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"Potential Opportunity for Contractors"

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Former Contractor - Senior Brand Manager in Richmond, VA
Former Contractor - Senior Brand Manager in Richmond, VA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Capital One as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

The culture is great and processes are set up to allow entrepreneurial thought at any level. They are open to working from home (though this has recently been less true for contractors) and many contractors have successfully transitioned to permanent, full-time employees.

Cons

Contractors are not always treated well. There is some legal consideration with making a difference, but some of the behaviors are mean-spirited and unnecessary. I heard a story from one contractor whose manager baked cupcakes and brought them from home, but wouldn't let the contractors have any. This type of childish behavior is more common than you might think.

Advice to Management

Consider eliminating the contractor program. Contractors work just as hard as full-time employees, but are treated as second class citizens and take a lot of tribal knowledge with them when they leave after their two-year stints.

Other Employee Reviews for Capital One

  1. "Sr Coordinator CAAT"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Coordinator in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Coordinator in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mission statement and employees are empowered to assist. Feedback is provided through 360 feedback.

    Cons

    Networking is what is important. If you are a hard worker and don't network you will not go far in your career.

    Advice to Management

    Managers need training on accepting feedback as well as providing it. Feedback can be viewed as arguing instead of working towards a understanding. Team work is preached but not always achieved.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Competitive work culture and controlling cliques bad for software developers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Tysons Corner, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Capital One full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, decent benefits

    Cons

    The company rewards competition amongst peers which create a hostile and vicious work culture. In fields where collaboration is crucial for success, such as in software development, the competitive process inhibits creativity, risk-taking, and fails to build support and trust amongst teammates. Cliques of managers work together to give less than average ratings to those outside their circles. The bar is set high to get in the door then they grade on a curve once you get in. If everyone was very good to begin with then who is graded low on the curve? Those outside the cliques or those who failed to make side deals with key people.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of your cross calibration review process. Be nice to people.

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