Capgemini is a challenging environment for recruitment. There are some systems in place they are modifying for onboarding, advertising and communication with Hiring Managers. Its a large organization and anyone that doesn't take initiative in Talent Acquisition department with minimal direction will not last. They do discuss diversity and inclusion, track number of female hires in technology and try to fix the gaps. Overall its a great organization to learn from if you ask the right questions and have the right overseeing manager.
Consultant/Contractor (Current Employee) - New York, NY - December 20, 2019
Great to learn. I would prefer full time work. Group helpful.
Solving problems was challenging and interesting.
Hardest part of the job was a new environment and learning the systems.
Workplace culture was helpful
The most enjoyable part of the job was learning and progressing
- need to be early in order to have a desk.
- conference room is a scarce resource
- if the project in the current location ends, ready to be relocated or quit
- office politics / organization politics can be..uhmm.. unhealthy
It's an abusive culture with regards work - life balance, particularly for offshore resources, as they throw offshore bodies at a problem vs addressing the real root of project issues -- architecture (none), design (none), and poor development management.
Promised comp time never happened because I was terminated from program as we got towards project end. I worked for 2 different business units during my tenure and neither had a clue as to the purpose of system architecture and rigorous design. After bleeding me dry,70+ hours a week for months (in part, because I felt a responsibility towards the customer to deliver quality), I was terminated after being on the "bench" for 2 weeks because "there were no architecture jobs in the pipline - for *this* business unit, but meanwhile, twice, I was in serious conversations (interviews with multiple senior practice managers) when Capgemini terminated me, health benefits terminated as of that day -- and kindly note that I got glowing recommendations from management, peers, and client for next prospective assignment.
I *despise* this company.
I worked with some wonderful talented people and we had great clients.
The recruiter lied to me during hiring. I was not willing to relocate or travel and the recruiter told me there wouldn't be any traveling because there are plenty of jobs in NY.
Training was fun but learned practically nothing during on-boarding.
Work life balance is terrible.
I traveled all over the country for Cap Gemini. They were very supportive and a great collaborative partner. Often if there was a technical issue at the work site Cap Gemini would provide their best experts to assist in finding a solution.
Great work-life balance, flex schedule, good pay. Do a better job of considering whom you'll promote. If all you are worried about is budget cuts, you will have to accept the consequences and don't pin it all on the ACCs and use them as scapegoats. They are doing their best under the circumstances. Deputies should not be afraid to speak up to support their teams.
Great cultural, you get to work with awesome experts, lots of learning opportunities. They treat you like a family.Freakishly smart colleagues who are as nice as can be and always open to tossing around ideas or helping you work something out. Team spirit that isn’t cultish. It feels like everyone is welcomed here and embraced for their uniqueness and opinions. We’re growing and investing, hardwork is paying off and customers are happy. It’s good. Also, free food, macbooks, happy hours, nap room, employee band,...
It is a company made from inorganic acquisition of Kanbay & Igate. Both the old timers are top decision makers and works like siloed groups, small startups with no overall control. No overall direction from vertical owners, no passion for establishing them as core technical consulting company rather more service orientation and billing based. Need to be in client project if you are not blessed by senior management. People who are close to their manager only get promoted. I have never seen a dumb company like this where HR has no role to play if you escalate a poor performance appraisal rating. It is what your manager decides.