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Updated November 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Potential but Management in the Way of its Success"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Capgemini full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are some really smart and talented people in the organization. They tend to be at the lower rungs of the organization. There's not much room for "new blood" at the top.

    Cons

    A lot of the management is remnants of the Ernst & Young days and stuck in their ways. They rely on the same playbook from 10-15 years ago though the marketplace has definitely changed. It has created an organization that is less progressive than the firms it views as it peers. Management tends to play it safe. There is a lot less innovation in the consulting ranks than you see at peer firms. For many, Capgemini is an "also-ran" not a market leader.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to change. Take more calculated risks. Invest in developing practices to support new technologies beyond standing up an organizations as placeholders. Make rooms for fresh leadership or at least be open to ideas of


  2. "Capgemini"

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

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

    Pros

    > Lot of opportunities to work on new technologies

    Cons

    >heavy work and tight schedules

  3. "Senior consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work with very good benefits.

    Cons

    i don't have anything to say


  4. "Solid Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to start consulting

    Cons

    Some technical people in client facing leadership roles leads to some poor communication and onboarding


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Consultant - SAP"

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

    I worked at Capgemini (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are willing to help each other; Friendly Atmosphere. I can't find any other pros.

    It's a global outsourcing firm with work offshored to lower cost countries to improve project margins.

    Be very careful when joining as an experienced consultant. They hire too many people for short term projects. Often, a key criteria is to hire local resources in client location. Once the project is over in about 5 months, it's very hard to find another project.

    Cons

    Too many; Operates like a bodyshop;

    SAP implementation projects at Capgemini are short. (~4 to 5 months). Afterwards, finding a new project is difficult, since there aren't many SAP projects to begin with. As a result, many experienced SAP consultants either leave or are laid off within 1-2 years.

    Additionally, majority of SAP functional and technical work is offshored, with onsite consultants mostly managing offshore activities. The onsite consultants who stick around usually only have PMO skills.

    Advice to Management

    Build a practice for long term growth.


  6. "Good place to grow"

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to grow your career. Has a wide range of clients and technology groups. Also keeps employees up to date on training in latest technologies.

    Cons

    I do not see much cons. Except that there are too many layers and that can be streamlined.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Tough first year, learned a lot, but not sustainable"

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    Former Employee - Staff Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Staff Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Capgemini full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Pay, will wear a lot of hats your first year. While these jobs may not be glamorous (think Project Management Office Work) you will learn a lot and grow rapidly.

    Cons

    Almost no work life balance, always expected to be available, this can even include phone calls with the offshore team in India at 11:00pm at night. Older consultants treat young people with little to no respect. Roles can be poorly defined and staff are often overworked without hours being tracked (ghosting). This can cause the hardest workers to be ignored. It really is a place where who you know counts more than what you unfortunately.

    Advice to Management

    Stop constantly re-organizing the company, and create a sustainable consistent business model. Most consultants past their first year don't know which business unit they are in, or what their title even is. Make it mandatory for senior managers to share Statements of work with lower tier consultants so they know what their scope of work is, and how many hours they should be billing.

  8. "Good Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good Environment and good management.

    Cons

    Internal policies are not good and dependent on Client policies.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to utilize their leave when it is needed.


  9. "Sr. ETL Datastage Developer / Program Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL

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

    Pros

    Good Professional work environment. Good exposures to the technologies

    Cons

    Insufficient pay in comparison with the work efforts

    Advice to Management

    Can recommend some one to work,


  10. "Capgemini"

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

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

    Pros

    Capgemini is an amazing place to enjoy a successful career. You are evaluated and Judged based on your performance, regardless of level. You are truly promoted based on contributions, not longevity We are a flat organization, if you need desire to speak to Sr. Leadership they WILL take your call or respond to your email, not endless red tape and bureaucracy. The technology and ability to add to my skill set has been amazing. it isn't all implementations, we have strategy, assessments, true consulting!! I have exposure to the latest technologies, Cloud, llot, we are encouraged to cross train, in fact, training will be done internally, prior to outside hiring. We have an outstanding support staff, however they don't get in the way. There are 180,000 employees here, with all the financial backing, somehow the culture feels like a boutique firm. A great place to be rewarded for your contributions and recognized as the valuable asset we are!

    Cons

    it can be taken as a Pro or Con - significant travel is involved.


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