Capital One Reviews

Updated April 2, 2015
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Capital One Founder, Chairman & CEO Richard D. Fairbank
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Capital One has provided a great environment for me to develop professionally and to sharpen my technical skills.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vienna, VA

    I have been working at Capital One full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Associates are encouraged to "Live the values" by volunteering in the community, helping others internally, and giving back to open source projects.

    Capital One fosters technical development with ample growth opportunities and encouragement to take ownership of your own development.

    The pay is very competitive. The benefits are comprehensive including very generous 401k automatic contribution and matching.

    Cons

    It's challenging to "Live the values" by helping others and being selfless while also endorsing yourself to be competitive in cross-calibration for performance management.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Good job, although not as fast changing as they claim.

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

    I have been working at Capital One full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Overall Capital One provides a good, stable work environment. Many of the projects are interesting and at times, challenging. Your colleagues are typically very talented and of the same mindset. It may take time, but problematic employees will be managed out.

    Benefits, PTO and Work/Life balance are strong pluses for a corporate or professional role. I cannot comment for our call centers and front line roles.

    Cons

    Legacy Capital One is very much stuck in the old days and it creates this weird divide between the new arrivals and old guard. This divide helps slow down the company as some groups resist change. Although, this seems to be continually improving.

    Invest some more money in Downtown DC, local growth is Fairfax-centric and we are missing a large chunk of our local talent pool.

    Advice to Management

    Address the divide between old guard and new arrivals. Provide a transit subsidy to HQ or open more space in the city center.

  3. Helpful (5)

    Friendly work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vienna, VA

    I have been working at Capital One full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    They bring on people that they think will fit in to the friendly culture. The result is a pretty relaxed workplace. There are no horror stories about how the company turned its back on employees. You generally get the sense that you're working with good people who care about you and the work.

    Cons

    Only a handful of teams/roles are able to work with cutting edge technology. A lot of the work is uninspiring and low-visibility, which can lead to a career plateau.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more visibility into performance management.

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  5. Good company to start you career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Business Systems Analyst in Vienna, VA
    Current Contractor - Business Systems Analyst in Vienna, VA

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

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

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Healthy work culture
    Ecstatic colleagues

    Cons

    Slow pace work
    Needs lot of approval for small changes

    Advice to Management

    Come down to meet your team and get to know

  6. Excellent work-life balance company environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - User Experience Designer in Vienna, VA
    Current Contractor - User Experience Designer in Vienna, VA

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

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, compensation, new opportunities, networking, team coordination

    Cons

    Less chance of conversion, less appreciation

  7. Helpful (2)

    Good and challenging work

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

    I have been working at Capital One full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. Challenging work
    2. Great work facilities
    3. Lot of internal politics between people in Richmond

    Cons

    1. Forced Rankings
    2. Hard to get a good raise or promotion

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