CAPGEMINI Assesment Day

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16 August 2008 - 3:35pm

Hi,

I have an assesment day for Capgemini coming up soon. There doesn't seem to be a lot of information on the net or these forums about what to expect on the day, for this organisation.

Has anyone had an assesement day here? Any feedback would be appreciated.

Cheers

9 December 2009 - 12:53am

Hey mohamms thanks for the prompt reply, it's good to know that the question follow a similar pattern. I wish you luck and hope you get into the program succesfully! I'm just hoping someone rings me and arranges this interview soon, im eager to get it done!

Mahat if you could please, any tips for the BTC telephone interview specifically will greatly help, were you asked any question which differed to the ones already on this wiki page? e.g. why business technology consulting? etc..

Thanks in advance!

12 December 2009 - 8:38am

Had my telephone interview and the questions were quite similar to all posts; asking about development cycle, future IT trends and why u want to work for them and what you know about them. It lasted for about 30 mins and felt so informal which was a bit relaxing.

Been invited to come for the assessment, does anyone have any tips in regards to this, is SHL involved at this stage. Its for the BTC

Thanks

29 December 2009 - 1:21am

hi guys,

i was interested in applyin for the capegemini btc scheme as well? are there any foreign nationals here applyin for the role? just wanted to know whether they do cosider tier 1 psw work permit applicants.

cheers

21 January 2010 - 10:46am

Hey Thomas you're best off contacting them directly.

I just returned from a 3 weeks holiday and have been successful in the telephone interview and asked to come to an assessment centre next month for the BTC scheme. The interview was fairly straight forward, almost identical to the question posted on here (what do you know about CG? Who are their competitors? Time when you have worked in a team? Time when you have worked under pressure to complete a task?)

Bruma I am also wondering whether SHL will be involved, although everything I have heard is that the tests on the day are easier than the SHL ones.

I wanted to know if anyone had any advice for the group task and interview (will there be a case study like others have mentioned)? Any advice would be great ! Mahat did you have you AC then, how did it go?

29 January 2010 - 9:13pm

Can anyone please provide me with feedback on the AC for BTC. How do I go about preparing for it and what are the most likely Q's to asked. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.......

I have my AC nxt month

29 January 2010 - 9:19pm

Siddis

Have you had yours, How did it go? If you don't mind can you please advise me on how it went, your response would be greatly appreciated

3 February 2010 - 9:49pm

imadali001 do you still remember how the AC went most especially with the case study.......thanks

4 February 2010 - 6:34pm

Hey guys, Firstly by 'extra curricular activities' they just mean can you tell them about a time when you have done something that wasn't academically compulsory, e.g. managed your local football team, raised money for a charity (anything really which shows you participated in some additional activity).

I still haven't had my AC guys its in 2 weeks and there's a case study to prepare for as well. If anyone can provide any tips on the group task and case study presentation in particular it would be very much appreciated (such as the type of scenario and the points that they are looking for). When I have had mine i will be sure to help others with any questions.

Regards siddis.

5 February 2010 - 6:14am

Hi all,

I have a telephone interview next week for the management consultant programme of Capgemini.

Can someone give me an idea of the questions that are asked for this programme?

Are the questions same for experience people (work experience) and people who are fresh graduates or will they be different?

Looking forward to hearing from you guys soon.....

Regards, DA

9 February 2010 - 5:20pm

Hi guys

Received an email from Capgemini saying they are deeply sorry and will have to cancel my assessment centre and will arrange an alternative date in the future. Has anyone else had anything similar happen?

Regards, S

11 February 2010 - 2:33pm

Hi guys

Does anyone know that how our performance at Capgemini BTC Assessment Centre is evaluated?

Do we have to pass each task (interview, test, group discussion etc) or do they evaluate overall performance at the end?

What about if someone has done much better in interview than group discussion and etc?

I would really appreciate any valuable advice.

Regards

11 February 2010 - 8:14pm

I had an assessment day with them for their management consulting program about two weeks ago. We were told that we'd hear back within a week, but still no word. I have emailed and phoned, but nothing! I'm really keen on the job so this is kinda killing me. Anyone else have similar experiences?

15 February 2010 - 2:49pm

Hi frnds,

I have cleard telephone intrw for BTC, questions were same as above

called for AC.

frnds,

I would appreciate if any one could answer below questions.

1) At AC, What does the Mangaer Interviw conatin? is it a mix of competency based questions & case study? or seperate interviews ?

2)how many days prior to assesment do we get the case study (for interview) ?

Many Thanks

15 February 2010 - 5:17pm

U get ur case study about a week to the AC, still awaiting mine, anytips anyone on AC thanks

15 February 2010 - 6:28pm

Hey Brute,

Thanks a lot for info.

r u on BTC?

15 February 2010 - 7:43pm

I got my rejection the other day but I'm not too fussed as I got an offer from somewhere else on the same day. Anyway, here's the feedback they gave me regarding the assessment centre if it's any use:

Apparently I failed on the case study, which I kind of knew about at the time. My problem was that I went in to far too much detail; they only want the key points/ big ideas. You need to have information and analysis to back these points up if they ask for it, but don't go into it unless asked. I did and didn't get it finished, so it was a bit of a disaster.

In the group discussion they said that I came across as very affable and that I made a lot of really good points, which they liked, but I just kind of threw them out there without really following them through/ getting the team on board/ bringing us forward. Basically if you feel like you have a good point to make, try to get people to committ to it. I was saying "I think we should do this, what does everybody think?" and leaving it open for discussion. I should have been saying "I think we should do this, do you all agree?" Then if I got a positive response I should have moved forward with "I think this is how we should do it". I wasn't assertive enough apparently.

Hope this helps.

15 February 2010 - 10:09pm

Vampireweek thanks for the input can u shed more light on the interview i.e what questions did they ask and what exactly do you mean by having more "information and analysis" Thanks

16 February 2010 - 5:44pm

I went for the assessment day yesterday for the CDC Management Consulting programme. It was pretty alright. We did the group exercise first, then the verbal reasoning test, and finally the interview.

The group exercise was alright, we were given 15 minutes to read through a number of documents, then 30 minutes to deliberate on a decision. We were 6 in the group, and I really don't think it went well because we did not really stick to agenda, and were unable to conclude on time.

As for the verbal reasoning test, I just did not finish.

In in interview, I prepared the document, and presented it in about 18 minutes, but the interviewer did not ask any questions, neither was I interrupted, so I do not know if I did well or not. There was another on the stop case study which was alright, and finally about 6 competency questions, some were similar to those during the telephone interview.

They said they were going to get back to us within the same day, but I have not heard anything and its the second day now.

I am still quite optimistic, but does anyone have any experience whereby they were gotten back to later than expected, but still got the job? Also, did anyone attend the assessment centre on the 15th of Jan, and has anyone heard anything back yet? I would really appreciate any insight.

16 February 2010 - 5:45pm

I went for the assessment day yesterday for the CDC Management Consulting programme. It was pretty alright. We did the group exercise first, then the verbal reasoning test, and finally the interview.

The group exercise was alright, we were given 15 minutes to read through a number of documents, then 30 minutes to deliberate on a decision. We were 6 in the group, and I really don't think it went well because we did not really stick to agenda, and were unable to conclude on time.

As for the verbal reasoning test, I just did not finish.

In in interview, I prepared the document, and presented it in about 18 minutes, but the interviewer did not ask any questions, neither was I interrupted, so I do not know if I did well or not. There was another on the stop case study which was alright, and finally about 6 competency questions, some were similar to those during the telephone interview.

They said they were going to get back to us within the same day, but I have not heard anything and its the second day now.

I am still quite optimistic, but does anyone have any experience whereby they were gotten back to later than expected, but still got the job? Also, did anyone attend the assessment centre on the 15th of Jan, and has anyone heard anything back yet? I would really appreciate any insight.

16 February 2010 - 5:46pm

I went for the assessment day yesterday for the CDC Management Consulting programme. It was pretty alright. We did the group exercise first, then the verbal reasoning test, and finally the interview.

The group exercise was alright, we were given 15 minutes to read through a number of documents, then 30 minutes to deliberate on a decision. We were 6 in the group, and I really don't think it went well because we did not really stick to agenda, and were unable to conclude on time.

As for the verbal reasoning test, I just did not finish.

In in interview, I prepared the document, and presented it in about 18 minutes, but the interviewer did not ask any questions, neither was I interrupted, so I do not know if I did well or not. There was another on the stop case study which was alright, and finally about 6 competency questions, some were similar to those during the telephone interview.

They said they were going to get back to us within the same day, but I have not heard anything and its the second day now.

I am still quite optimistic, but does anyone have any experience whereby they were gotten back to later than expected, but still got the job? Also, did anyone attend the assessment centre on the 15th of Jan, and has anyone heard anything back yet? I would really appreciate any insight.

4 March 2010 - 6:53pm

Has anyone heard if they have a job in the BTC 2010 intake yet?

4 March 2010 - 7:16pm

Hi!

I've got a telephone interview soon coming up with Capgemini...and I'm not quite sure what to expect, what sort of competencies are they looking for? any technical...consulting questions?

If anyone had their interview, I would really appreciate some tips...

4 March 2010 - 7:37pm

questions asked are similar to all the ones posted.....have a read through i think i was asked life cycle management and future for technology

4 March 2010 - 7:37pm

questions asked are similar to all the ones posted.....have a read through i think i was asked life cycle management and future for technology

4 March 2010 - 11:14pm

hi guys

how many days after AC will they get back to us ?

many Thanks

5 March 2010 - 8:32pm

They get back to you within 3 weeks now a days; because they have to compare you and your AC with other AC candidates.

I had my this week.

16 March 2010 - 12:36pm
r3

Does anyone know what the "development cycle" is? Got a telephone interview for the Consulting programme and really would appreciate anu help.

16 March 2010 - 12:36pm
r3

Does anyone know what the "development cycle" is? Got a telephone interview for the Consulting programme and really would appreciate anu help.

16 March 2010 - 12:56pm

Hey, when is your interview scheduled? Have you applied for the Management Consulting scheme?

I have been invited to an interview as well but they haven't called me to arrange the date yet, and I've been waiting for a couple of weeks. How long did it take for them to call you after they've sent the e-mail saying you've been invited to a telephone interview?

I'm also puzzled by that question and I've been told that it might refer to the development stages of a project that consulting firms usualy engage in. But I'm not sure.

I'm also not sure about what my answer would be for this question, so if anyone would like to shed some light, I would really appreciate it.

16 March 2010 - 3:38pm
r3

Hi. They have not called me yet either. I am waiting for them to ring still but I think they may take a while becuase so many people are applying.

I'm stil not sure about that question but I think it's more concerned with the business technology programme rather than the consulting one.

16 March 2010 - 3:51pm

Yea, I also think it must have to do with the business technology programme, but I think I should prepare something just in case...which scheme have you applied to? I have been waiting for 3 weeks already...so yea, they must be swamped with applications. I hope they do call though...

17 March 2010 - 10:48am

i had a telephone interview 2 weeks ago and was told that i would be contacted in within about 2 weeks with the results...

Now the entry is for April 2010 and i still haven't been contacted yet. How soon after the assesment day do you get the job, as surely they havent left enough time (if i am successful that is). Is anyone in the similar position and have any information on this?

thanks.

17 March 2010 - 7:03pm

Dear Harryharriet

There are many applicants both for April and September intake. I am waiting for my AC come out for last more than 2 weeks now. I was contacted after 3 weeks about the outcome of my telephonic interview. The reason is, they are interviewing so many candidates and then they compare them to choose right ones; which takes about 3 to 4 weeks and they are doing it for fixed number of students e.g. they might be working on the batch of candidates who applied between 20 Feb and 10 March; and will leave others for next available dates or schedule.

That is exactly what I was told during AC held at start of March 2010. And I am still waiting for outcome for April intake !!

I hope this would help you in understanding their system.

Regards

17 March 2010 - 7:11pm
r3

Dear Harryharriet and adeel5761,

I have my telephone interview coming up. Have you got any tips as to questions they ask? Did you get asked "What makes Capgemini different?" If so what did you say? And how did you answer the question about Capgemini's competitors? Did you just divide it into consulting, technology and outsourcing companies or do something different?

Can you offer any advice as to the case study on the assessment day?

Any help with this would be much appreciated. It sounds like you've both done well. I've heard from a good source they don't have a fixed intake so wouldn't worry too much.

19 March 2010 - 9:42am

Here you go.....

1.) What do you know about Capgemini?

2.) When you were part of a team? How did you contribute and what was the outcome? What was your learning in terms of team-playing?

3.) When and how did you adjust to a change that was out of your control?

4.) How did you persuade others to your point of view or an idea?

5.) How did you lead a team and how did you keep track of your developments?

6.) How did you utilize an existing knowledge (learnt from others or internet etc.) in your work?

All the very best :)

19 March 2010 - 12:18pm
r3

Cheers mate. Achieve dreams.

22 March 2010 - 3:58pm

BTC Assessment Day Feedback:

Diagrammatic and verbal reasoning tests: - find good quality diagrammatic practice resources. practice for 30 mins non stop (aim to answer one question every 30 secs). you have 25 mins to answer about 50 questions for each of the two tests. - The verbal reasoning test is comprised of short but intensely technical paragraphs followed by questions concerning the paragraph. Perhaps get used to reading intensely technical info ?

Interview: - A strategy consulting case study guide book I read encourages interviewees to summarise their understanding of the business. don’t do this at capgemini as they may think you haven’t understood the case study…bizarre!

Group exercise: - you’ll need to process a reasonably large amounts of data in 20 mins and retain key bits of info to use for the discussion to follow. - Make intelligent, productive comments all through the discussion

25 March 2010 - 1:34pm

thank you adele and r3 for reply.

R3, just to add to dream.achieve questions. they also asked me what i know about product life cycle? what is the current innovations in the IT industry? What innovations would you add to the IT industry?

Nonstandard, Thank you! I got contacted in the end and was successful. so have an assessment centre end of this month. Your post will come in handy. Do you have any more information on the preparation for the case study they gave? which case study did you have?

Any help would be most appreciated.

email me anyone for a one on one discussion and we can exchange notes: harry_harriet@hotmail.co.uk

26 March 2010 - 1:58pm

@dream.achieve: Was your interview for the Management Consulting programme?

27 March 2010 - 4:16pm

nonstandard, please please please..... can you share the Assessment Centre interview questions for the BTC programme. I have been invitied to the AC.

29 March 2010 - 10:05am
r3

Harryharriet,

No worries with the help. However I think we need to ditstinguish between Consulting and Business Technology programmes. Was your telephone interview for the Business Technology scheme? If so that would explain why your interview questions seemed a little I.T intensive for the Consulting one. Could you let me know asap?

DREAM ARHCIVE was your interview for the Consulting programme?

29 March 2010 - 6:41pm

r3,

yes mine was for the BTC programme. so yes I agree with you as to why it was more technical. However, with that point raised. The case study given to you for the case interview is still a Management based regardless of the programme.

1 April 2010 - 9:05am

I have some extra information on the BTC assessment day, having taken it and awaiting a reply. All in All, i performed mediocre in respect to how aware i was of how things work. They should provide more information about assessment days so you can be prepare specific... Okay This is just a very quick post and I will be editing and adding later. I am just still a bit worn out....

2 April 2010 - 1:14pm

Attended a Capgemini AC this week - have no heard anything yet, although they did say that we might be contacted next week. Roughly how long did it take people to hear back about their AC?

7 April 2010 - 11:15am

Hi, I was told that I had passed the telephone interview for Capgemini over 3 weeks ago, but have not heard anything about the date of my AC yet. Did it take this long for anybody else?

Also, how far in advance do they send the case study to you?

Thanks, and well done to all of those who managed to secure a job!

7 April 2010 - 11:51am

svizzera,

I was told I had passed the telephone interview around three weeks before a space opened up for the AC. They informed me of the date of the AC about a week beforehand and that day I received the case study.

Good luck.

9 April 2010 - 11:18am

Hi ajl66,

I just had my telephone interview for consultancy on the 8th, I don;t know how I did, the guy was very competency focused almost nothing about commercial awareness what so ever!

How long before I hear back? I'm quite nervous that I didn't pass it!

Questions I was asked were the same as listed above. Not sure I was too happy with the interviewer, he told me the interview was only 20 mins long, this is completely different to other people I've read about so I'm not sure what to think.

If anyone can tell me how long i should wait before chasing my interview result up that would be a massive help.

Peace and good luck to all of you out there struggling to find that job.

9 April 2010 - 11:43am

I had my interview on the 6th but still no news about it...My interviewer also told me the interview will last for 25 minutes although it lasted about 40 minutes in the end. Don't think I passed but I'll wait and see.

I think you should wait for at least a week to hear back from them.