American Capital Reviews

Updated July 7, 2015
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  1. Great blue-chip company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at American Capital full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love working at American Capital. It's publicly-traded. I get to work in private equity in the DC area. There are so many smart people. Great coworkers. There is a high level of sophistication.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  2. Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Capital

    Pros

    Other employees are great and a good firm to work for in DC.

    Cons

    Below average pay and no upside to comp. Management takes too much of the pie.


  3. Administrative Assistant

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at American Capital (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Health benefits including family members.

    Cons

    Very much run with the Mean girl mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Truly implement the Open Door policy.


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  5. Wow too many rifs! Too many long term employees let go w/o warning. Seems like the family that was ACAS is 2 faced!

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst

    I worked at American Capital

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great salary and perks. Unrealistic expectations that can make you expand your skills.

    Cons

    Bad management. Crazy politics based on appearance. Horrendous HR they were a mess!

    Advice to Management

    Keep the eye on the ball and remember the loyalty your employees show.


  6. Excellent company.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at American Capital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent private equity experience, with excellent employee benefits.

    Cons

    Reorganization of the firm - the closing of the Dallas office.


  7. Great company! Good team player environment and work-life balance.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Capital

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great compensation, excellent benefits, work-life balance, flexibility, work effort is valued, team player environment, in-house career mobility, location is PERFECT and easy to access, paid parking....and this names only what came to mind right away.

    Cons

    I have very little to say in the way of cons. The cons are no different than any other company. Any place where you have three or more people you expect some sort of disharmony at times. I cannot say I have experienced that here.


  8. They talk a good game but don't believe the hype!

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Annapolis, MD

    I worked at American Capital full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and the office is located in the Downtown area.

    Cons

    Let me start off by saying this...I should've trusted the company reviews and ratings before I accepted the offer letter. The Annapolis Office is small (6 ppl), SUPER clichy so if you're not going to happy hour or out to lunch with them daily, trust me...they will find any and everything to nitpick about to make you feel like you're not doing your job and let you go. The men in the office are the type of people who will throw rocks and then hide their hands. I was at this company for a month and a half and I refused to go to their "happy hours" for religous reasons. They wound up firing me. Their excuse was, "You forgot to order bananas for the office" - Petty! My work was always completed before or on time, I was respectful and attentive. My advice, don't even think about working here. If you don't fit in with them, they WILL get rid of you.


  9. Good pay and benefits, limited opportunities for advancement

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Capital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good experience in the private equity/asset manager space. Amazing benefits and excellent pay, exciting opportunities as the business expands and changes.

    Cons

    A real lack of communication from senior management. The firm has a cut-throat culture at times and a lack of opportunities for advancement in many departments. Given how the workforce grew quickly and then contracted after the downturn, many departments are left with silo-ed teams and poor communication within and across departments, leading to a lack teamwork and waste of talent.

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear vision to employees and communicate more frequently with the workforce.


  10. Run from American Capital

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at American Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loose atmosphere and a great place to learn, to the extent you teach yourself.

    Cons

    Incompetent management Zero Work/Life Balance Middle management worried about status and not execution


  11. Dynamic workplace with high expectations

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at American Capital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Provides a flexible work environment. The emphasis is on delivering, not on what time you are sitting at your desk. * State of the art IT infrastructure and software * I would put their compensation levels in the 90th percentile based on my experience * Performance expectations are very high, but so are the salaries, with nice perks and benefits * Friendly, cooperative work culture

    Cons

    None I can think of, honestly. It's a great place to work. There are probably people here who are tough to work with but you find that everywhere.



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