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Good work life balance, competitive pay but not well managed

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Consultant
Current Employee - Senior Consultant

I have been working at Capgemini

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

- go0d work life balance
- great team and support from colleagues
- knowlege sharing
- good work culture
- opprtunity to learn and demostrate your skills to client

Cons

- management doesn't care much as far as you are billable
- confusing and less transparent appraisal process
- too many managers into confusing roles
- sloppy HR , recruitment and internal process and people

Advice to Management

Needs more transperent appraisal process and whole restrcturing with new people manager process is confusing and unfair.

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  1. It's a lot of hard-work, 'unique' company culture/values, and frequent re-org of internal business units.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capgemini

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Fellow consultants are supportive and there is a good team-oriented vibe. The majority of people have been easy to work with.
    -Client projects provide strong learning opportunities and the client relationships are healthy
    -The workload is pretty high, but since you're learning so much, it'll add some bulk to your resume in a short amount of time.
    -Once you're on a client, it's typically for the long haul.
    -Reasonable OT + expense compensation (It's not lavish, don't take the term "reasonable" the wrong way)

    Overall: You get a stable work place environment, there isn't much time on the bench and you'll get reasonable compensation. There's a lot of room for you to gain some really valuable work experience, but these might be skills you will have to use at another firm if you're looking for a more aggressive track up the corporate ladder (see Cons below)

    Cons

    -It's easy to get tied to a role on a project/client for the long term, at the expense of a career.
    -Once you're on a client, it's typically for the long haul (This can be a con for some of you, or a pro... it just depends on what you're looking for)
    -Internal promotion process and the year-end review process aren't very helpful as far as career advancement. It's rumored that the more times you have attempted to be promoted, the higher your chances of actually getting one over a more deserving candidate who is only on their first attempt to get promoted.
    -Internal re-organization of divisions/business units happens once a year. It's unclear what the strategic goal behind this is, and is never clearly defined.

    Advice to Management

    The main issue is that you might be losing some of your more valuable resources to other firms due to the fact that it's easy to feel like your career is at risk of growing stagnant. There is a clear lack of flexibility to leave a project if you want to (even if you've paid your dues well past your initially proposed roll-off date), unless you are fortunate enough to know a manager or VP who has an open need elsewhere and will pull you on. The staffing process of finding resources for new roles is inefficient (it's possible that HR is understaffed themselves?) and changing business units and divisions is not helping anybody.

    Capgemini is a good firm, there are just ways to make it more efficient by spending a little more time on retaining your value-adding resources and providing better communication and incentive to stay for the long-term.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Capgemini's working environment is excellent. Compensation is a bit below market rates though.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at Capgemini

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Capgemini offers a lot of freedom to its employees. Learning and development are keywords. The culture and people are very positive.

    Cons

    Salary is perhaps a little bit below market rates. On the other hand, secondary rewards are very good. No other downsides.

    Advice to Management

    Generally, I am very satisfied with the leadership at Capgemini. The company strategy is clear and employees are involved in thinking about the company's future.


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