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"HR is biggest problem and needs change"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Principal Consultant in New York, NY
Current Employee - Principal Consultant in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Capco full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Capco is really into happy hrs which provides for a perfect platform to gossip.

Cons

HR recruiting team has single handedly killed the prestige and reputation of Capco.

Due to the nature of consulting, a heavy importance in HR screening possible candidates is required. HR at Capco is incompetent and do not have the ability to properly measure real talent from an average joe off the street.

Advice to Management

Restructure entire HR team, they are worse than disappointing when it comes to recruiting talent and is a major reason why Capco is doing so horrible in not only the eyes of its employees but also clients as well.

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Better than unemployment... barely"

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

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

    Pros

    Ability to be staffed and put in front of senior clients regardless of experience or qualifications
    Willing to dramatically undersell competitors to get in the door without considering impacts to consultants on the ground or quality of delivery
    Leadership team with lots of experience--they're the ones that helped crash BearingPoint
    New Leadership from UK office not afraid to ignore, ice out, fire, or berate lazy Americans

    Cons

    Recruitment hires non-stop regardless of pipeline
    Poor management alienates qualified people
    Doesn't value people or clients
    Mostly a body shop with little investment in training
    Little respect from clients or prospective employers

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. The few pockets of good people you do have left will continue to leave and then you'll be left with the sweatshop you've worked so hard to cultivate.


  2. Helpful (9)

    "Good Leadership but Bad Management"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Leadership
    Use of latest technologies for internal communications, social enabled website,
    Good Package for experienced employees

    Cons

    Bad Middle management
    There is no structure for resource management. Leadership has good intentions and initiatives but people at middle management and coaches have no desire to improve employee's work atmosphere.
    No respect for the employee's career path and objectives while assigning projects.
    Some of the middle managers were recruited based on experience in non-US countries who have no knowledge about how resource management and time management cultures of US.
    Confused hierarchy. Reporting Manager is different from the person who actually assigns and monitors the daily work load. On top of that, there is a Coach who has no direct understanding of the employees work or the client but plays a role in annual review.

    Advice to Management

    Provide training to middle managers at the level of PC, Associate Partner and Partner level about good leadership. Current managers lack basic skills like, one-one meetings, feedback, coaching.
    Please Please Please train the managers who come from India about American Work culture, time management, task prioritization. They are just bulldozing low-level employees with their unreasonable promises made to the client, with no prior knowledge about the business.


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