Capco Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
174 Reviews
2.9
174 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  

    Associate assessment process is unfair

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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 a year

    Pros

    Good learning environment
    Professional behavior

    Cons

    Unfair assessment for junior positions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Staff Augmentation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capco

    Pros

    You get a finance nametag

    Cons

    You work in a Psuedo Sweatshop

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 9 people found this helpful  

    Steer Clear

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capco full-time

    Pros

    free water and snacks (occasionally)

    Cons

    Everything but the free water and snacks. Management? what management? "meritocracy" hah!, most hired are all part of an incest pool. Family members or relatives/friends of "CEO's"/Partners get hired and promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give up already. The CEO/Founder is the only true executive. The other Partners/"CEO's" are useless tools. Many like to send out emails about themselves.....no one cares

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A fun company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Culture of the company is great

    Cons

    Projects are not very interesting

  6.  

    Great opportunity

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    • 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

    Pros

    Great environment, very social and lots of energy.

    Cons

    Fast growth brings in a wide array of people and there are some who are much weaker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tougher interview and screening criteria

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Wonderful Culture where you can be yourself.

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    • 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

    Great leadership, family oriented, fast paced, wonderful people, very new age, very creative

    Cons

    Lots of travel, somewhat stressful when not assigned to a project

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Spinoff of BearingPoint company lives up to its reputation

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great consulting firm, similar culture to BearingPoint and Accenture

    Cons

    Must be flexible to work in out of state locations, some on opposite side of country you are in. Must be willing to travel up to 100%

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Capco hires very skilled, experienced professionals who are high performers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    A balanced review of Capco

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Being a small firm, Capco gives you plenty of opportunity to stand out, develop your own personal brand, take initiatives in yet-to-be-explored corporate realms, and truly be a part of molding the firm as it grows and matures.
    2. Being a small firm fosters a strong, cohesive community/family atmosphere. This can be good and bad. Good in that it's quite easy to be "in the know" of opportunities and foster a strong social network. Bad in that it creates fertile ground for gossip, and people can be in each others business a little too much at times.
    3. Relatively easy access to top-level people. However, as the company grows larger, I believe this will be a challenge to maintain.
    4. Excitement involved with being a part of a fast-growing and fast-changing firm.

    Cons

    1. Being a small firm, the success and fulfillment of one's time at Capco depends a LOT on the type of project you get staffed on. The pipeline is pretty small, so one has little flexibility in choosing a type of project he/she wants. It's kind of a "take what you get" culture...so you can either be really miserable (get staffed on a dead end non-consulting staff-augmentation type project that is completely unrelated to your career) or completely content (i.e. getting a project that aligns your career ambitions).
    2. Easily one of the biggest cons is the direction Capco has embarked on in the last couple of years - namely targeting more 'staff augmentation' type projects. Although cash cows, these massive projects can hardly be called management consulting projects, and are basically gigantic vacuums that suck up people in bulk, with no respect for their career goals or skill sets.
    3. A few people command too much power in ways that they shouldn't. Inevitably, this results in employees having to cozy-up to these individuals in order to advance certain aspects of their career ambitions...particularly when it comes to getting staffed on in-demand projects as well as getting promoted. This does not do justice to the whole "meritocracy" label that Capco prides itself in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive to stick to your core principles as the firm expands and grows at lighting pace. Many of the core princples Capco should be proud of (open door policy, easy access to employees of all levels, meritocracy, personalized attention) are easy to fulfill and maintain in a small firm, but will inevitably get more challenging as the firm grows.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Work Culture but average salaries

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It has Great Work Culture!!

    Cons

    Average Salaries, does not match with your experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salaries/ promotions should be based on merit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very transparent. Very flexible work.

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    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

    1. Good if you are interested in traveling.
    2. Decent wage rate.
    3. You get to learn a lot from your senior folks.
    4. Has high values for consulting.
    5. There are some folks in this company who have good educational and work background. These guys are very friendly and approachable. If one could get hold of them, we could learn a lot.

    Cons

    1. Has too few opportunities for H1 and green card aspires.
    2. Also because Capco is solely into financial sector, has too few clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good until MP level

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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