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Capgemini Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
2,024 Reviews

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Capgemini CEO and Director Paul Hermelin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is not that great but felt better than my previous company experiences (in 221 reviews)

  • The work culture is good and flat hierarchy system really makes it a good place to work (in 189 reviews)


Cons
  • Maintaining a healthy work life balance can be a challenge sometimes (in 77 reviews)

  • 9 1/2 hrs work is the stupid decision took by senior management (in 58 reviews)

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  1.  

    Working in Capgemini

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    There is a lot of flexibility to work either from home or at the client site. 4 weeks of Time off.

    Cons

    The budget for Training to enhance your skills is scarce. One has to get trained on their own. Personal Internal team building is a challenge because of the kind of business we are in (Geographical spread).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to launch my IT management career.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Capgemini has a great workforce with intelligent, talented resources. They allow and encourage you to move up at your own pace. They bid on challenging projects that really motivate their teams to deliver difficult implementations.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be difficult with traveling and other demands faced on critical IT projects. Difficult to meet sales KPIs while also meeting delivery/billed utilization metrics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in growing resources. Take a more personal interest in mentoring the younger generation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Good salary, great benefits. Several opportunities to grow you career

    Cons

    Improvements are needed in the career mentorship area.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Capgemini's focus on Supply Chain Consulting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Excellent focus in the Supply Chain Domain with Technology consulting focus across all technologies. Different strategic business unit enables organizational focus on making advancements in this domain.

    Cons

    No cons in the current company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus needed towards Capgemini's brand awareness in US.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Somewhat disappointed after 4 years

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Worked with some good people, but there are many pockets of below average. Work life balance is ok and there is some flexibility.

    Cons

    The annual "round-table" review process is very political and it's about who you know. Every year, there is a predetermined number of high performers that will get rewarded with bonuses and raises. It doesn't matter if all 150,000 employees were the highest performers and brought in $100 M each. because of the predetermined number that can get a bonus and a raise, most come out as "meets expectations" (a 3 on scale of 1-5) and you will get no raise or bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break off from the French part of the main company because they could care less about concerns about North American employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Executive turnover specifically in SaaS

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

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pack of uncapable loosers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    - There is NO Pros in this company. Except it gives you a brand name of consulting.
    - However a lot of US clients dont know the name. So.....
    - Compensation is pathetic and doesent keep up with the market.

    Cons

    - Top Management is extremely inept and uncapable
    - Extremely political and that starts right at the top of the food chain.
    - Company runs without a vision (First TELCO and split and now HTEC) What is this ???
    - Mediocrity is rampart
    - Buzzwords rather than results oriented
    - Favoritism is the only way to get promoted or higher rating
    - I was surprised to see that during the round tables, the top performers were automatically pushed down for the lower rating, while the laggards having solid network were pushed to the top.
    - Top Talent doesent stay with the company for long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - 99% of the VP's are completely redundant, incapable and free loaders on work done by the junior level staff. Most of them should be let go. Those who are not let go should be given monthly targets and held accountable. There is ZERO vision ANY of the VP provides.
    - 80% of the Principals should be let go and replaced. Whoever are left should be whacked to get sales.
    - Respect the employees. If it weren't for them, YOU wouldn't have a job !!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Career Growth

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Working for a Big 5 consulting Company

    Cons

    No Career Growth; Operates like a Mom & Pop shop. They dont develop their resources and have the policy of fire and hire, hence dont retain resources at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your attrition rate and take care of your people. Realize people is Strength in Consulting Organization

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to begin your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Consultant in 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 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
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Crapgemini

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    great for lazy people who just want a "job" and nothing else, not even work.

    Cons

    - Big boys culture with former EY people
    - Sub-quality people
    - An IT Company that do not care for technology training at all
    - Cross-division functions are all messed up. Capgemini staffed management consultants on tech project
    - You have no freedom on what you want to do - top down culture
    - Bad compensation
    - Seem to focus way more on networking than skills
    - Losing out in the North American business arena - projects are dearth due to subquality delivery, high fees, and subquality people
    - They cleverly coined the term rightshore but offshore people are total crap and lack motivation to work - wrongshore rather.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves and hire better people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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