Capgemini

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Capgemini Reviews in Burbank, CA

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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.  

    Great Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Capgemini full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Honest, hard working and supportive

    Cons

    Few cons such as Compensation and lack of people development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus needed on people development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Experience greatly depends on projects and managers you work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Capgemini full-time

    Pros

    Great learning experiences, you can assume leadership responsibilities(note - the responsibilities, not the position!) very quickly, big name clients and really interesting projects. Opportunity to meet a lot of different people not just within the company but also in the client companies. If you are open to travel , it is even better

    Cons

    No work life balance. Highly political(La office) A number of people I worked with in my team were juniors on a visa who had no idea how to deal with people and were very focused not on doing a good job but avoiding responsibilities for mistakes they made. Leadership especially in the Los Angeles area seems content on getting the job done, instead of weeding out poor performers or encouraging good performers. Being promoted comes down to whether you are on good terms with your manager. I have seen a number of people totally mismanage a team, heard them claiming credit for an issue somebody else in the team fixed (in meetings where that person is not invited), managers not giving out all the info required for the team to do a job and then coming in at the last moment with the missing information and looking like a hero in front of the client etc.
    If you can play the game in a political environment, then go for it. Most people I know prefer to walk away with their sanity intact, which is what I also did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know there are certain offices where people love working for Capgemini. Why not find out what makes them tick and implement that in all offices?

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very poorly managed organization

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    On occasion you run into really talented people!

    Cons

    Most of the time one is working with untrained jr. associates who are struggling and are not motivated. The organization does not hire for talent. No career progression. A lack of professional project execution methodologies. Poor value to the client. Severe lack of work life balance. Extreme politics. Frequent indiscriminate behaviors on the part of "Sr. Leadership."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Opportunities for those who really want it bad enough

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    not the standard it job - you get to wear different hats and you can make your work as challenging or easy as you want it to be. Of course - performance reviews will look at how many challenges you took on in addition to your regular role.salary seems ok compared to other regular IT firms, but may be on the lower end when compared to other consulting companies.

    Cons

    Depends on a few big clients. Need additional training programs and more involved on boarding process. You feel totally lost the first 1 or 2 months if you are new to consulting. work life balance is hard to maintain depending on client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more approachable and open.

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

    Capgemini offers some career growth, flexibility and good employee benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    Overall, the biggest pro to working for Capgemini has been the opportunity to move into new positions and learn new skills.

    Cons

    Working in the outsourcing sector, unfortunately lends itself to limitations since most of the jobs are being sent to colleagues offshore. This also lends itself to little or no upward mobility for those of us on assignment onshore, who have been working the US.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give opportunity for growth (salary and level-wise) for ALL consultants, not just recent college-grads or offshore resources.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Weak outlook for the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Capgemini full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Better compensation compared to most other companies.

    Cons

    Other organization-wide ERP projects very few projects. Lot of dependence on few big clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more clients on West Coast

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Misleading

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Capgemini

    Pros

    For your own good do not work in outsourcing model. Companies like deliotte are much better options then capgemini. Sucks

    Cons

    Employees are over worked and underappreciated. Expect to work odd hours. 14 to 16 hour days. They is no team concept as they preach.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to Work, but no Life/Work balance!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Capgemini

    Pros

    - Great projects and customers
    - Good salaries
    - Non-hierarchical, easy access to Sr. Managers, VPs, Principals

    Cons

    - Prepare to work hard (but not party hard) - yes, you will not see you house during daylight most likely
    - If you are on the bench, you have to work hard to get a project
    - Benefits are pretty bad
    - Travel and Expense policies are strict and non-permissive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Better communication downstream
    - Positive feedback and encouragement
    - Better ways to support people working overtime (e.g., time off, work from home...)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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