Capita
2.6 of 5 10 reviews
www.capita.co.uk London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Capita Reviews

Updated Jan 17, 2014
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Capita Chief Executive Richard Marchant

Richard Marchant


25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Finance (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Capita as an intern for less than a year

ProsBig company, many nice people

Consnot much work for interns

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Clients and colleagues are the only areas that demonstrate how your work is valued.

Consultant (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Capita as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsPassionate colleagues with a great sense of customer service. If you are prepared to work extremely long hours, for very little salary, you will nevertheless have exposure to some terrific clients and work opportunities.

ConsSenior management appear to have no concern for their teams or any interest in gaining people management skills. There is a definite clique who are protected; despite working their teams into stressful and, sometimes, sickness related situations.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your teams.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Industry Below Average Pay

Graduate Engineer (Current Employee)
East Grinstead, England

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

ProsEasy work-life balance, friendly relaxed atmosphere

ConsLow Pay, zero L&D, Low work quality

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not a long term employer of choice.

Operations Director (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Capita full-time for more than a year

ProsDiverse, fast paced company. Many different areas of the Property sector covered. Capita Group provides a secure back stop

ConsNot a people organisation. Driven totally by the current months numbers, to the detriment of long term strategy. This is a constant frustration to many.

Advice to Senior ManagementLong more to the medium/long term.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not bad for a short stint

Civil Engineer (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Capita full-time for more than a year

ProsGood office location in central London, great team and people to work with, good culture, flexitime and good work life balance.

ConsMy personal experience: Pay was slightly below average, projects were a bit mundane i.e. lots of civil design work for property developers or flood study type work for the Environment Agency. Note that this is a large consultancy so others experiences may be very different.

The company does very little work outside of the UK with the exception of some work in the UAE. Certainly not a truly international consultancy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A beneficial learning experience with experienced company with lots to offer graduates, little to offer proffessionals

Environment (Former Employee)
Carlisle, England

I worked at Capita full-time for more than 5 years

ProsBenefits
Experience and Encouragement
Large scale projects

ConsRestricted Management
Little or no staff turnover
little possibility of promotion

Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage advancement and promotion within teams,
Reward business development and dedicated staff
Reassess charges to more commercially viable rate

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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No management directions

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Capita

ProsSalary package is more competitive than similar jobs in other firms.
Big company to work in.
Have multi-discipline services in the firm.

ConsNo standard document set up.
General benefits are poor.
Employees are not treated fairly especially in redundancy.
No strong management direction.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees, treat employees fairly.
Offer training and opportunities inside the firm. Be honest and fair on big decisions to employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Blue Chip Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Capita

ProsHigh levels of management coupled with numerous policies!

ConsLittle job security when a downturn in the market

Advice to Senior ManagementN/a

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Started brightly then faded as the market declined.

Project Manager (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Capita

ProsSome clever, bright people within the company with drive and determination. It's a relaxed environment to work in and the company contributes to a good work / life balance.

ConsThe management aren't on the same wavelength as the workers. Redundancies has seen the best of the staff leave and those that are left looking over their shoulders. Capita Symonds are bringing in new staff at associate level and above on reported huge salaries yet not looking after the employees below them. Promotions come without pay rises and staff are again starting to look elsewhere.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your staff! There are some good people with some good ideas but please take note of them.

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large multi-d consultancy but slightly over confident

APM (Former Employee)

I worked at Capita full-time for more than 3 years

Prosinnovative in their business development practices, get interesting projects and that is valuable experience for someone in the early stages of their career

Consremuneration is not competitive, there is a slight degree of overconfidence when it comes to their own ability, coming from management and filtering right down to lower staff.

Advice to Senior Managementpay better!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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