Capgemini is a multiple winner in Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in 2020, ranking in both the UK (#39) and Germany (#9). We therefore couldn’t pass up the opportunity to understand what it’s really like to work at Capgemini - and get the inside track on how to get a job there! Read on for our interview with Saad Mahmood, Recruitment Marketing & Talent Brand Manager at Capgemini.
People Matter, Results Count
It may sound cliché, but at Capgemini we genuinely believe that our people are our greatest asset and it’s echoed in our brand slogan – “People Matter, Results Count”. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation, and know this characteristic is essential to our continued success, and that of our clients When Serge Kampf founded the company in 1967, he built it on seven core values:
- Team Spirit
These values remain at the heart of everything we do. Our people live these values every day, in the way that they deal with clients, express themselves, and work together. Respect and Inclusion is at the heart of our culture and values, and every team member collectively and individually follows these guiding principles, underlining our ethical and responsible business approach.
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Ensuring a Consistent Culture Across The Globe
Capgemini is an international organisation with employees in over 40 countries around the world. We embrace diversity, and celebrate the fact that different Capgemini territories each have their own cultural nuances and differences. However, there are certain key cultural threads that run through all Capgemini entities across the globe. Our seven values remain the same in all the territories we operate in, as does our ethical approach to business. And when you work for Capgemini, you work alongside global and local teams, collaborating with a range of people from around the world.
Continuous Feedback and Personal Perks
We have evolved the way we listen to our employee feedback and how we take actions which directly improves the employee experience here at Capgemini. Instead of big, annual employee surveys, we have moved to a culture of continuous and evolving feedback, using a more agile approach to be able to respond quickly to feedback.
We offer great perks and benefits at Capgemini, we give employees access to a health and wellbeing portal, where they can access a variety of internal and external resources to help improve their overall mental health, physical health and wellbeing.
We also provide each employee at Capgemini their very own MyBenefits programme, which allows employees to design their own package to fit their lifestyle. We have a diverse selection of benefits which range from lifestyle, health, financial, protection, death in service and other benefits and savings.
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While the skills we look for vary from role to role, some attributes are common to everyone who succeeds at Capgemini. One of our employees talked about our “People Matter, Results Count” ethos as being “written through the whole organisation like the words in a stick of Blackpool rock”, and she was right. So, during the recruitment process, we look for people who have:
- A collaborative working style
- Drive and ambition
- Curiosity and open-mindedness
- A sense of fun
In addition, we look for people who will embrace our approach to respect and inclusivity - colleagues that foster a culture where everyone who works for Capgemini or alongside us feels welcome and respected regardless of race, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, disability or background. We want to make sure that every Capgemini employee feels able to bring their authentic self to work.
How About The Recruitment Process?
Each part of the business looks for a slightly different skill set, but you can get a comprehensive briefing about any vacancy by speaking to one of our recruiters. They’ll provide you with the background information you need for the interview process, and explain what to expect at each stage.
We want to make sure that anyone who applies for a role with us has the opportunity to shine, and so we’re committed to ensuring that our recruitment processes are barrier-free and as inclusive as possible. We make special efforts to accommodate anyone with a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like our information in a different format or need help with any aspect of our recruitment processes, please do let your recruiter know. They will do everything they can to make you feel comfortable and supported.