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Capco Overview

London, England
5001 to 10000 employees
1998
Company - Public
Consulting
£500 million to £1 billion (GBP) per year
Capco is a global management consultancy with a focus in financial services including banking and payments, capital markets, and wealth and asset management, plus a dedicated energy division. We combine innovative thinking with unrivalled industry knowledge to deliver business ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#44)

Top CEOs: 2018 (#35)

Capco – Why Work For Us?


WE SIMPLIFY COMPLEXITY

We are actively transforming the future of finance, to create a resilient market of transparency, trust and capital strength. We create relevance and business value for our clients and improve user experiences for the end consumer.

WE PUT OUR SKIN IN THE GAME

We are a vibrant community of empathetic, creative and rational personalities. We are entrepreneurs at heart with a common drive for excellence.

WE ARE THE SWISS ARMY KNIFE FOR THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

We advise, consult, design, execute and implement to provide genuine, holistic, large scale solutions.

WE THINK LIKE A START-UP & EXECUTE LIKE A MULTI-NATIONAL

We combine thought leadership with disruptive design thinking, intimate industry expertise and technological infra-structure.


IT'S OUR PEOPLE WHO MAKE THE CAPCO DIFFERENCE

Capco people are distinguished professionals who deliver distinctive solutions designed to meet and overcome the challenges of today and tomorrow. They combine thought leadership with extensive practical experience of the strategic and operational issues and challenges that are reshaping the financial services landscape.



RESPECT, INTEGRITY, COMMITMENT, EXCELLENCE, KNOWLEDGE

Capco’s core values define how we treat our clients, frame how we work with our colleagues, and are a key part of our ongoing success. They set the standards by which individual and team performance are measured and rewarded. They are embedded in the way we operate, and underpin the value we create for the communities we work in, for our clients, and for the financial services industry.

RESPECT

Behaving with Respect means we listen and communicate directly and openly. We value diversity among people, their ideas and their points of view. We are natural partners with our clients, colleagues and our community. And we are at our best as individuals when working as a team.

INTEGRITY

Demonstrating Integrity means we do what is right, not what is easiest. We are true to ourselves and to others. We are transparent, honest and consistent in all we do. We take pride in our work and act with professionalism. At all times and in every situation.

COMMITMENT

Commitment comes to life through being passionate about solving complex business problems and helping shape the next generation of financial services. We are intensely focused on serving our clients and helping them achieve their business objectives. We do what we say we are going to do. As individuals and as an organization, we create value.

EXCELLENCE

Embracing Excellence leads us to challenge ourselves to execute flawlessly and to consistently deliver the highest quality of service to our clients. To enable excellence, we seek the best talent and we promote personal and professional development. We aim to consistently exceed our financial goals and the expectations of our clients, our colleagues and our shareholders.

KNOWLEDGE

Actively gathering and applying Knowledge makes us thinkers with a distinctive and informed point of view. We are constantly anticipating market trends and translating them into opportunities and progress, for our clients and for ourselves. We are also financial services thought leaders, sharing our insights and intelligence to help shape the future of finance, as active industry participants.

DON’T JUST CONSULT. INNOVATE. EXCEL. GROW.

Immerse yourself in a culture of constant learning, share knowledge with industry experts and be part of forming the future of finance.

MAKE AN IMPACT

As a fully independent company, Capco is poised for growth and expansion, and you can be a part of our success story.

We combine innovative thinking, delivery excellence and thought leadership to help our clients transform their businesses.   Partnering with our clients, fintechs and industry partners, we deliver disruptive work that is changing the financial services landscape.  

Have ideas that can make an impact?  You can actively participate in discussions and explorations of key industry issues by writing thought leadership pieces that will inform clients and industry experts on the latest trends.  In addition, through the respected Capco Institute and our award-winning and independent Capco Journal of Financial Transformation, we are delivering academic, peer-reviewed research.

BE YOURSELF AT WORK

Capco has a tolerant, open culture that values diversity, inclusivity and creativity. By putting people at the heart of our agenda, we foster a work environment where you can grow personally and professionally, while being able to be your authentic self at work.

CAREER ADVANCEMENT

With no forced hierarchy at Capco, everyone has the opportunity to grow as we grow, taking their career into their own hands.

What makes us different?

• No ‘up-or-out’ concept: you can manage your own career
• You will advance in your career based on performance, not tenure
• We offer a semi-annual measurement and promotion process
• You will receive coaching and a tailored development plan to help you grow in your career
• Our Capco Milestone Schools at the heart of our global learning and development experience

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

We believe that diversity—of people and perspectives-- gives us a competitive advantage. That’s why we continue to recruit as broad a range of talented people as we can into our business. Our initiatives focused on women, ethnic and cultural diversity and LGBTQIA are flourishing; and our networks are open to all.

• Best place to work by the Human Rights Campaign
• 100% score on the corporate equality index
• Partner member of OPEN Finance, which brings together LGBTQIA members from over 40 financial services firms to promote equality
• Mentoring and internship through New City Kids
• Member of the Women’s Bond Club and Women’s Executive Network
• Key partnerships include Dress for Success and Bankers Without Borders

INTERNAL MOBILITY

Our GROW (Globally Rotating Our Workforce) initiative enables high-performing employees to explore other divisions, gain experience in other job roles or work in other countries for 18 – 24 months.

CAPCO SOCIAL RESPONSIBIITY (CSR)

Giving back and supporting the community and environment in which our business operates is a major part of what makes us successful. From our Impact Consulting programs offering pro-bono work to non-profits, to volunteering and philanthropic projects, we’re committed to doing our bit.

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    "Culture is what they claim it is at interview, open honest transparent, great place and people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Senior Management Consultant in Edinburgh, Scotland
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    I have been working at Capco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Culture is what they claim it is at interview, open honest transparent. You get out what you put in! Honestly can say I enjoy my job, not everyday as it is has it challenges but the people I work for and with make it great.

    Cons

    There is lots for me to learn and improve at in my job but is that maybe a positive as otherwise I would not be developing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in employees the training and events especially in Scotland that I have seen so far have been superb!

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Capco Photos

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Capco Interviews

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Capco (London, England) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Went in for an assessment centre for the Associate Talent program. One the Managing Principles came to address us and company did a good job of presenting it as a great place to work for, telling us to dress "business casual",showing us flashy presentations and telling us that you have really "great" people at Capco and how its like a big family. This notion was subsequently trashed when I went in for several one-on-one "quick fire" round interviews. I felt some of them were intimidated by my experience and when I purposely talked about how great it would be to work at Capco (just to see their response), two of the interviewers became very "cynical"/ or had very cynical expressions and said things like "how do you know this is such a good place"? Heck, I thought to myself, what's with all the flashy presentations and all those things you told us at the beginning? It's just a big marketing ploy isn't it?

    There was also a Q&A session towards the end, and someone asked about the retention rate for new hires. The managing principal sounded very evasive and just reading the reviews on this site made me realise why. He also talked taking in new hires and "moulding them" - i.e. brainwashing.

    To be fair, I felt that there were two tiers of people at the firm. Some of them felt genuinely nice and smart, while some were not so genuine.

    Interview Questions

    • None. Most were standard "fit" questions.   1 Answer
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Capco Awards & Accolades

  • Best Firms to Work For, Consulting Magazine, 2012
  • Best Firms to Work For, Consulting Magazine, 2010
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, The Sunday Times (UK), 2013
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, The Sunday Times (UK), 2014
  • Best Workplaces in Canada/Top 50 medium companies, Great Place to Work Institute, 2014
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