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"You can learn a lot working there"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
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Pros

During it's growth phase, you learned a lot and were given a lot of responsibility

Cons

The hours could be long. Morale was not great after the layoffs started in 2008. I'm not sure if morale is back to it's 2006 levels yet.

Other Employee Reviews for American Capital

  1. "ACAS Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of talented employees, good atmosphere.

    Cons

    limited opportunities for advancement, lower than market compensation

    Advice to Management

    Turn your focus towards retaining key employees or there will be no one left once the debt restructuring is behind us.


  2. "Short term uncertainty"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial culture. The firm encourages employees to find business & make independent decisions on their portfolio companies, although in hindsight, more rigourous critical thought should be put into some investment decisions.

    Cons

    Perhaps a little too much of a "shoot first, ask questions later" culture has really limited any downside protections. Their ability to effectuate change at poor performing companies is overstated.

    Advice to Management

    Don't worry about getting the last penny on an asset sale right now. Just get us the liquidity so that we can survive.

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