Capital Group Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Some good-hearted, others, not so much.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Capital Group

    Pros

    Clean and relatively modern workspace design.

    Cons

    Sterile company culture and campus. Professional, but stuffy atmosphere. You're pretty much working with people who were once sharp blades (not all of them), but are now dull lifers waiting for retirement.

    There's a small handful of associates, I mean full-time employees with smug attitudes only to be further reinforced by CG's culture.

    InfoSys members were surprisingly a breath of fresh air.

    Advice to Management

    Implement 360 degree feedback system.

  2. If you can play by their rules then you have a secured job, otherwise, you're on the fence if you can't keep up

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Marketing Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Contractor - Marketing Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Capital Group as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone is an expert with what they do and is very helpful when asked, well not all, but the majority will help.

    Cons

    I heard since they had the layoffs, others are afraid to speak up, leaving the contractors/consultants to fend for themselves. Communication lacks between depts. esp during a lot of internal changes. There's a disconnect from dept to dept. They see it, but they don't talk to each other to resolve it. It's a reactive vs proactive environment. Everyone's so busy to be the change.

    Advice to Management

    Upper mgmt need to hire new faces and experiences who have seen outside of CG then ask for answers within CG of those who worked there 15+yrs.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great if you're an actual employee

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Structured environment, clear job description, excellent proofing process, solid values.

    Cons

    not impressed with the way the company treats contractors.

    Advice to Management

    Whatever.

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  5. Great company, many management disconnects and organizational alignment issues complex in scope.

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

    I worked at Capital Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone friendly and professional. Pleasurable work environment.

    Cons

    Poor alignment creates challenging means to address change

    Advice to Management

    Better Alignment

  6. Helpful (1)

    Good lifetime gig

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Capital Group

    Pros

    Respectful colleagues
    15% "pension" contribution
    Great campus in Irvine

    Cons

    Slow to no promotions
    Sometimes 24 hours On Calls

  7. Awesome company, benefits and culture.

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

    I have been working at Capital Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive pay, work-life balance, emphasis on employee well-being.

    Cons

    Not a lot of promotion opportunities.

  8. Great compensation and benefits, but company has lost its way recently. Listening to too many outside influencers.

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

    I worked at Capital Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    compensation, benefits, bonuses, time-off policies

    Cons

    lack of promotions, unfocused strategy

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees

  9. good benefits, low promotion rate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    benefits, cafe, quality of employees

    Cons

    old software, slow to change

    Advice to Management

    change needs to be more nimble

  10. Helpful (2)

    Great benefits, steady pay, slow to adapt

    • 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The benefits are top notch, from the Health, 401k and work life balance to NAV for American Funds purchases.

    Cons

    Technology is archaic and very slow to adapt/improve. Decision making is done at a snails pace. Limit opportunities in certain departments/locations.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times. You don't have to be Google, but it doesn't hurt to think like a progressive company.

  11. Helpful (4)

    NAZI CAMP !!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Data Processing Clerk in San Antonio, TX
    Current Contractor - Data Processing Clerk in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Capital Group as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I would say break time but even at that you are watching the clock...don't dare be a second late.

    Cons

    Upper management/Supervisors like to walk around on their high horse and I think they get a high off of treating other adults like 5 yr olds. Horrible work environment. You basically can't breath without getting permission/getting in trouble. Most people in the section of Data Processing Clerks are temps (which are 95% of the employees) and will never be made permanent and they drop like flies in a moments notice. Unfortunately, the masses are so used to conforming they put up with it and are too afraid to say anything. They give you a 15 min window (your badge will not be able to open the gate not even second before) to get into the underground parking garage, park all the way on the bottom level, find a parking, go up the elevator and expect you to walk 1/4 of mile and get to work right at 9:00 am or whenever your start time is. Then as soon as you get there the fun begins...The Nazi's are on the hunt to point out everything you are doing wrong. If you enjoy being made to feel like a horrible step child this is the place for you. They also expect you to get a weeks worth of training to understand and apply a complex amount of information only to crack the whip as soon as you make a mistake. You can take notes but its all for nothing because they take your 1 piece of paper away from you shortly after they feed you to the wolves out on the floor. Supervisors need to practice what they preach. They bark at you for being human and having a 2 min conversation while they cluck in their corners laughing and carrying on. HELLO!...HUMILITY is one of their core values but they certainly don't behave humbly. And don't be surprised when you've done your very best and at the end of the day you get a phone call from your recruiter about your behavior. NOTHING makes them happier than nit picking your every move. Very disappointed as I was under the impression this was a highly respected employer. I wont even bother to put them on my resume.

    Advice to Management

    Read the Bible. You don't even deserve one star.

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