Capital One - One of the best companies for software engineers in Nottingham. | Glassdoor.co.uk
  1. Helpful (4)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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....

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    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 One2018-06-25

    Capital One Response

    June 25, 2018Talent 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!

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great company I am proud to be part of it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capital One full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great people with great vision.you will be on top of the technology.

    Cons

    Bell curve Performance review on force distribution.everybody hate it but no one has guts to say upper management. It really sucks

    Advice to Management

    Stop bell curve performance review it is not just increasing cut throats politics but decrease productivity and moral of employees

    Capital One2019-03-02
  2. Helpful (369)

    "Could be great, missed opportunity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Designer in Tysons Corner, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Capital One full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great benefits. Lots of travel opportunity. Great for some (not for everyone)— especially for people avoiding their families or trying to have an affair. If you don't like your current team, you can often move to another one or relocate to another location. Great opportunity to learn new skills. Some of the leadership is inspiring. Nice workspaces for some.

    Cons

    Gender-biased, misguided, disorganized, competitive structure, reorgs frequent This place is trying to be a start-up with huge enterprise problems—it's awkward. Makes for a lot of wasted effort for people trying to get things done in an innovative way with business-side making the last judgment. Shiny object syndrome. Emphasis on PR moments over fixing real problems. Performance reviews lend to a gender- or personality-bias...

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    Advice to Management

    Pay attention. Don't just spend money on diversity & inclusion training — really implement some change in the culture. Get organized. Lessen reorgs. Stop acquiring other companies before you can handle what you have. You are not a tech company or a start up, just face it. Just be a better company, spend the money on hiring better engineers instead of on business people from failed start-ups who don't know how to...

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    Capital One2017-04-19

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