CAPGEMINI Assesment Day

16 August 2008 - 3:35pm
g-man

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

Latest comments

  • 4 January 2013 - 10:48pm
    • Slimmy

    Hello, could someone who has sat for the technology consulting assessment centre for Capgemini please confirm if the pyshometric test included verbal and diagrammatoc reasoning or just verbal reasoning?


  • 11 March 2011 - 4:33pm
    • hope_again

    Hi

    I have a telephonic interview with Capgemini this Monday. The role is Marketing, Sales and Service Consultant, it is an experienced hire role. Has anyone gone through this process with Capgemini for the expereinced roles?

    Also, they didn't tell me the process after the telephone interview as in do they have a face to face interview after that, an AC or anything else? Any thoughts will be welcomed!!

    • 4 October 2011 - 9:56am
      • testgenie1234

      Hi hope_again! How was your interview? I have applied to the same role and have an interview with them today. Please could you provide some insight as to how the interview went, and what questions were asked? Thank you very much in advance!


  • 29 May 2010 - 6:17pm
    • VaneelaLFAJ

    any advice?


  • 28 May 2010 - 12:53pm
    • VaneelaLFAJ

    Did anyone attend an assessment centre for the Consulting programme? I am concerned about the two case-studies I will have to do in the interview...for the Management Consulting programme, we also get a short on the spot case, besides the one we have to prepare beforehand. I am worried because I don't know exactly how to prepare...is this on the spot case similar to the one you get 7 days before the assessment?
    I still haven't got my case study...but I was wondering how exactly do they expect you to solve it...do you basically have to apply your knowledge of what capgemini does (by reading as many case studies of their past work as possible)? As far as I understood, firms like capgemini and accenture use completely different cases than strategy firms...so I assume reading books about strategy cases...and applying their different frameworks (4 P's, BCG matrix etc) will not be of much help...

    So, is it true to say that the best way to prepare is to learn about what capgemini exactly does and what projects they have worked in the past, and try to apply the knowledge to solving those cases?

    Thanks.


  • 27 May 2010 - 11:01pm
    • ameripour

    Thank you so much for taking time to answer these questions BraveHeart. Very much appreciated. And yes I do understand you are making about the case study completely. With regards to point 4, would you be able to share the question?

    Many thanks


  • 27 May 2010 - 8:32pm
    • BraveHeart

    Hi

    1. The Partner interview (at least mine) was not timed as such. That 15min time given in the case study is a guide to how much material to prepare. My interviewer didn't say after 15 or 20mins for me to stop. When I presented all my observations he asked if I wanted to add any more info, and I did, so there was no rush.

    There were no preset Q&As. After the case study, which I guess I spent 25ish mins on, we moved on to questions about me, IT, Business, CapGemini, and such.

    2. The case study said not to bother with Powerpoint, so I did not, and neither did any of the other candidates as far as I know. Plus, there was no Powerpoint infrastructure set up. Dunno if any of the others printed theirs or just wrote it by hand. I dont suggest a report cos that is just off-putting to read - get to the point.

    3. I cannot disclose the case study I had, or the responses I prepared because that would really render the assessment pointless; plus even though I did not sign a non disclosure agreement, it wont be to your advantage if you use responses which your other opponents who may read this use as well. The key is to differentiate yourself and stand out. I'm sure you understand.

    4. Only one question about CapGemini stomped me, which I responded to by admitting to not being certain about. I did emphasise that I will make sure to look it up though, even though he also admitted to it being a tough question!

    Good luck.


  • 27 May 2010 - 2:19am
    • ameripour

    Hi BraveHeart,

    Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts on the assessment centre. Would you be able to tell us a little about the Partner interview:

    1. Do you get a full 20 min to present, or is this including Q&A.
    2. Did you prepare slides or print some notes? If yes in what format? what is like a report you prepared for the partner?
    3. Did you also have the University Reunion case study? If yes could you please tell us what issues you addressed?
    4. What questions were you asked that you thought were tricky, or perhaps you could have prepared more for.

    I would really appreciate your help.


  • 26 May 2010 - 12:47pm
    • BraveHeart

    Hopefully this post helps someone in the future.

    I had my assessment centre for the BTC programme, and thank God, got an offer.

    My advise to anyone taking the ac is,

    -Address all the issues required in the case study - dont miss out points just because you think you have a time limit

    -Defend your conclusion, but if you are clearly wrong and caught out by the interviewer admit that perhaps you can consider an alternate solution

    -Know about CapGemini. AND What is currently in the news about them. I was asked this

    -The diagrammatic test is not diffcult. Dont psych yourself out before hand thinking it is. I have had bad experiences with these and was really worried about it. Dont be.

    -In the group work, when you have an issue about the case study, dont just mention what it is. Make the point, THEN explain the implication of that point or issue to the task AND decide how to handle that issue, then get the rest of the group to agree.

    -When you meet the current graduates, ASK questions and be enthusiastic in front of them. They are not the interviewers, but I think they are also part of the assessment process. I bet their opinions are considered as well so dont tune out when they're there and then tune back in just when you meet the actual interviewers.

    Good luck


  • 14 April 2010 - 11:17pm
    • p-singh

    i had interview on a thurs and got an email saying a passed it on the monday. To b fair though i reckon i only got a quick call because the assessment day is on 22nd april


  • 13 April 2010 - 11:27pm
    • VaneelaLFAJ

    Hi,

    No, I applied to the management consulting programme...had my interview last tuesday, no news so far but tbh, I don't think I made it through. How long after the interview did they let you know the outcome?


  • 13 April 2010 - 7:52pm
    • VaneelaLFAJ

    @moogooner: Hey, did you hear back about the outcome of your interview? Still no news for me.

    • 13 April 2010 - 10:24pm
      • p-singh

      hi... u applying for the aspire program?


  • 13 April 2010 - 6:51pm
    • svizzera

    Does anyone who has completed an AC have info on the diagramatic tests?

    Are they similar to those on the Wikijob page (if so easier/harder), or like the ones on SHL? I ask becuase the two are very different.

    Cheers guys, big help reading through this thread!


  • 13 April 2010 - 6:51pm
    • svizzera

    Does anyone who has completed an AC have info on the diagramatic tests?

    Are they similar to those on the Wikijob page (if so easier/harder), or like the ones on SHL? I ask becuase the two are very different.

    Cheers guys, big help reading through this thread!


  • 12 April 2010 - 7:07pm
    • p-singh

    Hi all, I recieved a call for the telephone interview on Thurs for the aspire program, and got told today that I passed the interview and the assessment day is on 22nd april, Is anyone going on the same one?>


  • 9 April 2010 - 3:22pm
    • Liverpool

    Is anyone waiting for their assessment day within Outsourcing? Thanks guys


  • 9 April 2010 - 1:45pm
    • ajl66

    Moogooner

    Although they told me i had passed the telephone interview three weeks before I eventually had the Assessment Centre, I was told I had passed the telephone interview 4 days afterwards. I would not let that concern you however, people have had varying response times. I'm still waiting to hear if I have got the job - the assessment centre was 11 days ago. Not sure if that means I have been unsuccessful; I think it's best to try and not read into these things. More often than not it is simply because they have hundreds of other candidates and these things can take time.

    ...although waiting is torture ;)


  • 9 April 2010 - 11:43am
    • VaneelaLFAJ

    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.


  • 9 April 2010 - 11:43am
    • VaneelaLFAJ

    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.


  • 7 April 2010 - 11:51am
    • ajl66

    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
      • moogooner

      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.


  • 7 April 2010 - 11:15am
    • svizzera

    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!


  • 2 April 2010 - 1:14pm
    • ajl66

    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?


  • 1 April 2010 - 9:05am
    • harryharriet

    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....

    • 5 May 2010 - 1:01am
      • BraveHeart

      Hi harryharriet,

      I know this post is a few weeks old, but could you kindly provide the extra information you had regarding the BTC AC?

      Thanks.


  • 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
      • harryharriet

      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.


  • 26 March 2010 - 1:58pm
    • VaneelaLFAJ

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


  • 25 March 2010 - 1:34pm
    • harryharriet

    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: [email protected]


  • 22 March 2010 - 3:58pm
    • nonstandard

    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


  • 19 March 2010 - 12:18pm
    • r3

    Cheers mate. Achieve dreams.


  • 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
      • dream.achieve

      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 :)


  • 17 March 2010 - 10:48am
    • harryharriet

    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
      • adeel5761

      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


  • 16 March 2010 - 3:51pm
    • VaneelaLFAJ

    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...


  • 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 - 12:56pm
    • VaneelaLFAJ

    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 - 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.


  • 5 March 2010 - 8:32pm
    • adeel5761

    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.


  • 4 March 2010 - 11:14pm
    • infinite888

    hi guys

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

    many Thanks


  • 4 March 2010 - 7:37pm
    • Brute

    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
    • Brute

    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 - 7:16pm
    • VaneelaLFAJ

    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 - 6:53pm
    • MHP87

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


  • 16 February 2010 - 5:46pm
    • stocknrock

    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
    • stocknrock

    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 - 5:44pm
    • stocknrock

    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.


  • 15 February 2010 - 10:09pm
    • Brute

    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


  • 15 February 2010 - 7:43pm
    • vampireweek

    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 - 5:17pm
    • Brute

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

    • 15 February 2010 - 6:28pm
      • Abdul1400

      Hey Brute,

      Thanks a lot for info.

      r u on BTC?


  • 15 February 2010 - 2:49pm
    • Abdul1400

    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


  • 11 February 2010 - 8:14pm
    • vampireweek

    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?


  • 11 February 2010 - 2:33pm
    • adeel5761

    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


  • 9 February 2010 - 5:20pm
    • siddis

    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


  • 5 February 2010 - 6:14am
    • dream.achieve

    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


  • 4 February 2010 - 6:34pm
    • siddis

    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.


  • 29 January 2010 - 9:13pm
    • Brute

    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


  • 21 January 2010 - 10:46am
    • siddis

    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 - 9:19pm
      • Brute

      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


  • 29 December 2009 - 1:21am
    • Thomas Paul

    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


  • 12 December 2009 - 8:38am
    • BrumaK

    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


  • 9 December 2009 - 12:53am
    • siddis

    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!


  • 8 December 2009 - 8:27am
    • siddis

    Hey mohammhs, I also have a telephone interview (for the BTC scheme). However it’s been 4 weeks since I was told I would be contacted but still no one has got back to me. I emailed them and received a reply today saying that someone tried to contact me and couldn't get through. I have replied back and am hoping for someone to arrange it with me soon. I take it you have had your phone interview, how did it go? Were the questions similar to last year? Also what program did you apply for?

    • 8 December 2009 - 10:50am
      • mohammhs

      Hey Siddis,

      hope ur well. Yeh ive had my tel interview and ive even been to an assessment centre. Just waitin for a reply now. I applied for the aspire programme. The tel interview was similar to last years. U need to know ur stuff about capo i.e. what they do, their competitors, wot industries they serve...etc.

      Then its the usual competency based questions about teamwork, wot the future hold for IT and cap, how did you motivate a team or urself to meet a personal goal.

      Hope u get your thing sorted.


  • 13 November 2009 - 10:57am
    • mohammhs

    Hey all, I have a tel interview coming up and was wondering if anyone is also having one or has had one? IS it the same as last year? or is there any other questions. Thanks!!


  • 4 November 2009 - 9:49pm
    • Django

    So CapGemini opened applications for Consulting positions a few weeks ago now for the next intake, is anyone applying / heard back yet?


  • 2 July 2009 - 9:51am
    • srikart

    hi all i have an assessment for apprentice, but no case study to prepare

    i wonder how the verbal reasoning test would be, is it based on some commercial principles or just the ones in shl website i.e work-related...

    is the maths test difficult?? what level the test would be????

    and the formal interview???


  • 10 June 2009 - 9:41am
    • g-man

    I'm quite sure your not the only one in that position. The credit-crunch is eventually taking its toll on the I.T sector...


  • 9 June 2009 - 5:32pm
    • SilverJack

    Hello everyone,

    I would like to share my story with regards to the BTC programme.
    I attended the March assessment and was successful. I first received the conditional offer late March and the unconditional in May.
    Everything was going by the plan. I was even contacted by my "buddy", who gave me some advices and tips.

    Last Wednesday (almost a week ago) I got a call from the programme coordinator that they are cancelling all recruitment (graduate and non-graduate) for all future intakes (until further notice).
    I was offered a compensation of one month and the option to express my interest for the Aspire programme.

    Needless to say I was shocked. I was told about that 2 days before my last day at my previous job. Not to mention all the "embarrassment" of having to tell everyone that I am jobless.

    I was trying to find more online concerning this situation (tried the web and google news) but there is nothing relevant.

    In anyone else in the same position with me?


  • 18 May 2009 - 2:33pm
    • JP

    Hey,

    Just wondering if anyone who had been to a Capgemini assessment centre this year could tell me how long it took to hear back from them?

    Thanks :)


  • 2 March 2009 - 9:34pm
    • CuteSarah

    Hi Guys.... can someone help....please....I have the BTC Assesment centre but its named "University ReUnion" and about 2 merging firms that are not compatible...Does anyone have any feedback on this issue... Also any other information on the group work exercise?

    If any one can help much appreciated.... and loads of Hugs n Kisses hehe xx

    • 13 March 2009 - 11:14am
      • imadali001

      Hi Sarah,

      I have an interview with Cap next week as a technical consultant and I've been told I will be given a case study and will need to do a role play with the interviewer. I think the case study is related to a merger and I have to write a proposal for them. I have no more information other than this.

      Does anyone know what kind of case study I will be given?

      I'm going for a technical consultant role.

      • 3 February 2010 - 9:49pm
        • Brute

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


  • 13 February 2009 - 12:29pm
    • g-man

    afrazj - the push back may be for CDC, not BTC...


  • 3 February 2009 - 4:16pm
    • katerina83

    nice comment womble 31..haha...


  • 3 February 2009 - 3:52pm
    • stubby43

    Alright guys,

    I just got the exact same resonponse, saying that Their 2009 intake is now full. This is pretty annoying seeing as I only had the teleint on friday and they had obviously said the same thing to you guys before that had even taken place.

    Im going to try and give them a bell and see if they can clear this up a little better.


  • 3 February 2009 - 2:59pm
    • womble31

    well glad to see I'm not alone.

    katerina, I take your point about it not necessarily being a rejection, its just so frustrating because I have had this type of response from a couple of other companies (Grant Thornton and Fujitsu) as well now.

    It also leaves a particularly sour taste given that all of these companies have professed their resilience to the economic climate...I guess this is how they achieve such resilience!


  • 2 February 2009 - 9:38pm
    • marmoset_32

    They've put back those who were due to begin in March to September (2009), i.e. those who have already been made offers, so they're definitely holding out on giving offers.

    • 12 February 2009 - 12:16pm
      • afrazj

      Who said they had pushed back those starting in March to September?

      I'm starting in March and as far as i'm aware i haven't been pushed back!


  • 2 February 2009 - 5:57pm
    • katerina83

    Plus in the interview that I had with them the interviewer told me that he heard things for Capgemini that he hadn't heard before...so I am almost sure that it wasn't a rejection....I strongly believe they have hard times due to the economic crisis....


  • 2 February 2009 - 5:56pm
    • stubby43

    Not sure what to make of that.

    I had my telephone interview the other day, so will let you know when I hear the outcome.


  • 2 February 2009 - 5:56pm
    • stubby43

    Not sure what to make of that.

    I had my telephone interview the other day, so will let you know when I hear the outcome.


  • 2 February 2009 - 5:55pm
    • katerina83

    Hello, womble 31...the same happened with me...I had my interview on the 5th of January and I got the same message...Personally, I don't think its a rejection...If a canditate is unsuccessful usually receives a rejection email shortly after the interview stating clearly that he/she was unsuccessful....I guess they are having problems due to the credit crunch...it was I guess another way of telling us that they don't plan to recruit any more canditates...They didn't refer anywhere in the email that we were unsuccessful with the interview...if we were they wouldn't care to keep our CVs for further reference in case the situation changes...I know it's really unprofessional for such a big company...Can u imagine??? I was waiting for them so long just to learn that they won't have any more assessment centres...Anyways...


  • 2 February 2009 - 5:40pm
    • womble31

    I had a telephone interview for the CDC on 14 January, it took them over three weeks to get back to me and when they did the email said they had filled all the places in their ACs for this years recruitment, but they are always interested in good candidtaes and so are keeping my details for 6 months.

    Not sure exactly how to take this, if its a rejection why do they behave this way? seriously immature.


  • 29 January 2009 - 4:09pm
    • stubby43

    Hi everyone,

    I have a teleint tomorrow for the Management Consultancy position and was wondering if anyone knew what competency questions they are likely to ask?

    Also what is the key difference between Capgemini and their competitors?

    Cheers all


  • 20 January 2009 - 12:11am
    • marmoset_32

    And as an indicator as to why they're taking so long to get back to people, in my last correspondence they mentioned that they can't even guarantee how many or even if they'll definitely be offering places following the assessment day!

    The time between completing my application and receiving the offer of the assessment day was about 4 weeks, I applied in early November last year. They've obviously tightened up considerably and are being very,very hesitant.

    • 20 January 2009 - 10:39am
      • katerina83

      Thank u a lot marmoset-32!!!!I hope you are the one that will get an offer...read the book before you go or have a quick look if you don't have time...I think it is really helpfull...

      Katerina


  • 20 January 2009 - 12:10am
    • katerina83

    I don't know how to help you on this....However, I suggest you to read the book by Casentino on case interview preparation...its great!!!!!Have a good luck!!!!!Can I ask yous sth though????When did CG get back to you????I had my interview on the 6th of December and still they haven't get back to me....


  • 19 January 2009 - 9:49pm
    • marmoset_32

    Hi,

    Got the CDC assessment day quite soon and was wondering if anyone can offer any advice particularly on the 20 minute case study we've been asked to present (mine's about a high-street coffee chain). Is it a formal presentation, i.e. just you presenting for 20 minutes followed by questions, with handouts/slides etc.?

    Thanks


  • 14 January 2009 - 5:13pm
    • Alexander_Green

    I've got a phone interview for the CDC consultancy coming up on Friday, having sent my application form in and done the verbal reasoning test way back in November, so it seems they take quite a while over it all. I guess maybe after everyone's done their phone interviews they decide who they want to get to the AC. I thought they'd forgotten about me it was so long.

    • 14 January 2009 - 6:23pm
      • katerina83

      Oh wow...that's too long...Good luck with your interview!!!


  • 11 January 2009 - 2:40pm
    • katerina83

    Hey guys anyone heard back from Capgemini????They had told me that I would hear back from them by the end of 2008...but nth yet...Has anyone had an answer or does anyone know when they will get back to us????


  • 31 December 2008 - 5:15pm
    • katerina83

    I haven't heard yet!!!Great New Year to everybody!!!!with lots of job offers...:p!!!!!


  • 31 December 2008 - 2:50pm
    • torness5

    Anyone heard back from CapGemini Phone Interview???


  • 22 December 2008 - 11:16pm
    • hawkeye87

    Just to clarify, Capgemini run several different schemes, in which different interview expectations and questions will be asked. Make sure you know which scheme you are applying to, and which to prepare for.

    'Management consultancy' and 'Business Technology Consultancy' will be different!


  • 18 December 2008 - 10:20pm
    • Harmony

    I had my phone interview today, so here is some feedback. (Management Consulting)

    - Tell me about Capgemini (including competitors)

    - A time when you were part of a team with people who had different work ethics. What did you do?
    - What makes a good team for you?
    - A time when you communicated to different audiences? How did you do that?
    - A time when you changed a procedure? What did you do?

    - Have you applied to any other consulting companies?

    I might have forgotten one or two questions they asked.

    I was told that I will receive a reply in the new year. Good luck everyone!

    • 19 December 2008 - 12:01pm
      • thegreatdebate

      hey cheers for the above, unfortunately i had different competency q's (but looking again i guess they were asking the same as urs apart from different work ethics one) but otherwise it was similar i.e. y capgemini/consultancy, name competitors etc etc which i thought went well. BUT they asked me who their clients were and i didnt have any examples so i just mentioned a couple of the industries they operate in, would this mean automatic rejection?????

      Also they said i would hear within 7 working days, so maybe just before new year.

      Not gona hold my hopes up considering how competitive it is, and simply one mistake means game over, which i made.


  • 10 December 2008 - 6:20pm
    • katerina83

    Guys does anyone know how long does it take Capgemini to answer if someone passed the telephone interview?

    • 10 December 2008 - 7:59pm
      • thegreatdebate

      hey how long after the online tests did they ring u to confirm the interview? also do u have any tips regarding the telephone interview? thanks!

      • 10 December 2008 - 8:25pm
        • katerina83

        Hello,

        The interview questions were the same as the ones posted in this forum for Capgemini...so there was actually nothing that surprised me...but I had my interview on Friday and they haven't got back on me yet.......They didn't ring me immediately after I took the test...I think it was one week after I did the test....I hope these helped you...!!!!!!!!!If u have news keep us posted!!!!

        Cheers


  • 8 December 2008 - 9:52am
    • Harmony

    I can't remember exactly, but I think it took them about a week. Good luck!


  • 4 December 2008 - 9:12am
    • paup08

    Hi,
    Yeah I applied on Sunday. How long did you guys have to wait from submitting your application to sitting the tests?


  • 4 December 2008 - 1:53am
    • Harmony

    Oh hey thanks for the info. Just logged onto the SHL website again and it said I had started the test. So I clicked a few times and it looked like it would start the test again, but gave me an error message that I had the wrong browser. When I closed that window, in the first window it suddenly said I had completed the test and it was submitted...Now there is no more tasks on my SHL profile..so it either submitted the test blank or my old one had been stuck in their system. Well, we will see.


  • 4 December 2008 - 12:07am
    • Harmony

    Has anyone had problems hearing back from Capgemini (UK position) after the verbal reasoning test? I sat the test about three weeks ago and have tried to contact them, but without success.

    • 4 December 2008 - 1:18am
      • thegreatdebate

      Well i did the test on monday 1am and by 7am they had got back to me and said they will contact re a phone interview (within 2 weeks ), bin 1 week so far. Their intial contact seems to b via HR in India who are good. Are you sure u submitted your results once u finished test?


  • 22 November 2008 - 2:01pm
    • paup08

    Hi there,

    I have seen that the deadline for the Management Consultancy grad scheme is 1st Dec. Does anyone know when the scheme starts? I thought that Capgemini operated a rolling recruitment policy, but it seems to have changed - unless there is more than one recruitment stage throughout the year?
    I'd be very grateful for any information anyone may have,
    Cheers.

    • 3 December 2008 - 4:52pm
      • thegreatdebate

      I applied and have phone interview, scheme looks to start in sept 09, accenture and co recruit on a rolling basis but doesnt look like these guys do..did u apply? I found verbal tests reali difficult but apparently passed!


  • 20 November 2008 - 10:52pm
    • nadeemsab

    hi Guys,
    i am going to capgemini holland for assessment, i am going for junior sap basis consultant, i do have job offer which around 34K Euros, i don't know how my job process is bit different from yours as i already had telephone and face to face interview. just bit worried about team exercise and capacity test (never heard about it). any help will be appreciated


  • 6 November 2008 - 4:53pm
    • pt

    I have an AC for Capgem coming up too. Could anyone shed light on the prepared case study exercise?


  • 28 October 2008 - 9:26pm
    • in_it_2_win_it

    Just wanted to know during the 20 minute briefing you have to give for the case study, is it just you talking? Because 20 mins is a looong time! I've only ever had 5-10 min presentations...

    Or is it the case that during the briefing the interviewer will ask you further questions???

    Plus did you give the interviewer a handout?


  • 27 October 2008 - 10:33am
    • sjay

    Hello!

    i have an assessment day coming uo for the BTC programme.

    I was just wondering what people thought about the briefing exercise.
    the pilchem casestudy seems a bit confusing, as surely all the issues that would impact future direction that capgemini may advise pilchem are all covered by the techonology and business drivers?


  • 23 October 2008 - 11:02pm
    • g-man

    26.5K starting, which isn't too bad...


  • 23 October 2008 - 9:57pm
    • in_it_2_win_it

    ahh got you and g-man confused, my baad.. his got the offer right? awaiting his reply..


  • 23 October 2008 - 8:08pm
    • in_it_2_win_it

    I was hoping you'd tell me :P

    Have you got your contract from Capgemini? Must say it on that surely..

    • 23 October 2008 - 8:59pm
      • damon dash

      I have my Assessment day in 2 weeks, so how do u want me to already have a contract from them?


  • 23 October 2008 - 7:05pm
    • in_it_2_win_it

    What's the starting wage at Capgemini?

    • 23 October 2008 - 7:45pm
      • damon dash

      Good question!!!
      I made some research about that but nobody seems to be knowing.
      Someone told me it was the same as the starting wage offered by the other consultancy companies. (Around 26k)
      Let me know when u find that.


  • 16 October 2008 - 6:51pm

    We do!!!! - e.g. [[goldman sachs interview questions]] e.g. [[morgan stanley interview questions]].

    • 16 October 2008 - 7:06pm
      • damon dash

      Thanks for your help. it's more than useful!!
      i'll have a look on the morgan stanley ones.


  • 16 October 2008 - 5:53pm

    Isn't BCT - [[technology consulting]]?

    Guys, I've made a wiki page for [[Capgemini]] here. Could you have a look and if you think anything needs adding either let me know here, or add it to the wiki?! Thanks!

    Ed

    • 16 October 2008 - 6:13pm
      • damon dash

      Great Job!!!!
      Everything is on it. Well done.
      U should do the same for some investment banks, it would be very useful.
      Thanks.


  • 16 October 2008 - 5:05pm
    • in_it_2_win_it

    I ended up going for the general Management Consultancy programme. How about you?

    • 16 October 2008 - 5:23pm
      • damon dash

      Ah ok,
      that's why ur interview was quite different to mine.
      i am going to the BCT programme which is more technical.
      Good luck anyway.


  • 15 October 2008 - 11:15pm
    • in_it_2_win_it

    Hey Guys,

    I've actually, rather suprisingly, got invited to the AC in two weeks time! Guess the guy felt sorry for me! The email says..

    The assessment centre will comprise of:
    · Meeting an existing graduate;
    · A group exercise;
    · A verbal reasoning test, and;
    · An interview – part of which will involve you discussing a case study (provided on confirmation of date, one week in advance of the Assessment Centre) and a short ‘on the spot’ business scenario.

    Can anyone provide any words of advice on how best to prepare, or tips for the day etc.

    Thank you for your help so far!

    • 16 October 2008 - 12:28am
      • damon dash

      Congratulations!!!!
      That`s a good news.
      I`ll catch u there as i`ve been invited to the same AC.
      They also told me about a diagramatic test in addition to the verbal reasoning test??
      The case study is about a company acquiring 2 other companies....
      Eh, which program r u applying for? I am not sure we r applying for the same!


  • 11 October 2008 - 2:05pm
    • g-man

    I remember for my phone interview there were also questions such as:

    What is a development life cycle?
    What is currently happening in the I.T market?
    What do you think the future holds for Capgemini and I.T based organisations?

    Good luck!

    • 11 October 2008 - 3:08pm
      • damon dash

      I am more concerned about the group exercises during the assessment day.
      Thanks mate.


  • 10 October 2008 - 5:52pm
    • in_it_2_win_it

    Okk - Telephone Interview Questions (Tel interview meant to last between 30-40 mins, mine went for 38mins)

    - Give me a 2-3 minute overview about yourself
    - Why did you choose Capgemini/Consultancy
    - He said something like are you aware of the travelling involved in consultancy and do you think you can deal with it. Went on to ask whether i had any family commitments, wife/girlfriend etc that meant I couldn't stay away from for too long.
    - Tell me what you know about Capgemini and their competitors
    - What do you think makes Capgemini different from their competitors

    Competency Questions
    - Example when you were in a team and you faced a difficult task
    - Time when you persuaded a team about something, how did you persuade them, what was the outcome
    - Time when you adapted to change, what did you learn, what was the outcome
    - (Something like) Time when you changed something (system, procedure etc), and got others to implement the same system. How did you go about telling them.

    Final Questions were
    - Have you applied elsewhere
    - Do you have interviews/AC's elsewhere
    - Are there any dates that you can't make over the next three months.

    The guy was really friendly, but i think i messed up the competency answers. Hope this helps someone else!

    • 19 May 2009 - 3:51pm
      • Kristian

      I just went throught the phone interview. they also asked me:

      1. What kind of services do Capgemini provide?
      2. For which industries does Capgemini work?
      3. What do you think you be doing in your role?

    • 10 October 2008 - 6:32pm
      • damon dash

      Hiya it,
      I didn't have the same questions u had!!!! Except the first one with the team and difficult task.
      I have to say the questions u had were a bit difficult than mine, u haven't been lucky.
      The final questions don't really matter, they just want to know if u will still be interested in their offer.
      Anyway, hope to see you during the AC in a few weeks.
      Keep applying to other companies, that's what i am still doing at the moment.


  • 10 October 2008 - 12:27pm
    • in_it_2_win_it

    Ahh right, fair enough.. I'll talk about the culture.

    Thanks for all your help Damon, and all the best for your future persuits!


  • 10 October 2008 - 12:37am
    • in_it_2_win_it

    Thanks once again.

    How are Capgemini different from their competitors..

    Accenture looks like main competitor (they provide generic management consultancy services, consulting/outsourcing/technology), and they seem to be bigger and better than Capgemini...

    • 10 October 2008 - 2:26am
      • damon dash

      Yes that's right, but they want to know why u choosed Capgemini and not Accenture.
      There is no right or false answer, u just have to explain why u choosed capgemini and not one of their competitors.
      Anyway, it was just one question of the whole interview and it was the last one as well.


  • 9 October 2008 - 9:54pm
    • in_it_2_win_it

    Cheers - Appreciate it the heads up!

    • 9 October 2008 - 10:07pm
      • damon dash

      Hi it,
      There is also a question about your most accomplished achievement.
      Try to say why capgemini is different from their competitor.


  • 8 October 2008 - 11:53pm
    • damon dash

    hi it,
    yes it's about leadership, teamwork and communications skills. It's quite easy.
    What do u think u will be successful in this career?


  • 8 October 2008 - 11:10pm
    • in_it_2_win_it

    Guys, any help for the telephone interview?

    Is it the usual Why Capgemini? Why Consulting? And then various competency based questions on Leadership, Teamwork, Communications, Achievement of Goals?

    Are there any unusual competency based questions?

    Any specific questions which were asked would be extremely helpful!


  • 7 October 2008 - 4:44pm
    • KK_2008

    Hey guys,

    Good luck with your ACs. I had one with Capgemini about 6 weeks ago, and failed due to the group discussion (Had no idea what to expect as it was my first one!) The interview was absolutely fine, really nice manager who interviewed me, was more like an informal discussion! Be careful to remain professional though. There were 2 qs that stood out for me that I had not prepared for....

    1. Describe a time when you have not achieved something and been disappointed
    2. What do you think would be the most annoying things about consultancy?

    Good luck!

    • 7 October 2008 - 10:40pm
      • damon dash

      Hiya KK,
      Thanks 4 ur help and all the best 4 the rest! I hope u'll hav some other opportunities soon enough. What r ur next plans?
      I hav to agree, the question about consultancy is not easy at all. I would hav been stucked on this one as well. The phone interview was quite easy with questions about teamwork, motivation etc...
      Could you describe me the group discussion? What was the topic? what were the tasks to do? I really need a good idea of what to expect as english is not my first language.
      C u guys..


  • 7 October 2008 - 1:55pm
    • g-man

    Hey damon,

    I haven't started yet - in a few weeks!

    The group excersise, as I've described above...

    "For the group - try and work as a team, rather than competing. Make points in relation to finance, ethical issues, community involvement, employment rates etc - any intelligent valid points will be fine."

    My group excersise was about a factory relocating to a new place, or expanding at the existing location. I don't know if this will be the same for you, but most group activities follow a similar theme. I would strongly advise you not to volunteer as the person that writes on the whiteboard as this will distance you from the group and you will not be involved in the discussions as much as you should be. This is up to you though - whatever you think is best.

    The verbal test and diagram test you can read more about on this site, the links have been provided on this thread on previous posts.

    All the best!


  • 29 September 2008 - 11:43am
    • damon dash

    Hiya guys,
    I am from Paris and i am having this assessment day with Capgemini UK for
    the BTC programme.
    I Hope everything will be fine, but i am a bit scared because english is
    not my first language.
    Could somebody advises me on the tests? (Group exercise)
    Regarding the Group exercise, what is the topic, the subject?
    what is it about? what they ask us to do? what are the tasks?

    Many thanks !!!!!!

    PS : Gman and mohammhs, i hope to see you there.


  • 3 September 2008 - 9:20am

    Just a quick note to say that this is the [[diagrammatic reasoning|diagrammatic reasoning test]] page on WikiJob.


  • 2 September 2008 - 8:38am
    • g-man

    Hey,

    I can't send you the notes, but I can kind of remember what I mentioned.

    The main point I raised was that the technology at all three companies was different and so a combined i.t and business technology was needed at all three places for streamlined business processes.

    Communication was also key to a merge - adopting the same email system / setting up intranet.

    Exploitation of the internet - opens up a new channel for buying, selling etc for customers and clients.

    Then a bit of research on the current pharmaceutical industry - which you can find by doing a search on google. They are just looking for general business points that would be considered when a merger is going to happen.

    • 6 October 2008 - 10:33pm
      • damon dash

      Hey gman,
      i guess u've started ur new job with Capgemini.
      Don't forget to keep me posted as i am having this Assessment day with them in 2 weeks.
      Hope to get an answer regarding the group exercise.
      Cheers mate.

    • 8 September 2008 - 12:20pm
      • mohammhs

      Hey, was just wondering if you remember any other questions that you were asked in the interview?
      I know you had a team question and team leading question..is there any other you can remember from the top of your head?
      Also how long is the interview and other exercises?

      thanks!

    • 2 September 2008 - 1:25pm
      • mohammhs

      Thats fine g-man, thats great help. Im just trying to get all the info I can.


  • 2 September 2008 - 1:02am

    Hey guys now remember this is a wiki and we're all anonymous users.. please don't keep your info private. After all, if everyone did that, WikiJob wouldn't exist!


  • 31 August 2008 - 10:18pm

    When is it Mohammhs?

    Good luck for the day..

    • 31 August 2008 - 11:06pm
      • mohammhs

      It is on the 16/09/08 a few weeks left.

      Thanks


  • 30 August 2008 - 11:42pm
    • g-man

    http://www.wikijob.co.uk/wiki/diagrammatic-reasoning

    • 1 September 2008 - 10:01pm
      • mohammhs

      Hey G-man any chance you can share your notes, if you still have them, on the case study? Was it about a company called Pillcham?
      It would be great help. If you cannot...then it's not a problem. You can email on [email protected]

      Thanks once again.


  • 30 August 2008 - 11:40pm
    • g-man

    Hey,

    My interview didn't have a structure - it really was like a conversation. I spoke a lot about my dissertation, and times where I was involved in a team / leading a team and other general competancy based questions. They try and make you feel at ease, so just relax and make sure you know what you've written on your application form.

    The diagramming test - there is something about it on this website - its a series of shapes, and processes which changes these shapes. It's quite hard to explain in words, but it's nothing to worry about - have a look on wiki for more info - but the examples on wiki are much harder.

    For the group - try and work as a team, rather than competing. Make points in relation to finance, ethical issues, community involvement, employment rates etc - any intelligent valid points will be fine.

    Be confident, and I'm sure it will be fine.

    Good luck!

    • 31 August 2008 - 9:59pm
      • mohammhs

      Thanks alot for your help G-man. Just hope I get it


  • 29 August 2008 - 9:55pm
    • mohammhs

    Hey G-man was just wondering if you can give me some tips about the assessment day for Capgemini for the BTC programme.
    1. Can u remember any of the questions in the interview?
    2. What does the diagramming test involve? There is nothing on the net about it.
    3. what key points should you make during the group exercises?
    4. any other tips would be great....thanks.

    Ive got the assessment coming up, been out of a job for over a year and im married and I have a student loan to pay back....so i really need this job.

    Thanks for your time and help.


  • 22 August 2008 - 3:12pm

    Well done G Man. That was straight forward!


  • 22 August 2008 - 2:01pm
    • g-man

    The interview was more like an informal chat, the lady was really nice and made it quite comfortable.

    The case study is given to you before hand, and its about a company aquiring two other companys, and the impacts this will have on technology etc. It's not to bad, as long as you justify your reasons.

    I was offered a position, and have accepted - so will start late October this year!

    • 1 December 2012 - 4:02am
      • awesomelife0

      Hi g-man,

      I have cleared the assessment day at Capgemini and have a 2nd phone interview in 2 days. The HR told me it would be a combination of both technical and behavioral questions. Any advise on what to expect? It is going to be a 1 hour phone interview.

      Thanks in advance


  • 20 August 2008 - 11:45am

    Where there any particularly difficult questions in your interview? Did you have to prepare the case study before your interview, or was this a surprise on the day?


  • 20 August 2008 - 9:56am
    • g-man

    Forgot to mention that it was for the BTC graduate scheme!


  • 20 August 2008 - 9:49am
    • g-man

    Thanks for the information guys it was helpful.

    The day was as expected - intense.

    I started with an interview (including the case study at the end). This was followed by a verbal and diagram test. The diagram test is quite confusing, I would defo try and do some practice ones if they can be found on the net. The assessment day finished with a group discussion on a case study given to us.

    I find out whether or not I've got the place either today or tommorow. It was my first interview, so I'm not expecting much to be honest - but it was good experience.


  • 18 August 2008 - 11:04am

    Do let us know how it goes, we're all very interested to find out I think!


  • 18 August 2008 - 12:05am
    • casper

    I did the CDC management consulting assessment last year. It consists of a [[verbal reasoning]] test, a [[group exercise]] and a [[partner interviews|partner interview]]. You also have to prepare a case study, and there is a business scenario to discuss in detail with your interviewer. I thought it was really laid back compared to other assessment days.

    The verbal reasoning test is fine - you have to work quickly, but it's easier that the ones you find on the SHL website.

    For the group exercise you will be sat in a small room of 4-6 people with 2 capgemini people watching. You are then given 15 minutes to read loads of material (skim-read this to find out the important bits) and then 30 mins to complete tasks. None of this is too bad. Make sure you say things that are constructive and intelligent.

    The partner interview is quite tough. This is where you discuss your prepared business case study and also do the business scenario test/cast study. Try to keep calm and feel free to take a short time to think before giving your answers. My interviewer certainly wasn't there to trick me, although I guess they are all different.

    It wasn't a bad day at all. Just make sure you prepare by thoroughly researching the firm - there is plenty of info on capgem's website - read the blog about CDC in particular.

    Let us know how you do - I didn't get it, but I probably would have accepted if I had been offered. The office is cool.


  • 17 August 2008 - 2:14pm

    Hey G-Man. Have you seen [http://www.wikijob.co.uk/forum/consultancy-consulting-firms/capgemini-cdc-programme-assessment-centre this thread]? ..you're right, there isn't a wealth of info on Capgem online. I have heard the day is hard though - they are a highly respected firm so make sure you do as much research as you can, are highly assertive during interview/group exercises and really get the point across that you want to work at Capgem, no matter what.

    Any feedback you can give us after your interview would be really helpful. Where else have you applied to/interviewed with?