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"A Bank that Doesn't Feel Like A Bank"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in McLean, VA
Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in McLean, VA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Capital One's forward-thinking, development-focused culture is the main selling point, in my opinion. The company is made up intelligent, driven associates who are supported by a management team that is committed to engaging them as humans, not just employees. The focus on growth is tangible, and it makes all the difference.

Another point that stands out is the willingness to take risks and learn from failure. The party line is that, if you never fail, you aren't trying hard enough, and this is taken into account when evaluating performance.

All in all, when most people imagine what it's like to work at a bank, they imagine a scene out of "Office Space" or the beginning part of "Fight Club" before things get weird. Capital One is lightyears away from that stereotype. It feels more like a technology company than a bank, more akin to Google than Goldman.

Cons

Because we're in such a heavily regulated industry, there are a ton of governance tasks and checks and balances. It can sometimes feel like you spend a large amount of your time cutting through red tape. This isn't such a big deal most days though.

Advice to Management

Culturally, keep on keeping on.

Other Employee Reviews for Capital One

  1. "Applictaion architect III"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Consultant Applications Architect III in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Consultant Applications Architect III in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capital One as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    technology stack and team culture is good

    Cons

    team leads doesn't do any work

    Advice to Management

    Ideally team leads should do coding, not just attending meetings


  2. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work. Moving aggressively into open source. Great company for software engineers. Can learn and work in cutting edge technologies.

    Cons

    I don't find any cons as of now

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