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Capgemini Illinois Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Dont consider"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    One among the big 5

    Cons

    All the skilled Management folks have left the company. Currently the senior management is filled with just old people who have no management skills at all. Just because they have experience doesnt mean they have the skills to manage people. i worked with them for 8 years and i have seen better days with them. i felt bad when i resigned but it the worst place NOW to work

    Advice to Management

    Stop recruiting people we have too many on the bench. Also advance people inside the organization do not hire senior management from outside who have no idea about the culture. this hurts the good people inside and thats the reason all the good skills have left


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Horribly Managed Company"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial approach in the management of the company.

    Cons

    Expected to do a lot with no support and no budget. Culture is a shark tank. People are pitted against each other.

    Advice to Management

    All senior leadership should be fired. There is no direction, no vision and no strategy. It might be better if they just sold off the company in pieces and closed the doors.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good customers and co-workers, but poor offshore management."

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

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Initial Hire Process is Great.

    Cons

    Management is 90% Offshore and Out of Touch with North America.

    Advice to Management

    North America should be Managed from North America.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Horrific Experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Some of my peers were as committed as me to deliver quality results. We did as much as we could with little to no support from HQ.

    Cons

    An extreme shortage of qualified resources and very little to none strategic vision to properly scope and sell projects. The team was then told to make it successful, and we were threatened with discharge if we couldn't use the unqualified resources to complete our deliverables on time.

    Advice to Management

    The senior management is part of the problem.


  5. Helpful (2)

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

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    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


  6. 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.


  7. 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.

  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 (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.


  10. 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.


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