Capco Reviews

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

3.0
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. 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
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Career Killer

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

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

    Pros

    H1 visa provider
    Great balance due to elementary nature of work
    HR protects brand by removing negative reviews
    Barely beats unemployment

    Cons

    A high prices staff augmentation, outsourcing agency for finance sector
    Not a management consultancy despite constant lying by partners and HR
    Long terms gigs at banks where you work with rebadged bank employees and patiently wait for your role to go to Capco India
    No tangible skills so gaping hole on resume
    Unethical partners and upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest. Success starts with integrity and this group of used car salesman have none.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Control your destiny

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

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

    Pros

    + The NY office is still relatively 'small' and you have as much access to senior leadership and opportunity to expand your network as you can handle.
    + Concierge services are a little cheesy but it's nice to have support for busy professionals.
    + Interesting projects can and do exist; but you have to fight for them.

    Cons

    - It's still a job; you are getting paid for a reason.
    - Outsourced services mean it can be difficult to sort of employee benefits and paperwork
    - Expense system is being re-vamped but it's currently a hassle if you travel a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be open and communicative to all levels of talent. The negative reviews out there aren't entirely specific to Capco, but more to consulting in the FS space overall.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Growing rapidly, lots of opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Principal  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Managing Principal in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    A very social company, lots of energy. The management seem to make a lot of effort to communicate with the people, lots of opportunities for promotions and career advancement. Good tools are provided such as top end laptops, cells etc

    Cons

    Hours can be long on some projects and getting down-time can be a challenge. Very focused in New York and DC so its hard if you are not located there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Makes sure that you do not compromise the quality of the people as you grow so quickly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 7 people found this helpful  

    CAPCO . . .

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capco for more than a year

    Pros

    Very ambitious HR that posts overzealous reviews. See any of the 5 star reviews and you will see a picture painted by Van Gogh, only to realize you've been looking at a fake.

    Cons

    A glorified staffing agency for back-office work. If considering a job offer, I highly suggest looking elsewhere and this is sincere advice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change begins with hiring and firing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Has won numerous Best place to work awards and its clear why. Its fun. What other consulting firm has such a fun dynamic office right in heart of NY.

    Cons

    tough hours and need to be nimble on feet to move from opportunity to opportunity but the pace is so excting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on building more management consulting work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Join the ride!

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

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

    Pros

    Simply put, Capco is a great place to start and grow a consulting career with a multi-service line firm. We work very closely with our clients to deliver bottom-line results and innovative solutions. Few, if any, other firms have the capability or depth of experience in financial services that Capco offers. The company is uniquely positioned firm in that it offers end-to-end transformation services solely to the Financial Services industry. This means that there are a number of opportunities to get involved and to take leadership positions earlier in one’s career than other firms offer. Moreover, it’s an indicator of the meritocratic culture that emphasizes innovation and on-the-job performance as the primary factors to career growth. This is a stark contrast to the lock and step models used by other firms. The meritocracy may not be for everyone, especially those who are not flexible enough to wear multiple hats required to be a successful consultant. My experience, as well as most everyone else I talk with, is that this it’s a great experience to be part of a growing, innovative firm instead of being just another number at one of the large consultancies whose promises go undelivered. The education, vacation, and live anywhere policy are top notch.

    Cons

    As we grow, we need to ensure that we are as equally as focused on brand awareness and building out the required support services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Market the brand!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Progressive firm, rewards leaders

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

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

    Pros

    - Meritocracy and entrepreneurial culture with open, smart, driven people
    - Topical focus on Financial Services drives impacting results for FS clients
    - Not a lot of administrative overhead, puts clients first
    - European benefits

    Cons

    - Demanding work (as is managerial consulting)
    - Lack of well defined policies and procedures, or tuned infrastructure
    - Recruiting process is perpetually a challenge with variable timelines and processes followed
    - Brand recognition is a challenge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Provide paths for employees to more easily transition between long term assignments when desired
    - Continue to ensure there are high hiring standards and high performers are recognized

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrific place to work!

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

    I have been working at Capco

    Pros

    Hard working and insightful leadership.
    Top notch client list.
    Diverse assignments and opportunities.

    Cons

    Managing the rapid growth is a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the high quality level throughout this period of rapid growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A truly unique firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Partner  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Partner in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Innovative, fun, not stuck in the traditional Big 4 advisory model business that is behind the times and too slow to move at the pace our clients expect. Ability to forge your own path, open door to senior management , great people, true SME's in the FS industry

    Cons

    work life balance which is always a massive challenge in the industry - Capco better than most at balancing but its still a grind at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace the change in our industry, continue to innovate and transform the business model, continue to look to our clients as a source of inspiration for our solutions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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