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Capgemini Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
2,290 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    fun, fun and fun nice people

    Cons

    long hours and working weekends

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    gain experience at a variety of industries, 100% travel

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Capgemini full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    made numerous profesional connections, was exposed to a wide variety of businesses

    Cons

    During interview was promised no more than 6 months travel per year, actual travel was 100%. Getting good assignments and promotions was not based on merit, only on ability to befriend the right people. This led to inexperienced/unqualified people in management positions who would steal ideas or place false blame on others to inflate their own importance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to review their superiors. Do not lie about travel requirements during interview process

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Capgemini Response

    Apr 5, 2013Sr. Recruiter

    hi, unless you have an HR-approved letter of agreement (which is rare), the travel requirement for all billable consultants in US is "up to" 100%. this can vary due to the nature of the deployment ... More

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    Application Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Applications Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Capgemini (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible schedule, great co-workers.

    Cons

    As any consulting company CG lay off eployees after contarct with client ends and there no new clients.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Capgemini full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in wide varieties of business domains and roles. Helps you become a true consultant and subject matter...

    Cons

    To grow within the company you need to have right contacts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in keeping a healthy bench and a separate team for managing non-billable practice activities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place, Intrepreneurial environment, Encouraging leaders

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable team members, Visionary leaders, encouraging bosses, great HR policies, very good brand name

    Cons

    The scale of the company is very big, it can be daunting to someone who has not worked in that model before

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a great place to work, but managable

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    good compensation and great opportunities if you know people around. Work culture is good

    Cons

    should work more on its resource management . no good hikes and improve their performance management cycles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on employee needs and use employee as your strength

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Capgemini is run by lawyers and accountants. Not a good place to be if you are in outsourcing.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Principal in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Capgemini full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay and decent benefits. Many smart and good people to work with. Lots of freedom to work your way (that's not always good though).

    Cons

    Group leadership (CEO, CFO, SBU CEOs) are bureaucrats and not client-friendly or visible in NA. The NA leadership in Applications Services is weak and not trusting of one another. Infrastructure SBU is a mess and poorly led. BPO seems to be doing well but questionable leadership. Cap is very "balkanized" and different parts of the company are set up to compete against each other (i.e., Sogeti v Apps One). Cap has eliminated the outsourcing SBU and merged it into the projects business, which has resulted in Cap becoming a minor player in outsourcing deals. Cap's focus is entirely on margin improvement rather than revenue and client growth. This has mainly translated into the movement of many NA jobs to India.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create and communicate the strategy for the Group and the SBUs (it doesn't exist in my experience). Focus on client industry sectors as primary organizational units. Incent the business units to work together to serve clients. Group and SBU leadership needs to be actively visible in NA. Reinvigorate the outsourcing business or exit it entirely - otherwise you are wasting your money and people's time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rewarding, but Self-created Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAP Staff Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - SAP Staff Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    International Project Exposure (some projects)
    Strong Training Budgets

    Cons

    Expect Nights and Weekends
    Poor Leadership
    Over Promise, Under Deliver

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff projects appropriate out of the gate. Spending money at the beginning saves your team and avoids client disappoint later. Bringing in resources when it's too late does neither team any good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Quickly changing environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Rosemont, IL

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn & understand changes taking place in the industry

    Cons

    Lack of clear process can be a challenge
    Growth opportunities are limited

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Horribly Managed Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Capgemini full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial approach in the management of the company.

    Cons

    Expected to do a lot with no support and no budget. Culture is a shark tank. People are pitted against each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All senior leadership should be fired. There is no direction, no vision and no strategy. It might be better if they just sold off the company in pieces and closed the doors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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