Capital One - A relentlessly positive company trying to unify diverse employee cultures. | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Capital One
There are newer employer reviews for Capital One

See Most Recent

"A relentlessly positive company trying to unify diverse employee cultures."

StarStarStarStarStar
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ
Recommends
Positive Outlook

I worked at Capital One full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

-Excellent benefits.
-A genuine commitment to community service and charity work.
-Strong opportunities for women and minorities
-A company with an excellent financial outlook.

Cons

-Bureaucracy!
-Ivory tower syndrome-upper management often has selective perception regarding input from lower level staff.
-Attempting (and struggling) to create a single corporate culture from a diverse set of acquisitions.

Advice to Management

The company has a well deserved reputation for fostering diversity in its employees. They would be well served to foster the same diversity in input from those employees. "Drink the Kool Aid" and you'll go far...if you're not onboard with them 100% you're probably better off looking for another place to work.

Other Employee Reviews for Capital One

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Mismanaged"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, challenging work environment with intelligent coworkers. Flexible schedules; pay and benefits are slightly above average.

    Cons

    Rapid change can be an interesting challenge but when change seems to occur every second of the day, it creates massive inefficiencies and frustrations at work. Work has become even more bureaucratic over the years and there are way too many cooks in the kitchen, trying to take ownership of everything. Capital One is a meeting culture, again, leading to many hours each day that are completely wasted. The collaborative environment is only good if you are an extreme extrovert, otherwise this is not the place for you as you will find yourself on the road with coworkers for hours on end, commuting from Richmond to Mclean, to the airport, business trips, etc all together.
    At the very top, Capital One is mismanaged. It can take several months or longer to roll out a new process while employees struggle to follow whatever the 'current' process may be on any given day. I have worked in the headquarters for 2 years now and have only seen execs roaming the halls a handful of times. You never hear direction come from the horses mouth, instead it comes from 5 levels below senior management at which point the message has more than likely become misconstrued and miscommunicated.

    Many wasted hours are spent on performance management which, as in most places, is a joke and unfortunately comes down to who you know/ who likes you. The "diverse" and "open" culture that Capital One raves about on daily basis don't seem to apply to the average person. Joe Schmo will never fit in at Capital One. You must come to work each day with a crazy frat boy-like story in order to fit in with the culture here. Good luck to those who don't!

    Advice to Management

    Time to clean house.


  2. "Best employer I've ever had"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capital One full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company is very employee focused

    Cons

    fastest paced environment of change under which I've ever held employment

There are newer employer reviews for Capital One
There are newer employer reviews for Capital One

See Most Recent

Work at Capital One? Share Your Experiences

Capital One
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or