Capital One
3.4 of 5 1,358 reviews
www.capitalone.com Mc Lean, VA 5000+ Employees

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A good place to work at

Manager (Current Employee)
McLean, VA

ProsI've been at Capital One for over 3 years now and have enjoyed working here. It's a pretty good place with smart people, great work life balance, good compensation, great benefits and flexibility in work location.

ConsOne of the best things about capital one has always been the bottom up innovation in the strategy setting and product development. However, the recent spate of acquisitions has added a lot of beaurocracy and moat of the work being done is driven by senior management with the ground level employees simply finding ways to do what they are asked to do. Also, the performance appraisal process needs more transparency. The way it works today, its a popularity contest. If people above you like you, you get to be on the high profile projects and get promoted as a result of that. The others just get stuck in a viscious cycle of getting the same vague feedback again and again.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave more transparency on the agenda setting and also give the analysts more freedom to innovate. Get rid of the antiquated performance management system and introduce something which would be more fair and will reward great work and is not a popularity contest

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    High standards; slow decision making

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
    Wilmington, DE

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


    Pros: Expectations of individual performance are very high and are reflected in the quality of work produced. Work environment… Cons: Highly bureaucratic structure results in excess deliberation over high impact… Advice to Senior Management: Trust the intuition of your business and much more meaningful… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Very sound company with the right intentions, but too much red tape

    Director (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Capital One full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: Very sound business strategy; smart employees; Exec Mgmt. puts their money where their mouth is in supporting… Cons: Very process oriented, decision making is slow due to highly matrixed… Advice to Senior Management: Streamline decision making and strategy ownership to enable quicker decision… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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