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"A balanced review of Capco"

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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
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

1. Being a small firm, Capco gives you plenty of opportunity to stand out, develop your own personal brand, take initiatives in yet-to-be-explored corporate realms, and truly be a part of molding the firm as it grows and matures.
2. Being a small firm fosters a strong, cohesive community/family atmosphere. This can be good and bad. Good in that it's quite easy to be "in the know" of opportunities and foster a strong social network. Bad in that it creates fertile ground for gossip, and people can be in each others business a little too much at times.
3. Relatively easy access to top-level people. However, as the company grows larger, I believe this will be a challenge to maintain.
4. Excitement involved with being a part of a fast-growing and fast-changing firm.

Cons

1. Being a small firm, the success and fulfillment of one's time at Capco depends a LOT on the type of project you get staffed on. The pipeline is pretty small, so one has little flexibility in choosing a type of project he/she wants. It's kind of a "take what you get" culture...so you can either be really miserable (get staffed on a dead end non-consulting staff-augmentation type project that is completely unrelated to your career) or completely content (i.e. getting a project that aligns your career ambitions).
2. Easily one of the biggest cons is the direction Capco has embarked on in the last couple of years - namely targeting more 'staff augmentation' type projects. Although cash cows, these massive projects can hardly be called management consulting projects, and are basically gigantic vacuums that suck up people in bulk, with no respect for their career goals or skill sets.
3. A few people command too much power in ways that they shouldn't. Inevitably, this results in employees having to cozy-up to these individuals in order to advance certain aspects of their career ambitions...particularly when it comes to getting staffed on in-demand projects as well as getting promoted. This does not do justice to the whole "meritocracy" label that Capco prides itself in.

Advice to Management

Strive to stick to your core principles as the firm expands and grows at lighting pace. Many of the core princples Capco should be proud of (open door policy, easy access to employees of all levels, meritocracy, personalized attention) are easy to fulfill and maintain in a small firm, but will inevitably get more challenging as the firm grows.

Other Employee Reviews for Capco

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Great Consulting Firm"

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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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open door policy with Partners
    Above par career development and training
    Exposure to Senior Executives on client site

    Cons

    Need a larger bench to meet pipeline and internal initiatives

    Advice to Management

    The growth is amazing, but don't lose the culture.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Work Culture but average salaries"

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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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It has Great Work Culture!!

    Cons

    Average Salaries, does not match with your experience

    Advice to Management

    Salaries/ promotions should be based on merit

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