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Capgemini Reviews

Updated 24 January 2015
Updated 24 January 2015
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Capgemini CEO and Director Paul Hermelin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance as there is no strict timing of work or minimum work timings (in 268 reviews)

  • very Good Work culture, highly professional & enthusiastic people at all level (in 213 reviews)


Cons
  • poor salary bump; work/life balance basically doesn't exist in Capgemini China (in 92 reviews)

  • 9 1/2 hrs work is the stupid decision took by senior management (in 59 reviews)

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  1.  

    Capgemini can offer a lot of personal career growth, if you are willing to put in the effort and make it happen.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Large global company with critical CxO level contacts with most major companies.

    Cons

    Starting to feel like an Indian pure play outsourcer and not a consulting firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The India turnover rate is insane and needs to slow down, pay more to all employees and ensure proper growth and incentives to stay!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Tremendous opportunities in Australia

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capgemini

    Pros

    Very many chances to move from India to Australia

    Cons

    Not really much guidance in career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe needing more communication from leadership

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    2 Steps backwards, one step sideways – a dwindling business

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    I worked at Capgemini (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Good work life balance if this is your sole aim
    - Have a strong international brand (Europe especially) which is heavily relied on when trying to win business
    - Some very good individuals but there numbers are curtailing

    Cons

    Leadership clean out required
    The leadership has clearly passed their sell by date and has no idea on what they want their organization to be good at now and in the future and will therefore not invest in anything. Their roles are more akin to recruitment consultants managing spreadsheets and calling Project Managers to place 1 consultant here and 1 consultant there with no regard to the needs and wants of the client or the consultants career development.

    Wait your turn performance management
    Promotion based on time in grade rather than performance which breeds incompetence. Also causing high performers to leave due to the frustration of having to wait their turn.

    ‘Shut up & put up’ culture
    For a company that prides itself on honesty, trust and collaboration, Capgemini could not be further away from practicing these values currently. Leadership and management will make decisions about peoples careers without consulting anybody who is effected then expect them not to share feedback or have grievances.

    Rock bottom prices with any solution you want
    The organization will sell and promise anything to a client just so the car salesman responsible for selling the consulting services can hit their sales target. When the project cannot be resourced properly the project either fails or the resourced consultants have to break their backs to meet client expectations. This happens regularly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people and establish a clear vision

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Low travel, often limited options

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial culture with real freedom to find your own path if you take ownership of it. Strong collaborative culture and some really bright people to work with so you will be stretched. Very friendly and supportive.

    Cons

    Internal tools and processes can be restrictive. Much more focused on technology consulting than business consulting. Client list is not that broad. Lots of augmentation roles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Broken executive, serious change needed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Some very good people
    Work life balance is generally good for the industry

    Cons

    Some very awful people and a very poor past recruitment strategy has meant that many cannot be resourced
    Sales to delivery model is broken, far too many sales people who don't understand the clients or the business and should be selling second-hand BMWs
    Previous growth based on projects that are now failing or shrinking - no long term strategy or mature thinking
    Vacuum at executive level - there is virtually no-one worth looking up to, and leadership is nonexistent. The good ones are now leaving, or are being pushed to breaking point.
    Sycophants seem to flourish at the expense of people who work hard and deliver
    The good people are demotivated and leaving in droves - promotions are now being given to those who don't deserve them purely so that they don't leave

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the executive layer, think long term - develop a strategy and deliver on it, shrink and transform the sales side of the organisation, improve hiring strategy or invest in L&D to tap into those with potential

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people and culture - looking forward to next stage of journey

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Recently more innovation focused
    Great people
    Good work life balance -I came from a competitor
    Good grad program

    Cons

    Manage your own career
    More travel opportunities needed - I hope increase with more focus in Apac

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great people and culture - never lose focus on your people and values

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Trying hard to recreate the Satyam model

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Nice people with a number genuinely interested in enveloping people and their personal needs

    Cons

    Global company in name only - international cooperation and sharing is very dependent on ex-CG people from Europe contacting their ex-colleagues
    Poor training - there is no budget or plan for training at any level and you only get it if your on the bench
    Patchy quality - there are a few very good people that you can learn a lot from but a lot of distinctly average people. The organisation doesn't seem to have the bench strength or depth of competitors
    IPP in the making - it's becoming increasingly clear that the sales organisation (yes, it's like a separate organisation that doesn't work well with the delivery brains) only gets low price, high volume selling, has no idea how consulting can help strengthen the value proposition or sell higher impact projects and build stronger client relationships. The leadership are almost entirely ex-IPP (especially Satyam) and seem to be well on the path to recreating that model.
    No follow-through - most people are fed-up with the promises that are made but never delivered on
    Exodus - the good people are fleeing the company at a very high rate
    Pipeline - the business (especially consulting) is on a downward trend with no plan on how to fix it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Deliver on promises
    Get some advice on how to run a professional services company
    Treat your key assets better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good people let down by bad executive management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Some really great people up to and including Director level.
    Compensation in line with the local market conditions.

    Cons

    Sales pipeline non existent - resulting in downwards pressure on staff to contribute beyond reasonable expectations.
    Most of the sales team seemed to be VP's - not clear on how they were compensated but it wasn't on sales.
    Top heavy with way too many VP's trying to manage the business - unsucessfully.
    Tired and out of touch executive team - no apparent accountability for the sliding position that the firm finds itself in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some decent sales people who know the market and how to position global PS offerings.
    A major change in the executive team is required to really take this company forward in Australia.
    Streamline the VP grade - way too many for the size of organisation that exists in Australia.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work if you align with their values

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Principal in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Great people, challenging projects and a entrepreneruial culture. Ability to work across gepgraphies and to do lots of different roles. Few methods so each project is custom designed which has it pros and cons.

    Cons

    Career development is left to the individual.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to start a career in consulting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Culture, work/life balance, opportunities, training,

    Cons

    Leadership opportunities may be limited unless you are in a strong sector/ practice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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