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If your willing to deal with the downside...

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Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

I worked at Capco full-time (Less than a year)

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

Pros

Smaller firm, so less admin type of work compared to big 4. Will initially overpay to attract employees.

Cons

No real projects, more of a body shop. Heavily invested in GSEs, tech pmo work.
Difficult selling to clients, therefore limited work. Partners have limited contacts.
If you are not close to a partner you will receive very little comp.
Lots of Bearingpoint people, the same place that went bankrupt.
Old capco had a strong reputation.
Lots of layoffs in 2011 due to reliance on one client.
Promoted lots of people to roles they are not fit for.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Work life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (5)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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