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Updated March 6, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  2. 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.


  3. "Employed 5+ years"

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

    Pros

    -Good Benefits
    -OK in terms of work life balance

    Cons

    -No training
    -Bell curve based performance appraisal
    -Lobbyist management

    Advice to Management

    Please try to stick to your slogan. Working in this company some time feels that management does not know the company slogan and follow complete reverse.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Very Unprofessional for contract to hire"

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

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

    Pros

    will undersell any project to snatch the project from its competition. Will staff such project using contractors and keep till cheap FTE are hired to replace quality contractors.

    Cons

    Will hire people on contract to hire - only to fill in a role till a person from their own bench is available.

    Advice to Management

    Be professional - like your competitors are.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible company"

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

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

    Pros

    Good for folks who want to start consulting career after college

    Cons

    Un-human policy
    Minimum work hours a 45/WK,
    No insurance coverage for employee and family the whole month in which you have joined.
    No benefits, 401K and other indirect benefits offered on paper eligibility starts after 13 months of joining. Drive your own car or pay for your cab to travel to clients irrespective of miles.
    Capgemini only reveal this information on the orientation day

    Miserable treatment to Juniors and college grads Capgemini force tehm to work beyond 50 hours a week
    For seniors they bully you to start your day at 7:30 AM at client office and finish the work day at 11:30 PM
    If you do not accept this style they would degrade performance in annual review or cook a false report.
    Mangers give personal stories to excuse
    No work / Life balance
    Traveling consultants will be asked to do Sunday thru Friday or some time Saturday return, this style is across multiple projects of Capgemini and this is not seasonal but thru out the year
    Most of the leadership roles are given to retired or close to retirement folks who make team members life miserable as they always speak about their grand kids and we can not even attend our sons graduation.

    Advice to Management

    Put in writing in offer letter that a new employee must work 45 hours a week, benefits not offered 13 months, out of pocket travel expenses to client beyond reasonable distance that would allow us to decide how worthy Capgemini is.
    Accept the truth industry standard of M-Th travel and allow the employees their own will to contribute beyond 40 hours /wk and not your will or force.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "I did not have good experience with this company"

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    Former Employee - Lead Consultant (Software Engineer) in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Lead Consultant (Software Engineer) in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits. Great learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Nepotism, buddy system, favoritism exists. No recognition for talent. No respect for the team members. Managers are not trust worthy. Poor ethics.

    Advice to Management

    Peoples Managers and service delivery managers are not trust worthy. Poor ethics. They like Sycophants.


  8. "False promises"

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

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

    Pros

    political office culture. If you are good at it, this is the place for you. Time off policy is good. Nice 30 days in a calendar year. Compensation is good.

    Cons

    No promotions to be expected. No matter what you do :) . False promises. Will do it tomorrow attitude. No straight forward answers. Shady policies

    Advice to Management

    get rid of old hags


  9. Helpful (1)

    "This company is so awful to work for that I feel like I was scammed."

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

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

    Pros

    You can travel, get hotel points, and frequent flyer miles.

    Cons

    The training program is horrendous. The work they have you do is mind-numbing, allowing for zero creativity. Employees are worked over 12 hour days and weekends without a choice. Management is unwelcoming and not helpful.

    Advice to Management

    Completely change your training program, actually pay for real trainers. Allow your employees to be creative and not forced to follow strict methodology that is inefficient. Reward employees on their actual work produced and not just the amount of hours put in.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Incredibly poorly run company."

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Capgemini full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I got to work with people all over the world, and I got to travel a lot.

    Cons

    Horrible salaries, no advancement, no tuition reimbursement, not much office space, the office space available is so run down you could never bring a client there, and don't expect to get a bonus. Overall, it's a horribly run company with a 30% attrition rate. The average employee lasts about 28 months, but the average for new hires direct from college is about 18 months. That kind of says it all.

    Advice to Management

    Just give up and sell the company to IBM or Accenture.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Results count, People matter - Seriously???"

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

    I worked at Capgemini full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, bonus, and nice benefits
    Internal training opportunities
    Having Big 4 consulting experience looks really good on your resume
    Lots of travel (might be a con)

    Cons

    If you have to use sick leave or are between projects for more than a couple of weeks, don't be surprised to get that dreaded call from Human Resources
    Top heavy organization - very political environment - short term focused
    Offshore everything mentality

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees with dignity and respect
    Understand that different markets support different margins and deal sizes, and set realistic internal expectations
    Fix offshore issues or move offshore operations to countries with better work ethic


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