Capgemini Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
2,059 Reviews

3.1
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Capgemini CEO and Director Paul Hermelin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is not that great but felt better than my previous company experiences (in 221 reviews)

  • The work culture is good and flat hierarchy system really makes it a good place to work (in 189 reviews)


Cons
  • Maintaining a healthy work life balance can be a challenge sometimes (in 77 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Capgemini

    Pros

    good environment and nice people

    Cons

    low salary and may be a little boring

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shiny on the outside, cut-rate body shopper on the inside...(Fin Svcs BU)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capgemini

    Pros

    Benefits, mostly. Cant think of any other redeeming factor. If you are an entry-level guy, this might be a good place. Just might.

    Cons

    Too numerous to recount. Inept VP's, who actually believe they can get away with H1B-style BS and who are firmly convinced that 90's era management style is the winning style of today. Get these guys some decent training on how business is done in the US.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some talent with professional, all-round, local-market work experience, instead of hiring half-cooked know-it-all's, and expats who bring in the work ethos of a pirate ship desperate for quick bounty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    This company is so awful to work for that I feel like I was scammed.

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    Current Employee - Staff Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    You can travel, get hotel points, and frequent flyer miles.

    Cons

    The training program is horrendous. The work they have you do is mind-numbing, allowing for zero creativity. Employees are worked over 12 hour days and weekends without a choice. Management is unwelcoming and not helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Completely change your training program, actually pay for real trainers. Allow your employees to be creative and not forced to follow strict methodology that is inefficient. Reward employees on their actual work produced and not just the amount of hours put in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nothing spectacular. Nothing bad either

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Continuous projects. If you are settled with a client, it would be for many years to come. Flexible environment.

    Cons

    Salary is a big minus. Doesn't care much about the employees. Excuses for everything an employee asks by quoting their policies etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees as people, not resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overall Positive

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager

    I worked at Capgemini full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    work with smart people, great client list, global company offering opportunity to travel in other parts of the world. Good knowledge management capture and ability to partner across time zones.

    Cons

    difficult promotions, SME knowledge is not valued, need to constantly prove value. You have to do your own business development, most business development guys do not understand technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain and encourage SME knowledge, particularly in technology. I've often noticed that people are laid off when no current work exists, but usually within a month or two, a proposal or client will require that SME knowledge and we were left scrambling to find skills. At that point the market determines the quality of your deliverable, hiring at the last minute does not make for quality associates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    The company has smart people but doesn’t always execute well on client engagements.

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Capgemini full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is a strong focus on client service. Some ongoing training is provided. The professional staff are generally smart and capable.

    Cons

    The internal technology is lacking and not modern. There is inadequate integration between Capgemini FSGBU and the overall Capgemini organization. Not enough attention is placed on staffing client engagements with the optimal professionals for the requirements and scope. I saw a tendency to fill project roles with someone with some relevant experience; but not necessarily the best person to fill the role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve all aspects of the technology provided to client service professionals. Improve time reporting to be inclusive of all hours worked; not just entering 8 hours per day. Improve the process for approval of travel, time & expense submissions, etc. so that it is not so cumbersome.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work , but the internal employee management is bad

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    Current Employee - Performance Engineer  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Performance Engineer in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    good pay, good place for on the job learning, not stressfull

    Cons

    internal workforce management is bad. they dont find projects within the company for people who are ramped down from their respective projects. They fire people easily without much consideration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The internal workforce management team should be efficient enough to find projects within company for an associate who is ramped down from the project; instead of firing him/her from the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A quality employer.

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    People are humble but intelligent. Management would like to see you grow and move up the ladder. It is easy to access and build relationships with senior staff. The company is accommodating to personal needs.

    Cons

    Be prepared to travel up to 100% of the time. Be prepared to exceed client expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working hard and encouraging younger staff!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Capgemini's focus on Supply Chain Consulting

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Excellent focus in the Supply Chain Domain with Technology consulting focus across all technologies. Different strategic business unit enables organizational focus on making advancements in this domain.

    Cons

    No cons in the current company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus needed towards Capgemini's brand awareness in US.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Executive Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Capgemini full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The employees are very personable and a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Upper-level management and executives are disconnected from their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time with the employees at their offices and locations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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