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Capco CEO Lance Levy
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  1. "Highly impressed so far. Best career move I have made, where I can see myself progressing through the grades."

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Strong brand in the market. Very professional, from the interviews through to the day-to-day. Welcoming and inclusive culture. Very social. High profile accounts to develop your skills with friendly and supportive colleagues.

    Cons

    Danger of expanding too quickly which could reduce the excellent culture. Some accounts may have varying levels of leadership which could alter the experience of developing employees.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure you manage the rapid expansion closely so the company and its people develop in the way they currently are.

    Capco2017-09-17

    Capco Response

    September 27, 2017HR

    Thank you for your review and we are delighted to hear that you feel this was such a great career move for you! It's also great to hear that you are enjoying many of the exciting things Capco has to offer from working on high profile accounts to our unique culture, and the social ...

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  2. Helpful (4)

    "Will feed you what you want to hear and never deliver"

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    Former Employee - Senior Management Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Quick turnaround on project placement (woth little choice if a client requests you mind). Large organisation, well known.

    Cons

    HR will feed you all sorts to keep you on minimal pay. Bonus and yearly raises V poor. Minimal increases. Delivery with Clients is always second to politics, e.g when considering internal promotions. Heavy focus on social outings (as with most consultancy’s)

    Advice to Management

    Provide better rates and compensation for new employees. Stick to/ be wary of, promises made in the recruitment process. Provide better financial support for external qualifications without the hurdle filled process - should help with the high attrition.

    Capco2018-06-07

    Capco Response

    June 11, 2018HR

    We would like to respond to the points you raise in your review: 1. Your comments on salary and bonus are incorrect and at odds with many of the reviews on this forum. Our bonuses in March typically delivered 10-15% - for our highest performers, some received payments of 20% plus ...

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  3. Helpful (3)

    "Lots of smart folk but not really a strong identifiable corporate culture"

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant (Business Management) in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Capco

    Pros

    Smart people who have deep technical expertise in their subject domain area. Strong content training material. Reasonably good knowledge sharing culture. The focus is on technical skills (rather than consulting ones)

    Cons

    There is not much sense of the collective. You will just roll on from one (stressful) project to another. The variation of capability within grade will make you cast a sceptical look toward those more senior (by title) in the firm. Can appear to be a revolving door of partners at times.

    Advice to Management

    Promotion seems to be too strongly dependent on the 'golden halo' effect. Probably time to take a deep breath and have a serious think about what sort of differentiating culture you want to create

    Capco2015-03-19
  4. Helpful (6)

    "Capco is a great example of a small low quality outfit poorly managed"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Management Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's hard to find positives in relation to my experience with Capo. During my time at the firm they hired a lot of people, many of these left after being deployed into roles that in many cases were just resource augmentation, a bit like a expensive contracting agency. In reality the main pro is that as this is a small firm they don't hold a large pool of people and thus you will be deployed onto a project quickly,...

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    Cons

    The main con that I would highlight is the poor quality of management and leadership at Capco. Most of the leadership team are completely disconnected from the work force, they are very unable to understand the needs of their people and this is demonstrated by the number of people who join the firm and then leave within 12 months. I have worked in a number of industry and consulting jobs and I have never seen such...

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    Advice to Management

    Look at what is going on in your firm and actually do something about it

    Capco2013-07-03
  5. Helpful (7)

    "Hard work, limited reward. Poor reputation with clients"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant (Business Management) in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will be on a project, with a small number of big projects your sure to find yourself in a role pretty quick. Everyone gets some basic training. Lots of social activities etc, some of them better than others but lots to choose from

    Cons

    Very poor culture within the company. Lots of ex accenture people. Lots of who you know not what you know type behaviour. Very limited training opportunities. Very limited range of roles, lots of junior people doing very simple activities which fails to develop their ability to add value and do much more than basic project admin.

    Advice to Management

    The leadership of the firm need to focus more on their people; your people are your biggest asset and you need to look after them

    Capco2013-06-17
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Portfolio Management Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Portfolio Management Consultant in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I have been a Consultant at Capco with 5 years of experience in Portfolio Management Office in one of the Global tier 1 investment banks. I have been involved in project planning, budgeting, cost estimation, benefits management, effort estimation at a Portfolio level. The amount of exposure I have got in this role is tremendous. The management (India as well as Global) has done no less than to support my ambition to...

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    Cons

    Employee engagement is good but could get better.

    Capco2019-08-06
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Management Consultant 

    I have been working at Capco full-time

    Pros

    Very flat organization with great corporate culture. Increasing client base

    Cons

    Could be stuck on a project for an extensive period but honestly this is not very different from most other places

    Capco2019-01-15
  8. Helpful (1)

    "So far, so good."

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    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Capco appears to be in a period rapid expansion, presenting an excellent opportunity for young professionals in my industry and specialization.

    Cons

    No cons yet - I just look forward to completion of the new DC office. The new location will be an added improvement. 👍🏽

    Advice to Management

    Add top PBI's to your campus recruitment radar, if you haven't already.

    Capco2017-10-23

    Capco Response

    October 25, 2017HR

    Thank you for your review and welcome to the Capco team! The firm is certainly expanding, which means lots of opportunities for career progression and development. Given Capco's focus on the financial services sector, there is always lots of opportunity for individuals to specialize ...

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  9. "Consulting ?? Really"

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    Current Employee - Management Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great if you're in your 20s, fantastic place to learn about the industry, approachable people at all levels

    Cons

    Not alot, but need to stay clear of BAU roles, not really consulting. Owned by FIS but no major initiative for mobility across the different companies. All about billabilty

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to the Capco culture, taking too much notice of big brother

    Capco2017-03-07

    Capco Response

    March 8, 2017HR

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback. As per your review, Capco's unique focus on financial services makes it a great place to learn about the industry whilst developing strong consulting skills. There is little hierarchy at Capco, which ...

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "A growing organisation with some impressive new and more seasoned staff, and very good leadership at the top"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Capco full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - impressive growth and opportunity for personal and professional growth. Still small enough tyo make a difference - Some excellent individuals, at MP and Consultant level - Prompt client exposure and roles - Pastoral care - Moving much more in to genuine consulting work - Financial package is good - The top leadership is very good, driving sales and head count, and non core role support. The management style...

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    Cons

    - Most of the roles are at a single client - Occasion when role does not match skill sets - Some of the work is resource aug and there can be a danger of losing contact - Overall community is still developing - Some times difficult when staff from the "line" are required to do consulting work

    Advice to Management

    - continue to develop culture and accessibility - ensure roles are aligned with skill sets - drive growth into other clients

    Capco2017-02-01

    Capco Response

    February 7, 2017HR

    Thanks for letting us know about the positive experiences you had at Capco, we're really pleased to hear that our efforts have made an impact. We are consistently looking at how to ensure our recruitment process can expand our market offerings, and will continue to do so in an effort ...

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