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"A good place to work at"

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Current Employee - Manager in McLean, VA
Current Employee - Manager in McLean, VA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

I've been at Capital One for over 3 years now and have enjoyed working here. It's a pretty good place with smart people, great work life balance, good compensation, great benefits and flexibility in work location.

Cons

One of the best things about capital one has always been the bottom up innovation in the strategy setting and product development. However, the recent spate of acquisitions has added a lot of beaurocracy and moat of the work being done is driven by senior management with the ground level employees simply finding ways to do what they are asked to do. Also, the performance appraisal process needs more transparency. The way it works today, its a popularity contest. If people above you like you, you get to be on the high profile projects and get promoted as a result of that. The others just get stuck in a viscious cycle of getting the same vague feedback again and again.

Advice to Management

Have more transparency on the agenda setting and also give the analysts more freedom to innovate. Get rid of the antiquated performance management system and introduce something which would be more fair and will reward great work and is not a popularity contest

Other Employee Reviews for Capital One

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great two years out of college"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a great place to start working out of college. There are a lot of young people around to meet and network with, everyone I've worked with has been collegial and willing to help me learn. New analysts get to work on real business problems right away and can get heard right away if they prove themselves. There is also a real emphasis on work/life balance and senior management seems to really mean it. Nice benefits package too.

    Cons

    Capital One has hired a lot of very smart people, which sometimes means that things are way more complicated than they should be. Recent acquisitions means that some parts of the company feel more disjointed than others. There is constant turnover as people rotate around to different teams- good if you like change but it sometimes can be overwhelming plus you lose institutional knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Take care to preserve the Capital One culture.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Above average compensation, smart co-workers"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Analysis Director in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Operations Analysis Director in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Capital One full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Well-run company at the top of the house - strategy will keep them out of big trouble in the industry
    Extremely bright folks work there, making every day intellectually challenging
    Pay and benefits are very good

    Cons

    Company has lost some of its "fun" atmosphere and is now more like a stodgy bank
    Re-orgs happen too frequently

    Advice to Management

    Create more organizational stability - moving executives across functions so frequently creates risk through lack of experience

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