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Capgemini Lead Consultant Reviews

Updated 22 June 2017
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  1. "Good company to work with"

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    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am in capgemini from last 8 years. its a good company to work with.

    Cons

    Office in pune(india) is too far from main city


  2. "Nice company - gr8 place to network"

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    Former Employee - Lead Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Lead Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Capgemini full-time

    Pros

    Lots of projects.
    Develop a network by working with a range of clients. Good for future job openings.
    Senior staff: salaries and perks are great.
    I never came across nasty people. Great (friendly) colleagues.
    Opportunity to train in areas where you think that you could benefit. CG is very supportive of this.

    Cons

    You don't really have a choice of projects.
    Difficult to become an expert as a consultant unless you start of as one. You become an expert at BS'ing - but this is true of consultancies in general. Remember consultancy can be viewed as body shopping.
    Although training is great - the reality is on the job consultancy work doesn't necessarily make you an expert.
    Junior staff get a raw deal in pure salary terms - if they are any good they quickly leave.

    Advice to Management

    Benchmarking is poor. Think carefully how you benchmark and whether the benchmarks are relevant in fast paced changing areas.


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    "Good colleagues but a horrid review system. Low pay."

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    Former Employee - Lead Consultant (Software Engineer) in London, England
    Former Employee - Lead Consultant (Software Engineer) in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had good colleagues and line managers that meant well and tried to make the best out of the situation. There is a good benefit scheme in place.

    Cons

    Cap has become a bodyshop where your personal well being is of no interest other than to your nearst colleagues. I went through difficult times at home after having commuted for about two hours each way over two years, and asked to get in on a project closer to home (there were plenty of them). First it was a yes, then silence for two weeks and finally I got moved 4.5h away from home.
    The review system is a joke. You will not get promotion unless you are in with the right people. This is not a place for those who want to be rewarded for their efforts; Cap does not pay well. I made a salary jump of a good 24% getting a job in the same sort of role but with a different company.

    Advice to Management

    You need to look at how you can get your best employees to stay and create a culture that make people proud of working at Cap. Good people should be rewarded, not having to fight with a rigid and work demanding review system that is a real annoyance anda neuseance and which take way too much focus away from the real work.


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  5. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great growth , Decent culture, Leadership accessibility, learning culture

    Cons

    -slow to change, process needs to improve

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to transform ,hoping with new CHRO


  6. "Capgemini Scenario"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant/Team Lead in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant/Team Lead in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job Security is the advantage but this is disappearing very fast.
    Environment and ambiance is pretty relaxed.

    Cons

    Pros is the biggest Cons since this has led to top heavy structure.
    Transfer internally to other BUs is a challenge and works in a negative way.
    Lacks motivation to mid level people.
    Designation is based on Salary which is a fallacy for non technical persons.


  7. "Lead Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Lead Consultant in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Lead Consultant in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for Freshers joining this company and getting the project ASAP.

    For Laterals and talented its a waste of time and Career spoiling company... There 65% of old employees are incapable/unskilled as mentioned in news. But you as a New joinee will be expected to work (as shadow resource) under existing employees (even if there skills/experience is only 1% to 90% less than you) .

    In-short its NO MORE a offshore based company,,,,, but is a pure Body-Shopping company and there is dirt of new projects.

    Cons

    Lazy Sales team and Senior managers.

    Advice to Management

    NO matter... since you already aware of all issues....
    You are only making money by giving False commitments to employees while joining the company.
    Even the written email commitment has NO value in your processes......


  8. "Programmer\Developer Lead Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Programmer\Developer Lead Consultant in Malvern, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Programmer\Developer Lead Consultant in Malvern, PA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work
    Work Life Balance is good

    Cons

    Culture & Policies should be a little more Client Oriented

    Advice to Management

    Should encourage resources more to look into multiple/aspiring domains/technologies


  9. "Lead Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good competency build, good compenstation

    Cons

    Nontransparent appraisal process within account and practice

    Advice to Management

    Streamline appraisal process to be transparent


  10. "Good Work / No clear growth path"

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    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good Work and decent salary

    Cons

    No clear growth path for technical people

    Advice to Management

    need more transparency


  11. "Lead Consultant's Review"

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    Former Employee - Lead Consultant in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Lead Consultant in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    By and large a good company, the cons are mentioned FYI.
    Being a BIG organization job security exists.
    ** Good for Onsite Opportunities - for both Technical and Managerial Positions [depending on project]
    Offices spaces are just about OK. Buses exist. For employees working late Cab is reimbursed.

    Capgemini has two major sub divisions that one should know.
    Financial Services - Pune, Hyderabad, etc
    Technology Services - Mumbai, Bangalore etc.
    The employee bands, designations vary a lot between these internal entities.
    Manager in TS will map to Lead Con in FS just for info. [I was from FS]

    CTC has non taxable components like - telephone bills, car maintenance, etc.

    Cons

    CTC INCLUDES variable pay at all levels - Lead Con 15% Variable, manager 20%, Sr. Con - 10%. It is paid at year end.

    CTC INCLUDES - Insurance amount, Gratuity, PF, etc.

    Growing beyond Lead Con / Manager position is tricky as most of the places are blocked / pre occupied by former employees from mainly from Kanbay and getting promotion is tricky.

    Hike is very less as compared to industry standard - Appraisals are at about 5%
    Used bell curve and perception, rather than actual performance. No chance of beyond 5%

    Re-hire policy is bad / non-existent even if you leave on a good note.

    Movement from one project to another tricky.

    Advice to Management

    Have a career path at all levels for growth