Capco FAQ

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30 June 2020

What is health insurance like at Capco?

Pros

Non-deductible health insurance, hours aren't constantly terrible, money is above average

Cons

The racism and cliques will limit your opportunities to be staffed and to advance. You can fulfill all requirements related to advancement and they'll still come up with an excuse. If you're a white person, you'll do just fine.

Advice to Management

Stop being racist

Non-deductible health insurance, hours aren't constantly terrible, money is above average

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7 December 2018

What is the retirement plan like at Capco?

Pros

Most of the people you work with on the ground are great. The NY office has great coffee and snacks - when you can get to it. The company also tries to host events/socials at the office on a semi-regular basis. Its annual holiday party is generally a lot of fun and people look forward to it months in advance. You can also get exposure to a lot of different financial institutions, which is helpful if you're looking to get out of the industry. The company offers good health benefits and a respectable 401k matching program.

Cons

While the office does have free food/drinks and social events - you'll be lucky if you can actually find time to head over there. A lot of the clients/projects have demanding work hours, which makes work/life balance obsolete. So, for the most part, you can forget about dropping by for an afternoon cappuccino. I was lucky enough to land on some of the more strategic/advisory type projects that Capco has. However, the majority of my experience at the company can be lumped into the dreaded "staff aug" bucket. I was essentially doing the work of full time employees and not actually consulting. If I'm going to be doing that kind of work I might as well be treated like a full time employee (e.g. better hours & work/life balance, better management/oversight, more money [yes, it's surprising]), etc.). As for pay, I know that HR regularly responds to these posts stating that they pay industry or above. However, this is not the case for people promoted internally. A lot of people are signifcantly underpaid (even with getting solid 5s and 4s). Sadly, it seems it takes threats of formal complaints to HR for people to see any sizable bump at year-end. I was aghast when I found out what a new hire with the same experience was paid and decided it was time to look elsewhere. And for the obligatory HR reply to this post - yes, compensation complaints were discussed with my coach as was the lack of work/life balance (and also raised to client relationship manager).

Advice to Management

If you're going to preach work/life balance and praise Capco's culture - follow through on it. Make an effort to get engagement from all client accounts especially those with non-existent work life balance. Make sure their client relationship managers actually care about those working under them. A surprising number of MPs don't actually care about morale, worklife balance, or even abusive clients. AOs, COs, and SCs should be to review those above them in a formal way.

The company offers good health benefits and a respectable 401k matching program.

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16 June 2020

How are the career development opportunities at Capco?

Pros

Great place to work. Good people and family atmosphere. Good career progression opportunities and great benefits

Cons

Work/life balance could be better managed

Good career progression opportunities and great benefits

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30 April 2018

What kind of career opportunities exist at Capco?

Pros

Hard to move between projects

Cons

Good people, ample opportunity for additional training and development

Good people, ample opportunity for additional training and development

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22 January 2019

Does Capco have any sort of mentoring programme?

Pros

What differentiates Capco from other companies is the desire of the management and the senior consultants to continually guide the professional pathways of younger colleagues. There is great mentorship and there is absence of a hierarchy-anyone is free to talk to any other colleague, irrespective of age and designation. Younger consultants can helm a team as opposed to merely carrying out the instructions of others. With respect to projects, employees are staffed on projects that are challenging and rewarding, allowing room for both personal and professional growth. Project managers give constructive feedback during review period and are earnest in their endeavour to groom others.

Cons

There are no cons for Capco

Advice to Management

I would recommend that Capco continues to be the beacon of light for those who are looking for a consulting career.

There is great mentorship and there is absence of a hierarchy-anyone is free to talk to any other colleague, irrespective of age and designation.

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