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Capgemini is run by lawyers and accountants. Not a good place to be if you are in outsourcing.

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Former Employee - Principal  in  Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Principal in Chicago, IL

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

Pros

Good pay and decent benefits. Many smart and good people to work with. Lots of freedom to work your way (that's not always good though).

Cons

Group leadership (CEO, CFO, SBU CEOs) are bureaucrats and not client-friendly or visible in NA. The NA leadership in Applications Services is weak and not trusting of one another. Infrastructure SBU is a mess and poorly led. BPO seems to be doing well but questionable leadership. Cap is very "balkanized" and different parts of the company are set up to compete against each other (i.e., Sogeti v Apps One). Cap has eliminated the outsourcing SBU and merged it into the projects business, which has resulted in Cap becoming a minor player in outsourcing deals. Cap's focus is entirely on margin improvement rather than revenue and client growth. This has mainly translated into the movement of many NA jobs to India.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create and communicate the strategy for the Group and the SBUs (it doesn't exist in my experience). Focus on client industry sectors as primary organizational units. Incent the business units to work together to serve clients. Group and SBU leadership needs to be actively visible in NA. Reinvigorate the outsourcing business or exit it entirely - otherwise you are wasting your money and people's time.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good people and good culture.

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    Current Employee - Process Design Specialist  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Process Design Specialist in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    - Lot of great talent
    - Good learning oppurtunity

    Cons

    - Not many projects in certain domain
    - Not many training oppurtunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should invest more in training people in newer technologies to improve employee skill set.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rewarding, but Self-created Opportunities

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    Current Employee - SAP Staff Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - SAP Staff Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    International Project Exposure (some projects)
    Strong Training Budgets

    Cons

    Expect Nights and Weekends
    Poor Leadership
    Over Promise, Under Deliver

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff projects appropriate out of the gate. Spending money at the beginning saves your team and avoids client disappoint later. Bringing in resources when it's too late does neither team any good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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