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Updated April 25, 2017
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CapitalSource Co-CEO and Director James J. (Jim) Pieczynski
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Maryland in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Maryland in Chevy Chase, MD

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Not much guidance but great learning experience


  2. "ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    early innovator before competition entered market

    Cons

    faded last few years and lost ability to be creative

    Advice to Management

    sell the business


  3. "Loan Officer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Loan Officer in Chevy Chase, MD
    Former Employee - Loan Officer in Chevy Chase, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CapitalSource full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    can be good if you are in the right group.

    Cons

    lot of turnover because they do not promote from within. Bureaucratic. Most of the talent has left the commercial lending / origination teams. No training. No real organization structure.. Bad upper and middle management since merger. lower then average pay unless you are VP or higher.

    Advice to Management

    treat employees better to avoid the high turnover rates. new hires are lacking because pay is too low.


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  5. "Accounts Receivable Collateral Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable Collateral Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable Collateral Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not a proactive, cohesive working environment, No work Life balance. Rampant employee burnout.

    Cons

    They run short staffed and those who are there work in a pressure cooker. Little to no management communication or staff support.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of and listen to your employees or continue to lose them.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, but lots of turn over"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Real Estate Loan Administrator in Chevy Chase, MD
    Former Employee - Real Estate Loan Administrator in Chevy Chase, MD

    Pros

    Great company to work for, great benefits and perks, easy going management

    Cons

    less than average pay
    poor career mobility

    Advice to Management

    Help employees accomplish their career goals so that they will stay with the company


  7. "svp"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CapitalSource full-time

    Pros

    great place to work now

    Cons

    regulatory environment could be a concern


  8. "Good pay and benefits, poor management."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and even better benefits. The commercial lending service is a solid product I felt good about providing to our clients.

    Cons

    Office politics create a hostile work environment. Managers often speak bad about other employees and other managers to their employees. Employees are encouraged to spy on each other and report back to managers. Yelling at employees in an open forum happened occasionally. Policies would change by verbal announcement by management then reverted six months later or even forgotten that they were changed. No written procedures.

    Advice to Management

    Show solidarity in leadership. Pull employees aside to speak to them about problems. Have clear and specific policies and procedures for employees to follow. Don't obviously show favoritism to individual employees.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "What could have been, had CSE not succumbed to buyout Millions for Senior Mgmt."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CapitalSource full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed, but growing and exciting deal environment with little direct non CBT training, and a huge awesome legacy from former CEO Delaney that is being destroyed by new Senior Mgmt.

    Cons

    Recently removed great benefits such as catered lunch and other Employee respectful and rewarding extras.

    Advice to Management

    go back to John D's approach of 'don't go cheap' in regards to Employees and Processes.


  10. "Has good intentions, but...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chevy Chase, MD
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chevy Chase, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, interesting coworkers, and nice office space. Hours are very reasonable. Not a difficult job.

    Cons

    Lack of communication about strategic vision from upper management. Feel like a cog in the wheel too often and lacks development programs.

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees so they want to stay. Way too often you see your colleagues leaving for better opportunities when they would have stayed for more responsibility or money.


  11. "Great Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CapitalSource full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    On-the-job training, great benefits, good people

    Cons

    Culture to sit at one's desk for 8+ hours straight

    Advice to Management

    Always appreciate the friendly manner - keep it up.


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