Capgemini Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
2,107 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Somewhat disappointed after 4 years

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Good Job for contractors

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Executive turnover specifically in SaaS

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Salary was fair and Individuals wanted to do what was right. You need to make sure that this is the right fit for you.

    Cons

    Cap (at least the Capgemini America, there are a dozen different operating companies and each one is different) is trying to apply the big consulting model on what should be light weight POCs and implementations. The management does not want to listen to options. And, despite their mantra of life work balance I was continually working 60 hour weeks. In my group there was 50% turnover in the 2 years I was there this included the VP and several other group leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to new ways to implement your SaaS offerings. You hire people with experience in the field but do not listen to the ways that they have been sucessfull.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    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.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Capgemini full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Capgemini is a huge company with hundreds of divisions, groups, teams, etc. If you can find a good manager and a good customer then the experience will be satisfying. I've had the blessing of working in a great situation for many years.
    I'm allowed to work from home 4 days a week. The pay, time off, flexible schedule, and overall benefits are great.

    Cons

    Capgemini is a huge company and there will always be people still hanging around whom should have left years ago.
    If you want to grow in your career you will have to put 99.99% of the effort in. Capgemini's outsourcing division does not mentor employees or seek to grow and promote them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR transparency needs to be real, not a smoke and mirrors game. Star employees should be valued, not just given a number on a review once a year.
    Figure out how to work within the various divisions, business units, and geographies. Stop acting like 100 different companies with the same logo.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 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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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Consulting business with little work life balanc and high expectations

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great health benefit costs to employees. Shocked when I learn how low the cost of benefits were
    People
    Project work is exciting

    Cons

    work life balance. Long hous with the expectation of not stopping until the actual work is done at any cost.
    long hours
    high expectations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It has been very long 15 plus years of experience with Capgemini.

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at Capgemini full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Diversified work force and overall it is a good experience

    Cons

    Winning sales pursuits/new business development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Winning new projects and keeping their commitments like efficient computers and tools and trainimg

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 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

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