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31 English questions out of 31

September 17, 2018

What are perks and other benefits like at Capco?

Pros

Great employee perks and office

Cons

Not enough digital work for a digital firm

Great employee perks and office

September 17, 2018

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June 30, 2020

What is health insurance like at Capco?

Pros

Non-deductible health insurance, hours aren't constantly terrible, money is above average

Cons

The racism and cliques will limit your opportunities to be staffed and to advance. You can fulfill all requirements related to advancement and they'll still come up with an excuse. If you're a white person, you'll do just fine.

Advice to Management

Stop being racist

Non-deductible health insurance, hours aren't constantly terrible, money is above average

June 30, 2020

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December 7, 2018

What is the retirement plan like at Capco?

Pros

Most of the people you work with on the ground are great. The NY office has great coffee and snacks - when you can get to it. The company also tries to host events/socials at the office on a semi-regular basis. Its annual holiday party is generally a lot of fun and people look forward to it months in advance. You can also get exposure to a lot of different financial institutions, which is helpful if you're looking to get out of the industry. The company offers good health benefits and a respectable 401k matching program.

Cons

While the office does have free food/drinks and social events - you'll be lucky if you can actually find time to head over there. A lot of the clients/projects have demanding work hours, which makes work/life balance obsolete. So, for the most part, you can forget about dropping by for an afternoon cappuccino. I was lucky enough to land on some of the more strategic/advisory type projects that Capco has. However, the majority of my experience at the company can be lumped into the dreaded "staff aug" bucket. I was essentially doing the work of full time employees and not actually consulting. If I'm going to be doing that kind of work I might as well be treated like a full time employee (e.g. better hours & work/life balance, better management/oversight, more money [yes, it's surprising]), etc.). As for pay, I know that HR regularly responds to these posts stating that they pay industry or above. However, this is not the case for people promoted internally. A lot of people are signifcantly underpaid (even with getting solid 5s and 4s). Sadly, it seems it takes threats of formal complaints to HR for people to see any sizable bump at year-end. I was aghast when I found out what a new hire with the same experience was paid and decided it was time to look elsewhere. And for the obligatory HR reply to this post - yes, compensation complaints were discussed with my coach as was the lack of work/life balance (and also raised to client relationship manager).

Advice to Management

If you're going to preach work/life balance and praise Capco's culture - follow through on it. Make an effort to get engagement from all client accounts especially those with non-existent work life balance. Make sure their client relationship managers actually care about those working under them. A surprising number of MPs don't actually care about morale, worklife balance, or even abusive clients. AOs, COs, and SCs should be to review those above them in a formal way.

The company offers good health benefits and a respectable 401k matching program.

December 7, 2018

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June 30, 2020

What is paid time off like at Capco?

Pros

- I have been given opportunities and roles that constantly stretch my capabilities, even when they make me uncomfortable - Most of the senior management are very approachable and engaged; I feel like they care about me both as a colleague and a person - Whenever I have reached out for help, people have been extremely supportive - Excellent benefits and vacation time

Cons

- Work-life balance is always a challenge to manage. We are subject to the whims of our clients and also need to contribute to the firm, which can be very demanding at times.

Advice to Management

The annual review process has lost some nuance when it comes to core vs. commercial. Would be nice to have that back.

- Excellent benefits and vacation time

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August 14, 2018

How are career development opportunities at Capco?

Pros

The Associate Talent Programme (ATP) is not a "grad scheme" as such - it's not just open to graduates but offers an entry-level consulting job. This is what I found so interesting at the start, I joined not just with other graduates but people with all different backgrounds and experience! The short, sharp training that I began with offers me a good level of knowledge in the basics of consulting along with a comprehensive set of role plays which gave some life to the theory. The opportunities for quick career progression - it's a graduate scheme without the rigid confines of set milestones every year or two! Capco's culture - despite growing bigger and bigger, Capco had an entrepreneurial spirit about it and still has a "small firm" feel about it. Social events - there are several events every quarter which let's you network and meet people from all over the firm. Accessible Senior Management - over the year I've been here, I've met and spoke to many of the senior partners and leaders in the firm who are all extremely approachable and accessible at all the different events! Support network within the firm - the coaching system gives you access to leaders in the firm who support you with your career and general advice. Capco have a broad range of high-profile clients to work for, so I've ended up working with some of the largest Banks in the UK across different areas within Finance which has been really interesting. Capco has 28 offices around the world allowing opportunities for Global networking and job opportunities.

Cons

Some of the benefits offered aren't as broad as larger corporate firms (however this is somewhat made up for in the competitive graduate salary)

Advice to Management

Keep investing in your people - all the events that go on at Capco are a great way of bringing the firm together and meeting your colleagues!

The opportunities for quick career progression - it's a graduate scheme without the rigid confines of set milestones every year or two!

August 14, 2018

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