Capgemini
3.1 of 5 1,922 reviews
www.capgemini.com Paris, France 5000+ Employees

Capgemini Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.1 1,922 reviews

                             

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Capgemini CEO and Director Paul Hermelin

Paul Hermelin

(774 ratings)

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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good work life balance, though experience differs in different projects"
    in 207 reviews
  • "Work Culture is so good and also there is an perfect work -personal space balance"
    in 176 reviews
Cons:
  • "Maintaining a healthy work life balance can be a challenge sometimes"
    in 70 reviews
  • "9 1/2 hrs work is the stupid decision took by senior management"
    in 56 reviews
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    No ethics concerning HR issues

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    Pros-Very good salaries
    -Nice building
    -Good benefits

    Cons-No personal life due to loads of work
    -Bad management style
    -No business ethics among employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your human resources

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    awful management aqnd projects - run run!

    Finance (Former Employee)
    Cleveland, OH

    Prosending your employment here is your biggest pro

    Conseverything else really is awful here

    Advice to Senior Managementoy

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My worst experience

    BI Team Leader (Current Employee)
    Madrid (Spain)

    Prosnice and helpful work mates

    Consunexisting career opportunities and promotions, awful management, unexisting respect to people

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Life become hell after joining Capgemini LBS BU

    SAP Consultant (Current Employee)
    Mumbai (India)

    ProsNo Pro ... only cons... read below for a full…

    Cons1) when u r going to join Capgemini then please make sure that that is not Capgemini LBS unit , if it is so then please not join untill you are only fresher.

    2) No onsite opportunity is there because capgemini LBS have only domestic project.

    3).Dont Join LBS 'local Business Solution' BU otherwise you have to work from Client location untill you resign almost impossible to change the BU if it's LBS

    4) Managers Dont Care abt employees working @ client site,rsources are head count and money making machine.
    5) No Enjoyment no parties if working from client site.
    6) NO JOB security - They can ask you to leave if you want to change the project or on bench.
    7) NO Opprotunities for LBS people.
    8) Treatment with employee is worst.

    Advice to Senior Management – Stop treating people like Money Making machine.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsNothing I can think of. But senior management can happily relax in this BU no work at all come at 11 am and leave by 5 pm

    ConsThe list is too long
    1. They pay peanuts here atleast 30% below the industry average and the hies are almost none. We get close to 5% max hike per year.
    2. CTC includes bonus and performance incentives so you cannot get even a penny apart from CTC
    3. Too much politics .. they do annual appraisal which is completely bogus instead of trying to find what the candidate has done well they always talk what employee did wrong and demotivate you.
    4.Though I was a very good performer I still got average rating when asked about this they said it was too early to judge me in 1.5 years, but they put people in PIP in just 6 months after joining
    5.No on site or abroad opportunities at all.. you will rot in the same place for your entire period
    6.No motivation at all from management to work...
    7. They say flexible timings but you will be working 10-13 hours a day so dont even think of work life balance if you are in entry level and Mid level positions
    8. No ethics at all they lie to people while recruiting regarding the kind of work, JD etc. every thing is a lie
    9. They promise you one salary and when you join you will surely get 20% less
    10. Dont even think of promotions there will be none even if you perform extraordinarily... only way to get promoted is licking the boots of your boss
    11 Finally notice period is 3 months and because of this many companies will not hire you when you are thinking to move out of this company and they torture people in notice period

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen up your eyes and look at what is happening in the company .. the attrition rate is very high because people hate your place.. and god sake dont lie to the candidates in the interviews.. even if you manage to hire them they will leave within a year

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The recent influx of pure player employees ruined the company

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsFlexible working hours, good work life balance (not for long any way), job security as they dont follow the hire fire policy, new benefits can help you save some tax.

    ConsNo proper processes, new pure player management has no idea how an European company works, not so great hikes, no proper career growth, rigid Hr policies, not so flexible when it comes to IJPs, the new attendance tools and other policies that are being brought in by the new management who came from IPPs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpent considerable time in this company and have seen it morphing into something not to my liking, the new management coming from WIPRO/Infy please learn some manners on how to speak with a subordinate. Your processes that you are bringing from your previous companies will have no impact and will only lead to huge attrition. CG has grown from strength to strength due to it's unique culture and some of it's strategic employees at great positions now these new pure player guys are threatening both of them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not ideal for a software developer

    Applications Consultant (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsLarge company, possible to move around, wide range of industries

    ConsOn call 24 hour, application management/installation not development, development is done offshore. Company structure not clearly defined and services were not worth what client was paying.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    If you like being isolated and treated like a commodity, this is the place for you

    Senior Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are good people here, stuck in bad jobs. Corporate communications are very good and thorough.

    ConsManagement does not communicate, and there is no sense of organization. Daily operations go from one fire drill to another. They do not have a good pipeline for new hires, and sometimes hire under qualified people out of desperation. They're also fairly dishonest in the sales process, claiming experience and expertise that they don't have.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to do business with integrity, both internally and externally.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    My experience at Capgemini has been awful. Only been here 9 months and have been lied to from the beginning

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosthere are some people are nice.

    ConsBenefits are bad, the bonus structure is not well defined

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop lying to your employees. It isn't all about the numbers. We are human beings with lives. not just a number on a page

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Avoid working here

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    Pros-The people are generally nice and helpful to work with on projects
    - Many people who work here are apathetic about it, therefore if you are in this category you can generally get away without doing much work

    Cons-The pay and compensation package is much lower than competitors and yearly increases for even top performers are 3-5%
    -As mentioned in other reviews mediocrity is rampant across all parts of the organization
    -The organization stresses it is entrepreneurial but this is just a poor excuse for poor management and the lack internal processes and organization
    -Given its low position int the market compared to competitors the terms of sale for projects are often poor resulting in inability for flexibility in working remote, staying at good hotels, and the offshore/onshore mix
    -VPs are top management are very uninvolved in internal activities or personally developing the team or people
    -Attrition is very high
    -Professionalism across all aspects of the organization is low
    -The company in the US acts at though it wants to be a strategy consulting firm and advisor to clients, but its competitors and its strategy are really aligned with that of Indian Pure Plays (Tata, Infosys, etc).
    -Very few women and diversity at top levels of the organization. About less than 10 females VPs in the US in client facing roles.
    -Because Capgemini struggles to win deals, it rarely offers flexible arrangements for projects, while most competitors are increasingly focused on this to retain top talent.

    Advice to Senior Management-Develop a strong culture by creating a vision and strategy and stick to it
    -Develop an office and people culture by actually getting involved in events and meeting with employees at all levels (VP lunches, Employee Resource Group events, Fridays in the office, etc)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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