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"Ok workplace if you aren't too ambitious and you want good work/life balance"

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

Pros

Work life balance, generally competent colleagues

Cons

Limited advancement, lack of diversity especially above entry-level

Advice to Management

Keep an eye on attrition

Other Employee Reviews for Capital One

  1. "Has had its ups and downs, difficult industry environment may hamper career progression"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in McLean, VA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - A lot of flexibility and emphasis on work-life balance. Freedom to work from home occassionally is a nice benefit, and a fair amount of vacation time out the gates as a college hire.

    - High level of involvement in day-to-day work from business directors offers opportunity to learn from experienced / savvy professionals.

    - Able to make lateral career changes to different departments / lines of businesses as your interests change.

    - Fairly competitive salary / 401k match.

    - Decent name recognition if business school is a long term goal.

    - Strong alumni network if desire is there to leave.

    Cons

    - Arbitrary differences between some job families.

    - Richmond is not the most exciting city in the world.

    - Benefits seem to be trending downward over last few years compared to late 90s.

    - Difficult credit environment hits credit card companies hard.

    - Frequent organizational changes can make getting results difficult.

    - Not all departments are equal during evaluation time. Make sure you're in the right organization.

    - Tendency to act in extremes, and then change behavior to the complete opposite in reaction to news / markets / audits.

    - Significant amount of time putting slides together for hour long presentations.

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider the impacts of paying new hires more than existing employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "I have no comments other than the ones already made."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Loss Mitigation in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Loss Mitigation in Plano, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is easy to become employed through a temporary agency. When you are hired it is a good environment and the payscale is about average. The people are very nice and there are a lot of positions to be considered for. The cafeteria has good food and there are several places to eat alone. The security is great and safety is not going to be a problem there. The parking lot seems to be secure and I have not seen any car theft. The restrooms are cleaned frequently and the toiletries are always well-stocked. They have free tea and coffee.

    Cons

    It takes a long time to become a permanent employee. I have seen people work a year or more as a contractor before being offered a permanent position. There are too many contractors that come and go. Training is not thorough and it takes forever to get started working on your assignment. In the meantime you feel as if they don't need you there and keep waiting for work to be given to you to fill the days. I would not recommend that someone go to work as a contractor for them if they are driven to work hard. I

    Advice to Management

    Hire your contract workers sooner if they are performing well. This will prevent them from moving on to other companies.

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