CapitalSource Reviews

Updated January 5, 2015
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CapitalSource Co-CEO and Director James J. (Jim) Pieczynski
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  1. Good pay and benefits, poor management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA

    I worked at CapitalSource full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and even better benefits. The commercial lending service is a solid product I felt good about providing to our clients.

    Cons

    Office politics create a hostile work environment. Managers often speak bad about other employees and other managers to their employees. Employees are encouraged to spy on each other and report back to managers. Yelling at employees in an open forum happened occasionally. Policies would change by verbal announcement by management then reverted six months later or even forgotten that they were changed. No written procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show solidarity in leadership. Pull employees aside to speak to them about problems. Have clear and specific policies and procedures for employees to follow. Don't obviously show favoritism to individual employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Great culture and people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CapitalSource full-time

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial atmosphere, strong management team that knows how to let people do their thing, good comp and benefits though benefits declined a bit after PWB merger. Still acts and feels like a small company even though it is a $15B bank now.

    Cons

    Burdens of being a federally regulated financial institution are annoying and can get in the way of doing good work, but it is not much of a detractor. Could use some formal training resources.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Good Company

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CapitalSource full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong work ethic and good support staff

    Cons

    After cleansing some staff that lacked integrity, company very good to work for. Didn't fell that you were required to take every company for a ride.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to grow like you are

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    What could have been, had CSE not succumbed to buyout Millions for Senior Mgmt.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD

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

    Pros

    Relaxed, but growing and exciting deal environment with little direct non CBT training, and a huge awesome legacy from former CEO Delaney that is being destroyed by new Senior Mgmt.

    Cons

    Recently removed great benefits such as catered lunch and other Employee respectful and rewarding extras.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go back to John D's approach of 'don't go cheap' in regards to Employees and Processes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Awesome place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CapitalSource

    Pros

    Great culture and working environment.

    Cons

    Bank was acquired by another bank.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sorry to see acquisition.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7. investor Relations

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CapitalSource

    Pros

    Great environment, understanding and helpful management.

    Cons

    Lots of changes, moving of people.

  8. Has good intentions, but....

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chevy Chase, MD
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chevy Chase, MD

    I worked at CapitalSource full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, interesting coworkers, and nice office space. Hours are very reasonable. Not a difficult job.

    Cons

    Lack of communication about strategic vision from upper management. Feel like a cog in the wheel too often and lacks development programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward employees so they want to stay. Way too often you see your colleagues leaving for better opportunities when they would have stayed for more responsibility or money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. CapitalSource

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CapitalSource

    Pros

    Great benefits such as free meals, in office gym, etc.

    Cons

    Monotonous work. Some business lines provide more career advancement opportunity than others

  10. Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Small Business Lending Intern in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Intern - Small Business Lending Intern in Chevy Chase, MD

    I have been working at CapitalSource as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and wiling to help out. It is a very casual environment without much stress. There is also free catered lunch every day and a nice array of snacks available at all times, along with a gym and locker room.

    Cons

    Not very fast-paced, or much excitement, if you're seeking a challenging job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD

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

    Pros

    On-the-job training, great benefits, good people

    Cons

    Culture to sit at one's desk for 8+ hours straight

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always appreciate the friendly manner - keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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