BearingPoint
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BearingPoint Managing Partner Peter Mockler

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Senior Manager (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at BearingPoint full-time for more than 10 years

ProsFlat open organization top to bottom.

ConsThe US Based assets were purchased and no longer exists as BearingPoint.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn from experience.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Procurement Analyst (Former Employee)
McLean, VA

I worked at BearingPoint

ProsOveral the are very few positives that i can speak of.
coworkers were nice to work with and helpful.
the envionrment was a laib back one.

Consno management support for change or ideas.
promotions or raises are hard to come by.
certain managers can micro managers.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to listen to the ideas of employees and support their employees.
management needs to reorganize the way business is done.

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overall a strong financial sector

Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at BearingPoint

Prosgood hours, not long
challenging work

Consmanagement lacks guidance, need 360 review program

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should check in with lowly consultants

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Trying to be Accenture, but unable to find its mojo

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
McLean, VA

I worked at BearingPoint

Pros- Fair to Good colleagues in comparison to other top consulting companies
- Good benefits
- Great PTO (5 weeks/yr in pretty standard)

Cons- Promotions and reviews were anything but transparent
- Politics like its Capitol Hill!
- Company was perpetually in hard times, so no training whatsoever

Advice to Senior Management- Make reviews transparent
- Make up your mind -- do you want to be a global consulting company or not

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Consultant (Former Employee)
McLean, VA

I worked at BearingPoint

ProsFriendly work environment that really helps one stay focused on the task at hand: getting a job once the company goes totally under.

ConsBankruptcy and other small problems with financial miscalculations, SOX compliance issues... not much in the way of a future here.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake her down easy and enjoy that windfall of cash once the company has been completely sold and liquidated to the creditors, etc.

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Business Consultant (Former Employee)
Arlington, VA

I worked at BearingPoint

ProsBearingPoint had pretty decent pay for the industry. Company issued a laptop computer, which made it convenient to telecommute periodically.

ConsHoteling was difficult. As a BearingPoint business consultant I did not have a home office space on a permenent basis.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow employees to work from home on Federal holidays during which their client host offices are closed, yet not a holiday for BearingPoint.

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Great work-life and people. It ends there.

Senior Business Consultant (Former Employee)
Alexandria, VA

I worked at BearingPoint

Pros1. There are many bright employees at roughly the same stage in their careers, roughly 5-10 years experience. This creates a collegial, respectful environment.
2. The work-life balance was great. Maybe not at first, but once you got into the groove and were hitting high chargeability/utilization, the company, and my sector particular was very accomodating with scheduling work weeks and vacation.

Cons1. There is little to no development, mentorship, or training of talent. The highly touted Yale series was simply another venue for subpar training. Many consulting companies fail to develop talent under the guise that they are "hiring experts and experienced personnel." This faulty logic means many firms are missing out on opportunity to truly create knowledgeable, confident staff.
2. Related to training, the bilnd tend to lead the blind. You are considered an expert if you've done something once.
3. Perofmance reviews occur under a banner of transparency, but they are anything close to that. Manager board meetings are held behind closed doors and you are given little insight into the outcome. Bonuses are given in large pools related to ranking rather than your individual, specific accomplishments. Therefore, you could perform awesomely for 12 months straight, win new work, create intellictual capital, etc; and, because you have the same rating as some lackey who files papers who has a good relatinoship with their manager you both will be paid equally.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt became very obvious towards the end (bankruptcy) that our senior managment had no idea how to run a large company. Because I was pleased with my individual sector and team I stuck around, but I lost out pretty big because of it. Looking back, many of the communicatios from senior management were overly optimistic, at best, to downright misleading, at worst. I once heard an analogy from leadership that they excelled at "building the ship while sailing." Guess what? If you haven't sealed the boat before you leave dry dock, it's going to sink.

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Good place to start a career..

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at BearingPoint

ProsGood place to start a career.

ConsSalary and benefits are not as robust as competitors in the industry.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement does not like to take accountability for problems when they occur. Many times actions are reactive rather than proactive...even when issues have been brought to the attention of management. I believe many situations could have been mitigated or alleviated otherwise.

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BearingPoint. Good

Manager (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at BearingPoint

ProsPeople. Everybody helps everyone and you can succeed w/o tearing down your peers. Leaders professional and respectful. I think the promotions within my group have been managed very fairly. Usually no problem adjusting your schedule for appointments, etc. The amount of vacation also is a plus.

ConsPublic services likely to be purchased by Deloitte Consulting becasue of the Chapter 11. Uncertainity where we stand. Bonuses have been very low due to the long-term debt problem. Government contracts are stable work but the are difficult to manage. The margins are low compared to private sector. Master's degreee is no value to the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't reinvent the wheel with Deloitte. AlexPartners or somebody else should pretty much have templates.

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Manager (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at BearingPoint

ProsAs a hole BearingPoint is an excellent company to work for. They are understanding of the work / life balance and they encourage their employees to take care of themselves. They are not much of an up or out consultancy. Since it is not a partnership, they promote people based on merit if there is space in the leadership group for the promotion. As for staffing, they are excellent about finding engagements for people that were on a team that is no longer together, whether the contract was over or the contract was lost. They prefer to staff current employees prior to looking outside the company for talent.

ConsIn solutions it is hard to see a clear line of determining where work will come from. I know there is a perceived need to build a network, but when you are not client facing, as is the solutions group, it is hard to determine when and where you will be able to generate work from. With that in mind, it is difficult to try and drum up "new" business and secure forward progression on your career path. I cannot say that this is an issue for the company as a whole, but I would say that it is present throughout the Solutions group.

Advice to Senior ManagementI would have liked them to disconnect the PS group from the rest of the country, much much earlier.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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