Capgemini Reviews

Updated August 30, 2014
Updated August 30, 2014
2,061 Reviews

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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 company. Lot of benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capgemini

    Pros

    Benefits, Hard work is rewarded. Professional people to work with

    Cons

    Lots of Travel
    Bad health insurance

    Recommends
  2.  

    Decent place to work if you can navigate the politics of a large firm.

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are decent. Self directed training opportunities are available to enhance skills. Potential opportunities to work in many different areas and markets. Intelligent, experienced co-workers.

    Cons

    Political as with any large, global firm. Decisions are not always made based upon the best solution. Some of the management place their own interests and career progression above that of the collective group.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome experince

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capgemini

    Pros

    Friendly environment within the team.

    Cons

    Nothing as if Now i think.

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  5.  

    Not ideal for a software developer

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    Former Employee - Applications Consultant  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Applications Consultant in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    On 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Learn to do business with integrity, both internally and externally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capgemini

    Pros

    there are some people are nice.

    Cons

    Benefits are bad, the bonus structure is not well defined

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Deficiency of leadership at the top levels in the U.S.

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Southfield, MI

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

    Pros

    The culture is open and friendly which makes it easy to assimilate. It is not overly competitive like many of the other big firms. You are free to choose and stay in the level you want to be in without too much pressure.

    Cons

    Because of the flexibility, your career path is solely dependent on you and your ability to build a network. Performance management is poor. Leadership at the highest levels is weak at best. When you choose to leave they literally kick you out and when you're brought in, be careful about the level they offer you. They short you and consequently, your salary will be lower than you might expect. They do not budge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer direction to your employees, improve communication, offer more to high performers and take employee satisfaction, retention seriously. Treat those who choose to leave, better. Maybe some of us would consider using your services in the future. Think about that. Your reputation now precedes you. I know several people who have had the same experience as I did.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avoid working here

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Capgemini full-time for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    -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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Somewhat disappointed after 4 years

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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

    Worked with some good people, but there are many pockets of below average. Work life balance is ok and there is some flexibility.

    Cons

    The annual "round-table" review process is very political and it's about who you know. Every year, there is a predetermined number of high performers that will get rewarded with bonuses and raises. It doesn't matter if all 150,000 employees were the highest performers and brought in $100 M each. because of the predetermined number that can get a bonus and a raise, most come out as "meets expectations" (a 3 on scale of 1-5) and you will get no raise or bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break off from the French part of the main company because they could care less about concerns about North American employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Job for contractors

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    Former Employee - Business Development Executive
    Former Employee - Business Development Executive

    I worked at Capgemini as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Collaborative environment with core team.

    Cons

    Not an employee so not privy to strategy and direction

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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