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Capgemini CEO and Director Paul Hermelin
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Pros
  • Good work life balance as there is no strict timing of work or minimum work timings (in 268 reviews)

  • very Good Work culture, highly professional & enthusiastic people at all level (in 213 reviews)


Cons
  • poor salary bump; work/life balance basically doesn't exist in Capgemini China (in 92 reviews)

  • 9 1/2 hrs work is the stupid decision took by senior management (in 59 reviews)

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  1.  

    So far satisfying

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    I have been fortunate to work with a great team with good attitude

    Cons

    Some of the processes can be updated to make it more easier to work with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people, specially the folks who can make things happen, rather than always looking at the bottom line

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people, but severely lacking in leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Capgemini

    Pros

    - Amazing people
    - Good opportunity for growth, they reward those that can make their KPIs
    - Feels more like a flat structure, it's OK to approach VPs and issues
    - They're planning for immense growth (whether they get it or not is another thing) so they promote from within

    Cons

    - Compensation is severely lacking and not market competitive
    - At the junior level, you're held to KPIs that have little control over (utilization, but if the senior leadership isn't selling, you can't be utilized) and thus penalized even if you're a top performer
    - Don't invest in growing their people - 3 years with the company and was denied basic training every year due to budget cutbacks
    - Moving to an "up or out" policy
    - So focused on cost cutting that they won't give you the tools needed to do your jobs (poor travel booking software, performance management system is antiquated, expense reimbursement tool is from the '90s, corporate cell provider is TMobile which doesn't have coverage in many areas, laptops are 5 years old and slow)
    - Senior leadership is leaving in droves to competitors, doubt they will be able to sustain any growth without an acquisition
    - Company is becoming silo'ed, and it's hard to get experience in other business units and geographies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management talks the talk, but when it comes down to dollars, they won't walk the walk. Put some money where your mouth is: invest in training for your people, retain your top performers (even if that means keeping them on the bench), give your employees the tools they need to do their jobs more efficiently.

    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Strong people and low market share

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Capgemini

    Pros

    Very strong emphasis on thought leadership. Great place to advance one's ideas

    Cons

    Management Consulting is still weak on the market, Technology line is very price aggressive with high offshore share of deliverable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve on marketing activities and innovation.

    Approves of CEO
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    Capgemini in Retrospect

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Capgemini

    Pros

    Working at Capgemini is fantastic for a beginner. The Growth Opportunities are immense. For someone who is ready to put in a lot of hours at work, learn fast, act quickly, move up the ladder quickly, this is a fantastic place. One must be a true self learner and self starter to be successful. There are several opportunities to work with different clients. One needs to be completely responsible for his own career track and watch out for himself/herself. There are immense opportunities to perform in stretch roles and prove one's ability to lead a team of both consultants and clients through tough and sometimes hard to meet deadlines.

    Cons

    While the fast paced work environment always has its side of keeping the adrenaline rush, it takes a huge toll on work- Life Balance. A lot of client holidays might not be observed and hence one will be required to work even when your support staff isn't around. The other way around, if the client works on a day that is holiday for CG, one will still be required to work as client commitment takes precedence. The senior management duly promises another day off, but it is largely forgotten. One is always caught in a war between client commitment vs Capgemini commitment. At the end of the year during performance reviews, you might be penalized for not doing CG requirements, even if you met the client requirement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication, better feedback, better rewards and recognition program, career building workshops for junior staff

    Doesn't Recommend
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