Capgemini Reviews

Updated 22 October 2014
Updated 22 October 2014
2,164 Reviews
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Capgemini CEO and Director Paul Hermelin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work - life balance is a perk thanks to the limited amount of travel required (in 256 reviews)

  • very Good Work culture, highly professional & enthusiastic people at all level (in 207 reviews)


Cons
  • poor salary bump; work/life balance basically doesn't exist in Capgemini China (in 86 reviews)

  • 9 1/2 hrs work is the stupid decision took by senior management (in 58 reviews)

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  1.  

    Software Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Location and Experience are very good.

    Cons

    Nothing is really that bad to note.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Dysfunctional

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Capgemini full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good name in the industry. Clever people to work with. Has great potential to be a fantastic place to build a long and satisfying career.

    Cons

    Incredibly disjointed organisation in the part of the company I am in. Does not work well cross-geography within its own group nor intra-company. Disparate benefits and opportunities compared to other parts of the company. It's such a disappointment to meet people from other groups who are happy as basic differences between structure and management really stand out.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Interesting place to work!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PMO in Telford, England
    Current Employee - PMO in Telford, England

    I have been working at Capgemini as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Job Stability, training facilities and good staff welfare benefits

    Cons

    Too many reporting lines, permanent staffs are overworked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rigidity in the use of the internet, Staff cant use anyother site except google and yahoo for their emails. Contracts staff are scared with very funny stories and perm do all lot of things and get away with it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    People dont matter results count!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England

    I worked at Capgemini full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Collegues, client portfolio,some feeble training,interesting projects, work from home cant say anymore it paid my bills etc etc etc

    Cons

    Review system crap
    Low pay
    Only good for interns grads starting out or experienced individuals not if you want to specialise
    Bullying managers
    Incompetant HR
    Treats its only assett- staff like crap
    Stuck into roles you dont want if your not experienced or were benched for too long
    Bullied into accepting testing or pmo roles if you were on bench too long
    Resisting another unrelated career role will impact pay and promotion
    Prepare to become Jack of all trades master of none
    If your not holborn based your invisible to everyone - this will affect bench and promotion
    If you can brown nose play politics and spend late nights socialising it will be fine
    If your head down in your work but not doing above networking no pay rise or promotion
    Spend late nights sometimes 9pm or more
    Expected to stay behinde if other p.m or collegues do the same.
    Not allowed to ever say anything negative ever
    Dont make lasting friends if your on projects for 6 months people get pulled on and off
    No one cares if you join or leave
    Competitive nature of people will see them stomp all over you to get to the top...trust resides with a mere 3 or 4 people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start recognising individuals hard work and not just those that make lots of noise and do nothing
    Investing in grads to watch them leave- actually help and support their careers instead of plugging them on any old role free for you to make money
    Review system is crap its based on who you favour and like and woeked the 90 percent yr over someone whose delievered very well but maybe not for the enteriety due to role being pulled.
    Stop the bullying the forcing roles, the suppressive unfriendly lying environment you have

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Systematic abuse, Poor communication, beurocracy

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Glasgow, Scotland

    I worked at Capgemini full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    No growth. No honesty. Bullying. Abuse.

    Cons

    No honesty in the recruitment process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better to be open with the prospective employee about the role and expectations rather bullying after joining the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    CG UK

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

    I have been working at Capgemini full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good work life balance, wfh an option

    Cons

    not very good communication with staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve the salaries of internal staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Learned a lot over my time there but the culture is terrible for a modern tech company

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    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in London, England

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

    Pros

    Get to work on really big projects that lots of people will use.
    Interesting technology uses
    Lots of room to grow with the company if you are willing to stick with it
    Will send you to conferences

    Cons

    Management focuses on finishes the project more than balancing work load
    Working as a service provider means you will have to travel potentially for months at a time. Not a problem for everyone but definitely a challenge for family focused people
    Hard to get good equipment and keep it maintained
    Compared to the contract market the developers could be paid more. Especially when you're on a team that is 90% contractors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to spend more on your people and let them take breaks from their projects. This will stop burnout

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great for experienced individuals

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at Capgemini full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Very good flexibility and work/life balance.
    - Structured Career Paths
    - Excellent projects - well known clients
    - Mature Company - has many efficient processes

    Cons

    - Lack of pay and progression - based upon time in company and performance. Even when progressing, pay is below market rate.
    - Can be stuck on projects not suited to skill set for a long time
    - No real industry alignment in delivery teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Main advice would be to reimburse employees sufficiently to lower attrition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Managing technical consultant's view

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Relentless focus on personal development (with the support to go with it). Strong team ethos across the company. Generally a happy place to work.

    Cons

    Over-reliance on a few long standing accounts for revenue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make use of the local talent; it isn't more expensive than overseas secondees when everything is taken into consideration.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Initially, then downhill after the first year!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Consultant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Applications Consultant in Glasgow, Scotland

    I worked at Capgemini full-time

    Pros

    Certain team members, Location, Initial Training

    Cons

    Work-life balance is poor, expect to work very long hours with no overtime, Management cronyism, Expect phone calls on days off, bullying and ganging up tactics shown by management, bonus retrieval, told lies by management which are initially believable until you see what's really happening, no attention or care of progressing careers for aspirational staff, pigeon holed into a certain role and expect to carry this out for eternity, EXTREMELY poor salary and increases are very often non existent and below UK inflation (there are staff that haven't had an increase for many many years)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop telling lies to loyal employees faces and going behind there back to talk about them, and don't get a red face when challenged. Invest in experienced peoples careers by providing training as there are people that haven't been given any training whatsoever and are then expected to take on an under resourced contract and be the "expert" in a technology they have no idea about. Stop "pretending" to care. Don't expect apprentices and an undertrained off shore team to solve all the problems. Stop promising clients the world just to win the work and leave the mess to be cleaned up by apprentices and other staff. Stop openly bullying staff just because of past fall outs. Don't expect people to work extremely long hours for no overtime payment. Stop supressing staff opinion by having a no negative comment policy. The list goes on and on to be honest...

    There are good companies out there, in my opinion for a apprentice or graduate Capgemini area good company for getting your foot in the door of a large organisation and have exposure to good initial training to start your career, but the cracks soon start to appear after 1-2 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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