Capgemini

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Capgemini Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
2,229 Reviews
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Capgemini CEO and Director Paul Hermelin
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Pros
  • Work - life balance is a perk thanks to the limited amount of travel required (in 257 reviews)

  • very Good Work culture, highly professional & enthusiastic people at all level (in 208 reviews)


Cons
  • poor salary bump; work/life balance basically doesn't exist in Capgemini China (in 87 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mobile Architect in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Mobile Architect in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility for working remote and on site. Family balance is up to you but can easily overwork.

    Cons

    Its a consulting gig, expect lots of different issues and opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create better company culture via conferences or some other get together s.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people, collaborative environment.

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

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

    Pros

    - Opportunities for advancement
    - International mobility/travel
    - Training & development opportunities

    Cons

    - Need to win more innovative, strategic projects to leverage business-background employees
    - Need to market themselves better in relation to its competitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Engage the Millennial generation employees -- they have innovative ideas to contribute and provide them with challenging opportunities to grow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you spend 8 hours doing nothing and 4 hours fighting you are not going to achieve very much except hours

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    a multinational company so you get to meet people of a variety of nationalities

    Cons

    Very very mediocre in technology yet dress themselves up as the bees knees. In IT terms they are idiots but will pull down anybody who shows savvy. At the first sign of difficulty in a project they move into full attack mode with anybody even a tiny bit critical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    your guys are very poor losers. Learn some sportsmanship skills. you'll do better in employee engagement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Capgemini - great place to grow and make a difference

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Lead in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Lead in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Very open environment with opportunities for those looking to learn, be proactive, drive your career towards your personal goals. A lot of learning and training materials made available openly for employees. Ranging from technical, process, PM, etc. Generous PTO and benefits packages. Very strong thought leaders in areas of process and service management. Offshore delivery centers are top notch.

    Cons

    Requires you to manage your own career and make it happen. You are expected to be a business professional and provide customers top service while also managing your own career. This is as expected, but some may not like this hands-off approach. Organizational communications have traditionally been weak, but in 2014 big push to improve. Could do better at driving innovation in tools used at enterprise level as well as at consultant level (laptop spec).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership styles vary widely between service lines. Understand who you are reporting to, their approach and how you fit into the larger organization.

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

    Wannabe player

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Consulting 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.

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    Long 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company if you don't mind traveling.

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

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

    Pros

    Variety and the opportunities to learn new technologies.

    Cons

    Travel and very obscure growth path.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Average place to work

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

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

    Pros

    One of the big consulting companies in IT and have the benefits of a big company; Decent benefits (base salary, bonus, profit sharing) and all big company benefits; Opportunity to work with big clients; As Capgemini manages most of the projects, there's opportunities to play leadership roles on the projects

    Cons

    Does not have a good performance evaluation process; No clear career progression; People have to navigate through the corporate bureaucrazy to move forward and this results in many ppl getting frustrated and leaving the company; There are learning opportunities but for a consulting company of this size, there should be more

    Neutral Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Long...

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, high profile clients and opportunity for career growth.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance, culture and leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the people more then you say in your slogan and support them through difficult engagements. Align your strategy to the clients business goals not internal sales goals and CM. This will bring more business longer term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    No Value for Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Stable Co in terms of job stability and one that can afford to pay a decent salary. Company does offer online courses to further individual education for each Preston's area of expertise.

    Cons

    Company doesn't value it's employees. Resources are over worked and terribly unrecognized for their effort. Bad Management overall. Business processes are very poor and badly implemented. No follow up on employee' s well being whatsoever . High turn over of Senior Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do Not choose jobs at this Co LA Location, perhaps it's better at other States.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Capgemini is very disorganized and poorly run.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Compensation was average with the other big consulting firms.

    Cons

    I spent my first month looking for my manager which wasn't assigned to me until 5 weeks after my hire date. I spent another 2 months on the bench with little information and contact. I got a call out of the blue to become a PMO (Secretary) for a Sr manager. I didn't take technical classes and have 5 yrs of technical experience to become a PMO analyst.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire if you can't win a project

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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