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Capital One Reviews

Updated 21 March 2019
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  • "Need to do smart work to maintain work life balance" (in 210 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in Derby, England
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great progression, good work life ballance

    Cons

    no cons at capital one

  3. "Complaints"

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    Current Employee - Senior Complaint Handler in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Senior Complaint Handler in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and facilities such as free gym

    Cons

    Really political when it comes to performance management.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication


  4. "Great Place to work"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, Flexible working, Office environment is great.

    Cons

    Very competitive. Performance Management/end of year reviews can be stressful.


  5. "Capital One"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in London, England
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Engaging team & Responsive hiring managers
    Flexible working
    Great location

    Cons

    Nothing has come up so far


  6. "designer"

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    Current Employee - County (Optional) in Huyton, England
    Current Employee - County (Optional) in Huyton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It was very hard work but the team were fantastic and it felt like we were all working to one goal

    Cons

    there could be a lot of anti-social hours


  7. "Great Benefits and Work Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Capital One (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great staff benefits, nice office, lots of fun activities to keep employees engaged

    Cons

    Great benefits mean staff are retained and this can limit opportunities to progress to a more senior level

  8. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent career opportunities and ability to shape career, with possible movement across teams and different job roles
    Strong company values and mission
    Great coworkers, with fun atmosphere
    A lot of responsibility across job levels
    Amazing London office

    Cons

    Work/life balance overall is good, but at times it's unbalanced with work being too busy


  9. "mint"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in York, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in York, England

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

    Pros

    mint buzz to work there

    Cons

    couldn't think of any at all

    Advice to Management

    do better and pay more


  10. "Great place for a first job"

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

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

    Pros

    Steep learning curve, rotations, good engagement with management, good culture

    Cons

    *Sometimes* (but usually not) difficult to get things done, some bureaucracy/red tape

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work! the focus on development and close engagement with managers (e.g. 10:10s) are one of the best things about working at Capital One

    Capital One Response

    18 Oct 2018 – Lead Talent Partner

    Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave your 5-star review, it's really great to read your comments.