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Capgemini New York City Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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Capgemini CEO and Director Paul Hermelin
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  1. "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%.


  2. "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


  3. Helpful (1)

    "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.


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  5. "Java Resource - Consultant"

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    • 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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Consultant and Senior Consultant Review"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Worst company ever worked...Frequent lay off...Use and throw employees"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I spend almost 4.5 years in Capgemini. But did not see any Pros. I stayed for so long due to personal reasons.

    Cons

    Worst company ever worked...
    1) Frequent lay off...After every project or twice a year.
    2) Should be last option for people on work permit visa (H1B), because of frequent lay off...this will impact visa status.
    3) No career growth. Rare training opportunity...Can't change department even though projects are not available.
    4) Force employees to travel every week at client location.
    5) High Stress to complete project in short duration, so company can earn huge profit.
    6) Very less annual bonus.
    7) Resource manager are least bothered to find and allocate project. Finally employees are laid off.
    8) Employees are least important, they ask employees to do whatever client ask to do, even though it's out of scope, and without willingness of employees to do, this really demotivate people.
    9) Employees on bench, are treated as Garbage, and make them work on documentation instead of training them on new skills.
    10) Poor promotion policy.

    Advice to Management

    Train existing employees on new technologies/skills, this will reduce lay off percentage in Capgemini. Just hiring new employees, and lay off old employees is not going to help. Usually after project completion, management appreciate employees...In Capgemini instead of rewards employees are dismissed from service...Capgemini's policy is use and throw employees.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Big company... same old..."

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting assignments occasionally. Big company and lots of options for your career and development. Can stand out amongst your peers if you work hard and for teh right people.

    Cons

    Easy to get lost in the shuffle if you don't get connected to the right people fast. Easy to get your internal reputation ruined... even if undeserved.

    Advice to Management

    Why do we reorganize every year? Field teams would like to see you occasionally. Nice job growing the company, but what's with the daily calls and relentless pressure?


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Hoboken, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel perks, client facing, revenue generating

    Cons

    High variation in project quality, leadership had constant turnover, usual corporate games in terms of billable hours


  10. "interview"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Process Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Process Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    employee friendly best in salary and good work environment

    Cons

    no much scope to learn new technologies and rewards and awards policy must be enhanced

    Advice to Management

    please change the learning process as no much scope to learn new technologies and rewards and awards policy must be enhanced


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Program Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Capgemini full-time

    Pros

    Global company with many opportunities for career advancement.
    Great work life balance depending on your circumstances.
    Compensation favorable to comparable management consultant companies

    Cons

    Recent reorganizations and business until downsizing have employees on edge.
    Turnover of executive management have left gaps in direction and future roadmap.
    Employees in US have to pay a proportionally high percentage of medical premium relative to peer companies.

    Advice to Management

    Decide what you want to be. Do you want to compete with the India pure players on price alone, or do you want to provide high touch value using experienced onsite and onshore consulting professionals. You cannot move 99% of operations support to India without experiencing pain in service delivery, while the customer is left wondering why it's so difficult to get projects completed.


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