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"french centric consulting company vs european centric"

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Current Employee - Principal
Current Employee - Principal
No opinion of CEO

Pros

flexiblity in terms of where you live - as long as you are close to an airport or client.

Cons

it's really a french company, not european. an european consulting company would derive the majority of its revenue from Germany, followed by Britain, then France etc, aligned with the sizes of the economies as well as the propensity of a country to engage consultants. Just look at McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Booz, Accenture or any other consulting firm and you'll see what i mean. There's nothing wrong per se about this, just that if you are not french focused then your career path would be different.

Advice to Management

Diversify the business to be more balanced - first within europe, then across the pond in the US, then global

Other Employee Reviews for Capgemini

  1. "Capgemini: global leader in consulting and employee advancement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Manager
    Current Employee - Consulting Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    CAPGEMINI is a great example of “a caring and cozy place" to work while it has “the presence and the drive” of a major global player!
    This is a wonderful combination of balance and accumulated business wisdom!

    Company has huge numbers of hires from College campuses every year (such as Cornell, Georgia Tech, NYU, Harvard etc) and supports organic growth.

    Plus it maintains over 30 BUSINESS UNITS and that allows employees to seek inter-company transfers.

    Also, Capgemini has global presence and offices. This fact encourages Capgemini employees to “move and work” internationally while they experience firsthand the benefits of diversity and culture.

    Capgemini management is very approachable and they all strive to strike a balance between “work and family” for all employees.

    Cons

    I believe that some of the acquisitions have not adopted the mild and collaborative spirit of Capgemini. Capgemini acquires a company or two every year worldwide. However, some of them are hard to assimilate due to their own way of doing business before.
    "Small company" mentality,
    "Start-up "mentality,
    "Body shop" mentality,
    has proven to be challenging “to work with” the openness, team-player and supportive mentality that our Company has demonstrated for year as E&Y and then as Capgemini in North America.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the dynamics between the new people coming from the new companies we buy and how they integrate with the "legacy" Capgemini way of working!


  2. "Great people, not easy to choose your own career path."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The environment is unusually casual and fun. Some of my greatest friends have been people I've worked with at Capgemini. The people are certainly a draw.

    Cons

    It is becoming increasingly more difficult to work in a business unit or industry that you would like to work in. Capgemini is infamous for pigeon-holing you without you even knowing it. Sometimes it feel like upper management has plans for its employees that they don't communicate to the masses. Capgemini unfortunately lacks in transparency.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate, communicate, communicate. And also listen. Its easy to be a bureacracy. Its much more difficult to be transparent and open to change (from the bottom up)

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