Capital Group

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Capital Group Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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3.4 344 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

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Philip de Toledo

(150 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • great family friendly environment, great work life balance, beautiful campus (in 34 reviews)

  • They have great benefits like time off is about 21 days I think (in 51 reviews)


Cons
  • Still unable to figure out exactly what senior management did all day at the office (in 28 reviews)

  • It's a shame because people work hard with no work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

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    Great people and work environment, but very difficult to get ahead

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat work environment. Still some life work balance left. Really great people to work with who are very smart and respectful to each other.

    ConsThis company has very talented people who join the firm as very motivated and wanting to make a difference, but quickly learn that decisions take forever, and that collaboration is so excessive that it's actually anti-beneficial. Getting ahead in your career is the biggest challenge. Most Sr. positions are filled with external hires from consultancies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not forget that you already have very talented people in your work pool who just aren't that motivated. Create more opportunities for associates to contribute. Instead of hiring from outside to raise the output levels, promote from inside and you will get a much greater increase in output through higher motivation and engagement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    unique large company culture, extreme collaboration, solid benefit and stability but outdated business plan

    Technical Analyst (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    Pros1. Great work life balance
    2. Good salary and benefit
    3. Each employee opinion count, not sure if this is pros or cons.

    Cons1. A few steps behind current market leader
    2. Efficiency between business and IT relationship is highly questionable. Some departments are better then other.
    3. Being large company, heavy politic involve in getting anything done, seems extremely inefficient
    4. Super top heavy

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    Low risk job

    IT Manager (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsEveryone has a job for life, ability to hire as many people as you want, only have to work a few hours a day, everything is driven by tenure of your time here so you just have to be willing to stay for 20 years then people will listen to you. Everything can always wait another year or two so never much pressure to do anything better or quicker or use a cheaper solution, and no need to answer your phone or deal with annoying people as with other companies where quick results are expected. Provides for a great lifestyle!

    ConsNot much merit focus but it depends upon what you want

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep things the same. We are all pretty happy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work. The IT organization continuew to evolve to better meet the businesses needs.

    Quality Engineer (Current Employee) San Antonio, TX

    ProsCompetitive pay
    Great Benefits
    Great Retirement Plan
    Good Work Life Balance
    Privately held with long term focus
    Always looking for innovative ways to improve IT service delivery. New ideas are always welcome and encouraged.

    ConsThe long term focus can mean that implementing ideas can take an extended amount of time as you build support for your idea as you collaborate with other teams and stake holders.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeeping up with changing and emerging trends is vital to success in IT. Encourage participation and attendance at least once overy three years at an industry conference.

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

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    Great benefits, check your ambition at the door

    Client Services Representative - Senior (Current Employee) Norfolk, VA

    ProsCompany sponsored retirement plan that contributes 15%; generous vacation, education benefits. Two annual bonuses, NAV purchases on American Funds mutual funds

    ConsPainfully slow career development - in some instances, 10+ years before being placed in a supervisory position. Went on a hiring freeze from 2008-2011, but now that business has picked up since the Financial Crisis, mgmt is scrambling to keep up with hiring needs.

    Historically deliberate in decision making, the organization has been making technological and operational "enhancements" at an increased pace over the last several years. Many of these updates have resulted in system interruptions and other issues that should have been caught in testing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMany associates feel "stuck" in that promotions are few and far between. The career advancement initiatives (On the Grow, et al) are ineffective and in many instances a rouse for development.

    Project management needs help. Too many similar projects taking place where data, results, findings, etc., can be leveraged from another group, yet each project seems to operate in its own silo.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Institutional Client Marketing and Service

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSolid, stable company with strong leadership. But not as good as it was before.

    ConsNo longer an employee focused firm. Lack of upward mobility.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet back to your old culture. It worked! Employees thrived which made the company thrive. It was a great place to work that inspired long tenure. Now it's a shark tank!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This company tries to take care of its people.

    Information Technology (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsVery good benefits,,, two type of bonuses.

    ConsLimited opportunity if you are a contractor

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

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    Smart place

    Human Resources Associate (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsVery smart people
    thoughtful approach
    insular culture
    highly collaborative

    Cons2008 financial bust shook the place up and changed the culture a bit.
    Takes a lot of collaboration and consensus to get decisions made
    slow place
    lots of "lifers"

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Accountant (Former Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsGreat work life / balance. Great benefits, especially retirement contribution. Very nice, intelligent employees that value teamwork and collaboration. Very low turnover.

    ConsVery difficult to advance in the organization.

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    Pendantic Organization filled with insiders

    IT Group (Former Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsGreat Pay Package (Golden Handcuffs), Benefits, Work Environment

    ConsCulture of Collaboration - everyone has to agree to the solution or action - can hamper schedules. With great pay comes great expectations as to what your work schedule should be (daylight is not always in the schedule). Lots of long time employees who insist on doing the same method that they have always done, only to wonder why it is so hard.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCollaboration is great, but stick to strategy for collaboration, and allow the minions tend to the details.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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