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Updated September 20, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good policies for working women and flexibility to manage work life balance" (in 43 reviews)

  • "Great people with an approachable leadership team" (in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is what you make of it" (in 36 reviews)

  • "TBH, I'm not sure senior management want NY HC in the office" (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Excellent team, and even brighter future. A place you can be known and make an impact."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Principal in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Managing Principal in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Capco offers the best of both worlds, a small company feel where you will be known and able to make an impact, but also brings a Big 5 punch when it comes to delivering complex projects to top tier clients.
    Projects are at industry leading companies. The caliber of talent steepens your own growth trajectory, as you are surrounded by passionate, bright, people with deep domain knowledge and technical expertise. You know the impact you can make on the organization and don’t feel like just another number - leadership within your group knows every employee by name. The recent shift to being private is a exciting step to fueling Capco's growth aspirations.

    Cons

    This holds true with all consulting firms, but since teams are dispersed across clients and locations it sometimes is difficult to come together as much as we would like. There is certainly effort made to do this through a variety of after hours events- social, family and philanthropic. The team looks forward to team wide get togethers as a reunion of sorts with people you don't see on your current project.

    Advice to Management

    More team events would be welcomed...liking your team and wanting to get together more seems like a high quality problem to have.

    Capco Response

    Aug 30, 2018 – HR

    Thank you for your review and we're pleased to hear your enthusiasm for Capco shining through after 5+ years with the firm. As a senor leader in our firm, it's great to hear your comments on the... More


  2. "Join at your own risk"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time

    Pros

    Pay is pretty solid, NYC office is nice (aesthetically)

    Cons

    There are some extremely sketchy things going on at Capco in the NY office right now. They are firing almost indiscriminately and it has even myself worried. I recently heard of an associate being fired after being with the company for only 3 months.

    If you do end up joining, be careful about what projects you get on. There are a select few MP's who can be extremely hostile so be wary.

    Advice to Management

    This fire and hire tactic will won't work forever.

    Capco Response

    Sep 18, 2018 – HR

    Like any other firm operating in very competitive markets and delivering innovative and market-leading client solutions and services, some focused adjustments to our operating and staffing models are... More

  3. "Great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company with integrity and good market solutions. Management treats everyone fairly and plenty of growth and opportunity within Capco and clients

    Cons

    Lots of politics but nothing new in mid-size companies

    Capco Response

    Aug 16, 2018 – HR

    Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read your comments as a former leader in our firm and fully agree that there are lots of opportunities for individuals to develop a rewarding career at... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Politics"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    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

    Capco Response

    Aug 30, 2018 – HR

    Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read that you enjoy many of the great things about working at Capco including our employee benefits and frequent opportunities to network with your... More


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Lacks purpose and weak culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Capco full-time

    Pros

    Compensation can be high
    No travel required in certain markets
    Get exposure to the financial industry

    Cons

    Capco struggles is defining its purpose and creating a strong culture. Many people there do not have a sense of loyalty to the firm nor are they excited about Capco. In some markets, especially DC, Capco's sole business is tethered to a single account and you will essentially function as an employee of the client. That situation will not change because the partners don't seem to want to invest into growth elsewhere and seem comfortable in the arrangement. I would only join Capco if you are unhappy with your current compensation... but realize you're taking a huge risk.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more internally. Let's define our purpose and strategy more clearly. Make people feel proud to be at Capco.

    Capco Response

    Aug 20, 2018 – HR

    Thank you for your positive comments on our market competitive compensation and benefits and our breadth of exposure to clients in the financial services industry. Capco has chosen to differentiate... More


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Just Don't"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Capco full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cool looking office, not that you'll be in it much.

    Cons

    Terrible place to work, don't even think about joining. They are a bunch of incompetent liars who like to talk big, but have zero in the way of backing it up.

    The people you'll meet here, this goes double for the partners, are more qualified to work as used car salesmen than as any type of professional they claim to be. This is a staff aug/ sweat shop plain and simple. They will work you to the bone and then complain that you're not doing more. Most of the good reviews on Glassdoor are added by associates who are forced to do it to hide the truth (read past the first 4 or 5 reviews and you will get the truth). This place is also infested with internal politics and backstabbing that pretty much ensures only the select few get ahead. All their talk of fairness and transparency are just that...talk.

    So yeah good luck Crapco, you're gonna need it....

    Advice to Management

    No point in giving this since they're gonna ignore it anyway.

    Capco Response

    Aug 30, 2018 – HR

    We are very disappointed to read your comments.

    Diversification of our client portfolio is a key component of Capco’s strategy for growth. While continuing to serve our foundational clients, we... More


  7. "Great International experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Capco offers a real opportunity to have an International experience across continents. Also, the variety of clients and projects offsets the disadvantage to work for a banking industry focused firm. The immense majority of co-coworkers are smart, professional, and always willing to give a hand when necessary. Additionally, the HR team is made of available, smart, and helpful people.

    Cons

    For all its advantages, working in a fast-growing firm can be demanding. An important non-client investment is also required to make a name for oneself in the firm and although it might not impede the work/life balance; it remains demanding to participate on internal project after a day’s work.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve the top-down communication to enhance skill developing opportunities across capabilities and praise juniors’ involvement within the firm to encourage networking even in the early stages of one’s career

    Capco Response

    Jul 23, 2018 – HR

    Thank you for your review and we are delighted to hear that you enjoy working at Capco. Your review sums up many of the great things about Capco including the variety of work, international... More

  8. Helpful (4)

    "They just fire people all the time and it’s getting worse! Don’t even think about joining in NY office."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Principal in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Capco full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None... absolutely none!
    Or may be they will pay you 10-15 K more than the competing offer but that’s where it all ends.

    Cons

    Everything you can think of.
    > They fire people every Thursday and it’s no Joke! Go read fishbowl and you will understand.

    > Talent Management is a joke and recruitment is a joke too.

    > They ask Associates to write fake Glassdoor reviews.

    > I think others have explained cons very well so I don’t need to get into further details, my sincere advice would be not even consider this firm.

    Advice to Management

    People are the biggest asset, if you don’t value them you might soon fail as a company.

    Capco Response

    Aug 13, 2018 – HR

    Thank you for your comments. As a firm, we do offer market competitive compensation and benefits as well as a rewarding career, which is why we are able to attract talent in the market as we continue... More


  9. "Great place for consulting"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Capco in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Capco in New York, NY

    I have been working at Capco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    work life balance, low travel, senior management is very receptive to changes

    Cons

    Not enough opportunity to move up the company ladder, to hit the glass ceiling

    Capco Response

    Jun 28, 2018 – HR

    Thank you for your feedback.

    We are pleased to read your positive comments regarding flexible working and the opportunity to share your suggestions with senior management. Capco's culture... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Software Developer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great learning opportunity and really brililant coworkers

    Cons

    no immediate cons come to mind.

    Advice to Management

    more obvious bonus structure.

    Capco Response

    Jun 19, 2018 – HR

    Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that you are enjoying the great development opportunities and working with your Capco colleagues. Thanks for your continued contribution to our... More


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