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Capgemini Reviews

Updated 1 March 2015
Updated 1 March 2015
2,443 Reviews
3.1
2,443 Reviews
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Capgemini CEO and Director Paul Hermelin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance as there is no strict timing of work or minimum work timings (in 268 reviews)

  • very Good Work culture, highly professional & enthusiastic people at all level (in 213 reviews)


Cons
  • poor salary bump; work/life balance basically doesn't exist in Capgemini China (in 92 reviews)

  • 9 1/2 hrs work is the stupid decision took by senior management (in 59 reviews)

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  1.  

    Work in Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Data Warehousing wuith a Risk and Compliance focus.

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I have been working at Capgemini

    Pros

    Work environment very supportive. Good range of roles.

    Cons

    See advice to Management below.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek to align HR policies with ambition and balance between billability and creation of collateral.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Experinces at Capgemini

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    Current Employee - Major Incident Manager
    Current Employee - Major Incident Manager

    I have been working at Capgemini

    Pros

    Decent benifits, excellent colleagues and decent career opportunities

    Cons

    Expectation to travel from account to account

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strongly consider work-life balance. Allowing working from home opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very Good Place to work. The kind of work and life depends on project you get

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capgemini

    Pros

    Job Security.
    Company is Growing.
    Culture is good

    Cons

    Less Salary for freshers compared to other MNC

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please increase the pay scale of the freshers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could be better

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Leeds, England

    I worked at Capgemini full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company culture is good and the team spirit on some of the projects was great. Undoubtedly there were good training opportunities both classroom and online. The offices are of a very high standard.

    Cons

    Salaries are not high and the Bonus Scheme is normalised (bell curve) so does not inspire motivation in the way I would expect such schemes to work. The internal company policies/processes vary between entities which can be confusing. Intranet / Internal systems are difficult to use. Need to react more quickly to client / market requirements if they are to maintain market share in an Agile world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less is more with regard to internal systems / intranet. Training should be dictated by market requirements.
    Agile is here live with it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Curate's Egg - Good in Parts

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Large corporate with many opportunities across sectors and disciplines
    Some good executives
    Generally humane people management

    Cons

    Some internal processes cumbersome (e.g. recruitment)
    Quality of management depends very much on local circumstances
    Very dependent on a small number of high value accounts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the number of VP's
    Improve consistency of people management
    Invest more in technical skills of technical staff

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Very good place to work ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capgemini

    Pros

    Good training and opportunities given

    Cons

    Being placed around UK very frequently

  8.  

    good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Company values its staff, good cultural interaction, work-life balance

    Cons

    Grading and poor performance appraisal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve compensation and growth opportunities for folks working at client site

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Ok for a short time but don't stay. Take the training and experience and go somewhere you will be appreciated

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    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    1. Well known name and good to have on your CV
    2. Good experience
    3. Capgemini offices finished to a high standard
    4. Plenty of training available
    5. Opportunities to travel and work with many clients (although that's much the same with any large organisation)
    6. Work life balance can be good and include opportunities to work from home - but that is very dependent on the current assignment manager. Get a bad manager and they'll schedule 9am and 6pm meetings and expect you to be there. Work out who the bad ones are and avoid them.
    7. Capgemini staff used to be (and still are, if you can find them) bright and well motivated. Company has grown extensively and many new staff have joined through acquisitions of smaller companies or staff transfers through outsourcing deals. Often new staff are not of the same calibre as those who had to go through the rigorous recruitment process.

    Cons

    1. Pay is below average and the company has a tendency to freeze salaries so that it can post good results to the market. Bonuses are not worth bothering about unless you are at a very senior grade.
    2. Promotion (apart from junior grades) depends on employees producing a justification and then arguing their case in front of a panel. It is not based on Capgemini recognising effort.
    3. Annual review system is a joke. There are hugely involved HR systems but ultimately all ratings are normalised to a bell curve which means virtually everyone gets a middle of the road average rating.
    4. Poor job security. Company will happily shed staff at regular intervals with no obvious rationale (staff on fee earning assignment can go whilst staff between assignments stay). This has become less transparent: there used to be public twice yearly redundancy rounds in the summer and winter (famously informing employees on christmas eve one year) but although the redundancies still go on it is no longer public knowledge.
    5. Massively unwieldy internal systems which are hard to use, poorly integrated, and sometimes just don't work very well.
    6. Review process is very dependent on review manager. A good one who will fight your corner makes a huge difference compared to one who just follows the process. But that's luck of the draw.
    7. Increasing emphasis on outsourcing which is all about delivering to the letter of the deal and minimising cost. That doesn't make for a good place to work.
    8. Seems that the long term view of Paris HQ is reflected by the fact that half the organisation is now composed of offshore divisions (often acquisitions of local companies) from some of the poorer parts of the world where labour is cheapest.It is not clear where or even if this will stop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Treat employees with some respect.
    2. Stop bleeding employees year on year so that market results look good.
    3. When bidding to clients stop chasing the cheapest option and recognise that quality is worth paying for. If a client wants to pay the minimum regardless then they are probably not worth doing business with.
    4. Slim down the internal systems. Especially HR.
    5. Give staff more flexibility and freedom.
    7. Do not publish glossy culture and values stuff unless you are going to abide by it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Consultant

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    Former Employee - Operating Model and Performance Improvement in Holborn, England
    Former Employee - Operating Model and Performance Improvement in Holborn, England

    I worked at Capgemini

    Pros

    Good pay and nice benefits

    Cons

    Worst organisation I ever worked with. Consulting business is not professional and lots of discrimination. High staff turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Ok company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capgemini full-time

    Pros

    Central location, flexible working (WFH options),

    Cons

    quite a few, but happy to have the job.
    Poor benefits (better from highstreet)
    Poor Bonus structure
    Poor office culture, no activites to bond the office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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