Capco Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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Pros
  • Work life balance is pretty dependent on client, I saw both sides of that (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

    4 people found this helpful

    The energy is contagious!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capco full-time

    Pros

    The old saying, you get out of it what you put into it is absolutely true. After being "sold" to Capco last year I had to start over with a new company. I've had more praise, recognition, awards and opportunities in the past year than I had in the last 5 years at my previous company. The ability to get involved in areas that interest you is a great motivator and gives me the boost in my career that I didn't even realize was lacking.

    I've seen first hand, the integrity of the Partners who have backed up employees against unrealistic expectations from a client.

    Medical insurance policies offered come with a zero deductible.

    Cons

    If you struggle with networking, you will have a challenge.

    There is a great deal of growth right now and at times it will seem disorganized. If you have little patience or require more rigor and structure, it might not be the right place for you. You will need to be more agile.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a re-leveling plan for employees who have been acquired after 6-12 months.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Body shop with poor middle management. Avoid at all costs!

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    They spend a lot on party's and free drinks in the office

    Cons

    Where to start. Poor middle management. Very uninspiring current uk ceo. Not ready for the growth they want. 95% of roles arw body shop. The good stuff is earmarked for people in the "in crowd". The training is all internal and in no way certified. The new hq which was designed by this "consultantcy company" is not fit for purpose. HC is a joke. Career progression is so subjective its shocking. If your not part of the clique which are maily ex accenture you will never get a fair hearing at a round table. There is a massive emphasis on contribution. So many of the coaches are poor. HC company policy for various circumstances is rubbish. The benefits are not very good for an "established consultancy". You will find in most cases your boss has less experiance then you and so cannot deal with being challenged. Best thing is avoid this place like you would avoid a bad smell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get people who are can be role models and change the atp to a grad program because its being hugely mis sold to people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Capco India - Pathetic HR-Lack of good projects-no friendly environment

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Capco full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Capco India- Less pressure jobs, some good managers, salary is ok. bit liberal log in and log out timings. Cabs are good

    Cons

    Freshers please stay away from this company. They have recently fired many freshers.
    Capco India- HR Team is real pathetic. There is no support from them and they do not even care what they promise.
    Lots of politics and favorism plays an important role here. Moreover the facility team head behaves as if he is the boss of the company, very arrogant and rude. There is no procedure for anything at all, it all depends how you maintain relationships with managers and HR!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Capco India- Please include some male HRs in current HR team, except the head of HR, all others are just worthless to be there. they are not employee friendly, in fact i would call them rude. Your interview panel is also just not up to the mark. Why do you hire freshers whom you can not train properly and fire them ? Then there something wrong in your interview process that you are not hiring proper candidate. Some project managers are not good enough to be in that position. They just behave smart in front of you. Do one to one survey with internal employees directly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Capco is a great place to work. The company promotes learning, rewards hard work and encourages fitness and health.

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    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Work is challenging but rewarding, there is a strong sense of community in my department and smaller teams have each other's back.

    Cons

    You have to be self-motivated to work here. If you're a go-getter you will thrive, if not, not so much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Great Financial Services Consulting Company

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    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at Capco full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Capco has a truly wonderful culture of mentorship. If you prove yourself to be a smart, hard-working individual who is invested in the company, the partners will go out of their way to help you succeed.

    Cons

    If you're interested in a wider-view of the consulting industry--and are not truly passionate about the financial services industry--you may find Capco's work to be a bit limited. They work exclusively with financial services firms, and the vast majority of the projects are run-the-bank or technology integration work. It can be under stimulating for those that don't care about this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would behoove Capco to design a system which better matches Capco's talent and resources with the projects/roles available. Sometimes, people can get placed on projects where their interests/talents are under utilized, which can result in employee dissatisfaction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Working with the best and brightest, shame it can't be said of my colleagues.

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Capco

    Pros

    There is a strong sense of Corporate Social Responsibility and often have charity drives that they like to focus on. This can be very distracting however but it is better than nothing. The people are fairly friendly and quite welcoming in events however pick your allies wisely as there are a lot of egos about. In-house training is readily available and actively encouraged although this is in-house training the the quality and usefulness is questionable. The projects are not overly challenging as much as they are time consuming as there is a drive to take anything and everything. If you are young you are never far away from the next social gathering the organisation holds which provides much networking opportunities.

    Cons

    Depending on the stage you are in your career, will determine your outlook on the organisation. If you are new to the Financial services consulting world you will take the opportunity you will be given with open arms. Should you be already well experienced in Consulting you will realise that the organisation offers very little development.. A lot of the projects are taking PMO and BA duties (II use the term BA loosely as its basically producing decks and spreadsheets) There are some consulting pieces however these are earmarked for specific individuals. The middle management is very inexperienced due to the high growth strategy of fast promotions. The fraternisation is appalling, I am amazed that it is tolerated in fact celebrated should you get in a 'relationship' considering the nature of the work we do and the lack of professionalism. Training and development is provided however not quite of the calibre that should be on offer with it being in-house. However from my experience the social drinks budget far exceeds the training budget. The line management model needs overhauling as many line managers have very little management experience or very new to it and therefore using it to drive their own careers. I have had a situation whereby my line manager wanted to discuss my objectives during a social event rather than in a formalised environment that is personal. Promoting too much too soon is is rife, seeing graduates promoted to Senior Consultants in 3 years only to then struggle is not good for the organisation.The office is really impractical to work in and a lot of money was spent on making it appear to be 'hip' & 'cool'.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recruit more senior experienced individuals over graduates. We risk becoming too bottom heavy and review middle management not just on sales targets but also on the success of projects as well as the feedback from the people they manage. Review the pipeline of opportunities and determine if that is the direction the organisation wises to go to. Boldrocket is not the answer for the long term future of the organisation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Lots of smart folk but not really a strong identifiable corporate culture

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant (Business Management) in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant (Business Management) in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Capco

    Pros

    Smart people who have deep technical expertise in their subject domain area. Strong content training material. Reasonably good knowledge sharing culture. The focus is on technical skills (rather than consulting ones)

    Cons

    There is not much sense of the collective. You will just roll on from one (stressful) project to another. The variation of capability within grade will make you cast a sceptical look toward those more senior (by title) in the firm. Can appear to be a revolving door of partners at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotion seems to be too strongly dependent on the 'golden halo' effect. Probably time to take a deep breath and have a serious think about what sort of differentiating culture you want to create

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 3 years and still going

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Capco full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities if you can deliver at the client and build relationships

    Cons

    Opportunities for more organization in corporate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. Better than the competitors

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capco full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to make a difference and impact performance.
    Access to partners is great.
    Compensation is competitive.
    Interesting and challenging work.

    Cons

    Benefits are barely average.
    Back office is not very good (although there have been some improvements).
    Over the past few months, backslide in things like e-mail and mobile access to internal systems.
    Some inconsistent messages from leadership on occasion.
    Extremely high demands on time/long working hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the strong culture, and reward well to avoid attrition. Resist the pull of FIS to move Capco to restrictive and innovation-killing policies, environments, and support systems.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Working at this company as given me an opportunity to grow.

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    The best part of working at Capco is the unique office culture. The strong culture makes you want to contribute for greater success for the company.

    Cons

    It is difficult to feel apart of the company when not located at the main office in NYC. Most events and opportunities are in NYC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for consultants to experience a diverse clientele.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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