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Capco Reviews

Updated Jun 18, 2019

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Capco CEO Lance Levy
Lance Levy
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  1. "Capco is a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Capco values there employees. Competitive salary and advancements. Sense of family and teamwork. Ability to learn and work every day with new opportunities. Considerate and patient to help there people grow and learn. Really enforce inclusivity and personal values and opinions. You can be yourself at Capco and be valued as a valuable member of the company.

    Cons

    Some client sites can be far from the awesome Toronto office that most people love to work from.

    Capco2019-04-03
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Exactly the Sum of its (Broken) Parts"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time

    Pros

    - Close knit community of junior level employees - Standard work-life balance - Many opportunities to contribute to company extracurriculars - Newly renovated office

    Cons

    - Thinly veiled favoritism that decides the kind of work and projects you are staffed on (opportunities are rarely advertised company wide) - Encouraged company wide gossiping - At times, extremely unprofessional senior management - Mismanaged HR department that is unequipped to handle the growth of the company and does NOT treat each employee in isolation of their peers - Many ill-conceived projects that are almost...

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    Advice to Management

    Capco touts themselves as being in the people business. This is false advertising. Management needs to stop up-selling people on this poor imitation of a consulting firm. For potential hires reading these Glassdoor reviews, if you choose to work at Capco, make sure you get out after a year for your own sanity.

    Capco2019-04-18

    Capco Response

    April 25, 2019HR

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are pleased to read your positive comments, however we would like the opportunity to discuss your wider feedback and experiences with you in more detail. If you are open to a confidential discussion, please reach out to our ...

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  3. "Good Place to Start One's Career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time

    Pros

    Present opportunities to stretch oneself and gain valuable experiences through an interesting project.

    Cons

    There are a few incompetent managers that don't have the career development of its employees in mind. Lack of structure at times, although they are trying to get better.

    Capco2019-03-10
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    "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant (Software Engineer) in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great Benefits - Good work/life balance if you are assertive - Unlimited vacation days (only if you take advantage of this benefit) - Great people at junior/middle levels - Good social events

    Cons

    - Poor/mis-management of software development projects - Little/no training for junior developers/intro roles - No mentorship - Senior management is difficult to work with and unprofessional - Sales driven software implementation projects promotes development of poor quality/buggy code to meet deadlines

    Advice to Management

    Implement mentorship/training programs for developers. Sell projects with technically feasible deadlines, work on managing client expectations rather than enforcing unreasonable deadlines on developers.

    Capco2019-01-18

    Capco Response

    January 25, 2019HR

    Thank you for your feedback; we take it seriously. Capco takes pride in the quality of work we deliver to our clients; we have strict standards and controls. If this has not been your experience, we would value your insights so we can learn more, and take action to address any opportunities. ...

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Bad culture and poor quality of work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Lot of projects College type environment

    Cons

    Very poor work culture as it is completely ad-hoc and not process driven at all There is no professionalism among senior management

    Advice to Management

    NA

    Capco2018-11-16

    Capco Response

    November 20, 2018HR

    Thank you for your review, although we are very disappointed to read your comments. We would strongly encourage you to share your suggestions and raise your specific concerns through one of our internal channels and invite you to contact our HR Lead, Meghan Pearce or Global HR Director, ...

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  6. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time

    Pros

    Strong culture, strong commitment to grow while maintaining stellar corporate culture

    Cons

    No specific cons that I can think of

    Capco2018-10-25

    Capco Response

    October 29, 2018HR

    Thank you for your review and we're pleased to hear that you are enjoying being a part of our Associate Talent Program. We wish you the best of luck for your Capco career and thank you for your contribution to the team.

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good for IT Professionals, not ideal for Business Consultants"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time

    Pros

    - Good culture - Casual work environment - Firm has grown significantly

    Cons

    - Not a true consultancy - primarily long-term implementation projects - Work is not challenging - A few large projects employ the majority of employees (lots of contractors) - Has become a development shop/delivery centre

    Capco2018-08-29

    Capco Response

    August 30, 2018HR

    Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read your positive comments on our culture, working environment and the growth opportunities. I'm not sure of your location, however while there are some longer term projects, Capco offers a variety of projects working with a range of clients ...

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  8. Helpful (5)

    "Good for making money, but culture needs work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great benefits - Compensation can be really good to - Free coffee, some times lunches - Potential to learn and grow - Very interesting and fast paced projects

    Cons

    - Favouritism is rampant. - There's an "inner circle". You are either part of it or outside it and feel left out. - Infrastructure in the Toronto office needs a lot of work. They really need more space. The office is overcrowded. - Very similar to a college campus non-professional atmosphere all the time. - Loud chatting and gossiping is not just accepted, but encouraged. - Professionalism is lacking a LOT. - Work...

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    Advice to Management

    Care about ALL your employees. Respect their needs and train new comers on how to behave in a work environment.

    Capco2018-07-23

    Capco Response

    July 24, 2018HR

    Thanks for your positive feedback on compensation, benefits, career development and quality of work. It is good to hear that we are translating our rapid growth in Canada into a positive experience and proposition for our people. In response to other feedback, we have already ...

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  9. Helpful (12)

    "HC is an enabler"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Capco full-time

    Pros

    Capco really can be an amazing place to work but there are too many issues acting as barriers to making Capco truly top tier. Recent reviews have shown that Capco has its blemishes. Those concerns are not invalid and this review speaks to my view of them but, overall, this place has its potential and you can grow a career here. I believe that I’ve developed both great colleagues and friends that I will have throughout...

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    Cons

    Previous reviews have not been inaccurate. There is a VERY small group of partners who produce sales. As mentioned in a previous review, there are partners that seem to have no real purpose, other than showing up a couple days a week. Others seem talk for years, about “the big deal” but have seemed to not produce or need a lot of hand holding to close a deal. Of the partners that do produce, sales, most of them seem...

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    Advice to Management

    Capco is at a crossroads. While it is a fun place and that fun, “be yourself at work” atmosphere has attracted some of the best talent, it is apparent that it has gone too far. The over lean HC function in Canada is not adequately supported by the New York focused HC function from the US and there is now a fear that, in the desperate need to address some of the abuse, poor behaviour and favouratism, New York HC (who...

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    Capco2018-05-26
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leading up to joining CAPCO, I’ve worked at a number organizations of sizes ranging medium to large. This is by far the best place I’ve worked at overall. A well-deserved 7th place at the Great Place to Work awards this year! 1) Flat Structure & Open Doors – In all the organizations I’ve worked in (including our clients), large hierarchies and visibility has been one of the biggest challenges for junior employees....

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    Cons

    1) Rapid Growth (Cons) – The same rapid growth has caused CAPCO to take some hits in talent as recruitment tries to keep up with the demands of the business. I would imagine there are more promotions with this growth. However, we have hired at the senior levels quite a bit (a number of whom have not panned out and left). This is disappointing as it signals that the organization would prefer to gamble on someone we do...

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    Advice to Management

    Look for opportunities to grow leaders internally - years of experience does not necessarily make good leaders. Continue to maintain our identify amidst the growth and keep CATO's culture alive.

    Capco2018-05-20

    Capco Response

    May 30, 2018HR

    Thank you for your detailed review and taking the time to share your feedback. You clearly enjoy working at Capco and we are delighted to hear this. The recent Great Place to Work award in Canada was great recognition of our culture and the many opportunities for career development ...

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