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Capital One Reviews

Updated 19 July 2018
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Pros
  • "The work/life balance at Capital One is unbeatable" (in 871 reviews)

  • "Great benefits; they value continuous learning; open to internal job changes after you have a history of performance of course" (in 603 reviews)

Cons
  • "I didnt have a good work life balance" (in 196 reviews)

  • "Performance Management is taken very seriously but employees are ranked in relation to other employees" (in 204 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "One of the best companies for software engineers in Nottingham."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capital One full-time

    Pros

    The benefits offered are among the best available for the area.

    You get 10% time to learn or work on something that interests you.

    You have access to many online courses and books plus a wide community of developers.

    Great facilities really good canteen with multiple meal options every day.

    As a software engineer you get the latest MacPro, wide monitor, standing desk, unlimited coffee and a really comfy chair.

    A good work life balance flexible to accommodate most child care commitments.

    Management encourage associates to get involved in corporate responsibility events.

    Cons

    Getting used to all the acronyms will take you a few months (but there is always someone willing to help!)

    No parking available on site for most associates. On the other hand, support for travel to work is good e.g. NCT, Tram, cycle.

    Advice to Management

    Coordinate with HR so that all on boarding sessions (company and tech) are done within the same week.

    Capital One Response

    25 Jun 2018 – Talent Acquisition Partner

    Thank you for your review, it's really great to hear all of your comments. Unlimited coffee and standing desks are among my pros too!


  2. "All round great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Really relaxed office space, friendly staff all around
    - Fantastic benefits packages
    - Excellent training / professional development plans
    - Excellent resources (sit / stand desk, top spec Mac, ultra wide monitors, etc)
    - Always something happening in the office, events and the likes.
    - Excellent office location, close to transport links and City Centre

    Cons

    Free Parking availability in Nottingham is slim but the office is more than accessible.

  3. "Opportunity to learn new technologies in a fun and engaging environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great work environment (open plan, WFH, on-site gym, complimentary refreshments, frequent 'fun' activities, agile practice)
    - Lots of encouragement to learn new technologies and present novel solutions
    - Modern software and hardware provided (Cloud, OSS, MS Surfaces, MBPs, GSuite)
    - Good remuneration for the area
    - Great opportunities for growth within the company (vertically or horizontally)

    Cons

    - The Collaborative and Agile practices may take readjustment for some new starters
    - Still a slight disconnect between London and Nottingham offices
    - No active GAYE scheme

    Advice to Management

    Continue the way you are going and don't look back.

    Capital One Response

    22 Jun 2018 – Talent Acquisition Partner

    It's great to read your 5 star review! Thank you for sharing all of your comments with us.


  4. "Fantastic - look no further for a great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative Manager in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Creative Manager in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They look after you, you have room to grow, you are given the tools and resources you need, the people are highly skilled and positive, the business is ambitious, ethical and well managed, its an exciting time to be in financial technology.

    Cons

    It's huge so you need to connect with many people to get stuff done and it can take time.

    Advice to Management

    Onboarding could be better.

    Capital One Response

    8 Jun 2018 – Talent Acquisition Partner

    Thank you for leaving your review, it's great to hear all of your comments.


  5. "Positive working atmosphere and great resources and tools"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Data Scientist in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Senior Data Scientist in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive working atmosphere;
    Great resources and tools;
    Strong focus on, and support for, development;
    Forward looking and technology focused;
    Good facilities (cycle shed, gym, canteen);
    Good benefits
    Good office location

    Cons

    Ownership of some topics can be unclear

    Capital One Response

    27 Mar 2018 – Talent Acquisition Partner

    Thank you for leaving your 5 star review! We're really pleased to hear that you're enjoying your time with us.


  6. "Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capital One full-time

    Pros

    Salary and benefits (especially pension) are great.
    Work-life balance is very 9-5, with flexible working opportunities.

    Cons

    Environment is slow, change averse, and bureaucratic.
    Engineering has high staff turnover and low morale.

    Capital One Response

    23 Mar 2018 – Talent Acquisition Partner

    Thank you for sharing your review and also highlighting some of our great benefits.
    We appreciate all of your comments, both positive and constructive.


  7. "Software Academy Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Capital One full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    + Plenty of helpful people at the company that are happy to talk to you about what they are working on
    + Lots of opportunities to get involved with various projects across different teams
    + Work was fun and challenging, you really feel like you're making a difference
    + Great atmosphere at the office with a fantastic work/life balance, games room with table tennis, table football and a pool table
    + Good food served at the canteen with lots of vending machines and free coffee machines around the office

    Cons

    - Cooperation between different branches of the company could be improved i.e. between Nottingham - London and between UK - US

  8. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Manager in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    OVerall a very good place to work, location is great right in city centre

    Cons

    Workload
    Management can be lackluster sometimes


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work, but some issues"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capital One full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, friendly working environment and a feeling of collaboration. Pay is good but not amazing, benefits are good.

    Cons

    For career advancement, being good at your job is not enough. You need to work on the right project, have a pushy enough manager and have a face that fits.

    Advice to Management

    The first thing I was told was that impressions are everything. The company puts value on new shiny projects such as Cloud computing and mobile app development. As management, you need to consider those in the less glamorous roles who are working just as hard.
    Fast-track talented people, not just those who retweet about how good the company is.


  10. "What it's like to work here"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Coordinator in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Principal Coordinator in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capital One full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good offices with friendly people.
    Restaurant that offers plenty of choice at reasonable prices.
    Great benefits including pension, healthcare and gym.

    Cons

    Very tech orientated and catering towards the younger generation

    Advice to Management

    Keep remembering the customers


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