Capgemini Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
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Capgemini CEO and Director Paul Hermelin
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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  

    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
  2.  

    Capgemini India TS - Good Company - But not very location agnostic in India

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

    I have been working at Capgemini full-time

    Pros

    *Flexibility
    *Work Life Balance
    *Independence, as long as commitments are met
    *Good packages if you bargain well

    Cons

    *Moving between locations in India is a problem, as locations are managed by different business units - makes you think if it is really correct when you say it is one company in India.
    *Growth is also problem if you are not at local head office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All locations of a company in India/any country should be accessible to all employees and not BU/Division wise. After all we do our work via PCs, Phones and network connectivity - and this is our first pitch when we say distributed delivery- and it logically doesn't make sense to restrict within one country when there is available workspace. May be a central location management entity could solve this

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you spend 8 hours doing nothing and 4 hours fighting you are not going to achieve very much except hours

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    a multinational company so you get to meet people of a variety of nationalities

    Cons

    Very very mediocre in technology yet dress themselves up as the bees knees. In IT terms they are idiots but will pull down anybody who shows savvy. At the first sign of difficulty in a project they move into full attack mode with anybody even a tiny bit critical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    your guys are very poor losers. Learn some sportsmanship skills. you'll do better in employee engagement.

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

    Pack of uncapable loosers

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

    I have been working at Capgemini for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - There is NO Pros in this company. Except it gives you a brand name of consulting.
    - However a lot of US clients dont know the name. So.....
    - Compensation is pathetic and doesent keep up with the market.

    Cons

    - Top Management is extremely inept and uncapable
    - Extremely political and that starts right at the top of the food chain.
    - Company runs without a vision (First TELCO and split and now HTEC) What is this ???
    - Mediocrity is rampart
    - Buzzwords rather than results oriented
    - Favoritism is the only way to get promoted or higher rating
    - I was surprised to see that during the round tables, the top performers were automatically pushed down for the lower rating, while the laggards having solid network were pushed to the top.
    - Top Talent doesent stay with the company for long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - 99% of the VP's are completely redundant, incapable and free loaders on work done by the junior level staff. Most of them should be let go. Those who are not let go should be given monthly targets and held accountable. There is ZERO vision ANY of the VP provides.
    - 80% of the Principals should be let go and replaced. Whoever are left should be whacked to get sales.
    - Respect the employees. If it weren't for them, YOU wouldn't have a job !!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Its good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Multinational environment.Work can be challenging,but rewarding

    Cons

    There is little work structure or processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Values

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not the best company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capgemini

    Pros

    Stable job and decent pay

    Cons

    Senior management has a hard time recognizing talent. They surround themselves with mediocrity and recognize only individuals that are around them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    big talent - little Scruples

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    worked with some very smart people in highly mobile work force, where most of everyone liked to be away from home, which is something that I could not understand. we worked on very interesting ideas, developing new concepts and technologies.

    Cons

    did not want to be road warrior but was not given choice, despite my preference to be local. self training time was not encouraged nor provided during bench times, e.g., self improvement time was impeded, even frowned upon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be honest in bidding, i.e., the job bidding was very poor with cost estimates of utter fiction, manpower estimates that were random, and sales people that say anything or do anything to win a job. corollary is to be honest with employees who are sent into situations having impossible expectations by clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great first job, but not a great place to stay

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    Current Employee - Staff Consultant
    Current Employee - Staff Consultant

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

    Pros

    Entry level salary/benefits are nice. HR does a nice job of recruiting great young talent. Exposure to different industries and technologies depending on the number of projects you are placed on. Great networking opportunities.

    Cons

    For an IT consulting firm, most of the technologies we use (such as laptops and software) are outdated. There is no office culture, it's more of a project to project culture; this isn't necessarily always a con, but can be if you end up on a terrible project for a long term duration.

    You have little to no say in your placement on a project, so once you are on a specific industry track it is hard to break out of that and move to another area.

    Direction and strategy is moving away from true consulting and more towards staff-aug and managed services projects. Internal processes are not very streamlined or efficient, they are over-structured and create too much "red tape."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership listens to their employees, makes promises, but never seem to take any action.

    Management places profits, image, and projects over the needs of their employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    An okay experience

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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

    Work-life balance is great, very nice co-workers overall, opportunity to work abroad if you get on the right project, pretty good at promoting entry-level consultants after 2 years

    Cons

    Staffing issues, not much say on which projects you can get on, projects can last a long time, lack of training opportunities, lack of strong office culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good in the beginning

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    Former Employee - General Motors Enterprise Command Center Lead  in  Warren, MI
    Former Employee - General Motors Enterprise Command Center Lead in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    I can not say, as the contract I was on was doomed to fail from the beginning.

    Cons

    The sales negotiation team bit off more than they could chew working with General Motors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was on a contract that was not managed by Capgemini management, but rather General Motors. I hold nothing against Capgemini.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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