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""Boutique consulting" Not For Everyone Though"

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

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

Pros

Capco has a true entrepreneurial culture. If you are one of those who needs hand holding at every stage STAY AWAY!!. You are joining a management consulting and not a Big 4 Advisory practice so you need to on top of your game all year round.

(1) Pay better than the big 4. Check out Glassdoor salary surveys for yourself.
(2) Bonus structure similar to FS Companies.
(3) Generous Vacation Days. Best in the industry
(4) Vacation Bonus. You get $1000 bonus if you take 2 consecutive weeks of vacation :)
(5) 10k/Year Training budget for every employee to take external training
(6) True meritocracy, Performance review 2 times a year. so you do not wait an additional year to get promoted if you came close the last cycle.

Cons

(1) Since the Capco is small projects are concentrated around a couple of key accounts.
(2) Job stability can be an issue if you do not build an internal network soon enough.
(3) Lot of Travel. Most of the project are in Mid-Tier cities.

Advice to Management

Great Job!! Hire partners who can bring in a big book of business with them.

Other Employee Reviews for Capco

  1. Helpful (5)

    "A truly entrepreneurial experience"

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

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

    Pros

    An amazing place to work.

    Cons

    Capco lacks international projects and opportunities.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Consulting? Really? More like Staff Augmentation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.

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