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  1. "Good solid company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Capgemini full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They stand behind you and support your career growth. Free online video courses.
    International - North America, Europe, India, Asia.
    Good pay. Senior consultants and up get annual bonuses, maybe 5 to 10 percent.

    Cons

    You can get stuck in some jobs for a while, due to client needs.
    A few managers are too aggressive.

    Advice to Management

    Weed out the overly-aggressive managers. They are bad for morale.


  2. "Challeging, but rewarding"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Burbank, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Capgemini as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Team is hardworking & dedicated...easy to get along with. Education, training, and support are good.

    This can be a high pressure, fast paced environment. If you can't handle that, this is not the company for you.

    Cons

    The hours can be long at time. This can be a high pressure, fast paced environment. If you can't handle that, this is not the company for you.

    Advice to Management

    Execution level management could be more engaged and hands on. Better situational awareness of day to day activities would be preferred over escalation only involvement.

  3. "career growth is limited"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - work can be challenging

    Cons

    - Ridiculous performance system. No matter how hard you work, you will get compared to other consultants and managers will give unconvincing answers.
    - Pays less
    - I don't think people matter here, only results are counted

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees motivated.


  4. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Capgemini full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not too stressful unlike other consulting firms

    Cons

    I have not been stretched yet


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Experience greatly depends on projects and managers you work with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Capgemini full-time

    Pros

    Great learning experiences, you can assume leadership responsibilities(note - the responsibilities, not the position!) very quickly, big name clients and really interesting projects. Opportunity to meet a lot of different people not just within the company but also in the client companies. If you are open to travel , it is even better

    Cons

    No work life balance. Highly political(La office) A number of people I worked with in my team were juniors on a visa who had no idea how to deal with people and were very focused not on doing a good job but avoiding responsibilities for mistakes they made. Leadership especially in the Los Angeles area seems content on getting the job done, instead of weeding out poor performers or encouraging good performers. Being promoted comes down to whether you are on good terms with your manager. I have seen a number of people totally mismanage a team, heard them claiming credit for an issue somebody else in the team fixed (in meetings where that person is not invited), managers not giving out all the info required for the team to do a job and then coming in at the last moment with the missing information and looking like a hero in front of the client etc.
    If you can play the game in a political environment, then go for it. Most people I know prefer to walk away with their sanity intact, which is what I also did.

    Advice to Management

    I know there are certain offices where people love working for Capgemini. Why not find out what makes them tick and implement that in all offices?


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Very poorly managed organization"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Capgemini full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    On occasion you run into really talented people!

    Cons

    Most of the time one is working with untrained jr. associates who are struggling and are not motivated. The organization does not hire for talent. No career progression. A lack of professional project execution methodologies. Poor value to the client. Severe lack of work life balance. Extreme politics. Frequent indiscriminate behaviors on the part of "Sr. Leadership."


  7. "Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capgemini full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Honest, hard working and supportive

    Cons

    Few cons such as Compensation and lack of people development

    Advice to Management

    More focus needed on people development

  8. "Opportunities for those who really want it bad enough"

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    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    not the standard it job - you get to wear different hats and you can make your work as challenging or easy as you want it to be. Of course - performance reviews will look at how many challenges you took on in addition to your regular role.salary seems ok compared to other regular IT firms, but may be on the lower end when compared to other consulting companies.

    Cons

    Depends on a few big clients. Need additional training programs and more involved on boarding process. You feel totally lost the first 1 or 2 months if you are new to consulting. work life balance is hard to maintain depending on client.

    Advice to Management

    Be more approachable and open.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Capgemini offers some career growth, flexibility and good employee benefits."

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Capgemini full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall, the biggest pro to working for Capgemini has been the opportunity to move into new positions and learn new skills.

    Cons

    Working in the outsourcing sector, unfortunately lends itself to limitations since most of the jobs are being sent to colleagues offshore. This also lends itself to little or no upward mobility for those of us on assignment onshore, who have been working the US.

    Advice to Management

    Give opportunity for growth (salary and level-wise) for ALL consultants, not just recent college-grads or offshore resources.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Weak outlook for the company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Capgemini full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Better compensation compared to most other companies.

    Cons

    Other organization-wide ERP projects very few projects. Lot of dependence on few big clients.

    Advice to Management

    Get more clients on West Coast


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