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Updated 20 July 2018
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Pros
  • "Good policies for working women and flexibility to manage work life balance" (in 41 reviews)

  • "Great people with an approachable leadership team" (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is what you make of it" (in 33 reviews)

  • "TBH, I'm not sure senior management want NY HC in the office" (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Amazing firm in growth mode!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Recently taken private again
    - Flush with opportunity to impact the direction of the firm at every level
    - New offices, new clients coming online
    - Culture that's true to their word when they say "Pitch a good idea and we'll let you run with it"; this is especially true in newer offices like Charlotte and DC
    - Simple yet fair comp structure; doesn't try to pay people less through smoke and mirrors complex bonus programs like at a lot of firms
    - Plenty of opportunity for people who want to step up to the plate and leave their mark on the firm
    - Quick promotion for those who are ready; no arbitrary forced time in current levels
    - Best benefits I've seen in the last decade, especially for families
    - A culture of work hard, but with a sincere concern and understanding that you have a life outside of consulting. They have unlimited sick days on top of paid time off but because of the culture I've not seen nor heard of anyone abusing this policy and it's a great one to have when you need it!
    - I could keep going, but you get the idea, this is a great firm with a lot of potential as a company and for anyone who works here.

    Cons

    - After splitting from FIS and going private, the operations are VERY lean. Not a terrible con as all of these are being worked on, but it does take time. Having to stand up new IT functions, update corporate policies, finance operations, etc. doesn't happen at the flip of a switch. Anyone who understands this will not be bothered by this

    Advice to Management

    Capco has a very bright future, keep up the good work with the opportunities afforded to it after going private. Focus on growth but don't lose sight of the amazing culture that is the core of this firm, as many other firms have lost sight of this and are quickly failing.

    Capco Response

    3 Apr 2018 – HR

    Thank you for your great review and we are delighted to hear that you are enjoying your first few months at Capco!

    Your review really sums up many of the great things about our firm and we are... More


  2. "Associate Consultant - ATP"

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

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

    Pros

    - Culture - You are expected to engage with the all Capco employees on community initiatives
    - Perks and Salary - Exceed industry standard
    - Training - You are trained to meet industry expectations as well as for your own personal development
    - Projects - Exciting projects, particularly for people who want to try different things

    Cons

    None so far although I'm only here a couple of weeks so will post again with an update!

    - Side note this is not a job for the lazy! It seems like you will only progress if you work hard longevity doesn't play a factor.

    For some people this might be a con so I put this here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing - investing in employees and creating an environment that encourages continuous personal development!

    Capco Response

    18 Jul 2018 – HR

    Thank you for your review and we are delighted to hear that you are enjoying working at Capco.

  3. "Good salary, average projects"

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Compensation level
    No travel

    Cons

    Project not interesting enough
    Feels body shopping in some

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees


  4. "Ok"

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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

    Good Pay Good Exposure to Banking World

    Cons

    Contractors run some projects with hidden agendas.
    mostly Ex Accenture

    Advice to Management

    stop allowing contractors onto Capco projects

    Capco Response

    9 Jul 2018 – HR

    Thank you for your feedback.

    We are pleased to read that you enjoy some of the benefits of working at our firm - in particular the market-leading compensation and benefits and the opportunities... More


  5. "Long time employee"

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

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

    Pros

    Fast growing brand among financial services clients
    Focused on new consulting - digital and next gen tech, rather than "standard" project delivery
    Compensation is fair based on levels and competitors
    Meritocracy with a very robust and fair performance management process
    Ability to shape the firm and access senior management at every level - unlike other consultancy firms

    Cons

    Relatively constrained cost base for discretionary spend (e.g. back office investment)

    Advice to Management

    Grow top line revenues and rates to generate investment to grow internal processes as we transition from a medium to a large company

    Capco Response

    28 Jun 2018 – HR

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to read your comments, which sum up many of the great things about Capco including competitive compensation, a transparent approach to performance... More


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Recruitment Business Partner - London"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    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 very petty things such as working away from your desk or arriving 5 minutes late to the office (this point is quite frustrating as you're expected to work late on interview evenings most weeks).
    - Very granular KPI focus, similar to working in a recruitment agency (without the commission!) How many CVs are you sending, how many LinkedIn messages do you send....

    Overall recommend recruiters avoid joining whilst current management structure is in place. The cons far outweigh the pros. Disappointing as the company is great and deserves a better led, happier recruitment team.

    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.

    Capco Response

    28 Jun 2018 – HR

    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... More


  7. "BAU work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very social and friendly company

    Cons

    Little variation in projects, many BAU work and very difficult to get off a project once you start on it

    Capco Response

    28 Jun 2018 – HR

    Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the culture at Capco. Regarding your comments on projects, Capco offers a broad range of projects right across the financial... More

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Recruitment business partner"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Business Partner in London, England
    Former Employee - Recruitment Business Partner in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Capco full-time (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 however you can not be late.
    Secret meetings often followed by desk or kitchen whispering from management.
    Recruitment turn over is so high not just amongst the recruiters also with the the recruitment coordinators due to lack of training and support.
    Be your self at work is encouraged in capco aside the recruitment team.

    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!

    Capco Response

    13 Jul 2018 – HR

    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... More


  9. "Personal Development"

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

    I have been working at Capco full-time

    Pros

    Grear people to work with, consistently changing work environment.

    Cons

    Beneficial personal development opportunities available

    Capco Response

    4 Jun 2018 – HR

    Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read that you enjoy working at the firm, in particular working with your Capco colleagues and the work environment. Thanks for your continued... More


  10. "Interview for Senior Consultant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice offices in Canary Wharf

    Cons

    Absolute time wasters! 3 interviews and a case study over 2.5 months?! From the beginning HR was unresponsive and do not reply to emails, then claim they never seen your email! Interview process is long and over complicated! Interviewed 3 stages by young consultants, which went well, however their case studies are in my opinion pointless and does not reflect not reflect your real life work experience. I applied for a role and HR was trying to haggle me down on the position I applied for and pay to something completely different then what I applied for. They justify this by experience! So unprofessional! Never seen a reputable company do that. Anyway no offer was made and I am glad actually because I wouldn’t have wanted to work for a company that treats people that way! Disappointing and I would recommend you look else where if you are looking for a company that values people.

    Advice to Management

    Value people

    Capco Response

    21 Jun 2018 – HR

    We are very sorry to read your feedback and have already picked up the issues you have raised with the recruitment team.

    It is not acceptable to us if the team was unresponsive. The team are... More


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