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Capco Senior Consultant Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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  • fair compensation and good work-life balance (in 27 reviews)

  • Good people, solid effort at culture (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "An employer who walks the walk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the few employers who walks the walk on commitment to people. Not come across any other employer who has a 'no time in role' approach for career progression. Great bunch of folks to work with.

    Cons

    Not your kind of workplace if you are looking for Consulting opportunities not focused in the financial services sector

    Advice to Management

    More of the same please!

    Capco Response

    Apr 20, 2017 – HR

    Thank you for your positive review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoy working at Capco and collaborating with your colleagues. As you mention, Capco's 'no time in grade' policy really sets ... More


  2. "Good but always changing"

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

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

    Pros

    -Compensation
    - Benefits
    - flexibility
    - Nice poeple

    Cons

    - Little Growth
    - Too Much Change
    - Weak support systems (Finance, HR, Compliance, Legal)
    - Lack of defining culture
    - Work hours
    - Weak Business Model


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Competitive Salary/Poor Upper Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Capco consulting offers competitive salaries and a group of younger consultants who are fun to work with. I like the smaller consulting atmosphere because it allows you to have more visibility with upper level management. The bonus pay for hours billed is fairly lucrative and fair compared to some other consulting firms.

    Cons

    While the company use to have several different project opportunities, now all of our opportunities have recently been limited to a few clients. This is because some of our partners have a difficult time selling new work at new clients. One of the largest projects on one of our clients staffs a lot of Capco employees, and the management on the project is very hostile. Group think, discrimination, and defensiveness rule the day and strife open communication and insight from the rest of the team members. Due to this, the project turnover rate is very high, but project managers' aloof attitude makes them appear like they do not care to lose people.

    Advice to Management

    Rate people in the current role in the same manner that people are judged which come in as an experienced hire in the same role. An experienced hire who did a good job for six months shouldn't get promoted over a person who has done an excellent job in the current role for 1-2 years.

    Capco Response

    Apr 20, 2017 – HR

    Thank you for your feedback. At Capco, our people are our priority and we are disappointed to hear about your experience. We are committed to ensuring that all our people can be themselves at ... More


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Own Your Career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Whether you're just starting your career, or transitioning from an industry role, Capco fosters an environment to grow both professionally and personally. Capco puts you in control of your career while supporting your goals and challenging you with a mixture of opportunities. Highly recommend this firm to those that have an entrepreneurial mindset and are motivated to stretch themselves.

    Cons

    Similar to most consulting firms, your work/life balance will depend on your staffing assignment. Additionally, there have been lots of changes in leadership but Capco's core values/cultural remain intact.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to empower employees to own their careers while remaining true to the cultural legacy that makes Capco so great.

    Capco Response

    Feb 7, 2017 – HR

    Thank you for letting us know about your positive experiences, it's great to hear that you have found opportunities to grow in many ways. We are always striving to ensure we support our employees, so ... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company to Start At!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


  7. "Excellent company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    Pros

    * Good clients
    * Excellent pay and benefits
    * Working with excellent people
    * Capco supports its employee during the bench time and in between projects
    * New York office is sleek and modern

    Cons

    * Ratings need to be revamped
    * If you work hard in client site and miss out capco parties, then networking will be a problem to maintain


  8. "True Meritocracy, Access to Leadership, Global Opportunities"

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

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

    Pros

    - Career Growth: Leadership has set clear expectations and a path to grow and succeed at the firm; any new joiner will understand their annual goals very clearly
    - Meritocracy: If you have what it takes, you will get ample of opportunities to grow at the firm across multiple accounts regardless of your level or location; there are several people who have grown from Associate to Principal Consultant in 5-7 years of time (comparable to Big 4)
    - Strong Partner Community: Most Partners at the firm have a proven track record of sales and revenue growth; most are highly invested in talent development and have an open door policy
    - Global Opportunities: Although global projects are rare, the firm encourages people to enroll in the GROW program that allows one to relocate to a different country for 1-2 years
    - Competitive Compensation: The compensation is very competitive for high performers; in a good year, the bonus structure is pretty good as well

    Cons

    - Inconsistent talent: Hired poorly in the past 2-3 years with certain people who do not have basic skill sets at their individual levels, which sometimes leads to staffing and delivery issues
    - Poor Back Office Support: As the company grew over 400% since 2010, it led to inconsistencies in support staff like IT and Finance; nothing that you can't handle but it's still a pain point compared to the larger firms

    Advice to Management

    - Rethink the talent structure and make difficult choices with bottom performers
    - Improve recruitment and hire strong junior consultants to improve ease of staffing
    - Provide greater vested bonus structure to retain top talent over the years


  9. Helpful (17)

    "Senior Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a gap filer on resume. Exposure to client, which could mean you could get hired into a real company for real pay and decent vacation. They offer benefits and vacation days, but far below the average. It is a place to work while you wait for the economy to pick up.

    Cons

    Management is immature. Too many meetings about meetings and status reports about meetings. No trust of employees. Rude and sexist male employees in senior management levels (they insult each others size at the town hall and public meetings). Professional staff (with decades of work experience) are treated like entry level college graduates. One day after Engagement survey closes... the company announced no bonus for 2016! On many occasions I have heard the client complain (multiple projects) about the quality of the junior level resources. None of the password systems talk to each other. Nearly every email about password reset has significant errors.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees a fair amount. Stop spending money on parties and booze at bars. Have town halls during the day and not at night. Treat employees fairly. Get rid of the "good old boys club".


  10. Helpful (23)

    "Toxic environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some really great people still left at the company
    Great Benefits

    Cons

    Culture is toxic and unsupportive. Long work hours. Client assignments are random and seldom a good fit. Promotion/annual reviews are a glorified popularity contest. Client roster constantly in flux due to upper management losing business; when this happens and you are moved to the bench through no fault of your own it is marked negatively on your record. When on the bench you must compete with others to gain favor of the partners as they place people based on who they like rather than best fit; during this time anyone in the company who is billable can ping you to work on the most mundane tasks. If they decide they don't like you, you're given vague messages indicating "people are angry" and then rolled off your project no matter how well you are performing. Upper management makes fun of employees' appearance and make racially insensitive comments on a regular basis and then insist they are "just joking". Coaches are the real joke, they are no help at all, just another layer in the Capco bureaucracy. Other than the benefits, there is nothing to be gained in working with Capco versus any other placement firm; at least with a staffing agency you work only for the client and are not expected to build another company on your off hors.

    Advice to Management

    None, it would not be given any real consideration

    Capco Response

    Jan 27, 2016 – HR

    We are disappointed to read your review and would encourage you to reach out to your Human Capital Business Partner or directly to the North America Human Capital Director, Mary Keller, to discuss ... More


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Risk Management Senior Consultant"

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

    Pros

    Good Firm with a vision of success. Good work life balance. Great Benefits.

    Cons

    No cons to report at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people.