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Helpful (3)

"Managing Principal's perspective"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Scrappy, entrepreneurial consulting firm
- Smart, likeable people
- Deep expertise in capital markets and banking industries
- Leadership team is accessible
- If you want to fix something, you're empowered to do it.

Cons

- Like most consulting firms, it keeps trying to find revenue sources other than consulting, because that's how you gain a predictable revenue stream
- Doesn't have the infrastructure of a big consulting firm (which is also a plus)
- Low brand recognition

Advice to Management

- Listen to Gen-X and Gen-Y about how staff expectations are changing. You don't have to agree with or implement everything they're asking for, but you should know where they're coming from.
- Remind recruits over and over that there is up to 100% travel involved in this business.

Other Employee Reviews for Capco

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Consulting? Really? More like Staff Augmentation"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beats unemployment
    Paychecks twice a month
    Worklife balance is awesome because the work is a joke.
    Excluding HR, the backoffice staff is a great eye candy and motivates men to come into the office.
    Referral bonus is nice and only 3 months are required for your referral. There are over a handful of people who are using the referral system to make up for deficiencies in their pay.

    Cons

    Where do we start? Besides the fact that Capco isn't a real consultancy, let alone a management consultancy, the "projects" are very poor and it's ultimately a bodyshop.

    Pipeline is very small to non existent. Big lay offs are coming soon because the bench is massive.

    Skills rarely align with work and the "domains" concept is merely a facade. 99% of the work in every domain is backoffice/tech related. There is no Capital Markets work, but there are "Capital Markets" clients! This is the main recruiting pitch by the incompetent HR staff, who will take anyone off the street with a pulse and a bachelor's degree. I have a friend who arrived 2.5 hours late to a "Superday" and got an offer. Pathetic... One could go on, but a firm is a representation of its hiring practices and Capco's are terrible from the bottom on up.

    Leadership is a joke and just a bunch of "partners" with a Rolodex from their Bearing Point days. Yes, the same Bearing Point that went belly up so the writing is on the wall.

    Do yourself a favor, look elsewhere because the moment you walk out of the elevator, you will wish you never worked here. If you make it past the elevator, try out the cafe to network and talk with the imbeciles they let through the door. If that isn't the nail in the coffin, then good luck!

    Advice to Management

    Sell your equity so FIS can implement some HR standards. The trash coming through the door is just downright insulting.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "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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