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  • All in all a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Team Manager in London, England
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    Pros

    Great company culture built on open door policy and respect for the individual. Performers well rewarded and in general good opportunities available in terms of career growth. Great benefits, great pay.

    Cons

    Inability to remove ineffective employees, mainly due to rapid growth and no focus on effectively managing 'dead wood'. Senior Management out of touch with the realities of day to day Light's On and BAU.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of poor performers more quickly effectively and focus more time on strategic rather tactical solutions...

Capital Group Interviews

Updated 11 Apr 2015

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    Portfolio Analysis Associate Interview

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Capital Group (Los Angeles, CA (US)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted via LinkedIn by a recruiter for another position but after an initial phone interview with the hiring manager they thought that another role might be better suited for me. So I had a brief interview with another recruiter who said she would show my resume to the hiring manager for the other position. After a week I got a call back to schedule a phone interview with the hiring manager. This was pretty basic and focused on my background and why I was interested in the role. Several days after this I was contacted to set up 2 interviews via webcam with other managers in the department. Both lasted 1 hour each and focused on both my background and behavioral type of questions. About a week after those I got a call to come down for a series of in person interviews. It was an all expense paid trip as I was coming in from outside the LA area. There were 5 interviews in total which consisted of non-management members of the department and managers. Non-management interviews definitely focused more on my previous job duties and trying to figure out if they would apply to the role. Management interviews focused more on what kind of job I wanted to be doing in 5 years to see if there would be a good fit long term. About a week after these interviews I got a boiler plate email from the recruiter that they were unable to find a match between my interests/qualifications and their current openings. I was a bit surprised as I didn't feel like any major red flags went up during interviews. Due to company policy they won't give a specific reason for not offering a job which I understand as they have hundreds of applicants and can't possibly respond to all in an individual way. However, with people that actually go through multiple rounds of interviews and end up coming in for an in person interview it would be nice to get additional feedback.

    Overall, it was a good experience and the people seemed great. They definitely like to be very thorough during the interviews to make sure that you can do the job but more importantly that you will be a good fit and end up staying a long time with them.

    Interview Questions

    • What kind of job do you see yourself doing in 5 years? Give me an example of a time when you were honest and it came back to bite you.   Answer Question

Capital Group Awards and Accolades

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Top Workplaces, Orange county Register, 2013
Best Places to Work in Indiana (Large), Best Companies Group, 2012
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Website www.thecapitalgroup.com
Headquarters Los Angeles, CA
Size 1,000 to 5,000 Employees
Founded 1931
Type Company - Private
Industry Finance
Revenue £100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
Competitors Unknown

Since 1931, Capital Group has been singularly focused on delivering superior, consistent results for long-term investors. We serve individual investors, financial intermediaries and institutions around the world through a broad range of products and services that include American Funds, one of the largest mutual fund families in the U.S. by assets under management.

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Mission: To provide consistently superior investment results and services to our clients.

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