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Updated July 20, 2017
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  1. "Capco is a great place to learn the ins and outs of the financial services industry"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Associate Consultant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Young Company with quick growith, high profile clients

    Cons

    Projects are longer term, strategy team needs to be built out

    Advice to Management

    Build out digital and strategy practice

    Capco Response

    Nov 2, 2016 – Consultant

    Thank you for your positive comments and contribution to Capco. We are committed to building out our market offerings in a very niche and focused way. If you missed the North America town hall where... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Capco (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of training and attention to growth
    Great culture which encourages proactivity and learning
    Projects with greatest institutions
    Flexibility within the firm in terms of moving between projects
    Firm takes care of its employees

    Cons

    Mostly implementation projects and not enough analytical//strategic projects (to the best of my knowledge)

    Advice to Management

    Move into strategy consulting and diversify into non-finance industries
    Better training programs (make them more hands-on)

    Capco Response

    Sep 29, 2016 – Consultant

    Thank You for your comment and all contributions. Please keep in touch through our Alumni Program by emailing Capco.Na@capco.com. This includes yearly events and a series of regular publications on... More


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Good but changing management and not very innovative"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture and benefits and nice office

    Cons

    Not great project offerings and not very innovative

    Advice to Management

    More transparency

    Capco Response

    Sep 12, 2016 – Consultant

    Thank you for your thoughts. We are doing our best to remain one of the ‘Greatest Places to Work’ by continually offering leading and competitive benefits. Over the next few months you will hear more... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company to Start At!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Out of college training, multiple social events, one volunteer event per quarter, large opportunities for career growth on projects, skilled managers, decent benefits, overtime bonus per quarter, can get promoted quickly (depending on level)

    Cons

    Possibility of traveling projects, not a large variety of projects in current market, not many development projects in current market, "home" office in Addison is not a convenient location, CEO and parent company FIS are not very involved

    Capco Response

    Jul 19, 2016 – Consultant

    Thanks for your review, we pride ourselves on our culture and we're pleased to see it in action! Our new operating model is intended to start offering all of our employees even more opportunities and... More


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good Culture, Talented people, Sub-par Leadership."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Culture. Very Talented People, esp in Middle Management and Junior Levels. Good Associate Program for Entry Level Hires. Provides a lot of opportunities for engaging in Thought Leadership activities. Capco is especially strong in PMO and Business Analysis in Cap Markets, Wealth Management and Banking.

    Cons

    Haven't figured out the "go-to market" strategy quite yet, esp after FIS Acquisition of Capco, Clear2Pay & Sungard. Lot of churn at the Leadership levels. There is significant friction with parent FIS, when chasing deals in combined pursuit. Also, Capco is overtly dependent on a few large clients and is not competitive enough when like the Big4, from where it derives talent and competes on the basis of fees.
     In North America, Capco does a lot of "Run" projects than "Change" projects. There is an exciting relationship with a Brazilian Bank, but that success hasn't been replicable in North America. I do not consider Staff Augmentation or ChangeSourcing (read, Rebadging) , where Capco has been very successful, to be IT Advisory work, which Capco claims, but it helps the company makes its money.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some strong partners who has good relationships in the Industry and can sell real management consulting/IT advisory work.

    Capco Response

    Jul 19, 2016 – Consultant

    Thanks for taking the time to write such a thorough review. As you know we pride ourselves on our culture and our people so as we re-align the company to our new operating model we’re striving to... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Growing company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Capco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is investing lots of dollars into innovation and branding. This is creating a competitive advantage over the other legacy consultant firms.

    Cons

    As a Consultant you are on your own with very little mentoring. This can be good and bad depending on if you need support.

    Advice to Management

    Create a better process for helping new consultants mature.

    Capco Response

    Jul 7, 2016 – Consultant

    Thanks very much for your review, it is great to see our investment paying off. We are just now in the process of reviewing our coaching and management policies to make sure that all of our... More

  8. Helpful (16)

    "From HERO to ZERO!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Capco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    On the upside, if you want to work up a great resume via exposure to top tier banks and can put up with mind numbing work that the bank staff does not want do then yes, this is a great fit for you.

    Cons

    Sometime around 2015 Capco took a left turn instead of a right turn towards building upon what was at the time a great culture. The FIS acquisition has turned this one time best place to work start up boutique firm into a sales oriented every man for him/her(self) environment. What this means for its bottom line is not good and support is virtually absent at this stage. The entire #BEYOURSELFATWORK slogan has basically disappeared and is one based around fit in or get out. Around 95% of the Operating Partners have been ousted (Huge morale booster). If you are looking for boutique feel this is not it! As far as the BIG four feel its ways away from that.

    Advice to Management

    The people you staff should be your number one selling point. Usually a person’s top selling point is first based around their attitudes then their aptitudes as aptitudes can be enhanced very quickly. Treating people like humans and not robots, and understanding and being sensitive to cultural differences would be a great leap forward for this company. At the end of the day it’s the people that make the difference. No tool, skill and or asset can replace that.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, work life balance and people to work with. Helpful management and employee engagement is good. Visibility to senior management is also good.

    Cons

    Promotion is slow. Too many changes in management leads to shifting priorities. Having said that it is a growing firm and I dont have much to complain.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Capco Response

    Jun 23, 2016 – HR

    Thank you for your review, it’s great to hear that you enjoyed our Capco culture. We are indeed experiencing some growth and leadership changes. We’ve recently realigned the structure of our... More


  10. Helpful (11)

    "Culture is gone"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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