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  1. "Amazing company"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capital One full-time for more than a year

    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

    Capital One2020-02-19

    Capital One Response

    February 25, 2020Talent Marketing Partner

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

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  2. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Contractor - Claims Coordinator in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capital One for more than a year

    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.

    Capital One2019-11-28
  3. Helpful (4)

    "A Disappointing Experience"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England

    I have been working at Capital One full-time for more than a year

    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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    Capital One2019-11-07

    Capital One Response

    November 11, 2019Talent Marketing Partner

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

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    "Not as great as it seems"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Capital One full-time for more than a year

    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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    Capital One2019-11-03

    Capital One Response

    November 7, 2019Talent 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.

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  5. "Excellent place to work all good"

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    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Capital One full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    Corporate culture from United States parent

    Capital One2019-09-06

    Capital One Response

    September 30, 2019Talent Brand Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to leave your review.

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  6. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Capital One full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    no cons a very good company

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    Capital One2019-08-13

    Capital One Response

    September 30, 2019Talent Brand Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to leave your review.

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  7. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Procurement Specialist in London, England

    I worked at Capital One full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People, work-life balance, variety of work

    Cons

    IT system could be better and need upgrading

    Capital One2019-07-03

    Capital One Response

    September 30, 2019Talent Brand Manager

    Thank you for leaving a review, we really appreciate both positive and constructive feedback.

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  8. "Intern"

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

    I worked at Capital One full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly, collaborative, great work life balance

    Cons

    boring first introduction weeks

    Capital One2019-06-03

    Capital One Response

    September 30, 2019Talent Brand Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to leave your review.

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  9. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Capital One full-time for 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

    Capital One2018-11-02
  10. "The best place to work in Nottingham"

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

    I have been working at Capital One full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, projects, technology, workplace, restaurant and work life balance. Friendly, collaborative people. High aspirations. Exciting initiatives. Some departments promote staff rapidly e.g. Marketing, Software Engineering The CEO, Rich Fairbank, is genuinely inspirational. He talks to the company every year, at length, about his vision and strategy, and while this can go on a bit it is ultimately worthwhile that we share in the knowledge of where we are going and why.

    Cons

    Capital One UK is only a very small part of Capital One Financial and can sometimes get left behind. There is a reticence to enter new markets e.g. loans, banking, etc. C1 UK is stuck as a mono-line credit card business. Some departments can be very slow to promote internally, e.g. Operations, Tech Ops. A lot of attrition in some departments e.g. Software Engineering.

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    Capital One2018-08-29

    Capital One Response

    September 4, 2018Talent Acquisition Partner

    Wow! Thanks for the great review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your views on life at Capital One.

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