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Almost cultish and everyone is a cheerleader for the company, but overall a great place to work

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Capital Group full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Beautiful campus, lots of perks, good benefits

Cons

overly structured and not as efficient in my work as I'd like to be

Other Employee Reviews for Capital Group

  1. Helpful (3)

    Capital Group is a great place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capital Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are generous, and there are some truly wonderful and very smart people who work there. As far as corporate jobs go, you don't get much better than Capital. Getting hired is very tough. I went on an endless series of interviews before finally getting the nod.

    Cons

    The pay is very good, and along with it comes very high expectations. Once you achieve manager or higher, expectations are commensurate with your salary. On the one hand, you can't blame them - they deserve to get their money's worth, and they do. But the pace can be hard to sustain at times. Upper management actively seeks and develops talent, but only if you're lucky enough to be one of the "chosen". If not, it's hard to change perception once it sets in. Overall, you need to be smart and you need to bring your "A" game everyday. Work life balance can be tough at times.


  2. Helpful (6)

    From Great to Horrible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Group Compliance Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Investment Group Compliance Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Capital Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice amenities, good work/life balance in the Investment Group, 2 bonuses. A calm work place.

    Cons

    Management here is generally really bad (across most departments). The company culture here used to be great but is declining rapidly. It used to be a joy to come to work, now it's a pain and many people are just collecting a paycheck. There has been an increase in an overall sense of dissatisfaction in the last few years. It's hard to move up unless you have been here for a really long time and are in good with Senior Management. There is not a lot of rhyme or reason around promotions here, lots of decisions are shrouded in secrecy. Additionally, managers are well aware of the bleak employment opportunities out there these days and have taken a "take it or leave it" attitude toward employee dissatisfaction. I would recommend working here to someone who needs a paycheck and is not concerned with sharpening skills or moving up. You can easily sail through a 20 year career here not putting forth much effort.

    Advice to Management

    Choose managers carefully with emphasis based on if they can (and want to) actually manage people (not just next in line for a promotion). Poor manager placings have been the downfall of many departments here (a reason for very high turnover) including mine. There is a strong sense of an "Us vs Them" attitude between managers and employees.


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