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Capgemini Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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3.1 1,974 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Capgemini CEO and Director Paul Hermelin

Paul Hermelin

(796 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Wannabe player

    Manager (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsConsulting will expose you to a lot of challenges that you may otherwise not find in the tech industry. You will learn new skills - but I think there are better ways to do that outside the company.

    ConsI hate to say this but in effect this is a body shop. I worked out of the LA area and was involved in lead roles at several projects. Staffing the projects involved throwing many people from offshore into the project and having a very low manpower onshore. The people onsite were overworked, had no work life balance and any possibility of networking and exploring your options seemed out of reach because you are always dealing with major issues at work. The frustrating part of it was that upper management like the service delivery leaders etc were only available when they had work to be done. Any other requests for meetings etc were given the run around or simply ignored. The prevailing thinking seems to be - be a professional and take care of things. But this is an excuse to not listen to employees who want to make a difference.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLong term employees in upper management level need to take a hard look at other companies where employees are happy instead of following their own narrow minded approach.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    NA

    Lead Consultant (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsProvided good oppurtunities in some areas

    ConsManagement need to focus on employee benifits

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good guys , average skill set

    Manager (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    Proslike any consulting company this review is specific to the practise (SAP in my case) you are part of.
    General work life balance is good, people get promoted although sometimes based on seniority, some exceptionally good guys are always there and if you can get hands on people from other countries like European ones, you can get exposed to some great work.

    ConsCross country integration is poor
    Training is average, people are not top tier

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Management Consultant

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou get experience working with Fortune 500 cliens

    ConsCompensation for people who relocate, promotion

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    Associate Consultant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent work experience for a fresh grad experience but not worth more than staying a year or two

    ConsLow pay compared to other consulting firms
    Lack of formal training (the training they offer is mediocre at best)
    Lack of mentors

    Advice to Senior ManagementI emphasize they are disorganized. Truly disorganized. To the point where the client can even tell.

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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNumber of good international projects.

    ConsBeware of Sogeti BU.Project change is hideous task.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive the employers the freedom to choose thier skill set,especially freshers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I have been working for more than 10 years

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBig company, Plenty of projects and work

    ConsBureaucracy, Lots of fat processess and poor leadership

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employee feedback

     

    So So experience - not strategy

    Consultant (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsThe company pays relatively well and

    ConsOrganization is very big and can easily get lost within it

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave a clear vision and execute on it, don't try to be things you're not

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    Stay away from this organization

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLarge company with Industry and technical knowledge.

    ConsThey do not have their act together. Leadership is lost and unaware of the consequences of their ever changing decisions. The motto "People Matter Results Count" is a joke... the last thing in the company mind is "people". Be ready to be treated as a commodity in and environment where everyone is on his/her own, and performance has little to do with your career development. Of course, they will say we are a company of "entrepreneurs"… nice way to get away with bad corporate behaviour and inefficiency. Leadership needs substantial change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet your act together, some of you might need to leave, stop playing with your inner-circle where all is forgiven, and damaging the people doing the real work for many long hours, with slime to none existing incentives

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

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    Low pay, long hours, little recognition.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsExperience working with government agencies.

    ConsLong hours. Staffing levels were not at what they should be for the projects and management expectations. Salaried employees are expected to work long hours.
    Management gave little direction and would often change focus.
    Despite hard work, there was little recognition. Often work performed was relabled by management, so there was rarely recognition of the reports/charts/data analysis done by those under management.
    Almost all of the work completed was for a contract with the state government. The contract was for 3+ years. Management did not factor in financial changes, which meant working 3+ years with no raises.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDecide where you are going and stay with a defined direction. Hold partners accountable. Reward people who do well, even if it is non-monetary rewards. Consider establishing a comp time reward for those who work overtime with no extra pay. Build into contracts pay raises-employees do not expect to work three years without at least a cost of living raise.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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