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Capgemini Software Engineer Reviews

Updated 16 October 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Software engineer graduate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I joined as a graduate and have enjoyed the time I have spent at Capgemini

    Capgemini provide graduates with excellent training opportunities. I have experienced this first hand and have attended a 5 week academy in addition to other courses that have allowed me to develop a deep understanding in my area. Due to this investment, Capgemini expect you to become certified in your chosen area.

    From my experience employees support and collaborate with their colleagues allowing for a fun and productive environment. I believe there to be a good work life balance, but am aware this can vary depending on your project.

    Management are supportive of progression and are often approachable. Promotion can be achieved on a yearly basis.

    I feel I am entering the next stage of my career; in my current position I am uncertain whether there will be enough opportunities for me to meet my aspirations and whether Capgemini will continue to invest in training (after finishing the graduate scheme). However, it would be unfair for me to comment negatively on this as I am yet to experience it.

    I would recommend the graduate scheme to people wanting a career in IT.

    Cons

    Unable to think of any Cons- I have enjoyed my experience as a graduate


  2. "Software Engiener"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England

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

    Pros

    Variety of Projects and Opportunity, Good work ethics, Relaxing environment to work in

    Cons

    If you end up in dead project and you have no where else to go then you might end up doing the role that you would not want to progress in your career. Upper management does not recognise talented junior talents, a lot of good engineers find out they are not compensated very well and leave. Salary is below average in the market and no bonus until you get to more senior level.


  3. "Good but lacking transparency"

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    + Plenty of opportunity to cross skill and take on new roles and challenges - keeps you interested in your job as it is always evolving
    + Making a major effort to be more "Agile" / Technology Driven (unusual for a large consultancy)
    + Respect for work life balance
    + Tries to be socially / environmentally responsible
    + Range of projects & clients
    + Good promotion tracks for juniors (but more on this in cons...)
    + Some very supportive managers

    Cons

    - Promotion process can depend on a manager letting you submit a case, rather than individual merit. Example: My manager gave me feedback telling me I was excelling on a role designed for someone double my grade with excellent client feedback. Twice I tried to submit a promotion case (sponsored by staff more senior than my manager) and both times was told I couldn't because it was the "wrong time" by my manager. I should say this is the same as any major business - some managers are good and some are bad. I have since moved (which this manager didn't want me to do as he did not want to lose me) and got the promotion I wanted within 6 months in my new team. This does highlight a big plus of Capgemini though in that they support rotation - so if you want to leave your area for whatever reason it is normally possible.

    Advice to Management

    Make the promotion process more transparent, and do not allow managers to stop people submitting promotion cases. Anyone should be able to submit a case and then it should be accepted or rejected based on the case's merit / the business environment.


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  5. "Progression pay is lacking majorly"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Telford, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Telford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sick pay
    Benefits
    Training and clearances certificates
    Job security even with HMRC taking lots of the services back in house

    Cons

    When moving up the ladder you won't get
    Paid more due to the ridiculous system Cap use for there pay scales.

    Advice to Management

    When you get a more advanced role you should get paid more straight away, not MAYBE you will get more


  6. "UK Java Team"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My colleagues are the cleverest, most collaborative, most fun-loving bunch of developers I've had the pleasure of working with. They love to share, and continually improve themselves. But most of all they love to deliver simple and sustainable solutions to complex client problems.

    Cons

    The resourcing processes can sometimes mean you don't get put on the best (most exciting) project. In these circumstances its up to me to make the best of things.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trusting us.


  7. "Super company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Telford, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Telford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The GAP (Graduate, Apprentice, Placement) programmes and GAP support team are second to none! They support me fully through my degree apprenticeship at Aston University.
    The pro's of the scheme is that you work full time on a client project learning every day working within teams and individually whilst studying outside of work putting into practice the theories you learn at university into every day working life.
    I love my role at Capgemini - there are loads of opportunities to do exactly what you want to do in your career.
    There's a brilliant career path where you are reviewed 4 times a year for pay and promotion.
    The company benefits you can buy are brilliant value and lots of choice.
    Best decision I ever made!

    Cons

    If you are doing the degree apprenticeship be prepared to be doing all studying for your degree - upto 15 hours usually a week outside of working ours in the evenings and at weekends - you have to be prepared to have less of a social life and gain your degree whilst working full time.


  8. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere
    Invest & trust in youth (apprentices/grads)
    Cutting edge technology services
    Great clients

    Cons

    Too much travel expectations
    Too many employees for a personal experience

    Advice to Management

    Give employees goals to achieve that isn't promotion


  9. "CG"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    CG is great place to work

    Cons

    tagging with scope account is really a pressured one


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Focus is on sales more than delivery"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good technologists onshore and good training provided for all levels. Have some interesting projects to work on in all sectors

    Cons

    There is a lot of emphasis placed on sales as you get more senior. There is a tendency to include lots of process in the sales bid which sometimes means loosing out on interesting projects and/or spending long periods involved in bidding process rather than delivery

    Advice to Management

    Focus on quality delivery and strip unnecessary process from bids. Look after your good onshore staff and stop promoting offshore just to reduce cost where it also reduces quality


  11. "Cgreat Company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Software Engineer in Telford, England
    Current Employee - Graduate Software Engineer in Telford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Everyone is supportive
    Excellent graduate salary

    Cons

    Pay/promotion is a little confusing.
    Different departments work differently

    Advice to Management

    Have a set training arrangement structure for new graduate developers.