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Helpful (3)

Work life balance

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Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

I have been working at Capco full-time (Less than a year)

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

Pros

European culture is more relaxed and has better work life balance

Cons

Smaller firm compared to other consulting firms in the US

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  1. Helpful (5)

    It's not a consultancy; It's a temporary staffing agency

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    Former Employee - Managing Principal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Principal in New York, NY

    I worked at Capco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management will put you on any job that is open, even if you don't have experience.

    There is a lot of opportunity to refine your powerpoint skills by helping to create "decks" for sales and marketing activities.

    Opportunity to live where you want and fly to work each week.

    Rob, the CEO, is a nice guy.

    Cons

    The experience of Capco's financial and risk management consultants are a mile wide and an inch deep. I was staffed on a risk job with new MBA's and capital markets people who had no idea how to implement a risk management process because the partner wanted the billable hours for his team. The result was a sub par deliverable for the client. I saw this staffing practice take place many times.

    Capco does not offer any training opportunities aside from the consulting engagements you are assigned to. Staff have to be careful of losing marketable skills while working on periodic engagements that may be brief in nature.

    Staff should also be aware that if their billable hours drop off, the company will layoff people until more business comes in.

    Advice to Management

    Ask yourselves why so many good consultants have left and gone on to be successful at a competitor. Management's short sighted attitudes need to change.

  2. Helpful (5)

    Feels like a sinking ship, lot's of resignations before Midyears

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Capco full-time (Less than a year)

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    13/15 Best place to Work...
    3 weeks vacation per year and a generous holiday schedule

    Cons

    Morale is low and people are leaving at all levels and they don't seem to care about matching offers.
    Quality of projects is below average, you are sold a dream and encounter a reality of dead-end projects such as testing, PM or similar back-office positions
    Salaries below average, but they claim they offer "Market rates"
    "Forced" vacations while on the bench, they call it Quality of Life

    Advice to Management

    Is Capco a Management Consulting firm, or just a group of Project Managers, Testers and other Back-office support. No shame in that, but that's not Forming the Future of Finance...

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