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Updated 14 February 2019
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  • "Work life balance is what you make of it" (in 40 reviews)

  • "Senior management is difficult to work with and unprofessional" (in 34 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Excellent team, and even brighter future. A place you can be known and make an impact."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Principal in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Managing Principal in Houston, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Capco offers the best of both worlds, a small company feel where you will be known and able to make an impact, but also brings a Big 5 punch when it comes to delivering complex projects to top tier clients.
    Projects are at industry leading companies. The caliber of talent steepens your own growth trajectory, as you are surrounded by passionate, bright, people with deep domain knowledge and technical expertise. You know the impact you can make on the organization and don’t feel like just another number - leadership within your group knows every employee by name. The recent shift to being private is a exciting step to fueling Capco's growth aspirations.

    Cons

    This holds true with all consulting firms, but since teams are dispersed across clients and locations it sometimes is difficult to come together as much as we would like. There is certainly effort made to do this through a variety of after hours events- social, family and philanthropic. The team looks forward to team wide get togethers as a reunion of sorts with people you don't see on your current project.

    Advice to Management

    More team events would be welcomed...liking your team and wanting to get together more seems like a high quality problem to have.

    Capco Response

    30 Aug 2018 – HR

    Thank you for your review and we're pleased to hear your enthusiasm for Capco shining through after 5+ years with the firm. As a senor leader in our firm, it's great to hear your comments on the... More


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Management Consultant in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Senior Management Consultant in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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!

  3. "A growing organisation with great career development opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Flat hierarchy and approachable leaders
    - High quality learning and development (especially ‘milestone schools’)
    - Inclusive culture, underpinned by ethos of ‘Be Yourself at Work’
    - Active encouragement of innovation and disruption
    - Genuine opportunities to build a career and take on new responsibilities

    Cons

    Nothing major - I think the main challenge as Capco continues to grow is to retain the best of Capco today, while bringing greater alignment and consistency to some of the internal processes and practices

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more on the future direction of the business


  4. "Dependable roles but cliquey culture"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - No / limited travel for roles
    - Good exposure to main UK banks
    - Great for a graduate starting out to get exposure to large organisations
    - Good and helpful partners

    Cons

    - Dependent on being in the key groups at Capco to progress- if you no longer keep up with drinking and going out- hard to progress and hard to get good roles
    - Bonus entirely driven on work done outside of your (busy) day role

    Advice to Management

    - Address the issue of key cliques running the firm and people's career progress- without this, you will lose consultants that are respected by your clients because they are at the client site rather than in the main office socialising

    Capco Response

    4 Feb 2019 – HR

    Thank you for sharing your feedback on working at Capco – it’s great to hear of your positive experience of clients, projects and leadership at Capco. It’s disappointing to read about your... More


  5. "Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Lots of training opportunities
    - Many social events
    - very supportive staff and HR

    Cons

    - Not many interesting projects as advertised
    - Too political with flat hierarchy

    Advice to Management

    - Strengthen in-house digital skills
    - Be more realistic about project opportunities and work typology to applicants


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting, first consultancy role so still a bit unsure if it’s for me"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Busineess Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Busineess Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, good clients, good career progression

    Cons

    They spend way too much money and employees constantly take the pi&s and claim ridiculous amounts of expenses. A lot of young consultants who don’t have any great learnings from past employment,have big egos and think they’re entitled to just be handed money. Recruitment should be far more selective.

    Advice to Management

    Far too many complacent people especially at SC level. When on furlough 75% of people doing nothing, not even logged on and get away with it

    Capco Response

    24 Jan 2019 – HR

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of working at Capco. We appreciate your recognition of the quality of our clients and career opportunities, which we see as two of our biggest... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Promotion process"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time

    Pros

    If promoted, you get a good pay

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted, as there are games to play

  8. Helpful (5)

    "In-house Recruitment Team Member"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Capco full-time

    Pros

    Wider business and senior leaders are really engaged in recruitment and the value it adds to the business. Those hiring for teams are well versed in what is expected of them when it comes to interviewing and feedback time frames for example.

    Great opportunity to work with a variety of stakeholders and impact at a senior level.

    Some genuine nice people working in the organisation with many seeming happy to help and provide guidance.

    Cons

    Management of the recruitment team feels autocratic and communication from the top is poor.

    Work/Life balance needs addressing and has created a 'them and us' feeling within the wider team. Ability to work from home and flexibility tends to be down to seniority and/or depth of personal relationship. Lacks any degree of consistency.

    Communication style of management was often aggressive and lacked empathy. At times I was shocked at how team members were spoken to and treated.

    Advice to Management

    Increase focus on team moral rather than an autocratic/KPI way of working. Treat people like adults and allow them to manage their work/life balance.

    Capco Response

    4 Feb 2019 – HR

    We are pleased to read that you enjoyed many aspects of working at Capco. We take all feedback seriously and while we don’t recognize all of the points that you raise, we would like to share examples... More


  9. "Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time

    Pros

    Sympathetic leadership.
    Work life balance.
    Remuneration based on competition.

    Cons

    Roles are often not really consultancy rather filling BAU vacancies.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Recruitment Business Partner"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Business Partner in London, England
    Former Employee - Recruitment Business Partner in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Capco full-time (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 in through lunch and learns, brown bag sessions etc.

    Good social perks with the wider business.

    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.

    Little to no progression in role.

    Capco Response

    19 Dec 2018 – HR

    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... More