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

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • 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 (more than an 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

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Good Leadership but Bad Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (less than an 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
  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    PMO, Tech or Tester… pick one of the above..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    I think they are serving some free fruit now in the Cafeteria, I guess that's a positive...

    Cons

    Looking for a challenging job in Management Consultant, doing interesting strategy projects while developing your skill sets?… keep on looking…

    Looking for a nice PMO role in NoVa or being stuck on a testing role for months… welcome to Capco…

    From employees who can’t grasp basic financial services terms, to leftover retail banking employees who refer to themselves as bankers, to people who can’t spell Finance… Capco has it all…

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop having Human capital write fake positive reviews, it’s easy to spot them...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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