Capital Group

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Capital Group Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
373 Reviews
3.4
373 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There's a great work-life balance because it's rare for people to take work home (in 44 reviews)

  • They have great benefits like time off is about 21 days I think (in 54 reviews)


Cons
  • Still unable to figure out exactly what senior management did all day at the office (in 30 reviews)

  • Pays less than other alternatives (PE/Hedge Fund) but the work-life balance is fantastic (in 9 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Easy job promoted to manager after 10 years, loving it

    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Time off is great, work life balance.
    Can leave early
    Nice place to eat, plenty of budget for the department.
    Great Senior Manager and director makes things go smooth

    Cons

    Outsourcing is good for the bottom line.
    I'd like to have had a chance to be considered for certain duties before its outsourced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great company, kind of in need of some new leadership up top. I'd like to see more associate positions and fewer lay offs and contractors replacing associates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic Firm

    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    As a private company, Capital Group can invest in it's employees and business for the long-term and it shows. In particular, the firm has a clear, consistent, long-term strategy. As a result, the environment is very collegial and supportive. Everyone works hard, but enjoys it. The interview process is long and arduous, but it results in a group of great colleagues.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Benefits but unplanned Time off is tough

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Shareholder Account Representative in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Shareholder Account Representative in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    The company benefits: retirement plan, investment in their funds, medical, dental, disability are hard to beat. I've worked for several employers and have yet to find a company that matches the benefits offered by the Capital Group at an affordable cost.

    The managers are good about coaching employees on how to share ideas & their opinions in a positive, respectful manner. This has been a huge benefit for me both professionally and personally.

    Cons

    Time off around holidays is almost impossible to get. For non-holiday time off, you have to notify the company at least 3 months in advance or you will most likely not be approved. While Capital offers to cover the cost of business-related degrees, there is not a benefit to earning one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recent advanced training has been accelerated due to business need. Try to give your employees more time to practice what they've learned after coming out of a classroom. This will benefit both the employee and the company more in the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    A company in transition.

    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company is very good at what they do and have a lot of excellent people working to accomplish their goals. Benefits are great and the work environment is second to none.

    Cons

    The company is in the midst of some growing pains with regards to culture and identity. A lot of process and procedure is being dropped on the departments without much thought of affecting productivity. So most things now taken longer than they should to get to resolution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember where you came from with regards to where you are going. People have invested in you for your culture and that culture is now dead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sr.Operator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Administrator in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Administrator in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Very collaborative Environment, Minimum 3 week time off, Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Growth Potenial is very less to become manager or Sr.Manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good salary, Good Medical and Life Insurance Benefit, Good Retirement Benefit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing company culture and benefits!

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

    I worked at Capital Group as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Even though Capital Group is an extremely large company, it still manages to feel intimate. It seems as though management actually cares about their employees. Fabulous benefits (often catered lunches) and great overall office vibe.

    Cons

    Early hours--west coast conforms to east coast stock time (to be expected). Other than that, no cons!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Capital group is a strong company to establish a long term employment relationship with.

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

    I worked at Capital Group

    Pros

    Benefits with regard to retirement are easily some of the best offerings around.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement may be currently limiting.

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

    Great office space but little career opportunity

    • 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

    Pros

    Great compensation, Excellent office space

    Cons

    Company has a disjointed operating style, Little career development and opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out what people want and do that; try not too cling so much to the past

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mutual fund company with former great reputation experiencing mass exodus in shareholder services

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

    I have been working at Capital Group (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, pay is competitive, bonuses

    Cons

    Management is becoming administrative and delegating the task of understanding the business to seniores associates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on reestablishing the culture that the company once had. Morale is diminishing and turnover rate is increasing

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good, but no longer GREAT

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

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

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with some very intelligent and professional people--some would even say there's too much collaboration. I've made some great, what I know will be life long friends working there. Pay is more than fair, especially once bonuses are factored in and the benefits are in the upper quartile of all companies. There are plentiful opportunities to get involved with non-profits as well as volunteer opportunities in the community. Work-life balance is a consideration, at least in my department.

    Cons

    When I first started working here, there were very few layers of management so you always felt like you had a voice and could make a difference by influencing a decision maker. Nowadays, senior managers manage senior managers and there are way more layers of bureaucracy than ever before. Upper management positions constantly seem to be filled with outsiders and corporate values seem to have eroded over time. A defined career path is one of the most desired items by employees but HR has done a poor job communicating their plan to offer one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Geez, which layer of management do I give this advice to? That's sort of the problem. Also, while I understand the need to go outside the company for certain skillsets, the near unanimity of that policy has created some unwanted downstream consequences--namely, those making decisions have no clue how their decisions affect the day-to-day workings of the company and the people who have to execute on these ill-conceived changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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