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Capital Group Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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  1. "Exceptional integrity."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capital Group full-time

    Pros

    There is constantly encouragement and support.

    Cons

    I have no negative feedback.


  2. "Best culture in the industry hands down!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I've been at a few of investment managers in the same asset size as CG. Hands down this company has the best culture I've seen. Most geniuine and authentic people out there. Not just in the asset management industry - nicest people in general!

    Cons

    None that I've seen so far


  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Carmel, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are treated with respect. Benefits and pay are great.

    Cons

    Overtime which can be pro or con depending how you look at it.


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  5. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Capital Group full-time

    Pros

    Culture is welcoming and refreshing.

    Cons

    Too many meetings, and the path to getting promoted is very unclear.


  6. "Sr Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, salary & locations - inspires loyalty

    Cons

    Flat structure, not a lot of opportunity to get into Sr Mgmt


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    "Incredible Employer"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Capital Group goes above and beyond to care for employees. Benefits are incredible and the retirement plan is second to none.

    Cons

    Like most other companies, opportunities for advancement become rare as employees continue to advance.


  8. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Capital Group full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    I haven't found one thing I dislike.


  9. "Best Company I've worked for."

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Private company so they're not subject to the vagaries of a publicly traded company; plenty of opportunities to shine or "stretch", i.e. take initiative to get something done and be recognized for it; plenty of chances to put in overtime and bump your annual income by +20%; annual bonuses are fantastic and can increase your annual salary by another 20%. Learning opportunities are also offered - mostly online - so you can learn new skills. Bottom line: if you have the drive and take the initiative, you can do very well for yourself and your family working for CG. There is no shortage of available work! My managers have been some of the best I've had in my career; they are genuinely interested in improving your skill set. I enjoy my regular meetings with my manager to get his feedback on my projects and advice on how to proceed.

    Cons

    There are tons of meetings and progress on initiatives seems to take forever at times; big projects can change direction in a moment's notice because they weren't engineered with enough technical input; expensive technical purchases appear to be driven by emotions at times and not by sound purchasing strategies. You can expect to get a new buzzword introduced every 6 months or so to describe your workload, a team effort or a current project. Overtime can ravage your work/life balance - something management pays lip service to.

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look at which of your directors are spending the most money, how they're spending it and why.


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    "Slow, Behind the Times, Poor Management"

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

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

    Pros

    Great compensation package, work life balance is great.

    Cons

    So much process that no one actually knows what the process really is. Projects get started, delayed, and then dropped constantly. You never feel like you're actually accomplishing anything. Easily 5-8 years behind the times from a technology perspective. "People Managers" don't actually know how to manage. I don't know a single good example of a manager here. They all look out for themselves. Decisions are made regarding employees without discussion with that employee.

    Advice to Management

    You need a complete overhaul of your NAD leadership team and IT organization. I know so many unhappy people here. People come here just to coast into retirement.


  11. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Competitive salary, top-notch environment, nice people

    Cons

    Change is slow at times.



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