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Capital One Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Dec 6, 2019

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Capital One Founder, Chairman & CEO Richard D. Fairbank
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (18)

    "Excellent company, takes care of employees, hires many talented engineers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capital One full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Very smart and talented people - Management is open and promotes positive work-life balance - Pays well and exceptional benefits. Incredible 401k match - Leadership prioritizes innovation and learning new things - Great company culture

    Cons

    - Sometimes the projects don't have the most interesting business need, but that can be expected at times no matter where you work.

    Capital One2019-01-29
  2. "Solid place to work with family"

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    Current Intern - Data Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capital One

    Pros

    Work life balance is really great

    Cons

    Not being pushed enough; lack of fulfillment

    Capital One2019-08-22
  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Compliance Tester I in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capital One full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work-Life balance, Benefits, Work Culture, Amenities, Location, Career Development

    Cons

    Salary is a little bit lower compared to other companies, but you get a lot more in everything else

    Capital One2019-12-06
  4. "Solid company but a lot of changing"

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    Former Employee - Universal Banker 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Capital One full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Excellent work/life balance - Many paid holidays off - Systems were fairly easy to use - No sales goals, only customer service goals

    Cons

    - Company is going online based which makes customer retention harder - Not a lot of staff (calling out is impossible) - Branches are slowly changing and disappearing

    Capital One2019-12-01
  5. "Director of software engineering and data science"

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    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capital One full-time

    Pros

    Environment, culture, benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    large company so not a very fast delivery of technologies

    Capital One2019-11-28
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Was Great, not Anymore"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capital One full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. Good Work life balance 2. Good Pay 3. Benefits 4. Perks 5. Good Teams 6. Good learning opportunities - sometimes you will be without any work for few months altogether, that gives you ample time to skill up, though there will be no opportunities to work on what you learn

    Cons

    1. Constant Re-Orgs 2. Lack of clear direction from leadership 3. People with technical skills are not rewarded, people with social skills skyrocket in their career 4. Lack of good technical intents, be prepared to sit idle most of the time until leadership tries to get intent (am a java dev, but last year i did manual testing for most part and 0 API or microservice work) 5. Layoffs here and there, and no clear... career path direction (all API teams were converted to mobile teams in chicago downtown, by teaching android and IOS development - you have 6 years of technical experience in one area, so what?? start from 0 now) 6. Poor performance management - criteria for this changes every year - if you can speak well and show off others work as yours - this is the best place to be.

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    Advice to Management

    none, just learn from recent cyber incident and focus on what and who is important to retain in the company.

    Capital One2019-11-21
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Lead Software Engineers"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Capital One full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance and wfh

    Cons

    Slow, more of audit and legal slowing you down, Performance Management (bell curve)

    Capital One2019-11-10
  8. "Great company"

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    I worked at Capital One

    Pros

    Work/life balance Benefits (banking & health) Giveaways Employee happy hour

    Cons

    Sales goals too stressful Management can be overbearing

    Capital One2019-11-03
  9. "Excellent Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Content Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capital One full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits Good work life balance

    Cons

    Mercurial promotion procedures, non-competitive wages

    Capital One2019-10-31
  10. "great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Capital One full-time

    Pros

    work life balance, chill, good tech

    Cons

    management , meeting deadlines, stacked ranking, aws

    Capital One2019-10-27
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