Capital One - An okay place to work, depending on your style | Glassdoor
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"An okay place to work, depending on your style"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in Plano, TX
Current Employee - Manager in Plano, TX
Approves of CEO

Pros

Capital One has excellent employees overall. Talented and good to work with. Management has done a good job of keeping the company afloat during hard times.

Cons

Career advancement has been minimal past two years, and the process seems objective, but too much subjectivity and top down influence comes into play behind the scenes.

New hires are given higher positons and pay than current employees who are held to a higher standard.

Advice to Management

Examine current employees and reward those you want to retain, or there will be continued problems with turnover.

Other Employee Reviews for Capital One

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good company if you develop a strong internal network"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Richmond, VA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance for most employees
    Very solid compensation & benefits package
    Talented employees
    Generally positive work environment
    Excellent leadership engagement

    Cons

    Must consistently under-promise and over-deliver to be recognized
    Success requires a strong network, so those with more seniority have an advantage
    Managers do not deliver timely & constructive performance feedback
    Relatively frequent reorganizations & layoffs
    "Program of the month" mentality

    Advice to Management

    Require management training in performance feedback. Clarify responsibility & accountability at all levels. Take a longer term view of both employee development and business strategy.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not a place that looks after its people"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are very smart and very open, which provides a great consensus building environment. This is great for broadening your own knowledge and developing your skills.

    Cons

    The big reason to work at somewhere like Capital One is work life balance. Take the lower salary and avoid all the pain Wall St hours. It's not like that at Capital One. They work you to exhaustion and undercompensate you. That might work OK if they looked after their staff, but they tend to treat you like a possession and pay no mind to your own career preferences.

    Advice to Management

    Look after your staff and look for ways to give them job security. You are not a Wall St bank, you don't pay Wall St salaries so you shouldn't view your workers as being such a disposable asset. Also think long and hard before you buy your next bank - they've hardly been value added acquisitions to date.

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