Capgemini Reputation (Strategy and Transformation and Life Sciences)

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I know Vault rankings ballpark the prestige, work-life balance, etc relatively well, but I was wondering what is the reputation of Capgemini? I know their bread and butter is tech consulting, but I was wondering about those groups.

How is Capgemini vs more well known 2nd tier firms like Accenture, Deloitte etc? What are the exit opps like for Capgemini?

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Dec 11, 2010

they suck its all technology

Dec 11, 2010

any more feedback or insight?

Dec 12, 2010

Capgemini's reputation is pretty crummy. Apparently they used to be a name a long time ago, but no longer. I'd compare them to Accenture reputation-wise, but with less name recognition.

But that's ONLY reputation. I don't know anything about project mix/exit opps.

Nov 27, 2011

Capgemini is inferior to other consulting companies. It wants to be like Accenture but fails.

Nov 29, 2011

After working at the company for a few months now there is a clear distinction between

Capgemini Consulting (Management/Strategy Consulting)
and
Capgemini (Tech Implementation)

The former is actually not a bad place to be, lots of high level strategy work and projects at F1000 companies, but it is definitely a small practice with ~250 consultants with a high concentration of MBA grads and ex-MBB. Compensation is up there with MBB and there is plenty of projects to be on.

The latter is pretty much what it is, tech implementation where you learn some sort of IT system or data management system and implement.

However the two are lumped together when talking about one or the other, but in fact are highly different groups within the same company.

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Jun 11, 2014

Capgemini is the KPMG consulting arm divestiture post-SOX was it not?

"You are neither right nor wrong because the crowd disagrees with you. You are right because your data and reasoning are right."

-Warren Buffett

Jun 16, 2014

Nah it was EY's consulting arm

Jun 17, 2014

Oh, I'm thinking BearingPoint I'm pretty sure.

"You are neither right nor wrong because the crowd disagrees with you. You are right because your data and reasoning are right."

-Warren Buffett

Jun 17, 2014

That's pretty standard for that tier of firm. Most firms in that range pay low 50's to low 60's depending on location, etc. It's going to be difficult (if not impossible) to negotiate up assuming it's an entry level position and he doesn't have a higher offer from a competing firm to leverage.

Jun 17, 2014

Hmmm, true, I have a friend that has a friend that got an offer in NY and they're getting 70k-ish, but then again it is NY :( Bummer, thanks for the input

Jun 17, 2014

Honestly that's a ton of money for that area. I'm surprised it's not in the 40's.

My drinkin' problem left today, she packed up all her bags and walked away.

Jun 17, 2014

From the ghetto....

Jun 17, 2014

can you provide some more detail? i realized cap isn't perceived as the most prestigious by any means but i'm looking for an honest assessment.

Jun 17, 2014

not sure about FS but for life science, it was ~110K base 1-2 years ago. Bonus should be like be around 10-15%.

exit options will depend on the type of work you get, and more importantly the weight of your MBA

Jun 17, 2014

Im interested too. How did you apply and what is your academic background?

Jun 17, 2014

I'm also interested. I saw that same position on my school's career website and heard back on Tuesday.

From what I gather, its technology consulting (their bread and butter) but with a particular emphasis on the financial services industry. I don't think they do strategy/management consulting.

Jun 17, 2014

@pokerface... I applied via my university career site. BS in Finance 2008.

Jun 17, 2014

I'd say they're on the lower end of the spectrum - something more in line with Deloitte. They tend to do alot of supply chain or IT consulting (read: less strategy, and more operational).

The good things i've heard about them though is that consultants generally work less hours here than at other firms, and they also tend to travel less.

Jun 17, 2014

Thanks for the info. I know someone that works at the new york office and spends the majority of his week traveling to DC

Jun 17, 2014

I guess it depends on the office. When they came to recruit at our campus, one of their "selling points" was less travel than the other firms.

Jun 17, 2014

It is a lower-tier firm. They just do a lot of system implementation work and even if you are brought into a group that doesn't do that, that is the market's impression.

Jun 17, 2014

I know a guy who works in their NY office, and he flys out west on Sunday night or early Monday morning and then gets back to NY some time Friday. I got the impression that was pretty much the norm.

Jun 17, 2014

i have first round interviews coming up. can anyone tell me what to expect?

Jun 17, 2014

I personally had a bad impression about their recruiter here on camplus. All talk, no substance, awkward jokes...

A part of it is Ernst & Young's consulting arm spin-off. So yea, very much like Deloitte.

Jun 17, 2014
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Jun 17, 2014