Capital One

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Mixed Messages

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Current Employee - Marketing in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Marketing in Washington, DC

I have been working at Capital One full-time

Pros

Talented, dedicated, competitive people who are selected for the power of their ideas. The people that excel there are truly deserving and every day I realize how exceptional the people that work here are.

Cons

the super-competitive people that Capital One hire are graded on how well they cooperate with others, then put into a super-competitive 360 review/forced ranking process that amplifies small errors.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Embrace diversity of approaches and be concerned more with outcomes than process.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    Formerly a good place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Manager in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Manager in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    High energy place, smart people around, quality of work

    Cons

    The card division had worsened over the years. Politics had taken root in the culture. From being a fair and progressive company, the place had become a joke.
    The management selects a bunch of individuals based on perception and then gives them a free pass to success. The selection is purely based on perception rather than true results. The place was hell bent on showing how open it is to certain historically disadvantaged groups and gave favorable benefits to them inspite of work not upto the mark. (Hint: if you are from such groups might not be a bad idea to join )
    Promotions especially to the dir level make no sense, its purely driven by who "likes" you!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The hippopotamus program is a failure! Wake up, dont base your management on theories written by some business gurus who at the end of the day want to sell their books and seminars. Remember what brought you success in the first place. Otherwise the place will be full of only hippos with no one to do the actual work. You wont have any lessons learned decks to share anymore. There wont be any company left

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Status quo rises -- swim hard or you'll sink

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Capital One full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The majority of the associates are incredibly smart and driven. Salaries and benefits are good -- the vacation is especially generous, but it can be hard to find time to take it.

    Cons

    Performance management pits employees against each other, and takes up 2-3 months every year. If you're willing to put in a lot of work over and above your normal role, you can get promoted, but the bar rises every year.

    The culture is very meeting-based; it's common to find yourself without a spare minute all day, and then you still have to do your "real work."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aware of mixed messages -- the campus was blanketed with banners and signs about the company mission just days after a layoff was announced.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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