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Updated February 22, 2018
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Capital Group President Philip de Toledo
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  • Used to have good work/life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Misguided senior management focused on change for the sake of change; lower salaries than other companies; death by consensus; too many meetings (in 45 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Few companies have such meaningful practiced corporate values, making it a great place for employees."

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Progressive internal culture, Successful business results, Collaborative work environment, Thoughtful HR and Senior Management, Efficient Management structure and more than fair overall compensation

    Cons

    Upward career movement is slow, takes time to build a brand because of long tenured employees, generally few openings because of low attrition

    Advice to Management

    It’s an 86-year old firm that has successfully grown and succeeded through interesting times - stick to the impeccable values that have preserved the culture and step up the pace and competitive attitude to help the firm succeed in the ever-changing landscape of emerging competitors.


  2. "Great people, great company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Capital Group full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and corporate culture.

    Cons

    Workload was overwhelming at times

  3. "Application Development Sr Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capital Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Market leading financial services firm focused on technology.

    Cons

    Slow growth period so opportunities are limited for senior leaders


  4. "Team Manager"

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    Former Employee - Team Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Team Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Capital Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Project Experience, Great benefits, Exceptional training

    Cons

    Volatile industry, limited advancement opportunities,


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing place to build a career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I came to Capital right out of undergrad. The opportunity for associate development is high and they are very open to lateral movement. I have spent time in multiple business areas and learn a ton from the long-tenured associates on my team.

    The culture is amazing, everyone is so down to earth and approachable (even at the most senior levels). Capital does a great job having transparent communication. There is a great sense of honesty and the overall mission of delivering superior results to our investors.

    Cons

    Not many I can think of. One thing to note is that the company tends to skew a bit older, mostly because people love it so much they will stay a long time.


  6. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager In ITG in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Manager In ITG in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capital Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fair compensation
    Bonus structure
    Retirement Plan contribution (MRP 15% annual cash compensation)
    Great medical, benefits in general
    Trad and Roth 401k also available
    Education benefits and tons of internal training in both IT and business topics.
    Global company based in Cali
    Many other benefits
    Great facilities, good friendly environment overall. Sr leadership communicates downward consistently. Conduits to discuss questions and issues are plentiful. (All above based on my experience in the IT Group)

    Cons

    Most upward mobility in managed is centered in LA and/or Irvine, CA. Can be career limiting or stalling.


  7. "Administrative Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Capital Group full-time

    Pros

    Very nice people. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Recognition program lacking. No time spent celebrating achievements. No overall work from home program.

    Advice to Management

    More emphasis on building a sense of community and set budgets for team to celebrate achievements.

  8. "Great people work there but seems changes are happening."

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    Former Employee - Vice President/Manager in Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Vice President/Manager in Carmel, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Capital Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, people, work/life balance, training, nice site.

    Cons

    Recent uncertainty at company due to layoffs.


  9. "Excellent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Capital Group full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, culture, openness, work life balance.

    Cons

    Too much shuffling of organizational structure.


  10. "Work/life balance is gone. In a perpetual state of reorganization."

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    Current Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Capital Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People are respectful and help each other with unreasonable tasks. Master retirement plan is hard to beat. Nice office remodel.

    Cons

    Marketing dept. is in a constant state of reorg. Value put on Experience has been replaced by a revolving door of contractors who have to leave just as soon as they start to add value. People in charge don’t understand how the work actually gets done, which results in a convoluted org structure, patchwork processes and agencies who don’t know what they’re doing. Gone are the days of “humble” Capital Group. Our voice and reputation is getting muddied.

    Advice to Management

    Look back to your core values. Really dig in to understand the dissatisfaction in the marketing department.


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