Capita Reviews

Updated 18 September 2014
Updated 18 September 2014
194 Reviews
2.4
194 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good work/life balance, plenty of activities and Summer/Winter events organised (in 10 reviews)

  • Not minimum wage, fairly easy to change working hours as long as the department has availability, and also has some decent people working there (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • No support from senior management when dealing with operational staff (in 8 reviews)

  • Sometimes acts like a new company rather than an established one and career progression is confusing (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Recruitment business

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Capita

    Pros

    There are a number of accounts that they have won

    Cons

    No career progression. Very much depended on who you were as to getting any opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career maps

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fairly pleasant, totally underresourced

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Consultant  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Software Consultant in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Capita as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good contract rates, trusted to get on with it. Fine for a temporary consultant.

    Cons

    Terrible resources - ancient PCs, creaking infrastructure and can be difficult to get logons for test servers etc. Must be difficult or more likely impossible for permanent staff to stay motivated. Saves money in the short term, bad for business in the long term. Could be fixed by now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have pity, give them the tools they need.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    All OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Manchester, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The structure allows for each business unit to function with little interference so it usually feels as though you are working for a small to medium sized company.

    Cons

    Profits go to "feed the beast" and investment in the development of successful business units is not forthcoming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If an area is profitable something is going right, reinvest in its development as well as using the profits to support areas that are struggling.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Terrible, terrible managers

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capita

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to get broad experience in the field, if you've got some talent this can be well recognised.

    Cons

    Some extremely poor managers ruining the experience for those with ability. Not a great company for cutting out dead wood, consequently you'll run into a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognise internal talent, and also recognise those who just need to go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    OPS MANAGER

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Part of a large company with all the attached benefits - good culture and good systems for staff management in place. Good pension schemem on offer along with life assurance, cycle to works scheme child care vouchers. Opportunity to buy extra holidays which is a good benefit to have.

    Cons

    Not a lot of progression as a small office (although opportunities within the wider Capita group). Starting off on 23 days holidays is a con but it does increase to 25 days after 2 years then to 27 days after 5 years, Difficult at ttimes to get sign off for new staff as too much red tape to cut through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try and reduce the red tape and allow more autonomy at local levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Capita BPO

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Executive  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Accounts Executive in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Work environment is good, Most of the things are streamlined

    Cons

    Less Salary and slow growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To provide extra monetary benefits to the performers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Capita

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capita

    Pros

    Some absolutely excellent people. Fairly relaxed working environment.

    Cons

    No career opportunities and recognition of hard work.

  9.  

    A company continually restructuring

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, flexible working conditions

    Cons

    Siloed working divisions, poor training opportunities, poor communications from senior management within divisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Up the communication, focus on creating greater staff engagement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer  in  Pune (East Timor)
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Pune (East Timor)

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

    Pros

    Good environment to work in

    Cons

    Policies not satisfactory need to improve and be more employee centric

    Recommends
  11.  

    Balance of everything as long as one plans to stay at the base level,if u want to grow then this is not the place to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Insurance Executive  in  Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Insurance Executive in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Capita full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Balance of Work,Personal space,Salary youll be able to work here for a very long time,can work here if u dont plan to get promoted

    Cons

    Too much politics,applying for IJPs is Hell. Most managers are WOMEN,Not employee friendly at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Control politics, focus to be employee friendly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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