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8 people found this helpful  

Better than unemployment... barely

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Consultant  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

I have been working at Capco full-time for more than a year

Pros

Ability to be staffed and put in front of senior clients regardless of experience or qualifications
Willing to dramatically undersell competitors to get in the door without considering impacts to consultants on the ground or quality of delivery
Leadership team with lots of experience--they're the ones that helped crash BearingPoint
New Leadership from UK office not afraid to ignore, ice out, fire, or berate lazy Americans

Cons

Recruitment hires non-stop regardless of pipeline
Poor management alienates qualified people
Doesn't value people or clients
Mostly a body shop with little investment in training
Little respect from clients or prospective employers

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing what you're doing. The few pockets of good people you do have left will continue to leave and then you'll be left with the sweatshop you've worked so hard to cultivate.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 10 people found this helpful  

    A race to the bottom, the story of a firm gone bad...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Capco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you are lucky enough to work with one of the remaining talented consultants that has not left the firm yet (only a few are left), one can truly develop themselves and have a good experience.

    Cons

    Once a respected firm committed to the financial services industry, Capco has decided to exit the management consulting market and enter the temporary services industry as a low-cost provider of bodies to banks and whoever is in need of cheap labor.

    The firm’s leadership still markets the company to potential applicants as a place where innovation and meritocracy are fostered. While this may have been true of the old firm, in reality, Capco is continuing to drive its costs down by neglecting talent and scraping up the desperate and gullible for the associate and consultant pools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Coming into the firm at this point would be a mistake for anyone looking to develop consulting skills. In addition, the political nature of the revamped organization is truly toxic and will eventually force all semblance of professionalism out the door.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Good Leadership but Bad Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Capco full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Leadership
    Use of latest technologies for internal communications, social enabled website,
    Good Package for experienced employees

    Cons

    Bad Middle management
    There is no structure for resource management. Leadership has good intentions and initiatives but people at middle management and coaches have no desire to improve employee's work atmosphere.
    No respect for the employee's career path and objectives while assigning projects.
    Some of the middle managers were recruited based on experience in non-US countries who have no knowledge about how resource management and time management cultures of US.
    Confused hierarchy. Reporting Manager is different from the person who actually assigns and monitors the daily work load. On top of that, there is a Coach who has no direct understanding of the employees work or the client but plays a role in annual review.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide training to middle managers at the level of PC, Associate Partner and Partner level about good leadership. Current managers lack basic skills like, one-one meetings, feedback, coaching.
    Please Please Please train the managers who come from India about American Work culture, time management, task prioritization. They are just bulldozing low-level employees with their unreasonable promises made to the client, with no prior knowledge about the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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