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Capital One Overview

Mc Lean, VA (US)
10000+ employees
1994
Company - Public (COF)
Banks & Building Societies
€5 to €10 billion (EUR) per year
J.P. Morgan, Wells Fargo, McKinsey & Company
At Capital One, we dare to dream, disrupt and deliver a better way. Our goal is simple – bring ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to an industry ripe for change. Founder-led, Capital One is on a mission to change banking for good and to help people live their best ... Read more

Capital One Reviews

  • Helpful (426)

    "Could be great, missed opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Product Designer in Tysons, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Product Designer in Tysons, VA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Capital One full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Lots of travel opportunity. Great for some (not for everyone)— especially for people avoiding their families or trying to have an affair.

    If you don't like your current team, you can often move to another one or relocate to another location.

    Great opportunity to learn new skills.
    Some of the leadership is inspiring.
    Nice workspaces for some.

    Cons

    Gender-biased, misguided, disorganized, competitive structure, reorgs frequent

    This place is trying to be a start-up with huge enterprise problems—it's awkward. Makes for a lot of wasted effort for people trying to get things done in an innovative way with business-side making the last judgment. Shiny object syndrome. Emphasis on PR moments over fixing real problems.

    Performance reviews lend to a gender- or personality-bias when it comes to promotions. Women and/or introverts often get the short end of the stick unless they have a great/shark managers. I've seen the most ineffective game-players get promoted over competent and effective peers who seemed to get punished for actually getting things done and not wasting their energy dick-swinging or taking unnecessary travel. In effect, a lot of the people promoted do not make for the best leadership. Bad management.

    Too many cooks in the kitchen with product or design, not enough project managers (or none at all).

    Constant reorganization is exhausting and disorienting. Nobody knows what's going on. Deflates spirit and doesn't help progress.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention. Don't just spend money on diversity & inclusion training — really implement some change in the culture.

    Get organized. Lessen reorgs. Stop acquiring other companies before you can handle what you have.

    You are not a tech company or a start up, just face it. Just be a better company, spend the money on hiring better engineers instead of on business people from failed start-ups who don't know how to work effectively in enterprise environments.

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Capital One Photos

Capital One photo of: Our games room in the Nottingham office.
Capital One photo of: Secure bike storage at our Nottingham office.
Capital One photo of: Brompton lockers at the White Collar Factory.
Capital One photo of: Connecting stairs to both our floors at the White Collar Factory.
Capital One photo of: Break out and kitchen area with free fruit, cereals and hot drinks.
Capital One photo of: The reception area at the White Collar Factory office.
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Capital One Interviews

Experience

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    Consulting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Capital One (London, England (UK)) in February 2019.

    Interview

    Video interview from ages of waiting, almost over two months.
    VI is one you have to finish it in you laptop or phone
    there are also personality strength and recommendation draft based two business cases

    Interview Questions

    • why are you interested in working for Capital one?
      What are you looking for in your next position, and why are you applying for this role?
      Tell me about a time when you faced an ambiguous situation and had to make a decision on your own?   Answer Question
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Capital One Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2016
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2016
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