Capgemini Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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Capgemini CEO and Director Paul Hermelin
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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. Treat employees like a number

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capgemini

    Pros

    Large company
    Good employee support system

    Cons

    Too many managers sat doing nothing.
    Too much project management layers, with one engineer doing the real work.
    Managers on bonus schemes, whilst engineers get nothing
    Protects bullies who deliver projects
    Accountants manipulate profit margins to ensure customer thinks company is fair. It's really taking immoral advantage as the customer is unaware of the finer details.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce numbers in management layers.
    Share bonus scheme to all, instead of taking the cream

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. I did not have good experience with this company

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    Former Employee - Lead Consultant (Software Engineer) in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Lead Consultant (Software Engineer) in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Capgemini

    Pros

    Good benefits. Great learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Nepotism, buddy system, favoritism exists. No recognition for talent. No respect for the team members. Managers are not trust worthy. Poor ethics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Peoples Managers and service delivery managers are not trust worthy. Poor ethics. They like Sycophants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. Never join Capgemini LBS.. It is a hell

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    - Nothing as of now. There are no Pro's . You have to console yourself that it is a good company as you are alreay trapped.

    Cons

    -there are soo many . While hiring if they say it is for client location .. then never ever dare to join.That means you are hired for LBS (its different BU in CG) . They will never communicate to you that they have 18months bond in this LBS BU. and once you joined this BU, You have to be in client side( you will be joining as a contractor in some different company). you cant even change even if they have in house projects. once you will get release from one client, they will put you in some other client and you have to clear that client interview. If you are failed to clear more than one client interview, they will send you to some other location (unwanted transfer).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Doubt that there is any management or not. :P

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Do yourself a favour and lol elsewhere

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Capgemini

    Pros

    Some really great employees who could be a fabulous asset to the right company.

    Cons

    Poor management. Dysfunctional and lacking direction. They have an immature way about them. Use PIP'a like they were going out of fashion. Will never ever work for this dull and cheap franchise. Basically run Australia like a India based team and in fact well over 70% of the work force is
    Brought in from OS.
    Buyer beware... You get what you pay for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave!

  6. Terrible work environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capgemini

    Pros

    There are no pros your skills will be killed

    Cons

    No projects, unprofessional management, terrible workculture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign.

  7. Bunch of cheapskate bullies

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    Former Employee - Team Manager
    Former Employee - Team Manager

    I worked at Capgemini

    Pros

    Good learning environment. Great colleagues

    Cons

    This shower are only happy to rob their employees. Don't give even a cost of living pay increase so you end up living on the bread line. They have no interest in their employees only making money for the shareholders.

    They open offices in the cheapest areas and areas of high unemployment so that they can get grants then treat the staff like scum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start appreciating your employees and then maybe you can keep the talent, who are leaving. Stop the management from lying to the higher management about why they have such high attrition.
    Stop the management from attending your cascades because all they do is intimidate the workforce into not speaking out to you so you will never know what is really happening on your sites.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Ok for a short time but don't stay. Take the training and experience and go somewhere you will be appreciated

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    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    1. Well known name and good to have on your CV
    2. Good experience
    3. Capgemini offices finished to a high standard
    4. Plenty of training available
    5. Opportunities to travel and work with many clients (although that's much the same with any large organisation)
    6. Work life balance can be good and include opportunities to work from home - but that is very dependent on the current assignment manager. Get a bad manager and they'll schedule 9am and 6pm meetings and expect you to be there. Work out who the bad ones are and avoid them.
    7. Capgemini staff used to be (and still are, if you can find them) bright and well motivated. Company has grown extensively and many new staff have joined through acquisitions of smaller companies or staff transfers through outsourcing deals. Often new staff are not of the same calibre as those who had to go through the rigorous recruitment process.

    Cons

    1. Pay is below average and the company has a tendency to freeze salaries so that it can post good results to the market. Bonuses are not worth bothering about unless you are at a very senior grade.
    2. Promotion (apart from junior grades) depends on employees producing a justification and then arguing their case in front of a panel. It is not based on Capgemini recognising effort.
    3. Annual review system is a joke. There are hugely involved HR systems but ultimately all ratings are normalised to a bell curve which means virtually everyone gets a middle of the road average rating.
    4. Poor job security. Company will happily shed staff at regular intervals with no obvious rationale (staff on fee earning assignment can go whilst staff between assignments stay). This has become less transparent: there used to be public twice yearly redundancy rounds in the summer and winter (famously informing employees on christmas eve one year) but although the redundancies still go on it is no longer public knowledge.
    5. Massively unwieldy internal systems which are hard to use, poorly integrated, and sometimes just don't work very well.
    6. Review process is very dependent on review manager. A good one who will fight your corner makes a huge difference compared to one who just follows the process. But that's luck of the draw.
    7. Increasing emphasis on outsourcing which is all about delivering to the letter of the deal and minimising cost. That doesn't make for a good place to work.
    8. Seems that the long term view of Paris HQ is reflected by the fact that half the organisation is now composed of offshore divisions (often acquisitions of local companies) from some of the poorer parts of the world where labour is cheapest.It is not clear where or even if this will stop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Treat employees with some respect.
    2. Stop bleeding employees year on year so that market results look good.
    3. When bidding to clients stop chasing the cheapest option and recognise that quality is worth paying for. If a client wants to pay the minimum regardless then they are probably not worth doing business with.
    4. Slim down the internal systems. Especially HR.
    5. Give staff more flexibility and freedom.
    7. Do not publish glossy culture and values stuff unless you are going to abide by it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    Bad - Worthless - Cheap - Ruin Career

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good office locations because they have negotiation power because they rent 5000 seat or 7000 seat premises at one go...
    Because of scale of number of people and building size, cafeteria operations and cost is admirable

    Cons

    1. SE, SSE, Consultant, Sr Cons P4, Sr Cons P5 === No Laptop (So therefore forget working from home)
    2. Shamefully slow Desktops and Shamefully small Monitors...I suspect they are 18 inches
    3. Shamefully slow Laptops if you ever get one...and shamefully slow refresh cycles on Laptops, going as far as 5 years to get a new Laptop...
    4. Very shameless support projects with lots of work.. Shameless Managers who will try everything they can to exert their power and finish you at the same time keeping their work as light as possible
    4. Very shameless support projects with lots of work.. Shameless Managers who will try everything they can to exert their power and finish you at the same time keeping their work as light as possible
    5. Power Hub is Bombay. So if you are not in Bombay - forget about promotions. Be prepared to be betrayed if you are in Bangalore....
    5. Power Hub is Bombay. So if you are not in Bombay - forget about promotions. Be prepared to be betrayed if you are in Bangalore....
    6. On the whole the French people are also cheap... On the whole a Super cheap Bombay Mumbai company.. Thats what you get with Capgemini.....
    6. On the whole the French people are also cheap... On the whole a Super cheap Bombay Mumbai company.. Thats what you get with Capgemini.....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Stop being cheap
    2. Invest in your Employees.. Stop calling them resources
    3. Buy them 22 inch Monitors and Quick Laptops
    4. Cut the power of your Mumbai Managers
    5. Stop betraying people and ruining their future

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

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    Former Employee - Operating Model and Performance Improvement in Holborn, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Operating Model and Performance Improvement in Holborn, England (UK)

    I worked at Capgemini

    Pros

    Good pay and nice benefits

    Cons

    Worst organisation I ever worked with. Consulting business is not professional and lots of discrimination. High staff turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Capgemini Consulting in India - a fake brand?

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is extremely high as there is little dumb work or no work

    Senior Management is good but they are themselves handcuffed

    Cons

    The company brands itself as Capgemini Consulting while in reality their India work falls under some division LBS (Local Business Services) - I still don't know what it is. The company is unprofessional. There is no link with the global affiliates - they mis-sell that too. They do bad work in India so beware before you join a brand such as Capgemini Consulting LBS. I would advice anyone to join any startup over this

    Increment: I would advice you to keep in mind your joining salary and ending salary will be same no matter how much time you spend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to sell what you really are. People on the fences wouldnt know your internal things and how you are just using a CC brand under LBS division.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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