Capgemini Reviews

Updated 11 September, 2014
Updated 11 September, 2014
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Capgemini CEO and Director Paul Hermelin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is not that great but felt better than my previous company experiences (in 221 reviews)

  • The work culture is good and flat hierarchy system really makes it a good place to work (in 189 reviews)


Cons
  • Maintaining a healthy work life balance can be a challenge sometimes (in 77 reviews)

  • 9 1/2 hrs work is the stupid decision took by senior management (in 58 reviews)

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  1.  

    challenging work environment and scope for good opportunities

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    Current Employee - ITSM Consultant  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - ITSM Consultant in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Capgemini as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    challenging work environment
    scope for good opportunities
    Work life balance
    Since it is one of the fastest growing company in Canada, chance of growth is more

    Cons

    need to have a minimal reorganization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Playing Catch-up

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Work - life balance is a perk thanks to the limited amount of travel required.
    Benefits package covers RMT and Physio in the amount of $500 per annum.
    Pay scale is on the higher side of industry standards. This may be driven mainly by the nature of the client accounts pursued, who on their turn compensate employees at top of the market.

    Cons

    Training is limited to the bare minimum of mandatory compliance with labor and privacy laws.
    The benefits package is quite basic covering 80% of select vision and dental needs.
    No system is perfect and performance management incentive system is definitely flawed. Annual zero-sum rating mechanism distributes the incentive bucket in a round table (or phone call) exercise, where the stronger executive gets to reward his/her direct reports with the highest rating, thus the highest incentive percentage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good place for people who want to know how things are done in different companies.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capgemini

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities for networking.
    You will look/work in the kitchen of different companies.
    Pleasant atmosphere.

    Cons

    Internal systems are not of a quality you would expect. Often very outdated, not supporting many platforms. You have to push people to get them to work for you (career advancement).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actively help employees to further their career. Not only by putting a website up.
    Update internal systems (not everyone is on IE).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent pay and benefits

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capgemini

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. Great location and office is a nice place to work. Good cafeteria on site. Great co-workers!

    Cons

    Company is on contract, so future work is dependent upon winning contract renewals. Management doesn't always seem aware of what client wants in order to ensure contract renewals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to engage better with employees and client. Client seems happy with work being done, but not always happy with management.

  6.  

    Average

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Better pay and work life balance

    Cons

    too much politcs and limited roles

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It is a good start

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    It is a good place to start; however, Toronto center wasn't the best place to grow.

    Cons

    Although the pay is competitive, the work environment is to process centric, there is no place for innovation or personal development. I quickly found that the lack of challenges and opportunities were forcing me to find different challenges outside the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More engagement from all levels of management.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    What can you say, it's consulting...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Capgemini full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of good things to put on your resume, plenty of challenges

    Cons

    Clients abusive and have unreasonable expectations. Isn't this typical though for consulting? Oh, and watch out for nightmare engagements. Half of them are that way it seems?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't sell what you can't deliver

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Consultant

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Capgemini full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - entry level salary, people,

    Cons

    - size of company, choice of projects, training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very Dynamic Environement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Control Manager  in  Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Project Control Manager in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    People are great and the least of office politics

    Cons

    They don't tell you at the interview your are supposed to do "Sales" no matter what is your job. Also you are supposed to mentore others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work more on people management skills

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Learning Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Capgemini as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Gained Excellent industry knowkedge in the local utility business

    Cons

    Need to stir up more customers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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