Capco Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
171 Reviews

2.9
171 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Good working environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Great experience, great people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5. 1 person 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.  

    Great Leadership

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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. 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
  8. 8 people found this helpful  

    Incubator for going nowhere fast with your career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capco

    Pros

    Paycheck twice a month. Lots of free food and drinks. There are some really nice people.

    Cons

    No career growth or professional development. No coaching. Poor mentoring. Training classes are created by employees that put together powerpoint presentations which then get branded as "classroom training" by the firm. The career development of employees is not taken seriously. It is too much of a BBC (british boys club) fraternity where rating systems are actually more similar to a popularity contest. Most of the roles are staff augmentation oriented - this is not management consulting. It's not even consulting or advisory. Most opportunities are based on filling a previously fixed cost headcount with a more tax friendly variable cost role for the client while focusing on outsourcing such roles to India for the client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You treat the firm like rich parents who don't particularly care about their children nor the commitment it takes to raise them properly. You just hand out money or "candy" to kids in an attempt to keep people happy. You don't really seem to care about anyone or their career development. Owning your own career doesn't mean sticking around the office to latch onto senior leaders in order to just show your face and doing some google research for them,. Additionally, if you were truly Big 4 talent, you would still be at a Big 4 firm rather than a low cost alternative that is flooding the financial services market with staff augmentation roles.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Salary

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    You need to help yourself to find the light in darkness

    Cons

    The salary is not tagged with the level you are at meaning it doesnot matter at what level you are in the company. It can vary from deep down in a pit to the limits of sky at the same level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    PMO factory

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

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

    Pros

    Lean hierarchies, some good and bright individuals

    Cons

    No clear profile, strong focus on PMO and backoffice, unprofessional HR, low market rates even for Managing Principles

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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