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One of the best places I have worked at!

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Current Employee - Tech Lead/IT Manager in Plano, TX
Current Employee - Tech Lead/IT Manager in Plano, TX

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

Pros

Great benefits - 7.5% match on 401K (on base and bonus), 1K match on FSA, Discounted stock purchase program.
Flexibility, open work space, Wi-Fi at work lets you work from anywhere you want in and around the building.
Really smart intelligent colleagues who make it a great place to work. You are always challenged and motivated for that reason.
The company is always doing the right thing for the employees/associates. (eg: they pay bonuses even when they didn't make much money or had layoffs and doesn't make that an excuse for cutting down on benefits).
With the acquisitions of ING Direct and HSBC Cards, growing even more and unlike most other financial companies is well managed and growing, but very carefully with a bright future ahead.
One of the rare places where I have seen things work the way they are supposed to and if not, you could find a way to work to get that changed.

Cons

The performance management system is good overall, but the forced ranking system can be painful. Not sure what can be a better option here, but good to think about it.
Lots of type A people which can sometimes be annoying.
Good individual contributors get promoted to people managers which sometimes leads to lack of focus on coaching/mentoring, but rather the people managers just trying to continue to be good individual contributors at their new level.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You are doing a great job overall, but please find a way to fix the performance management system.

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    Capital One

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in McLean, VA

    I worked at Capital One full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, Lots of opportunities for those who seek it, Location had good benefits like gym, nurses office; Smart group of people

    Cons

    Career path can depend on what group you're in, too much focus on profitability per user instead of maximizing value of user.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotion to manager must include training to be a people manager. That or create a separate path for people managers and excellent analysts.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Very satisfied with the employer

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    Current Employee - Principal Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Project Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Capital One full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Growing company
    Great company culture
    Family oriented
    Competent Leadership

    Cons

    Still a growing company and is facing competition from the big players.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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