Capgemini Reviews in United States

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
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Pros
  • Work - life balance is a perk thanks to the limited amount of travel required (in 256 reviews)

  • very Good Work culture, highly professional & enthusiastic people at all level (in 207 reviews)


Cons
  • poor salary bump; work/life balance basically doesn't exist in Capgemini China (in 86 reviews)

  • 9 1/2 hrs work is the stupid decision took by senior management (in 58 reviews)

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  1.  

    All the management team cares about is the margin

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    cant think of much at this moment

    Cons

    Replace experienced people with college grads who know nothing about the business just to save margin and looks good (more ppl on the team). The management group has gone down hill compare with few years ago.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    False promises

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

    I have been working at Capgemini full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    political office culture. If you are good at it, this is the place for you. Time off policy is good. Nice 30 days in a calendar year. Compensation is good.

    Cons

    No promotions to be expected. No matter what you do :) . False promises. Will do it tomorrow attitude. No straight forward answers. Shady policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of old hags

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Shiny on the outside, cut-rate body shopper on the inside...(Fin Svcs BU)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capgemini

    Pros

    Benefits, mostly. Cant think of any other redeeming factor. If you are an entry-level guy, this might be a good place. Just might.

    Cons

    Too numerous to recount. Inept VP's, who actually believe they can get away with H1B-style BS and who are firmly convinced that 90's era management style is the winning style of today. Get these guys some decent training on how business is done in the US.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some talent with professional, all-round, local-market work experience, instead of hiring half-cooked know-it-all's, and expats who bring in the work ethos of a pirate ship desperate for quick bounty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    This company is so awful to work for that I feel like I was scammed.

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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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    You can travel, get hotel points, and frequent flyer miles.

    Cons

    The training program is horrendous. The work they have you do is mind-numbing, allowing for zero creativity. Employees are worked over 12 hour days and weekends without a choice. Management is unwelcoming and not helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Completely change your training program, actually pay for real trainers. Allow your employees to be creative and not forced to follow strict methodology that is inefficient. Reward employees on their actual work produced and not just the amount of hours put in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible Senior Leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you can stand the awful people they have in VP leadership positions then the benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Too many to mention but they treat employees like assets instead of human beings. If you spend longer than 30 days on the bench then your next move is likely to be let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have some really poor managers at the VP level who treat their staff extremely poorly, the Atlanta location is a prime example.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    awful management aqnd projects - run run!

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    Former Employee - Finance in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Finance in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Capgemini full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    ending your employment here is your biggest pro

    Cons

    everything else really is awful here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    oy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Not ideal for a software developer

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    Former Employee - Applications Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Applications Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Capgemini full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Large company, possible to move around, wide range of industries

    Cons

    On call 24 hour, application management/installation not development, development is done offshore. Company structure not clearly defined and services were not worth what client was paying.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 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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    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    I have been working at Capgemini full-time (less than an 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
  10. 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
  11. 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 (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

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