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Updated 19 January 2019
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (24)

    "Enjoying it so far"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Potential for fast progression if you work hard and deliver. Good benefits and flexible working hours/locations. Comfortable expenses policy if you travel and work away from home a lot.

    Cons

    Each project team can be completely different, which can be a mixed experience. Healthy work life balance is encouraged, but while on a project, long hours are often needed in order to deliver.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Capgemini Response

    13 Mar 2018 – Recruitment

    Thank you for the review! It's encouraging to hear your positive experience working with us. If you start to feel your work-life balance is being affected, please don't hesitate to speak to someone!... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Living the Values"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Capgemini full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have been with the group for 20 years and we have got a set of values that I always keep in mind, the majority of people I have worked with have lived most or all of those values most of the time (no-one's perfect!) My favourite of the values is Freedom. I always find that there are few constraints put on how I deliver my role, I have the freedom to engage and to perform and to find the best way of delivering what I need to deliver. My second favorite is Fun, which of course needs no explanation

    Cons

    As with any matrix organisation, sometimes it takes longer to make a decision than it should, and i think we need to get more serious about really bringing diversity to the group leadership

  3. "Refreshingly different"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Clear mission and focus
    - Collaborative culture & ethical values
    - Pay & reward
    - Focus on innovation & client value

    Cons

    - Be less modest and tell everyone what we do
    - Cumbersome commercial processes

    Advice to Management

    It is time for the Big4 to reform or be reformed. The exploitation of your 'assurance' brand, cannot compensate for poor consulting and high margins


  4. "Decent IT service based company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Well established process like other service based company

    Cons

    Not much growth in long run

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  5. "Good community"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Capgemini full-time

    Pros

    Good atmosphere
    Good people
    Good culture
    Large blue chip customers

    Cons

    Promotions come slowly need to really push to get anywhere

    Advice to Management

    More time for training


  6. "Great place to be for high performers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Platform Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Platform Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Personal development is led by you, but supported wholeheartedly by the company. Soft skills training on offer, external courses for tech, online learning subscriptions, industry certifications paid for, time off allocated for study and exams...
    - New work coming in all the time, so lots of opportunity to move around and gain new skills within consulting roles.
    - Ability to see a project from the bid stage all the way through to completion.
    - Opportunities for line management as an engineer without having to give up hands-on role.
    - Great people around you.
    - Pay and benefits are great.
    - Large company means you can leverage commercial partnerships and yet each unit retains a small company feel with short org charts and direct access to senior management.

    Cons

    - Travel - but this is true of all consulting roles.
    - Career development isn't handed to you on a plate - which is fine if you're motivated but you could easily coast if not.
    - Promotion process can be onerous, especially at senior grades.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and listening to employees. Devolved responsibility to the unit directors is key to employees feeling valued, as it allows the decisions to be made closer to the ground - that's a key differentiator to other consultancies I've worked at.


  7. "Good - Room for Improvement"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cardiff, Wales
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Company Culture,
    Opportunity to perform above current Grade,
    Trying to be the forefront of innovation,

    Cons

    Workload isn't always managed properly,
    Pay is generally lower than competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes it is better to promote/look after individuals before the point of which they decide to leave / jump.

  8. "Company culture different to advertised"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some good people and access to lots of online training

    Cons

    Complete luck in terms of the work you are given and opportunities, favouritism over hard work, ended up doing a sales role instead of a consultancy role with no commission. Pay people doing the same role completely different salaries. Culture of harassment, poor mental health support

    Advice to Management

    Be fair and honest with employees on the reality of the organisation


  9. "Great way to kick start your IT career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anayist in Inverness, Scotland
    Current Employee - Anayist in Inverness, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work. Good pay and overtime available at time and a half. Good breaks.

    Cons

    It takes a long time to get a contract


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great...depending on which area you work in"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Woking, England
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Woking, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked in different Business Units within Capgemini and it was like working for a different company in each department.
    The best BU would be Capgemini Consulting - very inclusive and collaborative environment, strong managers, lots of room to grow & develop and you don't feel like just another number.

    Cons

    Working in the Core Services business unit was atrocious. Horrible atmosphere, people would stay as late as possible just to be praised or recognised, hard work unappreciated and not rewarded, most colleagues put on a PIP for no good reason.

    Advice to Management

    For some areas of the business - go on a management course and learn how to actually manage your staff. Just because you're too busy to deal with your staff don't just put them on a PIP otherwise you will lose strong employees (happened numerous times).