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4 people found this helpful  

A truly entrepreneurial experience

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

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

Pros

An amazing place to work.

Cons

Capco lacks international projects and opportunities.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Managing Principal's perspective

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capco

    Pros

    - Scrappy, entrepreneurial consulting firm
    - Smart, likeable people
    - Deep expertise in capital markets and banking industries
    - Leadership team is accessible
    - If you want to fix something, you're empowered to do it.

    Cons

    - Like most consulting firms, it keeps trying to find revenue sources other than consulting, because that's how you gain a predictable revenue stream
    - Doesn't have the infrastructure of a big consulting firm (which is also a plus)
    - Low brand recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Listen to Gen-X and Gen-Y about how staff expectations are changing. You don't have to agree with or implement everything they're asking for, but you should know where they're coming from.
    - Remind recruits over and over that there is up to 100% travel involved in this business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Stay Away!

    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    As others have said:
    * Bi-weekly paychecks
    * Free Fruit and now DIET soft drinks
    * It beats staying at home watching Daytime TV
    * Some decent eye candy around the office
    * If you really want to stay in the US, and fake weddings are not your thing Capco will sponsor your H1B
    * New phones, great for selling on Craigslist!

    Cons

    Where to start?
    * Lack of projects
    * False promises: "Strategy!", "Growth Opportunities!" "Meritocracy"
    * Co-workers that make you question whether the theory of evolution makes sense
    * Interviewing by the client is required for all "projects"

    But wait there is more
    * A sales team that couldn't sell life-vests on the Titanic

    And not only that, but also
    * Recruiters and Resource Managers WILL lie to you every time they talk

    And finally...
    If you don't believe me read the positive reviews and see what they have in common

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Cash your checks before they start bouncing
    * I would say invest in talent, but it's all jaded or checked out

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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