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American Capital CEO Malon Wilkus
Malon Wilkus
32 Ratings
Pros
  • "The work-life balance is the best you'll find in the area, and the technology is very cutting-edge(in 5 reviews)

  • "Great Company to work for with great benefits(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company and Benefits"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at American Capital full-time

      Pros

      Great compensation, benefits and people

      Cons

      Company was sold by management

      American Capital2018-10-02
    • "Valuable Learning Experience"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at American Capital full-time

        Pros

        * Exposure to a wide array of interesting industries and companies * Ability to make valuable contributions early in your career * Health / benefits very employee friendly

        Cons

        * Compensation was not bad, but not top of market either

        American Capital2019-02-21
      • "Great company for work life balance"

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        Former Employee - Managing Director in Bethesda, MD
        Recommends
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at American Capital for more than 8 years

        Pros

        great work life balance and pay

        Cons

        inadequate mgmt; lack of strategy

        American Capital2018-11-07
      • "I earned it"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at American Capital full-time for more than 19 years

        Pros

        Empowered staff Provided technology Good pay Great benefits Smart people

        Cons

        Company could have survived if many of upper senior management would have just left as requested by Singer

        Advice to Management

        Was 10MM CEO bonus enough as staff was laid off?

        American Capital2018-11-09
      • "Counsel"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at American Capital

        Pros

        Very high compensation is excellent

        Cons

        Good place to work in Bethesda

        American Capital2018-09-29
      • "Receptionist"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Negative Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at American Capital full-time

        Pros

        Above average pay and benefits. C- level Executives were fantastic.

        Cons

        Some terrible middle managers and employee entitlement. Management was not consistent across the board.

        Advice to Management

        It's ok to say no to ridiculous employee requests.

        American Capital2018-09-13
      • "Great Place Closed Now"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at American Capital full-time

        Pros

        Entrepreneurial Spirit. Team worked well togehter

        Cons

        Small firm in competitive banking environment

        American Capital2018-03-20
      • "Great team"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at American Capital

        Pros

        Small, supportive team environment with opportunities for learning/growth

        Cons

        Difficult to get exposure to senior management while based at satellite office

        American Capital2018-02-08
      • "Equity Plan Manager"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I worked at American Capital full-time

        Pros

        Management support and perks and the support from your peers

        Cons

        sometimes you will have very long hours

        American Capital2017-08-14
      • "Private Equity Associate"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at American Capital full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        i have nothing good to say about this company

        Cons

        - toxic culture - management team behavior that borders on criminality - poorly run HR function - overly bureaucratic

        Advice to Management

        fire yourselves

        American Capital2017-09-01
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