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Capgemini Reviews in United States

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.0 456 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

Capgemini CEO and Director Paul Hermelin

Paul Hermelin

(97 ratings)

55% 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 219 reviews)

  • The work culture is good and flat hierarchy system really makes it a good place to work(in 188 reviews)


Cons
  • Maintaining a healthy work life balance can be a challenge sometimes(in 76 reviews)

  • 9 1/2 hrs work is the stupid decision took by senior management(in 57 reviews)

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

    Senior Manager (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

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

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementImprove 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI did not came accross any.

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

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    Executive turnover specifically in SaaS

    Manager (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

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

    ConsCap (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 Senior ManagementListen 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    big talent - little Scruples

    (Former Employee)

    Prosworked 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.

    Consdid 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 Senior Managementbe 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good in the beginning

    General Motors Enterprise Command Center Lead (Former Employee) Warren, MI

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

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

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

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

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    Good place to begin your career

    Consultant (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    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

    Manager (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    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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    Management Consultant

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou get experience working with Fortune 500 cliens

    ConsCompensation for people who relocate, promotion

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    Associate Consultant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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.

     

    So So experience - not strategy

    Consultant (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    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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