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Capco Principal Consultant Reviews

Updated 3 Oct 2019

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Capco CEO Lance Levy
Lance Levy
32 Ratings
  1. "It is what you make it"

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

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

    Pros

    - Flat organization structure - Strong leadership - It is what you make it; leadership let's junior resources participate in sales, management, POCs, research, white paper etc.

    Cons

    - Not all regions are the same cultural

    Capco2019-08-27
  2. "Fast paced and driven corporate culture"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Capco is a fast paced and demanding place to work. Employees are given a lot of autonomy with clients to design and deliver complex transformational initiatives. The great majority of the time, we are engaged with clients on some of their most strategic initiatives and working on projects that are intellectually challenging.

    Cons

    Capco manages a broadly distributed workforce across the US and Canada. Employees outside of the core office locations (NY, Chicago, Charlotte, Washington DC, and Toronto) or assigned to remote client locations can be challenged to stay engaged in the employee community.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to mature employee engagement strategies for people located remotely. They are critical to maintaining client relationships in locations distributed across the US and Canada.

    Capco2019-10-03
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Solid work-life balance, compensates well, good place for self-starters"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Capco projects are typically 40-45 hours a week and flexible with work-life balance. Compensation is higher than other firms (especially in DC) If you don't need your hand held to submit your timesheet, Capco is a good place to work. You can take something and own it and no one will hold you back, as long as you are passionate and competent.

    Cons

    HR and firm infrastructure changes a lot and can be confusing

    Capco2019-07-18
  4. "Best consulting company in Financial Services"

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

    I have been working at Capco full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I have been with Capco for 6 years. Great culture, approachable management, feels more like a start-up culture than a staid corporation. Does quality work with most major banks, ranging from Strategy and Digital to standard consulting engagements. Good career opportunities, growing firm every year and a meritocratic environment.

    Cons

    Consulting is a challenging business and how interesting an engagement is depends mostly on the client. You don't always have control over what projects you get staffed on. But this is true for all consulting firms and Capco does a decent job of allowing people to have a say in what clients and projects they work with.

    Capco2019-07-18
  5. Helpful (7)

    "Glad to Go - Terrible company to join if you have talent."

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    Principal Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Capco

    Pros

    HR seems very good at making sure positive company reviews are listed at the top of this board.

    Cons

    Staff augmentation firm that is poorly managed by inept Partners who fire people randomly because of their inability to sell meaningful projects and utilize talent. Over the last 4-5 years, so many consultants have been hired and fired within months due to the inability of Partners to sell work. Consultants are constantly told to interview for staff aug roles at clients. Partners gossip and giggle like school... girls while frantically trying to sell PM and BA roles that clients need to fill with warm bodies. So many new consultants hired right out of college have been disappointed with their roles, but partners only care about billable margins. Most of the Managing Principals are incompetent and survive by sucking up to partners who are lazy morons. Partners don’t do much work and expect consultants to work like dogs, including many late nights and weekends. The CEO seems to be clueless about poor partner behavior, especially when it comes to staffing and promoting consultants (or perhaps he is ok with it). Most partners are white male, Jewish (just like the CEO), and they have trouble attracting racially diverse talent. Partners whine about the bad deals they got from CD&R and FIS and are constantly looking to wiggle out of the ownership.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop whining about the bad deal you got from CD&R and FIS. Fire all the partners who are rebadged employees of failing shops at clients, and who have been there for years since no one would hire them in the market. Pay the full bonus consultants work hard to earn and stop playing games by splitting bonus payments. Hire an ethical African American to run HR, and empower them to hire a more diverse workforce and... run both staffing and promotions. On second thought, just shut down (close the shop) since you clearly don’t know how to run a consulting business.

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    Capco2019-07-22
  6. "Dallas/Houston - Great People, Great Opportunities, Great Culture"

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Capco full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with! Capco Dallas/Houston employees really care for their clients and each other. Opportunities are there for the taking, but they aren't simply given. The Dallas office is full of tech minded consultants doing great things for their clients.

    Cons

    1) Limited number of clients. The clients are long standing and strategic, but few. 2) Capco is run like a small consultancy. Therefore, sometimes roles must be filled by less than ideal fit resources. Leadership is aware of these challenges and does their best to accommodate staffing changes in due time.

    Capco2019-06-15
  7. Helpful (8)

    "Avoid the Dumpster Fire"

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Capco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A lot of great, self-motivated, talented people that are fantastic to work with and people you can learn from . Unfortunately they are the minority at a firm that is struggling to recruit and retain top talent.

    Cons

    Capco has lost its way, forgetting that a culture that cultivates talent is a culture that thrives in the consulting industry. Sounds obvious but people and solutions are your only assets. Without them it will be very difficult to sell and deliver work. Capco does not treat their talent with the respect and dignity required to retain top talent. They have not process in place to nurture and develop talent. The... performance management process is broken and completely arbitrary. Worst of all in the Capco culture of placing no value on the individual, the leadership team continues to arbitrarily fire people with no clear process, warning or visibility into why that occurred. All these talent management issues combined lead to deep anxiety about your longevity at the firm. Top talent doesn't stay at a firm that makes them anxious about their job and keeps them guessing about their future.

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    Advice to Management

    Either sell the revenue focused, talent management blind, dumpster fire that is Capco or extinguish those terrible Capo red marketing flames and start over with a culture that is respectful and supportive of your greatest asset - your people. Lastly, Capco digital continues to ignite and stoke the Capco dumpster fire flames by perpetuating the culture identity crisis with no clear vision on how to sell and deliver... digital work. The digital partners are misguided and many are completely absent, focused again only on themselves with a total disregard for the talent required to sell and delivery work (god knows they are not doing it). Good luck and goodbye.

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    Capco2019-06-14
  8. Helpful (8)

    "Too much wasted talent and potential."

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Capco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay? Some people were cool.

    Cons

    Type of work i was promised while interview was not what i was asked to do. Senior leadership clearly had no idea what they were doing Terrible culture and atmosphere. Lied to repetedly Talent is not given a chance to shine. playing politics is seemingly the only way to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with people. Give talented people a chance to grow and learn. Politics and people who "play the capco game" best should not be promoted over the talented ones.

    Capco2018-12-27
  9. Helpful (6)

    "Politics"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, networking opportunities, ample vacation days

    Cons

    Extremely political, non transparent, unorganized, hostile

    Capco2018-08-27
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Consulting Firm"

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Capco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    True meritocracy where hard work is rewarded Numerous projects across a broad range of interests and fields Supportive partners and senior leadership Great benefits

    Cons

    Firm is experiencing continual growth so expect organizational changes Work life balance is what you make of it Don't expect any hand holding if you are not personally motivated

    Capco2018-05-22
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