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Capgemini New York City Reviews

Updated June 10, 2017
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Capgemini CEO and Director Paul Hermelin
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  1. "IT Consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with many clients and service lines.
    Lots of communications from senior managers

    Cons

    Business groups do not seem to partner very well.

    Advice to Management

    Need to build teamwork at the workgroup level and promote collaboration across service lines.


  2. "Good place to begin your career"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Consultant in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Multiple clients and big accounts

    Cons

    Support functions are hard to access


  3. "Good and Bad Experience Experience is Totally Project Specific"

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    Current Employee - Senior Database Administrator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Database Administrator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Salary
    *no Work Pressure .

    Cons

    *Disconnect with Management
    *No Incentive
    *No Appreciation and PAy Hike

    Advice to Management

    Not Recommanded


  4. "Warning to all new grads"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    None - if Capgemini is your only offer coming out of school, keep looking. Don't settle.

    Cons

    -Firm doesn't care about its employees
    -Work is redundant; mind numbing
    -Not consulting work
    -Pay is way below market average
    -Absolutely NO culture

    Advice to Management

    Put your employees first.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Ups and Downs"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Capgemini full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits in the US, considerable leeway to create your own solutions to challenges, both internal and with clients. Can be some global travel (if that is a plus for you) and certainly dedicated employees.

    Cons

    Promotions from within are scarce and practically never come with appropriate salary adjustments. You are basically capped out at max 5% increase for a promotion and can be well below market value for the position. You need to be hired from the outside of the firm to get market value. The company always seemed to be in a cost-cutting mode in order to make financial targets, which can be a bit demoralizing year after year.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people a market-rate salary when they take on a new role within the company and they take on more responsibility. Don't try to sell it as a lateral move or claim that the corporate max increase is 5%.


  6. "The Sales Company that thinks it is a consulting firm"

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Capgemini full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have meet and worked with some truly great people. I've also had the levity to create my own kind of career. Although, I have no hope of moving up since I don't want to convert my technical skills to sales skills, it has been a good overall experience.

    Cons

    Sales, sales, sales. That is the only thing leadership seems to care about. After you meet people that are Sr Manager and above you see that they promote people that can sell work. Up management is full of plastic smiles and resources with low to no skill set in the area they attempt to sell.

    Advice to Management

    The tail of the sale is much more valuable and a lot more cost effective to retain current business. Needs to focus on people development and partnering with clients.


  7. "Sandip"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Flanders, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Flanders, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment,Management,Professional for each field

    Cons

    Small projects,Location change on onsite


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Leading consulting company with very shallow execution style for niche competency development."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leading clients in Financial domain with mostly low end execution projects. Testing being a forte is not good enough. In the era of Data science and machine learning we need to proceed fast.

    Cons

    Project based hiring and being billable at very senior level dampens the spirit of competency development and leadership in niche areas of analytics.

    Advice to Management

    Manage revenue through thought leadership not just invoicing customers at high rate and low quality output.


  9. "Java Resource - Consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    big company with big clients. Supports employee for visa issues. Big staffing team.

    Cons

    Less compensation than market rate. Difficult to get promoted.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Consultant and Senior Consultant Review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Traveled around the world and around the US for projects!
    - Cap gives everyone the freedom to start your own initiatives and get involved in things you are passionate about internally
    - Most managers on projects are active teachers / coaches and help you build your skills providing both guidance on soft skills / career planning and instruction on technical skills
    - There are plenty of global resources to get training on new skills, industry-respected certifications, leadership experience, etc from day 1
    - Most of the people are kind, supportive, and smart and most clients are huge, renown brand names that hold weight in future interviews / career opportunities (helps with good exit options!)

    Cons

    - You must be very organized/prepared, proactive, and vocal to get promoted - you build your own business case and socialize it with every leader you have worked with to gain support and ensure that they will support your case
    - You have very little control over which projects you are on and who is on your team
    - Some managers have very poor emotional / stress management and come from very different cultures (mostly Indian) and you have to deal with a lot of "styles" that are not necessarily at the expected Western professionalism standard (personal experience/opinion)
    - There is very little respect for work/life balance and during projects you typically are expected to work 10-12/day and often also on weekends

    Advice to Management

    - Management should have more 360 degree feedback opportunities and have people manager check-ins on a regular on-going basis, not just at Mid-Year and Year-End performance review times (and people managers should have the power to take concerns up higher so that they are actually addressed with action rather than just an obligatory phone call from HR)
    - Management should make more of an effort to align staffing needs with resources that indicate an interest in the role, industry, or location to better align career paths rather than putting anyone available on any work available


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