Capco
3.0 of 5 129 reviews
www.capco.com Edegem, Belgium 1000 to 5000 Employees

Capco Reviews

Updated Mar 13, 2014
Capco – New York – “Cafe”

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3.0 129 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

Capco CEO Rob Heyvaert

Rob Heyvaert

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52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great opportunity

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Capco full-time

ProsGreat environment, very social and lots of energy.

ConsFast growth brings in a wide array of people and there are some who are much weaker.

Advice to Senior ManagementTougher interview and screening criteria

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

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Very transparent. Very flexible work.

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Capco full-time for more than a year

Pros1. Good if you are interested in traveling.
2. Decent wage rate.
3. You get to learn a lot from your senior folks.
4. Has high values for consulting.
5. There are some folks in this company who have good educational and work background. These guys are very friendly and approachable. If one could get hold of them, we could learn a lot.

Cons1. Has too few opportunities for H1 and green card aspires.
2. Also because Capco is solely into financial sector, has too few clients.

Advice to Senior ManagementGood until MP level

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A balanced review of Capco

Consultant (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Capco full-time for more than a year

Pros1. Being a small firm, Capco gives you plenty of opportunity to stand out, develop your own personal brand, take initiatives in yet-to-be-explored corporate realms, and truly be a part of molding the firm as it grows and matures.
2. Being a small firm fosters a strong, cohesive community/family atmosphere. This can be good and bad. Good in that it's quite easy to be "in the know" of opportunities and foster a strong social network. Bad in that it creates fertile ground for gossip, and people can be in each others business a little too much at times.
3. Relatively easy access to top-level people. However, as the company grows larger, I believe this will be a challenge to maintain.
4. Excitement involved with being a part of a fast-growing and fast-changing firm.

Cons1. Being a small firm, the success and fulfillment of one's time at Capco depends a LOT on the type of project you get staffed on. The pipeline is pretty small, so one has little flexibility in choosing a type of project he/she wants. It's kind of a "take what you get" culture...so you can either be really miserable (get staffed on a dead end non-consulting staff-augmentation type project that is completely unrelated to your career) or completely content (i.e. getting a project that aligns your career ambitions).
2. Easily one of the biggest cons is the direction Capco has embarked on in the last couple of years - namely targeting more 'staff augmentation' type projects. Although cash cows, these massive projects can hardly be called management consulting projects, and are basically gigantic vacuums that suck up people in bulk, with no respect for their career goals or skill sets.
3. A few people command too much power in ways that they shouldn't. Inevitably, this results in employees having to cozy-up to these individuals in order to advance certain aspects of their career ambitions...particularly when it comes to getting staffed on in-demand projects as well as getting promoted. This does not do justice to the whole "meritocracy" label that Capco prides itself in.

Advice to Senior ManagementStrive to stick to your core principles as the firm expands and grows at lighting pace. Many of the core princples Capco should be proud of (open door policy, easy access to employees of all levels, meritocracy, personalized attention) are easy to fulfill and maintain in a small firm, but will inevitably get more challenging as the firm grows.

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

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A company in transition and growing

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Capco

ProsSome excellent leaders. A very egalitarian working environment. Excellent exposure to middle and upper middle management in financial services firm. Not afraid to gamble and not afraid to fund ideas.

ConsStaff augmentation part of corporate equation is increasing. This appears to be an issue for employees who want to be in management consulting.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more explicit in terms of what the new pipeline means from a career standpoint.

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

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Great company, met some incredibly smart people there.

Principal Consultant (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Capco full-time for more than 5 years

ProsEnjoyed working for a small European-style company, yet on projects for some of the largest IBs in the world. At the time, management knew how to support and encourage talent to grow.

ConsAfter "acquisition" of Bearing Point staff, the company changed drastically. The big four accounting mentality was brought in, and it did not mesh with the progressive culture Capco had previously had. it drove many good people away.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere are some great partners who are phenomenal to work for, and they should keep doing what they are doing. The BP partners ruined the experience for many.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Capco as an intern

ProsI was thrown right in as an intern and learn a lot about the internal applications of the company, my managers were super supportive and I really enjoyed my time there!

ConsI worked with people that were much older than me and didn't have much experience working with people of my own age

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

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I have been working at Capco

Pros- Scrappy, entrepreneurial consulting firm
- Smart, likeable people
- Deep expertise in capital markets and banking industries
- Leadership team is accessible
- If you want to fix something, you're empowered to do it.

Cons- Like most consulting firms, it keeps trying to find revenue sources other than consulting, because that's how you gain a predictable revenue stream
- Doesn't have the infrastructure of a big consulting firm (which is also a plus)
- Low brand recognition

Advice to Senior Management- Listen to Gen-X and Gen-Y about how staff expectations are changing. You don't have to agree with or implement everything they're asking for, but you should know where they're coming from.
- Remind recruits over and over that there is up to 100% travel involved in this business.

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

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Driven environment, thoughtful but distracted leaders, decent compensation

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at Capco full-time for less than a year

ProsThe company is a IT consulting company so there is travel involved. The company has great opportunities for aspiring individuals to contribute and make a difference. The salary and benefits have been great because they consider themselves a premium consulting service so they are expensive but there experience in the Finance world is highly recognized although I don't have any personal experience in that area. I like the atmosphere and my management team.

ConsThe travel can be hectic and the pressure intense because they have important clients but what company doesn't? I would like to have more guidance and direction and more contact with my mentor but I think this aspect of the company is still growing. The QA skills for the other workers are far below what I would expect from a premium firm. I think they are overly concerned with billable and not actual work delivered.

Advice to Senior ManagementIndividual growth is being addressed each year because I that that has been one of the common complaints but I would still like to see more change in this area. I would add that Capco's effort in this area is still leaps and bounds above many companies.

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

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Work life balance

Consultant (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Capco full-time for less than a year

ProsEuropean culture is more relaxed and has better work life balance

ConsSmaller firm compared to other consulting firms in the US

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

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Great Environment to work at all levels

Associate-Technology Group (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Capco

ProsDirect Interaction with senior management,
Lots of projects(lots of work) and freedom to try new things, experiment, small company environment with global presence.

ConsPay Scale
Occasional long work-hours
Work could be repetitive
Like any consultancy you have got to bring in the revenue else you are considered a redundancy.

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