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Project Manager - Ended up Leaving Federal Program Dissatisfied

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Project Manager in Herndon, VA
Former Employee - Project Manager in Herndon, VA

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

Pros

Capco has strong client contracts but many of the employees outside the senior level are subpar. The company has a horrendous interview process (multiple phone calls leading to group meetings - boiler room style) and I should have never accepted the position after going through such an unprofessional number of steps. The Federal client has a positive overall impression of Capco though this is likely achieved at the C-level and does not filter down into middle management of financial and IT programs.

Cons

Worst interview process I've ever gone through with a consulting company or investment bank. Extremely unprofessional and I didn't feel valued during the several weeks of discussions. Client engagements were often rushed and overbilling of the client more commonplace than with other (similar) programs. Team building exercises were often looked upon negatively and rushed by nearly all members.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Highflying consultancies and investment firms are a dime-a-dozen. The ones that last long-term do not conduct themselves with such mannerisms. Strengthen your core-management values and client engagements and the financial benefits will follow. No need to have so many ex-employees tell their friends and former classmates not to consider working with Capco. Right now, your profitability ratios are decent, down the road, they will be much less so if you continue along the same path. One of the strengths of the best firms is retaining key talent, not just attracting said associates with decent compensation packages.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Weird culture and lack of leadership

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Capco

    Pros

    Hires very smart people from industry

    Cons

    lack of consistency among management

  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Better than unemployment... barely

    • 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

    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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