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Helpful (3)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Capgemini.
The hiring process was quite long for the graduate program. Starts with online application including some competency based questions. Then it goes on to a short phone interview, I found out on the day I passed it, after that you do a final assessment day. In the assessment day you do a 1:1 interview, case study, group case study, verbal reasoning test
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- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Capgemini (Manchester, England (UK)) in September 2015.
First there was the situation judgment test, very easy. Then there was a phone interview, also very straight forward, just competency based question were you must give examples of past experiences and relate them to essential skills, this wasn't an interactive interview, the interviewer just asked the questions and typed up my answers. After this I was invited to an assessment centre in Manchester. This was very disorganised, with all the candidates being told to turn up an hour before the staff were actually expecting us to be there, and only one interviewer actually turned up on the day. We were told to prepare a 15 min presentation on a case study given to us a week before, however due to the lack of time and only one interviewer, we had to do joint presentations with another candidate and cut the presentations down to 10 mins, which was very frustrating given the amount of time spent preparing. The group exercise was fun and challenging. The face-to-face interview was very informal and was a combination of competency questions and CV based questions. I left the assessment centre with a very negative view of Capgemini.
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Helpful (5)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Capgemini (Woking, England (UK)) in August 2015.
The Hiring Process is simple. Online applicaiton -> online test -> telephone interview -> final assessment centre. Assessment centre contains a presentation on given case study that has been provied one week before, strength base interview and group activity.
- They focused on your personality how you interact with people . Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Capgemini (Inverness, Scotland (UK)).
There was a scenarios test to sit before you received and interview. You then got interviewed and you would have to provide a powerpoint presentation based on key points that had been given to you prior to the interview. There would be a brief questions and answers session followed by the outcome
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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Capgemini (Inverness, Scotland (UK)) in August 2015.
First stage of the interview was a meeting with the recruiter who explained the role, what was expected of you and what you would gain from the process. Low pay was mentioned up-front and was never hidden. Second stage of the process was an interview on site (Capgemini, Inverness) with the recruiter. Standard interview questions were asked such as "Where do you see yourself in five years?" and questions were asked to find out if you have a genuine interest in IT, "Have you built your own computer?", etc. Third stage of the process was an interview on site (Capgemini, Inverness) with the Capgemini team. The first thing we did was a group exercise then we moved on to 2 separate interviews, one asking more technical questions, and one that was HR focused. After completing those interviews an aptitude test was administered. That concluded the interview. Later on in the day or the next day applicants found out if they had been successful in their application. Start date was set over a month later and in that time we waited two weeks for an offer to come in via email. We had to provide all information needed via email.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Capgemini (Inverness, Scotland (UK)) in August 2015.
Two days - Two interviews. Friendly and fun with team building activities. Very relaxed and everyone is made to feel welcome. They want everyone to do well. The day was well planned and everything went smoothly. From the moment you walk in, someone is looking after you. It is held in a very professional mannner.
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- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Capgemini (London, England (UK)) in August 2015.
Online Application with few questions based on motivation and extra-curricular activities. Online SHL numerical test. Competency based telephone interview with a senior consultant. 1/2 day assessment centre comprising of a group assessment involving reading newspapers and discussing which articles apply to CG and why, verbal reasoning test and one-one interview with a senior consultant involving presenting the prepared case study presentation, 2 on the spot business questions and some competency based questions.
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Helpful (2)No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Capgemini (London, England (UK)) in July 2015.
Starts with online tests, then a telephone interview consisting of mostly competency questions: Why Capgemini, what do they do, who are their competitors, why do you want to work in consulting etc... This takes around 45mins Following this, you are invited to an assessment centre at their office in Holborn in London. I had to complete a logical reasoning test however I was given the impression that others had done this online before arrival. Following that we were given a group task, 5 of us in a room with 5 of the days newspapers and asked to find and rank the top 5 stories relevant to Capgemini and the industry across all the papers. I advise you to be proactive in choosing your paper, they got funny when I was relaxed about which I got. They don't mind so much about what you actually choose but they want to see how you all work, that you agree on stories together and argue your points well. I suggest finding 3-4 stories in your chosen paper, outline why you think they are useful and then let the group decide which to use. Then you have to present a pre-prepared Case Study on a fictional company. Advice here is to try not to go over the time and expect awkward questions, I suggested streamlining the IT services and was asked how I would choose which staff to keep and which to lose. Following this you get two on the spot questions, one was really tough about how to present a new strategy for an insurance company and another was simple figures from three fictional firms that you had to analyse. Finally there is a one-to-one interview which is reasonably straightforward, similar questions to the phone interview, such as "You have a project due next week however you don't think that you will get it done in time, what do you do?"
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- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Capgemini in July 2015.
Online application which is fairly simple followed by the standard SHL numerical and logical reasoning practice tests. Then a strengths based telephone interview which was the stage I failed on. The questions were fairly hypothetical and how you would react in certain situations. Thought this was a little bit unfair as you can do very little preparation for this and some of the questions were odd and difficult to answer
- How would you make sure everyone is heard in a team? What are your weaknesses? If you were working in a team and someone attempted to undermine you, how would you react? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Capgemini (Woking, England (UK)) in July 2015.
Weirdest interview I ever had. I was told that it would be a joint face-to-face and telephone conversation - i.e. one in the room and one on the phone. Interviewers were late getting started and the one on the phone got disconnected early on. I think they use a 'good cop / bad cop' routine, but the good guy was the one that wasn't there for 60% of the interview. It ended up with a poor show from both sides, particularly when I knew it wasn't going well and got a bit defensive / annoyed. I was expecting to be interviewed in a lead role, but didn't feel particularly welcome from the get-go. Bad cop did a great job of wasting my time for an hour and asking me questions that didn't really seem that relevant to me, but I guess this is their way. Needless to say I didn't get any further in the process and I think this is the best outcome for all. Feedback was actually pretty good, although bad cop did make a few comments that aren't correct. Had both interviewers been present I'm sure good cop could have explored those areas a bit more and cleared a few of them up. On the whole it wasn't a great experience and, can honestly say, that CG did a bad job of it. They didn't prepare to meet me and seemed to think that I would be honoured to join them. Aren't interviews supposed to be a two-way experience? Never mind...
- Basic stuff about the role and my experience. Some questions about things about my style of consulting - which were asked in a misleading fashion. I was being asked about the tools and methodologies in reality, so kept giving a response about my personal style. 1 Answer
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