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5 people found this helpful  

Stay Away!

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Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

I worked at Capco full-time for 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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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Consulting? Really? More like Staff Augmentation

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    • 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 for more than a 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. 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

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