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Capco Anonymous Reviews

Updated Aug 9, 2019

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3.8
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Capco CEO Lance Levy
Lance Levy
11 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with growth prospects"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Capco is a consulting company with a difference, 100% focused on financial services, deeper competency than all the Big 4 and similar, clients that know us really value us. Lots of interesting and transformative work in the digital and data analytics spaces. Capco is a less known brand name, but is usually much more highly valued than the competition by those who know us well. Culture is excellent -... entrepreneurial, edgy, informal.

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    Cons

    Don't fall for the negative comments about staff augmentation. All large consulting firms do some staff aug, it's the nature of the business. Capco does many interesting projects, and some truly transformational ones. Work life balance can be a challenge, but depends largely on the client.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time with junior consultants to understand their issues and concerns. Communicate more about the state of the business

    Capco2017-11-30
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Largest and best consulting firm in financial services by FAR!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Capco is by now (late 2014) the largest global consulting firm in financial services, considering the number of consultants they have in FS (nearly 3000 globally, almost 1000 in North America) which is more than any of their competition (including the Big 4, Accenture, etc) once you strip out those other firms' non-FS practices and Services (ITO, BPO) etc. Capco has experienced 25-35% growth each year since 2010,... and there is a reason for it.... People are coming to Capco from the traditional consulting firms and from banks for one singular reason -- the culture of Capco is fantastic. There is no other firm in the FS industry that is more innovative, invests more in their employees, or has less bureaucracy and unnecessary structure. It feels like an entrepreneurial startup, even though it is not so small. Capco just held a 3-day employee gathering in Puerto Rico at the incredible El Conquistador resort. They flew down over 800 employees. The event included incredible speakers such as Peter Diamandis (X-Price founder and voted one of the 50 most influential people in the world) and parties that were legendary. People came away amazingly inspired, energized, and passionate. No other firm would do this! There is a huge focus on innovation and transformation. Employees are actively engaged and encouraged to come up with ideas, and are given support to do so. At Capco, no one will hold you back.

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    Cons

    The very rapid growth has caused some issues. Internal systems and admin are not the best, but management are working on it. The other issue is that they have taken on some client work that is not to everyone's taste, like testing or project execution without much chance for employees to shape the strategy. Some people like that kind of work, but others (like me) would rather work on making a real difference... for the client. Management is open about the challenges -- on one hand Capco has built a fantastic business, growth and consulting model based on long term client commitments, on the other hand they are well aware of the issues it causes some people and are actively trying to fix it. Things aren't perfect. They aren't at any firm. What I really like about Capco is that management is very open about the challenges and engage employees about the best way to solve them.

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    Advice to Management

    Action the challenges faster. Especially after the Puerto Rico event, you have hugely inspired and motivated employees bursting with energy to come up with more innovation. You need to rapidly capitalize on this HUGE energy before it dissipates.

    Capco2014-12-08
  3. Helpful (12)

    "Crashing Plane"

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    Anonymous 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Capco

    Pros

    Two paychecks a month, a visa, free fruit and drinks. Work from home

    Cons

    The reviews are spot on, this place is a body shop no matter how you twist it. Can't put lipstick on this ugly pig...

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying

    Capco2014-06-23
  4. "Great consultancy with non-traditional approach"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people are great; pleasure to work with so many talented, hardworking people Strong focus on coaching and L&D Many community initiatives focused on staff mental health and well being Lots of opportunities to take part in CSR projects, as well as client work Good benefits

    Cons

    Capco continue to work on building their female and BAME representation at senior level. It's not there yet but am hopeful it will become more balanced in time.

    Advice to Management

    Remember to apply coaching approach when leading projects and not just with your coachees; it will lead to stronger people management.

    Capco2019-08-09
  5. "Experience report from a new joiner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time

    Pros

    As I’m not with Capco for a long time, I’m only able to share what I’ve experienced so far. Recruitment and interview experience: + Fair recruitment process with interview partners of different divisions, backgrounds and seniority level and honest explanation of the definition of seniority levels, bonuses etc. + Besides required know-how, expertise and soft skills, I had the feeling that they’re seriously... taking a personality match into account which is something that I personally consider as positive (shows capacity for teamwork) + Fast response rate and flexibility regarding answering questions and scheduling appointments, directly assigned contact persons + Relatively fast process: in my case ~2 months from application (3 interviews 1-1.5 hrs each and 1 Case Study for 2 hr) to formal offer Onboarding: + Capco team was speeded up the hiring process, so that I was able to start 3 month earlier than they were initially planning to fill the position + Smooth process from formal offer to first day of work (2 weeks in my case): clear instructions, functional equipment laptop, mobile phone etc. + The mandatory welcome day on day 1 was very helpful and lots of different people took the time to explain most important facts and processes (although we were only 2 new joiners) + No stupid filler-tasks, you’re allowed to contribute to business related tasks from the beginning + Assigned coach (HR is doing their best that regular meetings and personal development plans are taken seriously, financial contribution to coaching meals) + Very friendly environment (you don’t really feel the hierarchy and collaborate with colleagues from all seniority levels, people are very helpful, teamwork instead of lone fighters)

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    Cons

    Recruitment: - Partly uncertainty regarding potential process assignments - Different views of interview partners regarding seniority/rank led to initial confusion - Salary not really negotiable (but they explain you reasons for ranking and promotion criteria very detailed and transparently – same rules across the firm) Onboarding: - Some basic platforms (e.g. intranet) and printer installation couldn’t be... used in the beginning (initial setup was still faster compared to companies) - Event that coincidentally took place at the 1st day of work has unfortunately not been communicated in advance

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    Capco2018-11-16
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Capco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Top employer of 2018

    Cons

    - Bad company culture: promoting people who can talk rather than those who do good work - Low salary - Very few good managers who are competent and respect subordinates - No clear upward feedback possibility - Forcing everyone to do "community" activities for the firm in order to be considered for promotion - Uninteresting projects - Limited chance to switch projects - Project durations are too long

    Advice to Management

    People are your greatest assets.

    Capco2018-12-19
  7. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Dynamic & innovative company with startup culture - International team - Many learning & development possibilities - Challenging projects - Career coaching

    Cons

    - Sometimes long working hours depending on project

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing good work!

    Capco2018-10-02
  8. "Good consulting firm; but a lot to develop still (Paris Office)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Good assignments / projects, if you're keen on Consulting in Financial Services - Good management follow-up on assignee - Good ambience, camaraderie and positive vibe in the firm - Competitive Salary (only if negotiated well at the time of joining) - Strong sense of Diversity & Inclusion

    Cons

    - Growth : can be stuck in the same grade for years - Training & workshop : need to improve in providing more training content & options; invite (where budget allows) external facilitators for well tailored sessions; internal workshops are often a check-the-box activity without making effort to encourage participation of staff - External Certifications : do not encourage financing external certifications... - Mentoring : while focus is on growing the Paris office visibility through aggressive sales, there is lack of guidance and mentoring from senior management, other than relaying client feedback - Lack of assignments in partnership with other sites; hence, although an international firm, lack of travel opportunities - Comité d'Entreprise needs much improvement

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    Advice to Management

    - To promote Capco, promote better learning, nurture growth and mentor-ship - Identify key talents / high potential employees for growth, irrespective of grade

    Capco2018-09-10
  9. "Nice Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Zürich
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Family like culture - Flat Hierarchy - Good Career Development opportunities

    Cons

    - IT Infrastructure should be improved

    Advice to Management

    The management should consider improving the current IT infrastructure to make it easier for the employees to use their workstations enabling them to work more efficiently.

    Capco2018-05-11
  10. "Great workplace with a family atmosphere"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Zürich
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    At Capco Zurich there is a family-like culture and I personally like flat hierarchy as I can easily reach out to top management and discuss with them. Meritocracy environment gives the opportunity to excellent employees to grow fast within the company. Employees have an opportunity for an open discussion with the management and HR as there is the "open-door policy".

    Cons

    The amount of employees is growing and the space still remains the same -it's limited. The good news is that reorganization of the office space is planned to be done soon.

    Advice to Management

    The "open-door policy" can prevent potential problems and issues of the employees, therefore, it's very important to keep it.

    Capco2018-04-23
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