Capco Reviews

Updated 9 September 2014
Updated 9 September 2014
173 Reviews
2.9
173 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good knowledgeable colleagues to work with from whom one can learn a lot (in 6 reviews)

  • Easy access to senior people who you can learn a lot from (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • This is all they want to do in the future so if you join now do not expect management consulting (in 10 reviews)

  • Doesn't have the infrastructure of a big consulting firm (which is also a plus) (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good working environment

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Capco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company invest in employees education.
    Management is very supportive and reachable.
    Diverse and international environment.
    Options for relocation.
    Vacation days- European style

    Cons

    Compensation & Benefits are below market value
    Long hours- including weekends
    100% Traveling- most of the time you spend on clients site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to keep good people you need to be competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience, great people

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    Current Employee - Managing Principal  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Managing Principal in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Capco full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    -Great leadership
    -Great clients
    -Laid back considering industry

    Cons

    -Sometimes colleagues are under skilled

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    awesome company, great growth story, wonderful people

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Capco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - people are friendly, a real family feel
    - there is a real sense of ownership in the success of the firm by employees
    - nice offices in central london
    - work hard, play hard culture

    Cons

    - work-life balance - but don't think it's any different to any other consulting firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - keep caring and nurturing for staff, it will continue to enable success

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Comme ci, comme ca. Growing firm with the perks and the disadvantages that come along

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    All the traditional perks that can expect and a flat structure. The new office has a start up feel.

    Cons

    Delivery focus. not much high profile roles available. Promotions are sensitive to internal work being delivered for the firm. Some graduates manage to get to PC level after 3 years on the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Leadership

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    Former Employee - Managing Principal  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Managing Principal in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Capco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I liked working for Capco because the leadership team was hands on and were easy to speak with and discuss ideas and issues. The team members were a great group of individuals and were good to work with. Projects were large and provided opportunities for all levels of staff to grow.

    Cons

    Bonus program was an issue as the firm only gave a percentage each year of the annual bonus earned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider staff growth, titles, and compensation as compared to competitors so staff better understand how they compare/contrast to other firms.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    A great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you are new to consulting or a seasoned professional, Capco offers a unique experience. They are entrepreneurial, meritocratic and have very flat organization. You don't run into the traditional roadblocks of burdensome process and lots of approvals. If you have good skills in working across an organization, you will enjoy working at Capco.

    Cons

    If you are not a self-starter, you may struggle with navigating your career options.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 8 people found this helpful  

    Undignifed for Associates; promotion statistically improbable

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    For the first week or two you'll believe you actually landed a career.

    Cons

    Why does Capco have ~2.9 rating on Glassdoor, whereas all it's competitors are 3.5+? How much can a measly 0.6 points really count for?

    Answer: a ton.

    Plenty of other people have written about this firm's laughable approach to running a "consultancy", albeit one that is in reality nothing more than a high-priced bodyshop for industry rejects at bargain prices. I want to comment specifically on the complete lack of meritocracy for Associates in this company; Associate being the entry-level position at Capco.

    If you are not among a select few Associates, you will never be promoted. The Associate Talent Program is a revolving door that has only promoted %30 of its attendees, many of whom have left soon afterwards. Associate promotion is biased, backward, and blatantly political. I've seen AOs with nearly %100 billability and tons of accolades get held back for "personal" issues, while three-month old Associates get promoted for going to a few happy hours and dressing nicely. It's killing the firm, and the rot starts at the bottom up.

    Please, please if you are considering taking an offer for an Associate position here, realize you're signing up to be used and then let go. Unless you are pre-selected by management when you first join, you will never be promoted. None of you accomplishments will matter, and no matter how much money you make the firm you will never see any of it back. You are essentially taking a 2/3 odds wager that your career will be hobbled by working for this bodyshop full of partners kicked out of respectable firms. I myself am leaving the firm in a few weeks to greener pastures and couldn't be happier, but I'll never get back all the lost time, income, and knowledge I could have obtained at a different, better, more professional firm.

    Joining Capco as an Associate has tremendous and (60% of the time) terrible opportunity costs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If perception is reality, I perceive that this firm's treatment of its youngest employees is downright disgusting. You should be ashamed of yourselves for doing this to young people, many of whom trust you to guide their nascent career honestly and with care. No wonder attrition is so high; expect to see plenty of people quit before you ultimately sell all equity to FiS next year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    a lot of opportunities to learn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capco

    Pros

    great environment, free snack, easy to access management

    Cons

    long hour, projects can be boring sometimes

    Approves of CEO
  10. 7 people found this helpful  

    Just terrible.

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Capco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some great people, but getting fewer.
    Cool office.

    Cons

    As most of the other reviews have said, Capco is incredibly cliquey and despite once having a clear strategy to become a true consultancy has now gone completely off the rails. The work is mostly bodyshopping with little attention paid to a persons skills and no understanding of developing propositions to take to market, they simple do whatever they are told - pure bodyshopping. Despite this, there is constant noise about how "innovative" the company is with multiple emails from management trying to reinforce this. The truth - there has been zero innovation in action in the company with the exception of people using brighter colours in presentation. The lack of leadership is shocking, with the partners each in their own world and no common vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop taking and start doing.
    Talk to your people and actually listen. Stop asking for feedback and then both not acting on it and not sharing the results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Downright disgusting

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    None except for a paycheck. I don't know what else to write to make the 20 word minimum limit

    Cons

    They say the way you judge a country is the way it treats it's poor, young and needy. This firm does so much harm to not only the junior associates,as mentioned in reviews, they are downright horrible to everyone including immigrants. The partners and most of the managers are to blame whose only qualification is a big gut and an even massive ego. They have no skills and the unbelievable lies you hear from them when you first join them is out of the world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the BS and make changes. Don't wait for the next recession for some serious cleanup. You won't survive another recession. Hire some more women to balance out the ego from the men.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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