Capco Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Pros
  • Work life balance is awesome bc the work is beyond easy (in 8 reviews)

  • Good knowledgeable colleagues to work with from whom one can learn a lot (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Glorified body shop that does staff augmentation work (in 13 reviews)

  • You time off/ work life balance is the lowest priority (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    Stellar Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    This company is innovative, they stay on top of cutting edge technology, and if you have the drive to be successful you will be just that. Capco shares its wealth accordingly as it experiences continued growth within multiple sectors and is open to new ideas and ways of doing business from its employees. If you are a solutions based individual you will have a voice here that is for sure. Capco makes sure its employees stay engaged which is cool. The general consensus of its employees are all smiles and support for those new on board. Really, sky is the limit here! *Best mid size company 2013, well on its way for the same title 2014.

    Cons

    The pro's far outweigh the cons...here is a suggestion > we should get a stress relief room like that of Google for those long days.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on leading by example, it's working!


  2. Great organization

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Principal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Principal in New York, NY

    I worked at Capco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Innovative thought leaders, leading practices focused on Capital Markets

    Cons

    Inability to scale - especially to execute very large contracts


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good momentum!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to and support from upper management. Immense growth opportunities. Competitive pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Limited clientele in the DC region


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Principal Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at Capco (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good company for mid level candidates allowing them to experience a professional atmosphere and interesting financial applications development

    Cons

    Not a company for Senior Professional Men...Capco charges much higher rates for a Principal to work on a project; consequently Principal Consultant and up are in constant jeopardy of being let go since it is Capco's policy to not support a bench.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a business model that conforms to current market practices in order to stay competitive and thereby dramatically decrease the rate of attrition


  6. Helpful (9)

    Just awful, do yourself a favor and stay FAR AWAY

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nice office in NYC and some good / fun people to work with. Pay is good for the work you do. Good 401k, healthcare and gym benefits

    Cons

    Projects are truly awful and project management only, there is no insight or subject matter knowledge required. HC "department" is a sorry excuse and worries about keeping their cushy corporate jobs while amounting to little more than staffing managers; there's no HC anywhere to be found (as in: performance mgmt, training, people development). Training is abysmal and barely sufficient to ensure that people know ANYTHING about consulting let alone have the skills required to be more than staff augmentation substitutes. At this point Capco would be better off getting rid of the entire HC/LD department and outsourcing it to their FIS parent, there's no value add to be found. PCs and MPs try their hardest to deliver programs as they are told but Partners will blatantly lie to your face about career paths, mobility, etc. "Everyone can do/go anywhere they want to at this firm", but in reality this still means being stuck in a long-term staff aug role, then why lie about it?!? "Digital" is the butt of jokes at this firm and a bonus-sucking hole for the consulting employees that are forced to cross-subsidize a graphics department on steroids. They produce nice decks, run around the office in Silicon Valley outfits (read: non-professional aka T-shirts and jeans) and get the corporate services hours/lifestyle while consultants get shipped off to the next random Midwestern staff aug project.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the deceitful recruiting practices. Start being honest about people about the type of work and project roles. Have / communicate a strategy when it comes to the loss leaders at this firm (Digital, Bold Rocket, Humanistics) that are being subsidized by your regular staff and eat away at the overall bonus pool

    Capco Response

    Jul 28, 2015

    Thanks for your feedback. We are disappointed to hear that you are not having a good experience, as Capco is committed to providing learning and growth opportunities for our people. While it ... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    Senior consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Capco full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company with various opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Pushes you out of your comfort zone constantly

    Advice to Management

    Apply only if you are willing to push yourself and are truly self reliant


  8. Helpful (19)

    What hasn't been said already....

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Capco full-time

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

    Pros

    Good pay and bonuses if you can stomach to stay. The Americans on staff are generally treated well, but you can sense an overall apathy toward them by the majority of the non-North Americans (except for NY support staff who are treated very well.) The new grad program is great because it always provides a steady supply of fresh bodies coming in. I marked the 6-month outlook as positive because they'll do whatever they need to in order to meet their goals.

    Cons

    Benefits are below average. Don't believe anything the recruiter says that's not in writing. If you don't know the meaning of, "thrown under the bus", you will. I've never seen a culture with such an overall lack of integrity and honor in the upper ranks. A very small number of clients means you won't get much of a change of scenery nor a variety of opportunities. Very cliquish as many have said and if you don't suck up you'll get overlooked. Trust no one.

    Advice to Management

    There are a number of incredibly smart and dedicated MP that are continually overlooked at promotion time, but yet new Partners show up most often from other consulting firms. Everyone notices this. I'm neutral toward Rob on some things, but culture is all his responsibility and that's a huge negative mark.


  9. Opportunity to try anything!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Capco is an amazing place to challenge yourself. The people you work with are very nice and energetic, willing to help and overall alot of fun! Office atmosphere is nice, with health snacks and free drinks, which is really convenient.

    Cons

    The work load can be a little much, expect to work hard and then work harder. It is fast pace, agile and flexible which can lead to confusion sometimes. Compensation for the amount of work you do is not the greatest.

    Advice to Management

    Create a clear direction of where Capco is going and tie it back to what we are doing today, and make the road to go there more clear because alot of consultants are confused when they join, exceptions and reality are a little off.


  10. Helpful (6)

    Body Shop

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capco

    Pros

    Free fruit. That's All. There really are no positives to working at this shop. It is a sad place to work. Its closer to a staffing agency than a company.

    Cons

    This is not consulting & those who realize that leave very quickly. They treat you as a body & staff you where there is an opening at a bank. They false-advertise & do not tell the truth in interviews at all. Rampant Ex-Accenture people running this place. Its all staff augmentation, body-shopping, change sourcing, which is far from consulting. Other negative reviews are on point. All shopping bodies. Quality of projects is not good & the work you do is below intern level.

    Advice to Management

    Start telling the truth or the attrition will stay above 60%. You treat employees as bodies. Fit career aspirations with projects. Get some real projects & not body shopping roles. Advertise who you actually are: A Body SHop or staffing agency

    Capco Response

    Jul 20, 2015 – Head of Human Capital - UK & SA

    Thanks for your feedback. We appreciate hearing from our employees and continually look for ways to enhance the Capco experience for all of our people. One of the great advantages of a career in ... More


  11. Helpful (4)

    Not so good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Capco

    Pros

    Good for beginners only not for experienced.

    Cons

    No flexibility to work from home



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