Capital One - Smart top management, largely capable people and culture, less political than competition | Glassdoor
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"Smart top management, largely capable people and culture, less political than competition"

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Current Employee - Manager, Project Management in Richmond, VA
Current Employee - Manager, Project Management in Richmond, VA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

* Great values, sensible and largely competent top management
* Strong support for employees' work-life balance and flexible work options (eg: working from home)
* Support for lateral movement for employees
* Largely less political compared to competition, and quick to adapt business strategy and adjust priorities in response to broader market environment

Cons

* Still integrating the multiple Bank acquisitions, overall culture is not consistent, very hierarchical in many groups (different from the Capital One of a few years ago)
* Lack of savvy around investment in technology infrastructure, aging systems and massive inefficiencies that are finally slowly being addressed. Not too dissimilar to other banks but for a company that grew up on innovation and analysis-driven strategy, its taken a while to realize that ongoing technology investment is needed to support the quality data and analytical tools the company needs

Advice to Management

* Aggressively drive to a uniform positive culture, actively dismantle the hierarchical environment everywhere it exists in the company
* Continue providing the executive support to fix technology infrastructure and maintain an ongoing attitude of investment. Just like everything else that matters (employees, customer service, operational processes, etc.) technology needs ongoing investment to support the strategic objectives and not be a roadblock to success

Other Employee Reviews for Capital One

  1. "Great place!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Director in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Business Director in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its a great place to work

    Cons

    It can get too analytical at the cost of common sense business

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "BA Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Plano, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible environment
    Great bonus
    Good people
    Stress good tactical leadership

    Cons

    Very disorganized
    Sales force mentality
    Basically acting like a collection agency for overdue accounts

    Advice to Management

    Spend more on IT and stop outsourcing everthing

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