Capital Group
3.4 of 5 323 reviews
www.thecapitalgroup.com Los Angeles, CA 5000+ Employees

Capital Group Reviews in Irvine, CA

Updated Apr 1, 2014
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3.4 79 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

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Philip de Toledo

(39 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Not a bad place to work

Senior Programmer Analyst (Current Employee)
Irvine, CA

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

ProsCompensation package is very good.

ConsCulture is changing. Trying to outsource as much work as possible.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to invest in people. There's value in hiring talented people and keeping them rather than outsourcing the work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Liberal environment

Applications Support Analyst (Current Employee)
Irvine, CA

I have been working at Capital Group as a contractor for more than a year

ProsLiberal client for a contractor

ConsYou will not be able to develop yourself or promote if you are working as a subcontractor

Advice to Senior ManagementStrict supervision on MSA (project related contractor) teams

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Capital Group is an excellent place to work

IT Project Management (Former Employee)
Irvine, CA

I worked at Capital Group full-time for more than a year

Prosthe people are wonderful
the technologies are current
the environment is pleasant and the facilities are outstanding

ConsIT contractors are rarely converted to employees
IT contracts are tentative... contractors are disposable assets

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Project Manager (Former Employee)
Irvine, CA

I worked at Capital Group full-time for more than 8 years

ProsBenefits, compensation, opportunities, and bonuses

ConsMiddle managers don't always see beyond the Capital Group world.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Conservative and Steady

Shareholder Account Representative (Former Employee)
Irvine, CA

I worked at Capital Group full-time for more than a year

ProsThe benefits can't be beat, especially their retirement for the staff. Capital Group is conservative compared to other financial institutions, but they try to keep their employees happy. There's even a fun committee to help plan company-wide events.

ConsSome managers are too micro-managers, which made the work environment very difficult. Salary is on the "low" side of the industry, but the bonuses are generous, balances out.

Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your staff, stop being micro-managers...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior Client Service Representative (Current Employee)
Irvine, CA

I have been working at Capital Group part-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat associates, vacation policy and retirement benefits

ConsCall center environment, required overtime and yearly shift changes. Life/work balance is gone

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend time with the front line associates

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not what it used to be

IT Manager (Former Employee)
Irvine, CA

I worked at Capital Group full-time for more than 8 years

Prosgood financial management company overall,

ConsIT organization is in disarray.

Advice to Senior ManagementDrop the fear and intimidation tactics.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Company is struggling to find new direction

Team Manager (Former Employee)
Irvine, CA

I worked at Capital Group full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood benefits
Troops on the ground want to do the right thing
Good compensation
Nice facilities and physical environment
Pleasant colleagues

ConsIn some pockets, vendors have stronger influence than associates
Lacks strategic vision: seems to be following other players in the industry rather than innovating
Several layers of management and very outdated technology makes it almost impossible at times to get work done
Due to many years of micromanagement, very difficult to transfer and share tribal knowledge between groups

Advice to Senior ManagementTalk to line managers and associates to understand what is really going on. There is a risk that talented individual contributors will leave as the economy improves leaving behind mostly "yes" people

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Help Desk (Former Employee)
Irvine, CA

I worked at Capital Group as a contractor for more than a year

ProsGreat environment, co-workers, and culture. They have a company cafe with great foods as well.

ConsThe internal employees can move within departments so they are the priority when it comes to hiring even you worked longer and better than them for the department just because you're a contractor.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be nice if the management can give the good working contractors a chance to get hired.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Average

Helpdesk Tier II (Former Employee)
Irvine, CA

I worked at Capital Group as a contractor for more than a year

ProsGreat benifits once internally employed and a resonable workenvironment

ConsHiring proctices and policies need to be looked at and resonably adjusted

Advice to Senior ManagementLook closer at existing or previous contractors and hire accordingly

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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