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Updated August 6, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Breaking the own rules - integrity is something different"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relatively short ways, quite flexible environment

    Cons

    In Consulting Services you have to work on client projects - most of the time. This is common knowledge. To be promoted one has to show up with performance (whatever this means), mainly on client projects, get proper appraisals and so on - so far, so good.
    To become a Principal Consultant you need a proper consulting history, you need to express some minimum seniority (also in years of experience and relevance of experience), and overall there are some rules which are also officially communicated: you have to bring in business or at least perform as project manager for a while, be responsible for some minimum revenue, manage a team and of course you need to have and demonstrate relevant skills. These skills have to be related to the business such as subject matter expertise, methodology and so forth.

    But if Capco promote people to Principal Consultant in high speed, who have nearly never been billable, nearly no important knowledge about the business, nearly no client project experience, who cannot really be seen as consultants at all, then this is going a beyond a joke. People who provide marketing material and support well in project proposals are truly useful but this is not consulting. Promoting those people to Principal Consultant - especially if you compare their profiles to those of other Principal Consultants - is inappropriate. This exceeds any tolerance regarding unfairness.

    Advice to Management

    I fear there is nothing left to rescue. Pure game of hazard and clique mentality is no acceptable base for making career as a management consultant if someone wants to be a genuine management consultant.

    Capco Response

    Aug 9, 2017 – HR

    Thank you for your review, however, we are very disappointed to read your comments. Capco has a very robust performance management process and while we agree that there is certainly the opportunity... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    ""Honey Badger" herd mentality"

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

    I worked at Capco full-time

    Pros

    Reasonably well recognized brand in FS Capital Markets, nice niche for a boutique this size. Smart people who really know their space. Good place for junior staffers to learn

    Cons

    Too much like Accenture - pushing sales - long hours working and after hours partying required

    Advice to Management

    The partner model is outdated - might rethink career growth strategies

    Capco Response

    Jul 17, 2017 – HR

    Thank you for your review.

    We fully agree with you that as a firm focused exclusively on financial services, Capco employees are experts in their field. Capco is a great place for those... More

  3. "Management not engaged and somewhat discriminatory"

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Education and training were also emphasized.

    Cons

    Somewhat discriminatory in their practices. No channel for employees to voice their concerns.

    Capco Response

    Jun 5, 2017 – HR

    Thank you for your feedback.

    We are very disappointed to hear your review and in particular, your comments around discriminatory practices. Discrimination in any form is not tolerated at Capco... More


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Started from Boutique now we here"

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

    I worked at Capco full-time

    Pros

    A lot of smart people get tricked into joining, and the culture is still good at entry level

    Cons

    Work has shifted from involving some strategy to pure staff aug, project management outsourcing, data grunt work, random stuff back office staff won't do themselves. Promotions are about who you know and good work is not rewarded. There is a lack of expertise that is compensated for by an aggressive sales culture and long hours worked by entry level consultants with no guidance.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the nepotism and stop selling projects that you cannot deliver

    Capco Response

    May 17, 2017 – HR

    Thank you for your feedback.

    Whilst we agree that we hire a lot of smart people, our approach is certainly not to "trick" people into joining. Our recruitment process is designed to enable... More


  5. "Overall Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very bright colleagues. Great downtown NYC location!

    Cons

    Found company to have a very unusual culture.

    Capco Response

    May 8, 2017 – HR

    Thank you for your review.

    As you mention, Capco hires bright, talented and enthusiastic people who want to make a real difference in the financial services industry. We are pleased to hear that... More


  6. "principle consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Capco full-time

    Pros

    good amount of paid leave and interesting people to work with

    Cons

    more of a staff aug company than consulting

    Capco Response

    Mar 22, 2017 – HR

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

    Many people say the reason that they join Capco is due to the people they meet during the recruitment process and we're pleased to hear that you... More


  7. "Process Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Capco full-time

    Pros

    They offer a competitive salary and benefits.

    Cons

    They tend to want to put you on projects that may not be a good fit.

    Capco Response

    Feb 7, 2017 – HR

    Thank you for your valuable feedback. We continue to work on ensuring we listen to our employees' career desires, and ensuring people can receive the support they need to correctly align their career... More

  8. "Capco employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Capco (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good exposure to management consulting business

    Cons

    Poor leadership. Quality control heavily needed. Some managers are great, others are completely unprofessional and uneducated -- hence relying on young talent to get things done the right way.

    Capco Response

    Nov 17, 2016 – Consultant

    Thank you fro your comments. One of our top priorities this year is ensuring that our Performance Management Framework is effective. Our new framework which will be rolled out in 2017 takes into... More


  9. "Capco is a great place to learn the ins and outs of the financial services industry"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The headquarters offer free drinks and snacks, there is always an opportunity to learn something new while on client site or working internally

    Cons

    The hours can be very long, there is sometimes a lack of transparency that you would hope to have in a company

    Advice to Management

    Align employees to positions that make sense based on skill set and experience

    Capco Response

    Dec 6, 2016 – Consultant

    Thank you for your thoughts. As you continue to navigate your career here at Capco, leverage your Coach, Partner, and Business Partner relationships. We care about your success and we want to ensure... More


  10. Helpful (11)

    "Culture is gone"

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Capco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, entrepreneurial environment (if not shot down by parent), cool offices, open debate culture (to some extent), some managers/partners are world class

    Cons

    Culture is gone with new management, no longer a boutique firm being part of a Global FinTech firm, lack of inspiration, motivation and true leadership

    Too many ego's and selfish wannabes at exec level

    Advice to Management

    Live to your core values, walk the walk, provide guidance and a clear strategy

    Capco Response

    Jun 23, 2016 – HR

    Thank you for the time you have taken to submit this review.

    It's important that our leavers feel they can provide honest input needed to drive positive changes, so we appreciate your feedback... More


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