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Still a great company although slipping a bit

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Current Employee - Product Specialist  in  Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Product Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Capital Group full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Very respectful professional environment; very democratic for a financial firm. Excellent salary and benefits. Strong senior management.

Cons

Slow career progression; recent personnel/structural changes are concerning. Less focus on the investor than in the past.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep true to what has made CG so successful - a focus on investors.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great place to work. The IT organization continuew to evolve to better meet the businesses needs.

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay
    Great Benefits
    Great Retirement Plan
    Good Work Life Balance
    Privately held with long term focus
    Always looking for innovative ways to improve IT service delivery. New ideas are always welcome and encouraged.

    Cons

    The long term focus can mean that implementing ideas can take an extended amount of time as you build support for your idea as you collaborate with other teams and stake holders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keeping up with changing and emerging trends is vital to success in IT. Encourage participation and attendance at least once overy three years at an industry conference.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great benefits, check your ambition at the door

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    Current Employee - Client Services Representative - Senior  in  Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Client Services Representative - Senior in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Capital Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company sponsored retirement plan that contributes 15%; generous vacation, education benefits. Two annual bonuses, NAV purchases on American Funds mutual funds

    Cons

    Painfully slow career development - in some instances, 10+ years before being placed in a supervisory position. Went on a hiring freeze from 2008-2011, but now that business has picked up since the Financial Crisis, mgmt is scrambling to keep up with hiring needs.

    Historically deliberate in decision making, the organization has been making technological and operational "enhancements" at an increased pace over the last several years. Many of these updates have resulted in system interruptions and other issues that should have been caught in testing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many associates feel "stuck" in that promotions are few and far between. The career advancement initiatives (On the Grow, et al) are ineffective and in many instances a rouse for development.

    Project management needs help. Too many similar projects taking place where data, results, findings, etc., can be leveraged from another group, yet each project seems to operate in its own silo.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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