Capco

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Capco Reviews

Updated 20 November, 2014
Updated 20 November, 2014
199 Reviews
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199 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
  • Glorified body shop that does staff augmentation work (in 13 reviews)

  • You time off/ work life balance is the lowest priority (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Overall a good blend of experience between technology and management consulting

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Capco full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Good compensation and benefits (unlimited vacation is being discussed)
    - Great leadership in Canada (good focus on market strengths and very progressive and open minded)
    - Limitless opportunities to travel. I got to travel abroad to UK and New York for short term projects (5-10 months)
    - Worked with top-tier clients globally (massive financial institutions)
    - Decent work-life balance for a consulting firm (9am - 6pm)
    - Awesome corporate retreat (company flying all its employees to exotic place for annual meeting)

    Cons

    - New York office has been recently expanding aggressively - US leadership seemed to focus too much on selling rather than delivering
    - Canadian office only focuses on business in Bay St, which is understandable since Capco only serves financial institutions. Would be nice if the firm makes an attempt expanding to Montreal (Banque Nationale and Desjardins) or west towards Alberta or BC.
    - Promotion decisions by the leadership are questionable (a lot of the consultants feel that management values the contributions factor too much, as opposed to focusing on delivering good work for clients)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Canadian office has the right thing going on for them. The quality of its employees are higher than the ones in New York. Capco Toronto dedicates effort into recruiting talents from top Canadian schools (Waterloo, Western Ontario, UofT, Queen's, McGill) and industry professionals with project implementation experience, as opposed to New York where they recruit from industry regardless of the type of work they do (back office, operations, etc).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience, great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Principal in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Managing Principal in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Capco full-time (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.  

    I love Capco

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Capco full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Toronto office has a small company feel but competes easily with larger brand consulting practices. I feel like we have the best of both worlds. The projects I have worked on have been high visibility and importance for our clients. I am growing a lot in my role.

    Cons

    A lot of people are on long term projects or programs so it is easy to feel a bit disconnected if you don't make the effort.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the management structure flat and informal; Don't dilute quality of our people by trying to grow too fast.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Capco North America is an excellent company but NY tends to live in a bubble and is dismissive of the other practices

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant

    I worked at Capco full-time

    Pros

    Capco has outstanding culture and smart people. People here are driven to make the company do well, not because they have to but because they want to.

    Cons

    Capco North America is run out of New York and they're very dismissive of anything that is not New York based. Leadership in NY don't seem to understand how to sell "the big deal" and typically act as an obstruction to areas that do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Experience at Capco

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capco

    Pros

    Good company, good people and management

    Cons

    focus on technical more so

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

  7. 7 people found this helpful  

    Good stepping stone for better options elsewhere but this is a revolving door

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Capco full-time

    Pros

    Good knowledgeable colleagues to work with from whom one can learn a lot.
    Exposure to financial markets and other areas of management consulting practice. Helps younger grads build up experience

    Cons

    Capco (at least the Toronto) office has not done a good sales job and as a consequence they downsize quickly to remain competitive in meeting their numbers for the parent company (FIS). This has caused friction amongst the practice leads who need a healthy bench to sustain good projects but it seems Capco is being ignored by the Canadian banks, Steer clear until the Toronto office fixes this issue and they gain the proejectst they need to remain viable. TD, the largest Capco Toronto client has not given much business back to Capco Toronto and this is what has impacted this company. I know many good people who have been downsized recently or left as dead-end banking jobs were not what we signed up for.
    Suggest go elsewhere where you get more exposure and more training to help in career progression.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat your workers with disdain and as dollar bills but value them sincerely and stick by them at client sites. Don't throw them under the bus just to please a client as this looks bad to the client and also to your employees opinion of you as an organization lacking leadership qualities. Hope the people at the helm turn things around at Capco Toronto soon as they have some great people working there

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A growing consulting company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    It grows slightly above average worldwide, it is still slightly more flexible than most other large consulting companies. Employees have an opportunity to establish good industry contacts.

    Cons

    it acquires every day more and more of the corporate culture from its mother company (FIS).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your partner profits and start a new consulting company.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not enough Good projects but decent exposure to sr. management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Capco full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Diversity, recognition, friendly approach ofsenior management

    Cons

    Not enough development space, some seniors dont treat the juniors well. not a place to define your carreer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to match skill set with current projects

    Recommends
  10.  

    Great management consulting firm! Becoming a bigger player by the day

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Capco full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Amazing culture in comparison to the BIG firms like Accenture, Deloitte, PwC..
     - Entrepreneurial Spirit
     - Vacation Bonuses

    Cons

    - Sometimes not as easily recognized or known in the market as the competition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Keep the culture. Its one of the best assets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great working environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Capco full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work with great teams, you can be yourself and work the style that best fits the individual.

    Cons

    Being that the environment lets you drive towards your own success you sometimes create people who only care about themselves and do anything and step on many as they race to the top

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include more 360 reviews about levels above the Associates, consultants and PC's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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