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Capita Reviews

Updated 21 February 2015
Updated 21 February 2015
242 Reviews
2.6
242 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good work/life balance, plenty of activities and Summer/Winter events organised (in 12 reviews)

  • Flexible working and excellent training (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • No support from senior management when dealing with operational staff (in 13 reviews)

  • Sometimes acts like a new company rather than an established one and career progression is confusing (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Generally positive - a company going in the right direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capita

    Pros

    Investment in training is fantastic, substantial opportunities for progression and good variety in different markets and roles.

    Cons

    Capita are too focused on delivering metrics, figures and clear profit - not so much employee satisfaction. The negatives of its size are clear - getting simple tasks completed across departments is time consuming and frustrating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Encouraging of innovation, lacking in formal progression

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Implementation
    Current Employee - Implementation

    I have been working at Capita full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They allow you to work fairly autonomous and encourage trying new things and improving processes, usually a large amount of varied work to be involved in.

    Cons

    Lack of personal growth opportunities readily available,lack of progression. This wasn't specific to the team but rather the strict rules of the organisation on the whole - leading to loss of talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-consider progression and compensation rules to encourage staff retention rather then allowing experienced staff to leave and spending more money to hire someone new.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Neutral company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Capita

    Pros

    work colleagues good laugh, work is easy to get on with

    Cons

    no career progression, internal society of management level

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good within my subsidiary but problems within wider organisation

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Capita

    Pros

    Good development practices, such as Agile, tdd pair programming etc. Forward thinking about technologies. Good office culture.

    Cons

    Being bought by Capita, not putting pay rises in line with the rate at which an employees market rate increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less corporate, more of a focus on technology and bear in mind you are competing against other companies in a market which is in a huge demand for good developers.

  6.  

    A good insight into financial services, but not a good start to a long career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Case Handler in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Case Handler in Glasgow, Scotland

    I have been working at Capita full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Various training on offer
    Helpful and friendly colleagues
    Flexible working hours

    Cons

    Limited room for progression
    Disorganised at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve client relations
    Improve training and general organisation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Okay employer, less than stellar opportunities for staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in London, England

    I worked at Capita full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent employer, high growth

    Cons

    Career opportunities beyond current level are very limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to award and promote employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Care more about numbers than employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - John Lewis Campaign CSA in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - John Lewis Campaign CSA in Glasgow, Scotland

    I have been working at Capita

    Pros

    nice work enviroment
    pay is above minimum wage

    Cons

    long term staff of john lewis campaign shown no respect

    agents and managers some with over 7 years experience made redundent and move to new campaigns with no disregard to employees feelings

    HR mess up your pay and overtime regulary. Over paying and Underpaying... They will then repay you or deduct the full amount on your next pay leaving you out of pocket rather than resolving their error.

    All they care about is number and figures. Bums on seats. They then horde you around to different campaigns as they see fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the people you hire are the people making the company what it is treat them with some respect and as a partner as the ones who want to work are the ones effect the most whilst the ones who dont want to be there sit under the radar.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work, nice people and nice environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Relations Advisor in Leeds, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Customer Relations Advisor in Leeds, South East England, England

    I have been working at Capita full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The place was a nice place to work, a lot of diversity and people from different backgrounds, always encouraged everyone to pitch their ideas.

    Managers were approachable

    Cons

    No structure and the business did not have a long term plan apart from how to cut cost and cut corners.

    High turnover - they do not bother to keep their best staff and in most cases had position that were unoccupied for weeks, which caused a strain on other workers.

    Low pay compared to other industries.

    Promotion without pay is common, you basically commit more responsibilities and time, while getting no increase

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When promoting an individual, endeavour to increase the staff pay and try to keep hold of the best staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing Business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Researcher in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Current Employee - Researcher in Newcastle upon Tyne, England

    I have been working at Capita full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great People to help you through the day
    Good Products, probably the best in the industry which is quite niche
    Easy Life most of the time don't need to stay late ever really

    Cons

    company structure not the best, as sales people make up the leadership team
    KPI's not great
    Development Opportunities limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change KPI's to reward researchers,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Very good company to work For SAP and Testing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capita

    Pros

    Very good company to work For SAP and Testing.

    Cons

    Not found any as of now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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