Although company had their own bus service, I was advised against it due to my complications. I wished to continue working till I could so needed some concession in timings, work from home options etc. But I was given neither of the options saying your role requires you to be present in the office. I also offered to work from an office location near to my house or go work thrice a week from main office and rest of the days from home. But our Talent Management head did not agree to it .
All through the time I was there, and was pregnant, I was constantly harassed by either my team member or my current boss or my ex-boss on updates on small issues which they could not resolve. My ex-boss even thrashed me over a call once saying I had not given a handover to my colleague before leaving, which was totally untrue because while doing so, my current boss was with us. I could have taken this issue with management, but our TM head realized it was not my mistake and apologized to me on her behalf.
I strongly feel such companies which make such hue and cry over best place for women to work, are practically the worst when it comes to implementing those policies.
Capgemini India has not become completely Women friendly yet. She might have to check with HR during her Interview & et her expectations very clearly before she joins.
I can assure that Capgemini is flexible in working hours for young mothers but not for a new joiner may be.
The work life balance and flexibility depends completely on the project manager. Most of the projects work in the 11 to 8 or 12 to 9 schedule which, becomes difficult when you are a mother. However, some Managers would let you to login from home.
The situation may have changed now after the acquisition of IGate. I left Capgemini before the acquisition.
They have very flexible policies to WFH or split working hours to make them comfortable.
I do not see any cons as such provided you have a nice Manager else company has very good policies for women employees.
It mostly depends on the project and on the location as well, but few things are very common across all is -
No work from home facility
No special concession during ladies bad days
No fixed office hours for the ladies.
Drop of the ladies employees depends on project whether they will approve it or no.
Very very dirty politics all around the work place.
It's a good company for career growth learning perspective. Micro management is not done, however completing 9 hours in mandatory. Managers are good, they respect the resources and give freedom in work. Work culture is really good in Capgemini.
Regarding female friendliness, Capgemini doesn't distinguish between male and female employees.