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Capgemini Senior Consultant Reviews

Updated 22 October 2017
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  1. "Senior Managing Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Managing Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good People, Flexible Hours, London, International Work

    Cons

    Conservative, Hierarchical, Low Salaries, Low Bonuses


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    "Impersonal and amateur management"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some good clients/industries to get experience on. Good individuals can make engagements and project enjoyable

    Cons

    Very amateur management, lack of leadership qualities and judgement. Numbers driven, always about utilisation. Unwilling to approve training. Poor communications and complete lack of people skills. All leading to very high staff turnover. Scared of clients, not real consultants, just hired workers

    Advice to Management

    Promote people with leadership quality, not brown nosers. Listen to staff, sort of retention issue


  3. "Good company culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company values which are put in practice, very nice colleagues and good salary conditions

    Cons

    Management is the main disadvantage in this company. Although your peers are competent, managers often lack good managerial skills and this is the reason I left the company.

    Advice to Management

    Select managers based on competency, not based on politics or seniority


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    "Day-to-Day Life"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, Easy and Varied

    Cons

    Small member of a big team. Unfair competitiveness.

    Advice to Management

    Value good consultants and not just those that are friends.


  6. "Senior Business Consult"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Business Consultant in London, England
    Former Contractor - Senior Business Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Capgemini as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced area where you are allowed to think and creatively solve problems for customers

    Cons

    I hit the ground running, there was no opportunity to be prepared for the task i was to face on customer site. I think there is also a cultural issue where the 'indians' keep to themselves. You usually feel like a stranger when in the midst of them as they openly switch to talking in vernacular right there. I didn't think it was a good thing but i eventually learnt to ignore it. Pay wasn't too fantastic giving the job expectations

    Advice to Management

    Set a proper on-boarding structure in place for new employees


  7. "Review"

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

    Pros

    Talented teams of individuals and great package

    Cons

    Work life balance isn't great


  8. "Bodyshopping galore"

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

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

    Pros

    Some of the people are ok generally junior ones

    Cons

    -Most people were not particularly nice or easy to get on with especially senior ones
    -Senior management don't feel particularly knowledgeable or experienced
    -People terminated in probation period as if don't have enough chargeable hours because of a lack of work available- if you have significant financial commitment (mortgage, student loans) this is not the place for you
    -They have to being in more experienced people from Infrastructure/apps and there is a distinct lack of knowledge/experience in consulting
    -Pretty much bodyshopping anyone they can at 2 big bank one from hong kong they other a black horse - if you do go you can expect an significant period of time waiting to be onboarded which affects your utilisation to the point you wont meet your annual performance objectives
    -Compensation is average at best
    -A lot of people leave on a regular basis

    Advice to Management

    None. They already whats wrong and cant be bothered to address and would rather just rather endlessly replace people insead

    Capgemini Response

    28 Feb 2017 – Social Recruiting Consultant

    Thank you taking the time out to write us a review. We are extremely sorry that you had a negative experience with us. Feedback like this helps us take action to build a positive environment for all... More


  9. "The last company I want to work for ?"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I find Capgemini a friendly and supporting place to work. Having just completed an advanced training programme (called "Future Leaders"), I'm in awe of Capgemini's dedication to the continual advancement of their employees, not just junior grades, but through your entire career

    Cons

    As with any consultancy organisation, working with "customers" can be frustrating. Some of the managers take a "yes sir" approach to dealing with the customers, and they need to know this isn't always what the customer needs.. I feel our role can sometimes be the same as a parent, stopping the kids doing stuff which is ultimately bad for them

    Advice to Management

    Trust in your staff and your team. Capgemini is made up of some of the most diligent, insightful and considerate people I've met in business.. managers should leverage this and not micro manage


  10. "Good company to work for. Nice relaxed culture while remaining professional."

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent selection of flexible benefits. Employees are responsible for own careers and can drive their own career in a chosen direction.

    Cons

    As with any consulting role lots of time spent away from home. Client base is diversifying with more private sector clients but still doesn't cover full spectrum of sectors.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Not As Diverse As It Claims"

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

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

    Pros

    On the face of it:

    - Smart people to work with
    - Good client base
    - Well known brand

    Cons

    The reality is that whatever they tell you don't believe the hype;

    - The SAP team basically run Capgemini and their only interest is in making money
    - People DO NOT matter, if you make a fuss no one care, hear or do anything
    - The SAP run programmes are run in a bullying and aggressive way, so if you like working in miserable environments where your views don't matter then this may be the company for you
    - One major programme for a major manufacturer is a good example characterised by high sickness, high turnover and high absenteeism
    - On the same programme ethnic racism has reared its head with the client (supported by Capgemini) launching a sustained attack on one of the very few black consultants, that didn't end well for that person
    - often ethnics are talked down to or sidelined irrespective of grade
    - True collaboration between the different practices i.e. SAP and the Change teams is very poor, SAP rule and everyone else has to fit in no matter what the impact is on the customer
    - As long as the money is coming in no one cares... you've been warned
    - Zero work life balance, 4/5 days away from home is the norm with frequent weekend working

    Advice to Management

    Deal with the problems on toxic accounts before someone gets hurt