Capco Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
170 Reviews

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Capco CEO Rob Heyvaert
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good knowledgeable colleagues to work with from whom one can learn a lot (in 6 reviews)

  • Easy access to senior people who you can learn a lot from (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • This is all they want to do in the future so if you join now do not expect management consulting (in 10 reviews)

  • Doesn't have the infrastructure of a big consulting firm (which is also a plus) (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good working environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at Capco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company invest in employees education.
    Management is very supportive and reachable.
    Diverse and international environment.
    Options for relocation.
    Vacation days- European style

    Cons

    Compensation & Benefits are below market value
    Long hours- including weekends
    100% Traveling- most of the time you spend on clients site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to keep good people you need to be competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience, great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Principal  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Managing Principal in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Capco full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    -Great leadership
    -Great clients
    -Laid back considering industry

    Cons

    -Sometimes colleagues are under skilled

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Worst company ever

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    - Some smart people
    - Big name clients

    Cons

    - Employees not treated fairly (especially in the Paris office)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Principal  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Principal in New York, NY

    I worked at Capco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I liked working for Capco because the leadership team was hands on and were easy to speak with and discuss ideas and issues. The team members were a great group of individuals and were good to work with. Projects were large and provided opportunities for all levels of staff to grow.

    Cons

    Bonus program was an issue as the firm only gave a percentage each year of the annual bonus earned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider staff growth, titles, and compensation as compared to competitors so staff better understand how they compare/contrast to other firms.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Major Strategy and management shift since 2012. No longer a place I would want to be. Bad place to "make" a career.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at Capco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Insurance. Some cool people still there. Some management actually know what they are doing and are great to work with (Principle Consultants and Partners). Banking Domain still has some good projects but big brother FIS wants more staff augmentation.
    If you cant find any work - then go for it with an exit strategy

    Cons

    Capital Markets domain is now run by ex-IB operations guys who are destroying the company's reputation with Staff Augmentation projects. Management lies straight to their employees about nearly everything.
    Lots of money spent on the New York "in office" perks. If you are on a project and produce revenue for Capco, you will never see any of these perks so no need to list them.
    Salary increases do not keep up with inflation. Bonus is a joke for Financial Services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire hundreds of people a year while you loose 25% of your work force is not a good strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Experts at faking it

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

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

    Pros

    Limitless spending budget for the "right people"
    Decent pay for the "right people"
    Career progression for the "right people"
    Good projects for the "right people"

    Cons

    "Right people" mentioned above are not the ones who are good at their job. They are the ones that have been preselected by the upper management due to their selfish reasons. Make one point clear- you will never be the "right people" so even if you suck up to people and act like a butler, you WILL have an expiration date.

    They have recently tried to improve their image by clearing out or flagging the bad reviews on glass door that only a honest employee being here for a long time will address boldly.!shame on them and glass door for allowing them to do that. It's unfair marketing and gives the false impression to potential candidates who fall for these lies. If you want a true review talk to people behind closed doors/bars and probably after a few drinks to get the real deal which is brutal. Don't waste your career here and find something in the big 4 consulting firms who actually charge clients for quality work and not someone who pretends to be a big firm but has only a few good employees and gets mostly mundane projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You suck. Stop lying and faking it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    PMO factory

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    I worked at Capco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lean hierarchies, some good and bright individuals

    Cons

    No clear profile, strong focus on PMO and backoffice, unprofessional HR, low market rates even for Managing Principles

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Avoid like the plague!!

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

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

    Pros

    Collaborative culture and the tools and practices to implement them
    Good industry knowledge largely due to hiring industry professionals as opposed to consultants

    Cons

    Glorified body shop that does staff augmentation work
    Career suicide for any ambitious individual,management not engaged beyond selling
    Pathetically dishonest hiring and staffing practices
    HR, coaching and mentoring not able to keep up to pace with the current growth in staffing
    Quality of assignments is borderline administartive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clarify your mission statement and be honest about it to new employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Salary

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    You need to help yourself to find the light in darkness

    Cons

    The salary is not tagged with the level you are at meaning it doesnot matter at what level you are in the company. It can vary from deep down in a pit to the limits of sky at the same level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    a lot of opportunities to learn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capco

    Pros

    great environment, free snack, easy to access management

    Cons

    long hour, projects can be boring sometimes

    Approves of CEO

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