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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

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  1. 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
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    OK if you need work or want to get into consulting space (but can't break into the big 4)

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

    I worked at Capco full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent wages, willingness to sponsor some employees for visas (not applicable to me), hours are reasonable for consulting.

    Cons

    Management treats employees like chips in a game of poker, bringing in more when work is plentiful and cutting them when business is slower. The fact that they are heavily weighted to small handful of clients contributes to this fact. There is NO clear training or growth prospects since the infrastructure is lacking as are formal processes. Most client engagements are staff-augmentation roles so that you become of temp employee of the client - not a consultant. Due to the high turnover and erratic client engagements, you WILL work on projects that are outside of your areas of specialty leading to low quality output and client dissatisfaction. Finally, unprofessional employees permeate this organization and there is no means of voicing needs regarding change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that consulting firms watch their assets walk into and out of the door each day. Build a culture and earn organizational growth by investing in your employees' development. Act professionally when on-boarding and off-boarding employees since its a small market and you will run into them again. While I like many people with whom I worked, I will not hire Capco for as a client nor would I consider rejoining them as an employee without dramatic organizational changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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