Capital Group

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It Depends on What Business Group You Land In

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

Pros- Great retirement plan (FYI - you're not fully vested until 6 years)
- Great healthcare
- Nice offices with amenities (at least if you work in a building w/investment group offices)
- Stability - you're not likely to suddenly lose your job
- Good comp with multiple bonuses / incentives throughout the year
- Big company - possible to move around, sort of. I quit, but *was* offered a position in another business group.
- Civil office culture - yelling & open disrespect aren't tolerated
- Good coworkers - some really lovely people work there.

If you're looking for a stable corporate job where you punch a clock and don't need to think independently, it's probably a good fit for you.

Cons- Employee satisfaction varies dramatically depending on business group and manager.
- Not a meritocracy - most places aren't entirely, of course, but it seems especially true at Capital.
- Growth is often not possible because most associates are overburdened with volume of tasks.
- Intelligence and honesty are not valued. Being able to play the game is.

They promote and emphasize growth in theory, but in practice advancement is a result of politicking and interpersonal strategy. Get in good with the boss = get your workload reduced + get handed opportunities for exposure. I saw this happen at all levels, from senior management all the way down to admin assistants.

Also - globally speaking - they're going through some big changes, so it may be a little extra bumpy for a while.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook closely at concentrated turnover in a department - really, it IS you, it ISN'T all about the departing associates.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Pay, Poor Advancement, No Leadership

    IT Group (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Capital Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros: Pay is good. bonus occurs 2x a year Cons: Bonuses are considered part of your "base". The bonuses continue to diminish dramatically year over year (net result is lowered overall pay). Company struggles with… Advice to Senior Management: Associates should be reviewed based on the work assigned, not on a job description. You can't hold an associate hostage based on a job… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    Great Company

    GSD Desktop Support (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Capital Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros: Value all associates Career advancement opportunities Cons: Old Technology team to communicate efficiently Really hard for company to make… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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