Capital Group
3.4 of 5 321 reviews
www.thecapitalgroup.com Los Angeles, CA 5000+ Employees

Capital Group Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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3.5 66 reviews

                             

84% Approve of the CEO

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Philip de Toledo

(32 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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After 20 yrs, I would not have left had I not moved!!!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

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

ProsCapital's culture is one of collaboration, teamwork and respect. The Executive Team is made up of super smart, thoughtful individuals. Your ideas are welcomed. Work-life balance is encouraged. The benefits are very generous.

ConsThe Investment Group is sometimes perceived as being treated like "prima donnas" opposed to the Admin side of the business. To this I say, remember who brings in the business and why you are still employed.

Separately, a few roles are hard to break out of and HR can sometimes be an obstacle.

Advice to Senior ManagementAs the company continues to grow and the “oldies but goodies” retire, I hope Capital remembers the culture which originated from Jonathan Bell Lovelace’s vision. A few of the newbies with “elitist attitudes” have had an impact on the culture and it’s not in line with what makes Capital a very special place to work

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

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Cultural change

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Capital Group

ProsGood benefits, nice coworkers, office furnishings

ConsMismanaged, competitive environment, highly political

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should be honest and cease defining Capital Group as one that values hardworking associates and tenure, and as one that doesn't advertise and promote itself. Layoffs not only occurred in 2009 due to market conditions but also recently in February 2014 (approx. 20 positions eliminated and many others reassigned) in L.A., due to new CMS and workflow methodologies, even before their full implementation ... with no promise that layoffs won't happen again (per upper management). Despite handling increasing work volume, intense marketing/advertising efforts to reposition the company, and "rebranding" all print and online content, many associates who carried the day and helped turn the company around post-2009 were simply let go. Admit that the younger "new blood" in management has transformed the respectful culture of the past into a frenzied, competitive, ordinary slave-driving work environment, to do more with less people. You also send a signal that associates are disposable by immediately replacing some eliminated positions with contractors. I advise that you maintain the same good benefits offering, as this is the main reason associates tough it out in the new culture.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A rewarding and fun experience

Producer (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

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

ProsExcellent working offices and working conditions

ConsCulture can be resistant to change

Advice to Senior ManagementThink outside the box

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good organization, take care of its people

Analyst (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

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

Prosfunctional, humanity, well organized, good benefit, work life balance

Consnot very innovative, move slowly

Advice to Senior Managementtake more risk with young people

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

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This is a great company, with great perks, benefits and people.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Capital Group full-time for more than 3 years

Pros*Pay well for good work
*Fantastic people
*Good benefits and perks

Cons*Culture has changed somewhat in the past couple years
*Advancement not always possible

Advice to Senior ManagementSupport your people and they will support you.

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

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Capital Group Companies is a good place

Senior Associate (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

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

ProsCapital Group Companies is a good place

ConsCapital Group Companies could be a better place, like all places

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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

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Good place to work at end of your career or if you are not looking to move up

Senior Applications Developer (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Capital Group full-time for more than 5 years

ProsVery good benefits -- bonuses and retirement plan

ConsCan take forever to get promoted. You could be there 20 years and still not make it to management.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart promoting non-management to management internally instead of hiring managers from outside.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great First Career Step

Intern (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

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

ProsThe culture they preach can be seen throughout the firm

ConsHard to move up from current role

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

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Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Capital Group full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood to employees, pretty good benefits

ConsNo upward mobility because people rarely leave

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Learning experience

Equity Analyst (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Capital Group as an intern for less than a year

ProsIn the investment management business, they are second to none, very Smart people, hardworking and enjoy having great management company access. Long term horizon investing and seems they are committed to it

ConsTheir technology is quite outdated - phones, computer, administration. Performance measurement seems a bit arbitrary though most are quite happy with it. Very independent culture which sometimes run contrary to team orientation, I suppose it depends on your personality type

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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