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Capital One Founder, Chairman & CEO Richard D. Fairbank
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work for working mothers

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst Manager  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst Manager in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Capital One full-time for more than 5 years


    benefits are great, the option to work remotely (flexible)


    growth in the finance side is a bit slow compared to the associates who work directly in the business

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Capital One Interviews

Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014

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  1. 68 people found this helpful  

    Senior Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Capital One in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied on their website, phone screened by recruiter with 5 easy math questions.

    Then was invited for an on-site interview with 2 case interviews and 2 behavioral interviews.

    Behavioral questions are(they are allowed to be taken out, and I had them written down on paper, so these questions are exact):
    tell me a time when
    1. you called on an expert for their expertise
    2. successfully avoided an obstacle to deliver a project on time
    3. learnt something new to accomplish a project
    4. had to turn a general goal to a realistic plan
    5. responsible for implementing a new project/process. better use an example that involved someone else
    6. had to take significant risk to sell an idea when others did not see the potential of the idea

    Case questions are(the notes are not allowed to be taken out, but ok if by memory):
    1. Capital One is working with a department store on a credit card. Initial opening bonus paid to store, interest cost, annual fee etc. are given on a piece of paper. You'll need to calc the profit. And it's not profitable. So what's the BEP of opening bonus? What if we want to have a progressive opening bonus based on accounts opened? What's the curve of profit against accounts opened? Where's the highest point and how much?

    2. You are CEO of a satellite TV company by the time when it's unpopular. What's the advantage and risk for this situation? Then you're given estimated revenue and cost(variable and fixed). Calc profitability. There are 2 ways to increase profit, 1 is to offer more free months and attract more customer, 1 is to reduce fixed cost but might reduce customer. Which is optimal? Where does the reduced customer and original proposal breakeven?

    Then when they decided to give you an offer, you'll be arranged to be called by the director of the department you'll be assigned to.

    Very much thank to the 998 Glassdoor interview reviews when I was preparing the interview. I've read 600+ of them, all about Analysts and even some of Tellers and Managers, Directors interviews. Get yourself familiar with the cases here, none of actual cases will be from what you read but they all give you a sense of what it would be like so that you won't panic, that you won't fail on junior high school maths and basic economic logic. Prepare behavior questions accordingly and actual questions will be very similar. And even if they are quite different, be flexible and use your examples accordingly, emphasize the characters asked in the actual question, NOT WHAT YOU PREPARED.

    I read 600+ of the 1000 reviews here and I rated the interview to be easy. If you believe me and thought the interview will be easy, HAVE YOU DONE WHAT I'VE DONE?

    Good luck! See you in Capital One!

    Interview Questions
    • Prepare 6-7 situations for behavioral questions and be flexible if they questions is not asked in the way as you are prepared. Try to find the character they asked from your prepared examples. Cases are easy, if you make mistake and feel your answer is awkward, ask for help and modify your calc. I did make a mistake. It was a typo carried to next step's calc. And I found out and asked for help, and found out what's wrong with the formula I wrote.   View Answers (2)
    Negotiation Details
    I did try to negotiate but frankly speaking, the salary is fair for the location I am placed. I had orally accepted the offer and is in process of signing and background check. If you want a life-time company, and/or a graduate company, here it goes.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

Capital One Awards & Accolades

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Top 50 Companies for Diversity, DiversityInc, 2012
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
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Additional Info

Headquarters Mc Lean, VA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 2003
Type Company - Public (COF)
Industry Finance
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

Capital One isn't just concerned with what's in your wallet; it's interested in your bank account as well. The company is best known as one of the largest issuers of Visa and MasterCard credit cards in the US, but it also boasts a banking network of approximately 1,000 branches, mainly in New York, New Jersey, Louisiana, and Texas; it expanded its franchise into the Washington, DC, market in 2009 by buying Chevy Chase Bank for some $475 million in cash and stock. Capital One, which serves approximately 45 million customers in the US, Canada, and the UK, also has units that... More

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