7 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Entered Capgemini

1. When you mess up, your co-workers will help you out and teach you the right ropes.

Nobody’s perfect, especially when you’re new and learning the ropes, which is why it helps to be part of a team that is helpful and supportive. In Capgemini, you are encouraged to take initiative for your own learning, and to bold in seeking clarifications when in doubt. Your colleagues will always have your back.

2. You are encouraged to stand up and speak out

Every voice matters at Capgemini, and we value each person’s ideas and opinions. Our flat organisational structure empowers you to be involved in decision-making processes, encouraging you to be bold in speaking your mind.

3. Open concept office; Need I say more?

The Applied Innovation Exchange (AIE) lab where we discuss and explore the very latest in disruptive technology.

4. Meetings aren’t always boring

It is important for us to enjoy our work and to have fun while doing it. It’s even in our core values. As you can see, we really do have a ball.

5. Things can get a bit chaotic; but we relish in it.

”Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos.” — Mary Shelley

6. In fact, we need to be comfortable with ambiguity and some chaos

Operating in markets that are increasing disruptive, it important to be adaptable and bold in taking the lead with new paradigms and technologies.

7. It’s easy for work to consume your life; but to be a truly productive worker, you should know how to strike a balance.

It’s not always a bad idea to seek balance in life.

8. And that I would learn SO much in such a short time.

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” -Mahatma Gandhi