Capital One - Excellent company, takes care of employees, hires many talented engineers | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent company, takes care of employees, hires many talented engineers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capital One full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Very smart and talented people - Management is open and promotes positive work-life balance - Pays well and exceptional benefits. Incredible 401k match - Leadership prioritizes innovation and learning new things - Great company culture

    Cons

    - Sometimes the projects don't have the most interesting business need, but that can be expected at times no matter where you work.

    Capital One2019-01-29
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capital One full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Training and development, flexibility in work location, super great talent to work with, very nice facilities, the founder is the CEO

    Cons

    Upper movement is a challenge; can be super stressful at times

    Capital One2019-01-24
  2. Helpful (369)

    "Could be great, missed opportunity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Designer in Tysons Corner, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Capital One full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great benefits. Lots of travel opportunity. Great for some (not for everyone)— especially for people avoiding their families or trying to have an affair. If you don't like your current team, you can often move to another one or relocate to another location. Great opportunity to learn new skills. Some of the leadership is inspiring. Nice workspaces for some.

    Cons

    Gender-biased, misguided, disorganized, competitive structure, reorgs frequent This place is trying to be a start-up with huge enterprise problems—it's awkward. Makes for a lot of wasted effort for people trying to get things done in an innovative way with business-side making the last judgment. Shiny object syndrome. Emphasis on PR moments over fixing real problems. Performance reviews lend to a gender- or personality-bias...

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    Advice to Management

    Pay attention. Don't just spend money on diversity & inclusion training — really implement some change in the culture. Get organized. Lessen reorgs. Stop acquiring other companies before you can handle what you have. You are not a tech company or a start up, just face it. Just be a better company, spend the money on hiring better engineers instead of on business people from failed start-ups who don't know how to...

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    Capital One2017-04-19

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