Capital Group

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Capital Group Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
350 Reviews
3.3
350 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • great family friendly environment, great work life balance, beautiful campus (in 34 reviews)

  • They have great benefits like time off is about 21 days I think (in 51 reviews)


Cons
  • Still unable to figure out exactly what senior management did all day at the office (in 28 reviews)

  • It's a shame because people work hard with no work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Terrific Company - Really Has it Together

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    During my time as a contractor at Capital Group (in HR) I was very impressed at how seamless their processes were. Everything was well thought out and ready to go. From on boarding to offer letters, they had everything in place. It made it a real joy to work there and be apart of something so organized.

    Cons

    The contractor role is a bit isolating. You're never truly apart of the team, although the rest of the organization tries their hardest to make you feel at home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do away with contractor roles - Just hire the right people and keep them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Company went from great to good

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

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

    Pros

    - Tenure based benefits - vacation, bonuses, generous retirement plan
    - Onsite activities such as carnivals, BINGO nights and BBQs
    - Community service days
    - Campus is beautiful, can't beat the surroundings
    - Bonds formed with co-workers

    Cons

    - Senior leadership
    - Shift in top-down culture
    - Lack of innovation
    - Employees feel like they can't voice their opinion when it's different than those who are in leadership
    - Lack of opportunities at senior levels - those who don't belong in senior levels aren't being effectively performanced managed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Listen to your employees
    - Core values are at risk
    - Performance manage those who are not effectively performing at top levels (senior managers and up)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Capital Group

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and willing to help. There's a great work-life balance because it's rare for people to take work home.

    Cons

    It's hard to move up and get promotions because someone has to either transfer to another department or quit for a managerial spot to be open.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culture is great!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people and work environment, but very difficult to get ahead

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

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Still some life work balance left. Really great people to work with who are very smart and respectful to each other.

    Cons

    This company has very talented people who join the firm as very motivated and wanting to make a difference, but quickly learn that decisions take forever, and that collaboration is so excessive that it's actually anti-beneficial. Getting ahead in your career is the biggest challenge. Most Sr. positions are filled with external hires from consultancies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not forget that you already have very talented people in your work pool who just aren't that motivated. Create more opportunities for associates to contribute. Instead of hiring from outside to raise the output levels, promote from inside and you will get a much greater increase in output through higher motivation and engagement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    unique large company culture, extreme collaboration, solid benefit and stability but outdated business plan

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    1. Great work life balance
    2. Good salary and benefit
    3. Each employee opinion count, not sure if this is pros or cons.

    Cons

    1. A few steps behind current market leader
    2. Efficiency between business and IT relationship is highly questionable. Some departments are better then other.
    3. Being large company, heavy politic involve in getting anything done, seems extremely inefficient
    4. Super top heavy

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Consultant  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Cafeteria with chefs on hand

    Cons

    Management fired me for being on the internet too much and I worked in the IT department! Are you serious? Joke!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating your employees like kids

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    American Funds Shareholder Services

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

    I have been working at Capital Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits, fair compensation, excellent medical/dental/vision, fair paid time off

    Cons

    Flat organization, no room to grow

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Capital Group

    Pros

    I loved the atmosphere, everyone was always in a positive mood and happy to be at work. It was easy to work as a team and speak with supervisors about any issues or questions.

    Cons

    While I worked at Capital Group I did not have any cons. Truly, each day was a great experience.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Low risk job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Everyone has a job for life, ability to hire as many people as you want, only have to work a few hours a day, everything is driven by tenure of your time here so you just have to be willing to stay for 20 years then people will listen to you. Everything can always wait another year or two so never much pressure to do anything better or quicker or use a cheaper solution, and no need to answer your phone or deal with annoying people as with other companies where quick results are expected. Provides for a great lifestyle!

    Cons

    Not much merit focus but it depends upon what you want

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep things the same. We are all pretty happy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Still a great company although slipping a bit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Specialist  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Very respectful professional environment; very democratic for a financial firm. Excellent salary and benefits. Strong senior management.

    Cons

    Slow career progression; recent personnel/structural changes are concerning. Less focus on the investor than in the past.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep true to what has made CG so successful - a focus on investors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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