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6 people found this helpful  

Stay Away!

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  • 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

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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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Consulting? Really? More like Staff Augmentation

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    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 an year)

    Pros

    Beats unemployment
    Paychecks twice a month
    Worklife balance is awesome because the work is a joke.
    Excluding HR, the backoffice staff is a great eye candy and motivates men to come into the office.
    Referral bonus is nice and only 3 months are required for your referral. There are over a handful of people who are using the referral system to make up for deficiencies in their pay.

    Cons

    Where do we start? Besides the fact that Capco isn't a real consultancy, let alone a management consultancy, the "projects" are very poor and it's ultimately a bodyshop.

    Pipeline is very small to non existent. Big lay offs are coming soon because the bench is massive.

    Skills rarely align with work and the "domains" concept is merely a facade. 99% of the work in every domain is backoffice/tech related. There is no Capital Markets work, but there are "Capital Markets" clients! This is the main recruiting pitch by the incompetent HR staff, who will take anyone off the street with a pulse and a bachelor's degree. I have a friend who arrived 2.5 hours late to a "Superday" and got an offer. Pathetic... One could go on, but a firm is a representation of its hiring practices and Capco's are terrible from the bottom on up.

    Leadership is a joke and just a bunch of "partners" with a Rolodex from their Bearing Point days. Yes, the same Bearing Point that went belly up so the writing is on the wall.

    Do yourself a favor, look elsewhere because the moment you walk out of the elevator, you will wish you never worked here. If you make it past the elevator, try out the cafe to network and talk with the imbeciles they let through the door. If that isn't the nail in the coffin, then good luck!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell your equity so FIS can implement some HR standards. The trash coming through the door is just downright insulting.

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

    Project Manager - Ended up Leaving Federal Program Dissatisfied

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    • 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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