Capital Group

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Capital Group Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
378 Reviews
3.5
378 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.  

    Integrity and Fairness

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capital Group

    Pros

    This is a place where people have strong values and great integrity. I work here because I know I will never have to apologize for what my employer does - I can't say this about many other financial services companies. There is a thorough review process that is fair and enables flexible career paths.

    Cons

    Traffic in Los Angeles can be a real drag!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to represent and uphold strong values.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Experience at Capital

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

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

    Pros

    Collaborative environment where an individual can thrive

    Cons

    The organization is growing its digital prescence to compete

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Very good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capital Group

    Pros

    So many opportunities, great culture and great leadership

    Cons

    Need better office facility and cafe menu

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good people overall, good culture, great pay. Lack of upward mobility, painful period of restructuring

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Architect Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Architect Specialist in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Very little political back-stabbing.
    Great compensation compared to its competitors
    Great learning tools available
    Good work-life balance
    Relaxed environment

    Cons

    Decision-making is concentrated at the top

    Very little upward mobility--IT is bringing outside folks, mostly from Accenture as managers. Since most of the new managers have not gone through a full life-cycle with support, it leads to unrealistic expectations. Further, most of the accenture folks come with an attitude built-in: they are arrogant to a 't' and have no problem showing it. It takes them two years to mellow and get out of that mode.

    Don't expect "personal growth." Not there, won't be there for at least the next 5 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start managing :)
    Need I say more?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Vendors galore - if you are really a "long term" company, consider what this is doing...

    • 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 pay and benefits
    Very nice office environment
    Excellent colleagues

    Cons

    Overrun by vendors
    Associates feel lost in the shuffle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider for a minute how many vendors are upselling you
    Sure, it's healthy to have some outsourcing, but the teams on the ground are well aware that some vendors are delivering little value, creating bloat, and are complacent. You are creating a disposable workforce that lacks motivation to really help you get where you want to go

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Easy job promoted to manager after 10 years, loving it

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    • 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Benefits but unplanned Time off is tough

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    • 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
  10. 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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sr.Operator

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    • 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

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