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Potential Opportunity for Contractors

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Former Contractor - Senior Brand Manager in Richmond, VA
Former Contractor - Senior Brand Manager in Richmond, VA

I worked at Capital One as a contractor (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

The culture is great and processes are set up to allow entrepreneurial thought at any level. They are open to working from home (though this has recently been less true for contractors) and many contractors have successfully transitioned to permanent, full-time employees.

Cons

Contractors are not always treated well. There is some legal consideration with making a difference, but some of the behaviors are mean-spirited and unnecessary. I heard a story from one contractor whose manager baked cupcakes and brought them from home, but wouldn't let the contractors have any. This type of childish behavior is more common than you might think.

Advice to Management

Consider eliminating the contractor program. Contractors work just as hard as full-time employees, but are treated as second class citizens and take a lot of tribal knowledge with them when they leave after their two-year stints.

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  1. Great place to work if you fit into the culture

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

    I worked at Capital One full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very fair compensation
    Good benefits
    Excellent campus in Richmond
    Tools are very effective such as wireless internet access
    Very intelligent and professional employees

    Cons

    Performance Management process encourages competition, not cooperation.
    Company culture is very specific - conservative, more formal interaction with team members.
    If your approach is "get it done and tell it like it is", you may feel out of place at this company.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage diversity in thought, approach, personality

  2. Great for college grads

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Senior Data Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Former Contractor - Senior Data Analyst in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Capital One as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    exiting opportunities to the world of banking and finance

    Cons

    onsite gym could be better

    Advice to Management

    great job as they take care of the newcomers really well

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