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

  • 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?

  • 3 June 2009 - 1:42pm
    • poorni

    Hi Kristian,

    When is/was your Assessment Day @ Capgemini?
    I also attended a telephonic interview on the same week, waiting for the result of this interview.

  • 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.