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A balanced review of Capco

  • 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

1. Being a small firm, Capco gives you plenty of opportunity to stand out, develop your own personal brand, take initiatives in yet-to-be-explored corporate realms, and truly be a part of molding the firm as it grows and matures.
2. Being a small firm fosters a strong, cohesive community/family atmosphere. This can be good and bad. Good in that it's quite easy to be "in the know" of opportunities and foster a strong social network. Bad in that it creates fertile ground for gossip, and people can be in each others business a little too much at times.
3. Relatively easy access to top-level people. However, as the company grows larger, I believe this will be a challenge to maintain.
4. Excitement involved with being a part of a fast-growing and fast-changing firm.

Cons

1. Being a small firm, the success and fulfillment of one's time at Capco depends a LOT on the type of project you get staffed on. The pipeline is pretty small, so one has little flexibility in choosing a type of project he/she wants. It's kind of a "take what you get" culture...so you can either be really miserable (get staffed on a dead end non-consulting staff-augmentation type project that is completely unrelated to your career) or completely content (i.e. getting a project that aligns your career ambitions).
2. Easily one of the biggest cons is the direction Capco has embarked on in the last couple of years - namely targeting more 'staff augmentation' type projects. Although cash cows, these massive projects can hardly be called management consulting projects, and are basically gigantic vacuums that suck up people in bulk, with no respect for their career goals or skill sets.
3. A few people command too much power in ways that they shouldn't. Inevitably, this results in employees having to cozy-up to these individuals in order to advance certain aspects of their career ambitions...particularly when it comes to getting staffed on in-demand projects as well as getting promoted. This does not do justice to the whole "meritocracy" label that Capco prides itself in.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Strive to stick to your core principles as the firm expands and grows at lighting pace. Many of the core princples Capco should be proud of (open door policy, easy access to employees of all levels, meritocracy, personalized attention) are easy to fulfill and maintain in a small firm, but will inevitably get more challenging as the firm grows.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Work Culture but average salaries

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

    I have been working at Capco full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It has Great Work Culture!!

    Cons

    Average Salaries, does not match with your experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salaries/ promotions should be based on merit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very transparent. Very flexible work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    1. Good if you are interested in traveling.
    2. Decent wage rate.
    3. You get to learn a lot from your senior folks.
    4. Has high values for consulting.
    5. There are some folks in this company who have good educational and work background. These guys are very friendly and approachable. If one could get hold of them, we could learn a lot.

    Cons

    1. Has too few opportunities for H1 and green card aspires.
    2. Also because Capco is solely into financial sector, has too few clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good until MP level

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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