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Ernest

Ernest

Managing Applications Consultant

USA

Experienced professionals

Ernest

Managing Applications Consultant

USA

Experienced professionals

Ernest

What do you love about being a Managing Applications Consultant?

I love the people interactions that I have with our clients. Coming from an accounting background, I am grateful for the ability to be on the side where I can see the result of what we do. One of the most rewarding parts of helping the client is being able to see their pain points or challenges and being able to come in and be a problem solver for them. This has been most fulfilling for me in my current role.

How do you feel your skills have grown since you joined Capgemini?

I think my skills have grown exponentially. What I love about Capgemini is the training, learning, and development opportunities that they give all their employees. When I first joined Capgemini, I did not know anything about SAP, but Capgemini took the time to have a lot of learning opportunities and certificates that you can achieve, so you can be prepared for the client. When I think about where I first started to where I am now, I think that my old self would be amazed at what I can do in the system now.

What is one of your favorite memories working at Capgemini?

I am currently the national lead for the AABPT Employee Resource Group, which stands for African Americans and Black People Transforming Capgemini. One of my fondest memories was pre-pandemic when we set up events with Junior Achievement. We were able to do a “Day in the Life” with students in Houston and bring them to the Capgemini office. We had colleagues come in to provide a different perspective of how it has been for them in the workplace, and what their adjustment was like. It really hit home for me because we brought in the school I went to growing up in Houston. It was great to see it come full circle – when I was their age, I didn’t know anything about consulting or even know what it was. To watch them see that, to ask questions, and to be vulnerable – that was probably my most memorable time here at Capgemini.

What makes you proud to work at Capgemini?

I am proud that I get to express Capgemini’s core values: honesty, boldness, trust, freedom, fun, modesty, and team spirit.  Freedom is big for me. During the pandemic, there was a lot of uncertainty in the job market and of course with our own lives, but I was glad that I felt the freedom when the pandemic started to work from home, and we were able to pivot and adjust. Now, we are working in a culture where this is the new normal and we show our employees more freedom to work the way they want, to achieve better results. The bold value is also important to me because it is great to be bold if you have ideas you want to share or events you want to plan. That boldness is respected – it is an open door whenever it comes to speaking with leadership about questions you might have or events you want to plan.

How are you working towards Getting the Future You Want?

The future we want is to be a globally connected company, connected to our colleagues from any part of the world. I love the fact that we are getting to a point where each person’s situation is unique, and Capgemini has given their employees the freedom and flexibility to best handle their work/life balance. For me, getting the future I want comes to work/life balance being boundless – knowing time commitments, what to do when that time comes, and being able to enjoy time with family.