Capgemini Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
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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 255 reviews)

  • very Good Work culture, highly professional & enthusiastic people at all level (in 204 reviews)


Cons
  • Maintaining a healthy work life balance can be a challenge sometimes (in 86 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great Company

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    • 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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    • 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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    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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    • 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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    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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Experience greatly depends on projects and managers you work with

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    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company if you don't mind traveling.

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    • 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Average place to work

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    • 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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very poorly managed organization

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    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
  11.  

    Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

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