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Updated 20 September 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 37 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is what you make of it" (in 35 reviews)

  • "TBH, I'm not sure senior management want NY HC in the office" (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "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. "A "grad scheme" with a bit of a difference..."

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Associate Talent Programme (ATP) is not a "grad scheme" as such - it's not just open to graduates but offers an entry-level consulting job. This is what I found so interesting at the start, I joined not just with other graduates but people with all different backgrounds and experience! The short, sharp training that I began with offers me a good level of knowledge in the basics of consulting along with a comprehensive set of role plays which gave some life to the theory.

    The opportunities for quick career progression - it's a graduate scheme without the rigid confines of set milestones every year or two!

    Capco's culture - despite growing bigger and bigger, Capco had an entrepreneurial spirit about it and still has a "small firm" feel about it.

    Social events - there are several events every quarter which let's you network and meet people from all over the firm.

    Accessible Senior Management - over the year I've been here, I've met and spoke to many of the senior partners and leaders in the firm who are all extremely approachable and accessible at all the different events!

    Support network within the firm - the coaching system gives you access to leaders in the firm who support you with your career and general advice.

    Capco have a broad range of high-profile clients to work for, so I've ended up working with some of the largest Banks in the UK across different areas within Finance which has been really interesting.

    Capco has 28 offices around the world allowing opportunities for Global networking and job opportunities.

    Cons

    Some of the benefits offered aren't as broad as larger corporate firms (however this is somewhat made up for in the competitive graduate salary)

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your people - all the events that go on at Capco are a great way of bringing the firm together and meeting your colleagues!

    Capco Response

    16 Aug 2018 – HR

    Thanks for your great review and we're delighted to hear that you are enjoying your time as an Associate at Capco.

    As you mention our Associate Talent Program brings together talented individuals... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "A company that empowers and provides platform to succeed"

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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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Approachable senior management
    - Provides ability to work with clients and gain hands-on experience
    - Opportunity to work on high profile accounts and Financial services clients
    - Platform to practice and build SME skills
    - Right balance of formal and informal environment
    - Real time feedback and recognition from Performance and Line Managers
    - Great teams made up of amazing people leading to life long friendships

    Cons

    I have not come across any cons of working at Capco. Inspite of the great growth that the Capco has witnessed, it is great to see and witness that the senior management is still invested to ensure that the Company culture is maintained and reinforced in all employees and new joiners.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue with what you are doing, it is definitely working and I would recommend Capco to anyone who is looking to work in Financial services and accelerate their career

    Capco Response

    12 Sep 2018 – HR

    Thank you for your review and we are delighted to hear that you enjoy working at Capco especially the career opportunities, people and working environment. As you mention, while our culture has... More


  4. "Consultant"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good career progression, good salary, exciting projects

    Cons

    Can be cliquey sometimes

    Capco Response

    12 Sep 2018 – HR

    Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read that you enjoy working at Capco and would like to thank you for your contribution to the team.


  5. "Overall good place to work, but often not the healthiest work-life balance"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent training offered, good people on the ground, strong brand. Good clients.

    Cons

    Very lean back office. A lot of expectation to contribute to Capco on top of client work, which does impact work-life balance. Remuneration at Associate level is low relative to work required.

    Advice to Management

    Less internal change. Clearer advice on performance review, faster turn-around of results.

    Capco Response

    18 Sep 2018 – HR

    Thank you for your feedback, in particular on the quality of training and development available in Capco.

    Capco does run a lean back office as we are keen to develop a successful organization... More


  6. "Career fast track"

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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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great growth financial services consulting firm

    Cons

    A lot more BAU than change at times

    Advice to Management

    Need stronger direction and retention strategy

    Capco Response

    3 Sep 2018 – HR

    Thank you for your review and we're pleased to read your positive comments. We hope that you will be attending Capco's 20th anniversary event this week where you will have an opportunity to hear... More


  7. "Good Company with growing oppurtunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Welcoming environment, Fruits everyday, learning

    Cons

    Expand client base, focus on overall employee growth

    Capco Response

    23 Aug 2018 – HR

    Thank you for your review. We're pleased to hear that you enjoy working at Capco, in particular the work environment, opportunities and benefits on offer. Capco remains focused on growing the firm... More

  8. "Good to join for exposure to niche technologies"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    1. Have projects in multiple countries, so various onsite opportunities
    2. Good package
    3. Good chance for growth
    4. Lots of expenses on employee training

    Cons

    1. Management does not have forward thinking view
    2. Not enough hikes given after joining
    3. Favoritism done by management
    4. Policies not employee friendly

    Advice to Management

    Take an all round view of everything and not go by certain details.

    Capco Response

    30 Aug 2018 – HR

    Thank you for your review.

    We are pleased to read your positive comments on the many career development opportunities at Capco as a result of the firm’s growth ambitions. As you state, Capco... More


  9. "Not the place for experienced candidates - glorified bodyshop"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Capco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free soft drinks in HQ office
    Good as a entry level position for those with no experience

    Cons

    Promotion is based on popularity rather than actual delivery of work , emphasis is placed on attending a lot of socials.

    Senior Management Partner egos

    Inexperienced staff promoted too quickly (based on popularity rather than work) creating an inexperienced management hierarchy . There are graduates with no experience managing / at a senior level compared to some experienced change professionals with 5+ years experience

    Non Existent management once on client site

    Work is body shopping, no value adding delivery

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management (not all) should leave Egos at home

    Party culture takes prominence rather than delivery and employee progression / support. This needs to change

    Recruit quality not quantity

    Capco Response

    19 Sep 2018 – HR

    We are disappointed by this feedback but have sought to respond to reach of the points you raise.

    1. Promotions at Capco are based on the quality of the work you deliver, not on popularity. The... More


  10. "Not very digital"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time

    Pros

    Great employee perks and office

    Cons

    Not enough digital work for a digital firm

    Capco Response

    19 Sep 2018 – HR

    Thanks for your feedback and the comments on our perks and office.

    Capco is committed to making Digital consulting, services and solutions a key offerings as we grow our business. We are actively... More


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