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"Great place to work from a cultural and developmental perspective"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Capco full-time

Pros

Capco is a wonderful place to work with management that really tries to help those who want to develop their skills. It has an open door policy but you sill have to walk through that door so if you just expect things to happen then try the fast food industry. Compensation and benefits are very generous! Projects are very interesting if you position yourself in line with what interests you. I was able to remain billable while being placed on projects that interest me.

Cons

If you are looking for someone to hold your hand through the entire process this firm will not work for you. If you are a "go-getter" and enjoy creating your own path than you will love this place. Sometimes (rarely), you will be asked to work late!

Advice to Management

My advice to management is to make sure to not only acquire talent, but also work to retain the talent you acquire

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  1. Helpful (18)

    "Faux consulting, Genuine career-killer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Capco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Gives out decent laptops, cell phones
    - Willing to overlook lack of financial services experience
    - Has a great marketing department to give the appearance of an actual consultancy
    - Provides a paycheck in US dollars every two weeks
    - You can tell your friends you're a "management consultant" who works on "Wall Street" with a nearly straight face

    Cons

    Where to even begin?

    - You are expected to bill and work 10 hour days for 8 hours of pay; criminal overbilling of the client is the norm here
    - No need for a finance degree-this firm doesn't deal with finance
    - Capco is a body shop of IT testers and "project managers". There are no strategy projects. The "Banking" and "Capital Markets" domains are just fronts for testing assignments or other IT work
    - Capco is not a consulting firm. It's a back-office staff augmentation group willing to sell you out, despite your background, at the lowest possible rates to turn a buck
    - Won't put you on a project you request-you have no choices here
    - Often won't pay for your "local" travel; this is why they seek to hire naïve "local" resources and stick them with the bill for travel, even when it can be dozens and dozens of miles a day
    - Too cheap to pay for separate hotel rooms, plane tickets. Hope you like sharing a room with someone who likely doesn't have the same hygiene standards in a cut-rate "hotel" after arriving on the 2:00 AM Amtrak
    - No pipeline to speak of, client list is small
    - Rampant unprofessionalism
    - Endless internal disarray and disorganization; a revolving door of half-baked internal initiatives that never come to fruition will constantly clutter your inbox
    - Your fellow "consultants" often have atrocious people skills-almost a requirement to work here, it seems
    - No investment in talent. Don't be fooled by all the "talent programs" aimed to give an air of legitimacy to this body shop. You're a piece of meat, pure and simple.
    - HR is rude and incompetent. Even by HR standards
    - Many of the former "bankers" and "subject matter experts" worked on the service or HR side at actual consulting firms
    - Tons of company events that are used to mask politics. Don't attend a HH? Not a team player. Attend a HH? Prepare to get pumped for information about your coworkers.
    - Company is more focused on internal "fun" than gaining new clients; hope you like an endless barrage of superfluous "internal event" designed to foster team spirit. Don't worry, the minute you aren't a billable resource, you'll all be fired as a team, too.
    - Partners waiting to cash out the moment the rest of this sinking ship is acquired by FIS in a few years; mentally, they're already gone
    -I could go on for quite some time, but ultimately Capco's biggest problem is it simply isn't a consulting firm

    In summation:

    Are you a degree holder, HR rep, or someone who has a vague idea what consulting actually consists of? Have you watched "House of Lies" and dream of an illustrious career as a management consultant, but have none of the prerequisites? Do you consider people skills something dangerous and foreign? Is your command of the English language one of your "softer" skills? Do you classify yourself as a member of the human race and desperately need a paycheck? Capco could be for you.

    For anyone else who is remotely serious about being a consultant, avoid like the plague. Two years in this butcher's shop will have you wishing you could permanently erase your CV.

    Advice to Management

    Cash out.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "great culture and amazing benefit"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    one of the best place to work at in New York

    Cons

    small, but growing fast enough to be top management consulting firm in NA

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