Capital One Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 24 Jan 2021

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  • "Performance management curve fitting isn’t great(in 338 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee
      Featured Review

      Genuine investor in people

      17 Oct 2020 - Head of Brand Strategy in Nottingham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Development Culture - you’re encouraged to really own your own development and the opportunities you see and go after. Commitment to work/life balance. Investor in People - they hire brilliant people and recognise individual talent. It’s an amazing place to work - even on zoom.

      Cons

      Can’t think of any cons! They expect a lot but give back in what their employees give.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      An Employer That Cares

      12 Oct 2020 - Software Development Engineer III in Nottingham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent work / life balance with virtually no expectation to do extended hours. Fantastic associate benefits and an excellent workplace environment. The company truly values their employees and gives ample opportunity for career growth.

      Cons

      A lot of red tape when it comes to tech implementation. What was once a very creative environment for a software engineer is now a little more restrictive, which can at times be frustrating when things that should be quick, take a while to implement due to process. But then it is a financial services company so it’s understandable in many ways.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Management have their head in the sand

      1 Oct 2020 - Tech Associate in Nottingham, England, England
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      Pros

      Used to be a great place to work; could still be with some honest introspection. There are still some very talented technical associates.

      Cons

      Performance management and promotion nomination is extremely subjective and inconsistent. Frequent staff turnover makes it difficult to get things done. The superficial Fintech attitude and aspirations are doing more harm than good. Capital One's good reputation is no longer deserved in mine and a few of my colleague's opinions. Blame culture with simultaneous lack of accountability from management. Insincere public messaging. Poor work life balance. Communication between different departments and teams is abysmal. The job you applied for is not what you will be doing, ever. Incentives, like training, never materialise.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Ok to wait out COVID, not suitable for high calibre experienced hires in long term, strategy is more a BI role here

      16 Sep 2020 - Senior Strategy Associate in London, England, England
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      Pros

      - ok comp - decent work life balance - some very good managers (director level managers) - organisatinal willigness to learn and improve according to employee feedback

      Cons

      - value of high calibre experienced hires is currently not yet understood by organisation and people are not fitted in correctly into roles where they can make the best impact -a lot of the strategy roles; are effectively BI roles with a small business dimension, it is not really suitable for experienced hires, especially if 60-80% of the work will be SQL coding - people with 4-6 consulting experience (coming evening from a manager level role) end up being on the same level as a grad after 1 year internal experience - it creates a very odd dynamic and tells one that the value proposition is not understood if you can be manager/ senior manager / director in other comparable organisations with that experience - most experienced people with strong profiles have realised that/ do realise it after a few weeks in - due to COVID we are trapped now, but fear not once the opportunity is given people will move on to the right options - although good progression was promised and obvisouly oversold at recruiting stage will need to be validated, currently not particularly convinced by it - overall it is not a disaster but looking at the other options I had back then as a strong hire I am regretting it a bit, will most likely jump asap once COVID impact fades away

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      4 people found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Business Analyst Intern (10 weeks)

      9 Sep 2020 - Summer Intern in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance, culture, problem solving opportunities, ownership

      Cons

      Had a great time - no cons

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    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      A Disappointing Experience

      7 Nov 2019 - Software Engineer in London, England, England
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      Pros

      - Good work/life balance. - Great office and equipment. - Regular fully-expensed trips to Nottingham.

      Cons

      Upon joining you quickly become mired in endless planning and scrum ceremonies, bookended by talks on numerous corporate initiatives. Unworkable requirements are simply passed to teams from stakeholders in Nottingham who have remarkably little understanding of the teams in London. Inexperienced managers must then wrestle with these to try and eke out deliverables for stakeholders wedded to unrealistic deadlines. The graduate scheme is large and there are a limited number of developers able to support them in their development, adding additional pressure on teams. If you’re looking to grow as a developer I would simply avoid working here. Although Capital One does have good initiatives for learning and development, these can’t make up for the total lack of time spent actually building software.

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      9 people found this review helpful

      Capital One Response

      Talent Marketing Partner

      Thank you for your review, we appreciate all of your comments, both positive and constructive.

    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Not as great as it seems

      3 Nov 2019 - Software Engineer in London, England, England
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      Pros

      * Work life balance is good. Flexible 9-5 hours * Compensation is OK * Friendly people

      Cons

      * Work is very dull, not interesting and filled with horrible corporate process and red tape. As a result, you won't be able to learn much as an engineer. * Engineers in london are not given the same support as the Nottingham counterparts. * Performance management is completely unfair. You are not rewarded on you're technical ability and delivery but on how well you sell yourself to senior managers. * HR is very unhelpful, non responsive and their only interest is to protect the company. * Hiring is also very biased as well. Again people who are all talk but no substance get hired while actual talented engineers are not taken into consideration. This results in many hires having imposter syndrome.

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      6 people found this review helpful

      Capital One Response

      Talent Marketing Partner

      Thank you for your review. We were disappointed to read some of your comments, but take on board all feedback, both positive and constructive.

    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Amazing company

      19 Feb 2020 - Coordinator in Nottingham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent location Lots of perks, including a christmas and summer party Training and development opportunities Excellent work/life balance

      Cons

      Hard to get into certain departments

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      Capital One Response

      Talent Marketing Partner

      Thanks for taking the time to leave your review, we really appreciate your comments!

    9. 5.0
      Current Contractor, more than 1 year

      Great place to work!

      28 Nov 2019 - Claims Coordinator in Nottingham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work life balance, flexible hours on offer. Always something going on in the way of team days out, give always, corporate events for all. All feel equal Hot food and canteen, games room etc. Management really look after you and there is a massive focus on development.

      Cons

      Can be really hard to gain promotion internally.

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Excellent place to work all good

      6 Sep 2019 - Relationship Manager in Nottingham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance and benefits

      Cons

      Corporate culture from United States parent

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      Capital One Response

      Talent Brand Manager

      Thanks for taking the time to leave your review.

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