Talking to a VP at Capital One as an interview—what should I know?

May 3, 2018 28 Comments

As title says. It’s just a “chat” but seems like an interview. Says he wants to get to know me. What should I look into to prepare? Strategy role.

Edit: VP like head of the group.

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  • Google / Eng
    BbqGuy

    Google Eng

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    BbqGuymore
    I thot everyone is a VP or above in banks. Perhaps this VP is same as an MBA with 1 year paperwork experience?
    May 3, 2018 6
    • Capital One xjsiendi
      That is the order (ascending).
      Jun 23, 2019
    • Capital One xjsiendi
      Although I think MVP is between VP and SVP
      Jun 23, 2019
  • Capital One / Eng maxmadmax
    not everyone at capital one is vp unlike other banks.
    May 4, 2018 4
    • LinkedIn / Eng
      Take5

      LinkedIn Eng

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      Take5more
      There was someone who was L6 at Amazon who went to Cap One as Director. Is it safe to assume that VP at Cap One = L7?
      May 4, 2018
    • Capital One / Other into
      No we thought it’s a fun joke
      Jul 6, 2018
  • Capital One / Product ssassy
    These are what they call Job Fit interviews and they are very different and a lot more causal than the Behavioral Interview power days. Sometimes they are done after power days to slot you in to the right team. If you’ve already done the 2-3 BI plus a Case interview then this is a good sign. Have your interview stories clear in your head and just be casual but confident. Outside of the retail part of the bank a VP typically runs a big part of the org, so take it seriously.
    May 4, 2018 1
    • Merrill Lynch / Other MiwI31
      OP
      I haven’t had any formal interviews. Just a chat with someone on the team who then said the VP will reach out. I assume it’s a good sign but still a little nervous so just wanted to see what to expect. Thanks for the advice!
      May 4, 2018
  • Capital One NLLx26
    Back to the original question, I also had to have a ‘chat’ with my VP. They just want a sense of your passion and drive. CapOne has a big problem with “lifers” who have been there 15+ years and are used to the old way of doing things, they are lazy and don’t stay current in things (for the most part)
    May 4, 2018 0
  • Capital One NLLx26
    You can be an individual contributor up to the VP level
    May 4, 2018 0
  • Capital One / Eng zbRw61
    The VP level hiring process is like a courtship. It happens either through an executive search firm or through organic networking. If your desired outcome is a VP position, consider every interaction an interview.
    Jun 13, 2018 0
  • Capital One lsYf38
    I think this will be a conversation mostly to gauge the complexity level of your past projects, your leadership style and to identify where your skills can be most meaningful for CapitalOne. As others have already mentioned, VP in CapitalOne is a senior position and you should expect a meaningful conversation.
    May 12, 2018 0
  • Capital One NLLx26
    It’s software engineer, senior engineer, master engineer (manager), lead engineer (sr manager), director, senior director, VP
    May 4, 2018 0
  • VP lol
    May 4, 2018 0
  • Capital One Cap1b
    Keep in mind that in Cap One sr. Managers are people managers.
    May 4, 2018 2
    • Capital One Hesiems
      Not always. We have many individual contributors at the senior manager level in my org.
      May 4, 2018
    • Capital One Fairless
      Also we have sr managers that manage multiple managers
      May 9, 2018

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