glamorous as it sounded

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Capgemini full-time for more than 3 years

Proswell respected name in the market; operations area is well run as large consulting firms go. strong presence in the SAP arena.

Conssr. management favors manipulation, bullying and c.y.a. mentality (i.e. Capgemini's "core values" don't seem to apply to them). company is pressed to continually hire niche IT employees from outside because they can't maintain a steady project stream to keep them billable. limited number of consulting levels creates glass ceiling effect.

Advice to Senior Managementbe more transparent and empower your subordinates.

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

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