Capital One Internship Program

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4.6 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (164 Intern Reviews)

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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

My Internship at Capital One: A Summer of Work and Fun


Uppers

The work/life balance, the very useful training seminars, lectures given by executives, the mentorship program, the team building activities, and the compensation of course!


Downers

I can't think of a single thing I didn't like!


Advice to Potential Interns

Capital One is an excellent company to work for. Most of everyone I met were kind, laid back, and dedicated because that is the kind of environment the company provides. You will always have a place to relax at the many break areas, sitting areas, and lounges. Capital One's development program is especially for recent college-grads because it assigns each new hire with a mentor (usually someone from the last batch of new-hires) who helps streamline the transition between a school environment and an office environment.


Advice to Management

I can't think of a single thing. I was very happy with my compensation, and my hours. Even on the handful of days that I had to stay late, I didn't mind because the office was has such a happy, relaxing atmosphere! Capital One is extremely diverse, and there are so many training opportunities from online classes to the Capital One University, and all the guest speakers that I can't think of any way to improve the experience.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

The experience is absolutely amazing!


Uppers

The best aspects was being given real work to do and also opportunities to network.


Downers

The only con I have is having to look for a place to stay. I wish I had more help with that.


Advice to Potential Interns

Engage in every opportunity offered. The income is fantastic but the experience and learning will help you get further in your career. Be the best person you can be and don't be afraid to ask questions.


Advice to Management

Reaching out to more areas beside just northeast. When you begin to spread out a little more you will gain more talent and ideas.


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Interesting work with good balance.


Uppers

Informal work environment, reasonable hours, good pay


Downers

Lack of feedback


Advice to Potential Interns

Be sure you can make the location work


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Capital One internship offers not-notch training, very competitive compensation, and interns do real work


Uppers

They spent a lot of effort and resources on my development


Downers

Too short to really learn my role


Advice to Potential Interns

You cannot go wrong with Capital One, but make sure you compare other companies to see if it is the right fit


Advice to Management

The only thing that I think could be better is it would be great to have all the access and software exceptions beforehand. Many of us interns ended up waiting a week or two for our access to be granted


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4.9 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Using data analytics to solve challenging business problems


Uppers

The best parts of the internship was to have ownership of a project that was meaningful to the business unit. I met with senior-level managers during the data collection and analysis phases, and my recommendations were taken seriously, even though it meant changing the direction from where they planned to go.


Downers

I am not as passionate about the credit card industry--particularly the area in collections that I worked in.


Advice to Potential Interns

Don't let Capital One's a people-focused and laid back culture beguile you into thinking that it is an easy place to work. A high performance bar is held for all associates, and you will definitely be intellectually challenged.


Advice to Management

The company did a great job so it is difficult to think about something. Perhaps, work with candidates more once they have been extended an offer, and help them get placed in a part of the company that will work will with their strengths and interests.


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Heavy analytics with fantastic work-life balance and fun company culture


Uppers

People, company culture, Monday fun carts, young employee base, sports teams


Downers

Location - no possibility for travel, very data heavy


Advice to Potential Interns

If you like numbers and analysis and want to work in a fun, college-like atmosphere, definitely consider Capital One!


Advice to Management

Not really under their control, but more travel possibilities and location options


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Capital One the Google of Banking


Uppers

Treated like a regular employee, given real responsibilities, paid well, lots of fun activities.


Downers

Not being able to spend time in other parts of the company to get a feel for what some of the other interns were doing.


Advice to Potential Interns

Don't look at just the money. Look at the company values, their work/life balance and how dedicated they are to they're employees.


Advice to Management

Have managers clear out their schedule for a week so they can more fully dedicate their time to new hires/interns. Doing this gives the new hire/intern time to get familiar with a lot of the day to day processes and hopefully gives them enough training that they can work on some routine day to day items when the manager isn't around to train them more.


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4.9 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Data driven enhancement strategy


Uppers

The best aspect was the fact that I presented my findings and recommendations to partner teams on a few different occassions and was driving changes to the strategy. The changes will be implented soon and people were eager to understand the findings.


Downers

I didnt sit with my team and Capital One uses a lot of acronyms that are hard to catch on to


Advice to Potential Interns

Data analysis drives the strategy at Capital One - have to comfortable with numbers and quantitative analysis


Advice to Management

Teradata training should be improved


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Great learning experience with great people!


Uppers

Meeting all the interns from around the country. The amount and quality of hands on learning.


Downers

Logistics on how to relocate.


Advice to Potential Interns

Great company to work for. Truly cares about its employees.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Business analyst / internal consultant


Uppers

Really great support and development programs. Capital One really invests in its interns and there are many opportunities to interact with senior leadership.


Downers

Not the most prestigious reputation for an intern program, but the actual experience is top notch.


Advice to Potential Interns

Keep Capital One on your list if you're interested in management consulting. Much of the work and analysis is of a very similar nature.


Advice to Management

The program could benefit more from diversity recruiting, both in terms of geographic pull as well as academic backgrounds. I am a Human Biology major, female, and go to school at Stanford, and I would've loved to have seen interns from more diverse backgrounds and locations.


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