Capital One?

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Sep 10 33 Comments

I got a call from an in-house recruiter about doing data eng at capital one in Virginia. I'm reasonably happy where I am now and am not looking to quit but I've been looking to move into an engineering position in finance or banking eventually (personal interest). How's the culture there? Are managers/coworkers good?

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  • Capital One we have a
    There are opportunities to learn.

    There are also opportunities to get stack ranked at the bottom of the pile when your manager is forced to make an offering to the performance management gods, opportunities to get put on projects you won’t enjoy, and opportunities to get laid off due to budget cuts.

    If you’re happy where you are, make sure to put a lot of thought into where else you might be able to get the experience you’re looking for before considering a single company.
    Sep 10 6
    • Amazon / Eng desudesu
      I like saying it with pictures more.
      Sep 10
    • Amazon / Eng desudesu
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    • Amazon / Eng desudesu
      Sep 10
    • Capital One we have a
      Desu has some good ones. Post the one with Pooh Bear.
      Sep 10
    • Amazon / Eng desudesu
      ♥️
      Sep 10
  • Capital One riverf
    People have pretty mixed opinion for Capital One! What I have noticed is , it largely depends on age group and expectation. To be clear, Most TDPs ( tech dev program college hires) are very unhappy about their job and it makes sense because they expect FAANG style work which is definitely not the case at Cap1. IMHO, cap one is pretty good for me, I have had really good learning experience here and freedom to work on what I want, may be I have been lucky enough to make connections and good managers , but it is pretty chilled out , I guess, you need to learn the art to make your way here, but thats true with other tech companies too but it is little bit tricky here, given that there would be many projects that are BAU and not greenfield.

    Overall, if you are looking for relaxed environment with freedom to learn and explore, capone is good place but if you are looking for creative tech kinda projects, not a good place at all.
    Sep 10 13
    • Amazon / Eng desudesu
      Oh. Really? I thought this one was pretty popular
      Sep 11
    • Amazon / Eng desudesu
      Or the one drawing with the dungeon that I can't even post because I almost immediately get banned
      Sep 11
    • Capital One
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      scotiPIPenmore
      Maybe I’m just not that deep. I really don’t understand this one.
      Sep 11
    • Amazon / Eng desudesu
      I made a website, fam: desudesudesu.io
      Sep 12
    • Dollar Shave Club
      HcknGbsns

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      Looks like I found my Saturday night desu
      Sep 12
  • Dollar Shave Club
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    OP
    That's a really good point. I appreciate your thoughts, I'm mostly just exploring and trying to figure out what my next step will be, whenever the time comes.

    I don't love the idea of stack ranking, I think people should be encouraged to cooperate rather than compete
    Sep 10 1
    • Amazon / Eng desudesu
      The problem isn't so much the stack ranking (which most Fortune 500 companies actually do)
      It's more a problem of the ridiculously subjective and biased metrics.

      When you hear that a place is backwards-assed and relies heavily on nepotism, you may think "oh, but then a genius like me is sure to excel since I can just put the work in"...
      And then, you put the work in... and then you get placed at the bottom because "fuck you, you're not from Virginia; the kid that went to Virginia Tech and fucks around on Reddit all day gets the one promotion I have allocation for"
      Sep 10
  • Atlassian d@t_person
    Man these memes are great
    Sep 10 1
  • Amazon / Eng desudesu
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  • Atlassian d@t_person
    .....I’ve heard bad things. May be good if u are interested in Data Eng. u could get experience for a year or so then move to a real tech company for same role while leveling up.

    Where are u currently?

    Also TC or GTFO!
    Sep 10 3
    • Dollar Shave Club
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      Government contractor

      TC is 81 and change
      Sep 10
    • Atlassian d@t_person
      Where are u meant location? Like Bay Area or LA?

      Also are u not at dollar shave club anymore?
      Sep 10
    • Dollar Shave Club
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      I'm in the DC area. Haven't been at DSC for a couple years
      Sep 10
  • Capital One needsafety
    Do you get free shavers for working there?
    Nov 20 1
    • Dollar Shave Club
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      I'm not there anymore but when I was there was a room of free products we could just take from whenever we wanted
      Nov 27
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