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Capco Partner Reviews

Updated 18 Jul 2019

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Capco CEO Lance Levy
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Review of CAPCO"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at CAPCO has been a great experience. Having worked elsewhere in the consulting arena, I can say with confidence that CAPCO really does have a unique and great culture. The people are open and collaborative. The mindset of the company is not weighed done by the heirarchy of larger organisations. The motivations of the business and people are very much about doing the right thing for clients, and as a result...

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    Cons

    There are no real cons to working at CAPCO. It is certainly different to the larger consulting players and thus people need to be able to embrace and enjoy that difference.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pressing on and hold true to the uniqueness of the company

    Capco2017-12-08

    Capco Response

    December 11, 2017HR

    Thank you for your great review, and we're delighted to have you on-board. It's great to hear that having worked in larger consulting firms, you appreciate what Capco has to offer to employees, and value the opportunities afforded by working in a smaller consulting organization. ...

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  2. Helpful (8)

    "Recruitment Business Partner"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Business Partner in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great senior management team (Digital & Tech Department) who are incredibly bought in to the recruitment team and genuinely care about finding the right candidates for the business. Hiring managers are happy to set time aside to teach and educate you on the specific areas of which you are recruiting - rare in many companies. Lots of opportunities to learn about the industry and teams that you are recruiting...

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    Cons

    The recruitment team itself is heavily KPI focused and run almost identically to a recruitment agency (most who join the team want to get out of this type of environment). Expectations set to work late after work to run recruitment evenings (8/9PM) with no time back. (In interview process told once a month however was often 5 times per month) No working from home is considered unless a formal request is put forward....

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    Capco2018-12-18

    Capco Response

    December 19, 2018HR

    Thank you for your feedback. As a recruitment function, we are always looking for ways to enhance the team environment. As part of this, we recently reviewed our recruitment evenings, and now only run these on an ad-hoc basis if we have a particular need. As a result of changing the ...

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  3. Helpful (7)

    "Recruitment Business Partner - London"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Business Partner in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Capco full-time

    Pros

    - Good company where you have the opportunity to have a lot of face time with senior leadership - Some great individuals across the business as well as the recruitment team, the business do really care about recruitment and see it as an important partner in the growth of the company

    Cons

    - Management style: Whilst there are some great individuals across the recruitment team it's led extremely poorly. Poor culture (led from the top) with a lack of support from management. The team has extremely high turnover with a lot of recruiters only staying with the team for around 6 months. There's only a handful of the team who have actually been there for a considerable amount of time. You're often called out on...

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    Advice to Management

    Less focus on numbers, more focus on team culture and support in the recruitment team. Research has shown that a supported and happy team will be more successful in the long term. Changes at the top needed. Listen to the team and the business.

    Capco2018-06-27

    Capco Response

    June 28, 2018HR

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate employees taking the time to share their feedback, so that we can improve the experience of our people. One of the challenges of rapid growth in the firm is that it can put short-term pressure on the recruitment team and, as a result, place ...

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  4. Helpful (10)

    "Recruitment business partner"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Business Partner in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Capco full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Consultancy side of the business very collaborative forward thinking and dynamic you have very senior stakeholders grounded and approachable, Flat structure Nice offices Good events Consultancy side care about the people, promote within Capco as a consultancy have some interesting projects and working with some inspirational leaders who are passionate about there work.

    Cons

    No structure with in recruitment, growing at such a fast pace but no clear defined targets. Forceful management, volatile environment from management, managed by fear Negative things picked on and favouritism. Linked in and job board targets not in alignment or relevant to overall stats. Long hours and recruitment evenings that are expected however no flexibility from there side, will expect you to stay until late...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to the reason and feedback people are leaving the team, as capco overall could be a great place to work for everyone in whole!

    Capco2018-07-05

    Capco Response

    July 13, 2018HR

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback – we are pleased to read the many positives you list about the firm (including the collaborative, dynamic and caring culture, inspirational leaders and opportunities for progression). Whilst the rapid growth of the firm placed ...

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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Best place I have worked in 20+ years"

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    Current Employee - Partner in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I’m a Partner at Capco and I've been with the firm for six and a half years. I did originally write this review including my name, but Glassdoor refused to publish it with my name included. Prior to Capco, I had never stayed anywhere for longer than two years and 10 months. I am often asked why that is. Let me try to answer. First, I have been fortunate enough to work for and with some tremendous people. When...

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    Cons

    Capco is still to some extent a 'challenger brand' in the FS consulting market. This means that we have to work that bit harder, sometimes, to win against our much larger, longer-in-the-tooth competitors. Sometimes that is frustrating but, for me, it is a huge and rewarding part of the challenge. I have always enjoyed being the under-dog, winning when people say I can't and doing things which people say weren't possible....

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    Advice to Management

    Across the FS market, our clients continue to be hugely challenged by regulation, competition for market share and ROE performance. We have to remain 100% focused on the value which we bring for our clients because we cannot forget that every dollar of consulting spend is under pressure.

    Capco2017-08-18

    Capco Response

    August 22, 2017HR

    Thank you for your review. It's really great to hear that after your 6+ years with the firm, you are still excited about Capco and the quality of experience and career we strive to give our people. As well as an exciting description of the culture that we believe makes us unique, ...

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  6. "Time flies when you are having fun"

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    Current Employee - Partner 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I find it hard to believe that the 3 year anniversary of joining Capco is approaching so quickly. The time has flown by responding to a range of exciting opportunities. Things I have valued the most have included: - A deep seated entrepreneurial spirit that values innovation - Real depth of Financial Services Knowledge with a very effective mix of people recruited from the industry coupled with career consultants ...

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    Cons

    Capco is growing at a pace and this requires ongoing adaptation of capabilities, internal processes etc. There is little time to pause for breath and certainly no BAU

    Advice to Management

    Keep the spirit of Capco alive, don't allow growth to dilute the magic

    Capco2017-08-01

    Capco Response

    August 9, 2017HR

    Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoy working at Capco and your review really highlights many of the things which make Capco such a great place to work. As a Partner, you mention the open access to leadership and this is something which really sets Capco ...

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  7. "Amazing culture, join if you really want to challenge yourself"

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Business Partner in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been at Capco now since the end of last year and it has been a fantastic experience and a huge learning curve. I was very happy in my last role with the only negative being that I was bored, so I saw the opportunity at Capco as a way to develop myself and it has certainly delivered. What is instantly visible is how high-performing your colleagues are, it has given me a real competitiveness and I've had to push...

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    Cons

    Honestly I haven't been able to find many. There is definitely a steep learning curve when you join but with the longer onboarding program and regular 101 training sessions I don't think this is insurmountable for most.

    Advice to Management

    The culture and family feel of Capco are our most marketable asset. We're growing hugely and need to make sure this doesn't have an impact on this. That said, I think that the management are aware of this from presentations they have given and despite huge growth lately, I haven't seen a negative change. Hopefully that never comes!

    Capco2017-07-17

    Capco Response

    December 14, 2017HR

    What a fantastic review! Thanks for taking the time to share your Capco experience. From your review it's very clear how much you enjoy working at the firm, your role and the opportunities to learn and grow. Thanks for your continued contribution to the Capco team, and best of ...

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  8. Helpful (9)

    "Up the Imagination and Drive!!"

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    Current Employee - Partner in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Aspirational, genuinely wants to be at the heart of innovation and all things emergent in FS - Very flat structure, lets you get on with it...mercifully very little micro-management - Potential value represented by breadth of the wider organisation i.e. FIS, Sungard (almost!), Clear2Pay

    Cons

    - cult of personality - say all is 'open' and 'trust'...completely the reverse - people think they are a lot better than they really are - race for complexity...when so much low hanging fruit right in front of us! - have not worked out how to genuinely attract, nurture, grow and retain stellar talent - management structures not fit for purpose

    Advice to Management

    - get rid of the matrix...simplify - focus on the low hanging obvious stuff...stop being seduced by the next shiny thing - sort out the leadership...i.e. leaders that people what to come and work for...learn from...and grow under....not there yet - properly integrate FIS/C2P/Sungard

    Capco2015-08-23
  9. "A great combination of consulting & entrepreneurship"

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    Current Employee - Partner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Capco is an ideal hybrid of an established firm and an entrepreneurial startup. There is willingness to invest in new business ideas, desire to grow and enter new clients and markets, and a flat operating structure that encourages everyone to go after opportunities for the firm and their own careers. There is also a genuine focus on 'Being Yourself at Work' that encourages all of our employees to be who they are openly...

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    Cons

    Because of its entrepreneurial nature and the flexibility afforded, there is sometimes less structure and process than you would expect compared to larger consulting firms.

    Capco2019-07-18
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Partner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Capco full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great company with integrity and good market solutions. Management treats everyone fairly and plenty of growth and opportunity within Capco and clients

    Cons

    Lots of politics but nothing new in mid-size companies

    Capco2018-08-13

    Capco Response

    August 16, 2018HR

    Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read your comments as a former leader in our firm and fully agree that there are lots of opportunities for individuals to develop a rewarding career at Capco.

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