Capital One Reviews

Updated 30 May 2020

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Capital One Founder, Chairman & CEO Richard D. Fairbank
Richard D. Fairbank
4,211 Ratings
  1. "Great FinTech Company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working here is a great comfortable career. They don't push you too hard unless you want to be.

    Cons

    Not too exciting. Company is still fairly young.

    Capital One2020-05-28
  2. "Good Place to Work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good perks, benefits, and compensation

    Cons

    Internal tooling not always mature

    Capital One2020-05-27
  3. "great freedom and work life balance, but hard to move up"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer 

    I worked at Capital One full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great work like balance treat employees well lots of freedom to work on what you like

    Cons

    lots of politics to get promotions

    Capital One2020-05-27
  4. "good work life balance , hard to get promoted"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer 

    I worked at Capital One full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great work life balance ability to work on what you want a lot of the time

    Cons

    promotions are based on politics more than performance

    Capital One2020-05-27
  5. "Great place to work and grow if you can get past the business model"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Capital One was unparalleled in terms of the work-life balance: employees up to the VP level would regularly leave at 4:00 pm to pick up kids from work, leave for classes, or make an appointment. The internal coding courses offered were an incredible way to get relevant, foundational technical skills that you could practice day-to-day. The role I was in was fairly challenging although the cyclical nature of the work meant that things would get repetitive past the 1-year mark. Fortunately the rotation program allows almost anyone to switch teams and experience a new role within the company.

    Cons

    Capital One's only real con to me was its unsavory business model. While the mission was to "Change Banking for Good", looking at the financials usually painted the picture of profiting off poor people and new immigrants off of interest and high fees. While this does not affect the genuinely great day-to-day work environment, there is a pill that should be explicitly swallowed when considering the societal value that is created at large.

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    Capital One2020-05-26
  6. "A Good Place to Work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice president - security in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working with smart, passionate people.

    Cons

    None of note or significance.

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    Capital One2020-05-26
  7. "Good"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Allen, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits & PTO Culture Co worker Company support

    Cons

    Back to back calls non stop

    Capital One2020-05-25
  8. "Amazing place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Scarborough, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People culture looks after employees

    Cons

    Fast paced environment lots of responsibilities

    Capital One2020-05-25
  9. "Great Culture, Lots of compliance work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Lot of development opportunities, very supported by management. - Great culture, lots of young folks. - Working with modern technology, everything in on AWS.

    Cons

    Too many compliance, security remediation work, can feel like a fulltime job just from it some times.

    Capital One2020-05-25
  10. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Trainer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Capital One full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, Compensation, Facilities, co-workers & community

    Cons

    Too many layers and in between management position

    Capital One2020-05-23
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