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Capgemini Chicago Reviews

Updated June 24, 2017
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  1. "Excellent 1st Consulting Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Thought leadership, camaraderie, competitive pay. Attention to staff level resources by leadership. Learning opportunities abound!

    Cons

    Competitive pay is a privilege not a right (could be seen as a pro!)


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good for the people, Management needs improvement"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People here are great and have active communities for employee interests. Work can be good if you have the right network.

    Cons

    Training and leadership visibility to lower levels needs improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Should hold internal management more responsible and compliant to same policies as delivery. Need to be more connected with lower level employees to better address issues/opportunities for improvement. Need to invest more in employees and further enable them to succeed.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not a great place for first job out of college"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Pay is decent, benefits are pretty good
    - Large company so lots of projects/clients (if you network well you can get on an interesting one), most people in consulting industry know company name, helpful when considering future employers
    - Usually get to travel (decide whether this is a pro or con for you)

    Cons

    - Terrible culture for young people, only true company-wide "fun" event is the Christmas party (which they conveniently left a ton of people off the invite list for...)
    - Tough to grow personally and professionally, no good culture of mentorship or guidance from the senior members, very much a "do as you are told" culture
    - Not a lot of young people/fun in the company in general, end up working on tons of projects where 80% of the team is older (Indian) men with no interest of doing anything besides work
    - Company is huge (close to 200k employees) and easy to get lost in the hierarchy / structure, hard to get your name out there as a young person, only senior members get any significant benefits from bonuses / accolades for successful project completion
    - You're screwed if you have an issue and need HR support to fix it, team is slow and seemingly inept sometimes. Seem to make up their own guidelines along the way
    - Internal systems are horrible and will make your eyes bleed. For an IT consulting company, you would expect much better. Expense reimbursements are slow and can cause you to dip into your savings to pay off your credit cards while you wait for $

    Advice to Management

    If you are looking to succeed in the long-term future, create a culture for young people. Too much young talent is leaving the company after the first 2 years. Let the bottom line play second fiddle for a bit so you can accrue and keep talent and make them happy.


  4. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are nice. That is the only pro.

    Cons

    The benefits are bad. They have less days than the standard holiday schedule. They only have 10 vacation days...forever. You can never earn more. You cannot get the supplies you need to do your job. They do not give you monitors for your laptop. They will not provide you with a mouse. They micro manage everything you do and treat you like children. EAs are not allowed to work from home....ever. They have NO perks! They do nothing extra or special for their employees. They even made the employees chip in money to buy a toaster for the office!

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like adults. Stop being so ridiculously cheap and add some perks to your benefits.


  5. "Good, professional company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Client Partner in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Client Partner in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work culture, though it depends on which account you work with. Overall, great people who wants to make difference.

    Cons

    Internal processes could be pain. Ready to have patience... It would sort out but will take time and could be frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Make internal processes easy and specially people who owns shares services accountable. Most of the time we see people with I don't care attitude in internal services.


  6. "Great benefits, very flexible company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    wonderful benefits, good management and great environment

    Cons

    poor work/life balance and sometimes work more than 10 hours per day

    Advice to Management

    Create a new shift (night) in India to be working on time with them

    Capgemini Response

    Apr 10, 2017 – Social Recruiting Consultant

    Thank you for a 5 star review! We appreciate your feedback on our benefits and work environment. We understand that some projects can be more demanding than others, but can assure you that we work... More


  7. "Performance Test Lead/consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Performance Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Performance Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Cool culture and easy going mgmt processes depends mostly on project you are in.

    Cons

    Driven by mostly Indians,Immigration team to bad

    Advice to Management

    Dnt try to be body shopping company instead help people grow keeping aside politics of non-working employees

  8. "Principal"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, smart co-workers, global locations

    Cons

    Lack of structure, frequent changes in organization


  9. "Senior Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capgemini full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very good company to work with and has got good client base

    Cons

    Stringent working hours, OT policies,

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. Helpful (4)

    "No sense of direction or guidance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Employer name looks good on resume.
    *Friendly people, most of who are hardworking.

    Cons

    *A real lack of leadership and visibility.
    *No appropriate mentor or opportunity to come together as a whole with the team to learn and share. Despite having people managers, everyone is out to better their situation and will often forget to support the team.
    *There is no sense of direction or guidance on what is success or drives it.
    *Limited opportunities for growth and engagement, very much one-dimensional and morale is low for many.
    *Low salaries and a real disparity among existing and new employees: poor employee-to-role matching.
    *Minimal communication and explanation, an overwhelming sense of alienation and secrecy due to who management deems are the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots.’ They tout that while they may not have fair wages, you will learn and grow. This is not true, only a select few get attention. Nepotism is rampant.
    *Face time is oddly important, for some.
    *Many are disadvantaged early in career.

    Advice to Management

    Since you don't listen - turnover, you have all been with the company TOO long. We are tired of your stale, antiquated sense of direction and practices.


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