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Capgemini Los Angeles Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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  1. "Roulette Depending on What Project You Land On"

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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Capgemini (More than a year)

    Pros

    Paid Training for five weeks in India among other cities. Excellent 401k offerings with low cost mutual and index funds. A mixture of customers across different industries, on some really high visibility projects. Colleagues who's spent years honing their specialist skill sets. You can really get a lot of experience in IT consulting. The firm has also spent a lot of time deepening its expertise in certain industries, in LA they've collaborated with film studios to build really niche royalty management software.

    Cons

    Senior management doesn't hesitate to reference the "sink or swim" model when they hire. There's a high amount of churn at the lower and mid levels of the company. But little interest in making meaningful changes to address the causes. The accepted norm is that it is a tough environment, and high turnover is expected and planned for.

    If you are new you really have to hope and pray that you end up with a good team on decent project to get yourself propelled in the right direction.


  2. "average"

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    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    multiple clients so better exposure new environments and technologies

    Cons

    too much bearucracy in mid level management

    Advice to Management

    none


  3. "Dog eat Dog"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good, fast paced learning environment

    Cons

    Dishonest recruiting and management. They brought some of us on board as Managers and others as Senior Consultants, but we all had the same range of experience. Make your best deal going it as they will try and nickel and dime you. Get the bonus rate in writing as well as the vacation policy. Training is hard to come by and the travel policy is tied to the engagement. I sell services I know little about because the company won't invest in orientation.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. That's what you deserve.

    Capgemini Response

    Apr 17, 2017 – Social Recruiting Consultant

    Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear about your negative work experience with us. Matching talent with the right opportunity in a fair manner is something of priority for us, and you have ... More


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Location: Gandhinagar Probably the best place to get settled But not for freshers 0-5 years exp"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Long Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Like a govt job, but at the eod it's private and IT, won't be for a longer run

    Cons

    My experience is really bad but depends on project to project and what opportunity they have at the time you join after serving 90 days NP

    Advice to Management

    Value Skill based people

    Don't push people to change their skills specially lateral

    Create an environment where people can feel positive about their future


  6. Helpful (1)

    "going downhill"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    pay is decent compared to industry, and there are still some people left over from when the focus was on providing value add services and ideas to clients.

    Cons

    company is on a mission to become a low cost provider like Indian pure plays. Losing value in the customers eyes.

    Advice to Management

    focus on providing value - not just being a low cost provider. You are not an Indian outsourcing company - so do not try to be.


  7. "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.


  8. "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.


  9. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay and Vacation package

    Cons

    They layoff if utilization is less than 70%.


  10. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good place to work environment, nice culture

    Cons

    I am comparatively new for this location, will update later


  11. "Deloitte or Accenture is probably is better option."

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

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

    Pros

    Ranked in the top 20 consulting companies.

    Cons

    They tend to underpaid employees that perform comparable work. Also, the employee evaluation system is structured in a way that appears unfair. For example, if you get your assignment appraisals with high to above expectation, they company will still rate you as average to pay you the lower bonus and salary increases.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and honest with your employees.


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