Capgemini Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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  1. good compancy

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capgemini

    Pros

    good company to work with... work-life balamnce

    Cons

    salary hike as per market trend

    Advice to Management

    when hr selects the candidate it should be fair


  2. Helpful (2)

    Good Place to Start, Then Go Elsewhere

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Resources of a large parent company with the intimacy of a growing organization - Fair work/life balance - Competitive benefits and 401k, but not compensation

    Cons

    - Advancement is tied directly to who you know and who is aware of your success; if you have a non-vocal People Manager you're neglected at round tables; if you have a thoughtless on-site manager you're neglected at round tables. If your site manager and People Manager don't fight tooth and nail for you at round tables, you're pushed to a "3" with the forced ranking. Management said as recently as yesterday (4/29/15) that they are changing the APR structure, but that is the same song and dance we've always heard. -Pay is way below average; I have seen WAY TOO MANY bright stars leave for greener pastures because they weren't compensated appropriately. I keep having to hire green recruits because my top guns leave for better pay and promotions elsewhere. - If I see another person that works only in HQ get promoted over another Senior Consultant to Manager, I will blow a gasket. The Consultants, Senior Consultants and client-facing Managers ARE YOUR SUCCESS. Reward them and quit playing patty-cake with your office darlings that do nothing but look pretty, parrot buzz words and do not contribute to client growth or opportunities identified. - Compensation tied directly to advancement; only highest of the high performers warrant advancement to Senior Manager and Principal which is the way it should be. That said this neglects lots of excellent performers who should be retained and rewarded with pay and promotion, but leave to take their expertise and inside knowledge of CGGS elsewhere. If anything is killing CGGS it is this. I'm sick of seeing excellent albeit not top performers get tossed in the same compensation and recognition bucket as those that just do their job and thats that. I've had to tell two of my employees for three years running they won't be promoted or see a raise because they either didn't bring in new business or sell an ASE (which should be done by manager level and above, not consultants). Keep in mind both of these employees have performed at a rock solid "2" level, have continuously contributed to business development activities, and are the reason we rate OTACE scores of 5 every year and add additional positions! - They change CEO and management like underwear. New management team in late 2014 decapitated upper management and is starting from scratch. - During recent CEO and management change far too many top performers left; word is new management brought in own team and canned the rest just because they weren't "their guys/gals". One person they let go was someone I considered a future principal and was an extremely top performer; I was very disheartened. I am already planning a move but had I not, I would start after the terrible job new management did during the takeover.

    Advice to Management

    You already know your problems. You've had so many new CEOs that come in, change direction, throw everything to the wind, and you remain at square one. In case the new CEO sees this: compensate your above average performers better, both annually and during APR/round tables. You lose so many excellent "3's" and "2's" because other companies are willing to compensate them fairly and offer them advancement that isn't impossible to attain except for the top 1% of the top 1%. Your top performers will always rise to the top but you lose so much of "mid-level officer staff and top NCOs" that you endanger your long-term success. I am so tired of continuously back filling the positions left by excellent "3's" and "2's". Our client must wonder what the H E double hockey sticks is going on...


  3. Helpful (1)

    senior consultant

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Capgemini

    Pros

    It was over all good experience. Really have to do hard work.

    Cons

    You need to find a project by yourself


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  5. Great company, great benefits, too much travel

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Solutions Architect in Alpine, UT
    Current Employee - Managing Solutions Architect in Alpine, UT

    I have been working at Capgemini full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Capgemini is a very active and innovative consulting company. Very fast paced, and very in tune with the current and future market trends.

    Cons

    Too much travel. Because consultants are always on the road in clients from Monday to Thursday, and sometimes Friday, it is very difficult to have a proper work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Projects and clients don't need traveling consultants on premises all the time. Many successful companies have their consultants working from home or office locations during certain phases of projects. Capgemini should consider this practice in order to improve work/life balance for their most important asset.


  6. Principal

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Principal in New York, NY

    I worked at Capgemini

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I was there since the E&Y days and it used to be a great place to work, with great people and solutions.

    Cons

    The French influence has destroyed all the positive aspects of Capgemini and they no longer put the clients or the employees first. They put profit first.

    Advice to Management

    Take a good hard look in the mirror. If you put clients first and have happy employees the business will do well, Stand up for what is right


  7. principal

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    good culture, experienced team members

    Cons

    i can not think anything at the moment

    Advice to Management

    nonei can not think anything at the moment


  8. Staff consultant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Capgemini

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are amazing to work with. Many career parth

    Cons

    Stressful work environment. Many people within the company can be difficult to get in contact with

    Advice to Management

    Communication needs to be improved within the company


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Herndon, VA

    I worked at Capgemini full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They have a variety of clients and industries to work for, so you won't get bored if you don't like a particular project. They offer good benefits, vacation and 401K profit sharing. They do a good job of having quarterly connect events to allow you to network with other colleagues you wouldn't normally see.

    Cons

    If you live in the DC area, then you will most likely have to travel to your client every week. The forced ranking system at the end of the year is not very fair if you are supporting a smaller project and don't have exposure to more of the upper management.

    Advice to Management

    It is great when the senior management spends time visiting the various project sites to meet the lowly consultants and senior consultants in their town hall meetings.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    - You work with lots of different people with lots of different perspectives - Decent benefits

    Cons

    - you're on your own for a career path - you constantly have to sell yourself for new projects - lots of turnover - no feeling of "togetherness" or "Team" - everyone is out for themselves

    Advice to Management

    - Attract and retain better quality CLIENTS - Decide of you're going to be a low cost provider or niche player - you can't do both - Devote more time and resources tot he development of your employees and DON'T make them feel bad about using developmental resources, especially if you want them to stay


  11. Helpful (2)

    Senior Consultant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Capgemini full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Alternative Travel on the weekends, relaxed culture, lots of projects

    Cons

    Political environment, low pay, commit a lot of weekends working away from home

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better



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