Capital One Senior Software Engineer Reviews

Updated 22 Jun 2020

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Capital One Founder, Chairman & CEO Richard D. Fairbank
Richard D. Fairbank
80 Ratings
  1. "Good work life balance"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Senior Software Engineer in Toronto
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Capital One for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Awesome culture and good work life balance. Not too much politics

    Cons

    Too many meetings. Development is out of scope. Backend dev can do mobile or vice versa. Red tape to get new ideas moving.

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  2. "Great, but inconsistent"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Capital One full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance, great company values

    Cons

    Lots of folks have an amazing time here, but I feel bad for the minority who have an awful time

  3. COVID-19

    "Good pay, bad work life balance"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    15% discount on stock as a portion of payment, good 401k, nice buildings

    Cons

    work life balance is trending in a really bad direction despite claiming to put employees first during the pandemic

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  4. "pretty good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Capital One full-time

    Pros

    good work-life balance and office location

    Cons

    salary is not high and work planning and arrangement is not good

    Capital One Response

    May 15, 2020Talent Brand and Marketing Lead

    Thank you for the great feedback! We are so happy to hear that you value the work-life balance. We're always looking for ways to improve and your response helps us head in the right direction.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture and smart people

    Cons

    Not the most interesting work

  6. "Mixed Bag YMMV Depending on team"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Capital One full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Highly technical Projects Great Product team especially at executive level

    Cons

    Poor mid level management lacking vision Some teams just slack for years

  7. Helpful (14)

    "Saying you're a tech company doesn't make you one"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bikes in silly colors, great cafeterias, competitive (not extravagant) pay, as much Kool-Aid as you can possibly chug

    Cons

    The performance management system is like something out of the Middle Ages, based on a forced distribution at the team level---meaning if you have four people on your team, one of you is going to get a bad rating. This does wonderful things for team cohesion and makes people optimize for very strange things. If you are a software developer, expect to get stuck in an on-call rotation at least once a month and doing a LOT of devops work even if you weren't hired as a devops engineer. Toward the end of my time there, 90% of the work my team did was related to scrambling to comply with some new enterprise-wide mandate (fix X, switch to using Y, etc.). In the end we had almost no time left to build our product. The product owners and tech leads are really out of touch; a lot of them have no technical background. Also, the decision to abolish assigned seating and move to "everyone scramble for a seat every day" (excuse me... "Flex Seating"! Yay!) is a horrible decision. It makes the day so stressful to never have any idea whether you will be able to find a decent seat or not, and yet despite the overcrowding many teams do not allow for regular remote work.

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  8. Helpful (4)

    "Stay away if you're talented"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, great wlb, good benefits, decent salary, nice offices

    Cons

    Clueless executives, bad management, cutting benefits, shareholders over employees, hires entry level talent, stack rankings, values talkers over performers, hush hush secrecy, doesn't reward excellent performance

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  9. "Good place to work"

    3.0
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    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer 
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Capital One

    Pros

    Flexibility and type if work is good.

    Cons

    No Work from homes allowed much.

  10. "Developer"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Great Place To Work, freindly and good perks

    Cons

    Sometimes too Agile and driven by Product instead of allowing Tech to drive what nees to be done so lots of tech debt

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