Capco
3.0 of 5 161 reviews
www.capco.com Antwerp, Belgium 1000 to 5000 Employees

Capco Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2014
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69% Approve of the CEO

Capco CEO Rob Heyvaert

Rob Heyvaert

(107 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Control your destiny

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Pros+ The NY office is still relatively 'small' and you have as much access to senior leadership and opportunity to expand your network as you can handle.
    + Concierge services are a little cheesy but it's nice to have support for busy professionals.
    + Interesting projects can and do exist; but you have to fight for them.

    Cons- It's still a job; you are getting paid for a reason.
    - Outsourced services mean it can be difficult to sort of employee benefits and paperwork
    - Expense system is being re-vamped but it's currently a hassle if you travel a lot.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to be open and communicative to all levels of talent. The negative reviews out there aren't entirely specific to Capco, but more to consulting in the FS space overall.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Growing rapidly, lots of opportunities

    Managing Principal (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsA very social company, lots of energy. The management seem to make a lot of effort to communicate with the people, lots of opportunities for promotions and career advancement. Good tools are provided such as top end laptops, cells etc

    ConsHours can be long on some projects and getting down-time can be a challenge. Very focused in New York and DC so its hard if you are not located there

    Advice to Senior ManagementMakes sure that you do not compromise the quality of the people as you grow so quickly

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    CAPCO . . .

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery ambitious HR that posts overzealous reviews. See any of the 5 star reviews and you will see a picture painted by Van Gogh, only to realize you've been looking at a fake.

    ConsA glorified staffing agency for back-office work. If considering a job offer, I highly suggest looking elsewhere and this is sincere advice.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange begins with hiring and firing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's a trap

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPaycheck
    Gap filler in resume
    Slightly better than unemployment
    No work or anything interesting to do apart from daydream

    ConsA very political and horrible environment to work for where all you have to do is watch your hard skills acquired over many years just drain away in these useless projects doing nothing, get billed premium and get barely any of that in your paycheck. The partners pockets most of that profit and you barely make any bonuses, if any. Other amount is spent on overly crowded operations and HR team who are an underestimate to the word-overhead. The rest is spent on parties that no one wants to go cause you are expected to drink heavily and suck up to everyone. Lot of favoritism and bullying from managers, HR, resourcing and pretty much even your juniors who seem to have a good "connection". This place stinks worse than the subways on a hot summer day. Don't make the mistake and fall for the fancy office and "knowledgeably" colleagues. It's all scripted and a trap. Beware

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees with respect. Several good people have left. Don't lose the ones that are remaining and have been with you for several years. Your not the only consulting firm.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Consulting? Get serious!!!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPaycheck and avoid unemployment.
    Work life balance is great because work is an absolute joke.

    ConsStaff Augmentation which means if you have a pulse and a resume then you can get a spot.

    Rampant lying on resumes to push bodies into roles. This isn't consulting plain and simple.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHonesty.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    No substance or ethics

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThese positive reviews are from the few unethical partners and HR- They are untrue

    ConsUtter chaos. No controls. Pitch for deals with no experience. House of Lies? - Yes. The values that lead to success: - Be arrogant - Collaborate with incompetents ignore those of value - be immature - smile and laugh at partners -stroke egos - talk a lot - and loudly especially if you have no substance- look cute - do not speak about what you stand for - run the races - attach fun pictures on cap-in-touch - act stupid when questioned

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart over. Management is a sad group - who speaks louder is dumber- aside from a few new professional guys.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Simply embarrassing

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsI cannot honestly say I have had a single good experience working for this "consulting" firm. I guess the pay is okay, but even then it's pretty mediocre.

    ConsSimply put, I've never seen a more unprofessional group of incompetents. It's as if the whole of Capco was cobbled together out of the first couple hundred people HR walked by on the street.

    I work in the DC "office", and the things I see are shocking. Gross negligence, incompetence, politics at all levels. Good employees get the boot, those who barely appear coherent get promoted. Partners and senior management routinely talk down to and berate junior employees.

    It's embarrassing to have to show up and work with my Capco "teammates" every day. They are unprofessional and rude to the client. They are dishonest about the hours they work. They have no original ideas and do not appear to understand the project or what they are supposed to be doing. It's just so shameful.

    I wouldn't trust the partner team in DC to run a fast food joint, much less what's supposed to be a consulting firm. Even with a 99% staff aug set of projects, they still are a menace.

    Only been here six months, and won't be here much longer (fingers crossed).

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou have no business calling yourself a consulting firm. Your operation in DC is fundamentally dishonest and you should be ashamed of yourselves.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Crashing Plane

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsTwo paychecks a month, a visa, free fruit and drinks. Work from home

    ConsThe reviews are spot on, this place is a body shop no matter how you twist it. Can't put lipstick on this ugly pig...

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop lying

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Managing Principal (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsHas won numerous Best place to work awards and its clear why. Its fun. What other consulting firm has such a fun dynamic office right in heart of NY.

    Constough hours and need to be nimble on feet to move from opportunity to opportunity but the pace is so excting

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to focus on building more management consulting work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Join the ride!

    Managing Principal (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsSimply put, Capco is a great place to start and grow a consulting career with a multi-service line firm. We work very closely with our clients to deliver bottom-line results and innovative solutions. Few, if any, other firms have the capability or depth of experience in financial services that Capco offers. The company is uniquely positioned firm in that it offers end-to-end transformation services solely to the Financial Services industry. This means that there are a number of opportunities to get involved and to take leadership positions earlier in one’s career than other firms offer. Moreover, it’s an indicator of the meritocratic culture that emphasizes innovation and on-the-job performance as the primary factors to career growth. This is a stark contrast to the lock and step models used by other firms. The meritocracy may not be for everyone, especially those who are not flexible enough to wear multiple hats required to be a successful consultant. My experience, as well as most everyone else I talk with, is that this it’s a great experience to be part of a growing, innovative firm instead of being just another number at one of the large consultancies whose promises go undelivered. The education, vacation, and live anywhere policy are top notch.

    ConsAs we grow, we need to ensure that we are as equally as focused on brand awareness and building out the required support services.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMarket the brand!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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