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Updated 8 December 2018
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Pros
  • "Good policies for working women and flexibility to manage work life balance" (in 43 reviews)

  • "Great people with an approachable leadership team" (in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is what you make of it" (in 38 reviews)

  • "There is no professionalism among senior management" (in 33 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

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

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    • 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. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time

    Pros

    Excellent culture and flat hierarchy with opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Not as many options for projects as larger consultancies so less variation

  3. "Positive"

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

    Pros

    Opportunity and open to new ideas

    Cons

    Some challenging clients and work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Invest in more SME knowledge


  4. "Capco the place to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capco full-time

    Pros

    London location, great people, great company

    Cons

    Pay could be a little bit better


  5. "Great culture, progressive company"

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

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

    Pros

    Flat structure, real opportunity, great coaching support, development opportunities, approachable leadership, leadership by example- lead from the front

    Cons

    Need more marketing and branding

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep the culture and encouraging organic growth


  6. "Good place to make a start"

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    • 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

    Good opportunities for people who are new to the industry
    The people are friendly and welcoming
    Some projects can be interesting

    Cons

    Many people work in siloed roles, doing contractor / BAU work
    Not enough strategy consulting


  7. "Review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    good company culture
    interesting projects
    fun environment to work in
    good building

    Cons

    big difference between company culture and how some teams run (specifically recruitment)

    Capco Response

    4 Dec 2018 – HR

    Thank you for your feedback and we’re pleased to read that you enjoy many aspects of working at Capco. If you have any specific concerns or suggestions that you would like to raise around our culture... More

  8. "Good place to start your career"

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

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

    Pros

    - Exciting projects at the forefront of FS (e.g. building a bank)
    - Good new UK management that is working on better employee treatment
    - "Ask for forgiveness, not for permission" ... this is promoted and really gives you the experience you would get if you setup your own company

    Cons

    - A legacy of selling "bodies" rather than projects means it can be hard to get onto the exciting projects
    - If you don't take care of yourself (projects, promotion, etc.), no one else will

    Advice to Management

    - I can already see positive changes since new UK management came in.
    - I would focus on improving career development mechanisms (e.g. a project rotation scheme for new joiners). If you are not a networking star, it can sometimes feel like your career isn't going anywhere.

    Capco Response

    14 Nov 2018 – HR

    Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read that you enjoy many things about working at Capco and appreciate your comments. We would encourage you to share any feedback and suggestions you may... More


  9. "Fast track for professional growth - Digital Delivery"

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

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

    Pros

    My experience in Capco has been really excellent, over the last 4 years I have had many opportunities to challenge myself and benefit from coaching, this has enabled me to cultivate a range of capabilities. As a result I can excel across fundamental consulting principles including People Management, Delivery Credibility and Business Development. In a nutshell Capco is all about:
    - Focusing on our people and their development
    - Working collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams
    - Delivering quality change for our clients

    Cons

    Capco is a people organisation, as a result the key to success here is building and leveraging your network. With strong support system in place, you can go very far, very fast! Without a network you will lag behind your peers

    Advice to Management

    As Capco continues to grow I believe management must continue to focus on the following:
    - Keeping our people and their development as a top priority
    - Encouraging our people to work collaboratively and seek out diverse teams
    - Seeking quality change projects that deliver best in class transformation for our clients

    Capco Response

    14 Nov 2018 – HR

    Thank you for your comments. It's great to hear your enthusiasm for both Capco and your work shining through. Thanks for your continued contribution to the Capco team.


  10. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capco full-time

    Pros

    Given real responsibility from day one

    Cons

    End of year performance process fairly confusing

    Capco Response

    14 Nov 2018 – HR

    Thank you for your comments and we're pleased to hear that you enjoy working at Capco. If you are confused about the performance management process and/or have any suggestions for improving this... More