BearingPoint Reviews

Updated April 12, 2015
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BearingPoint Managing Partner Peter Mockler
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Pros
  • You could easily have a strong work-life balance here (in 45 reviews)

  • Really great place to start consulting career (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance was hard to achieve (in 12 reviews)

  • At times you worked very long hours and were under high stress conditions (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Sr. Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work, critical technologies

    Cons

    Limit on growth, extended work hours


  2. Great Start

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at BearingPoint full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun people, challenging work. Really great place to start consulting career.

    Cons

    It went bankrupt. Management was clueless on how to run a consulting firm.

    Advice to Management

    Learn finance, hire better senior managers.


  3. Great people-oriented firm

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC

    I worked at BearingPoint full-time (More than 3 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They cared about the people

    Cons

    Financial management of the "bottom line" needed improvement. Sometimes it looked like there were too many cooks in the kitchen. Everyone had an opinion on the bottomline but not a true solution.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on the people.


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  5. Rewarding job, with good team work, and leadership who care

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in McLean, VA

    I worked at BearingPoint full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company was focused on delivering projects within clients' objectives, and consultants' performance were rated based primarily on their projects. Consultants had the necessary toolsets such as project methdologies, to perform their work delivery. The leadership in the earlier stages of my employment rewarded employees and shared the organizational profits; however, towards the timeframe prior to the acquisition, the focus changed.

    Cons

    Consulting rates were on the high side, when bids occurred; therefore, the success rate of proposals were on the low side. Unfortunately, this contributed to the downfall of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Be more competitive in performing business development, and extend the capabilities of the each practice, in order to create a more definite set of differentiators.


  6. Good company to work for but low pay compared to other consulting companies.

    Former Employee - Manager in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    People you work with have good work ethics

    Cons

    Very low salary when compared to other consulting firms

    Advice to Management

    Pay well to keep good people.


  7. Great Company, Poor Leadership

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    Current Employee - Manager in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in McLean, VA

    I have been working at BearingPoint

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    best people in the world, smart driven

    Cons

    bad leadership led to its downfall

    Advice to Management

    hire real leaders with experience running publicly traded companies.


  8. Great Place

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    Former Employee - Analyst in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Analyst in McLean, VA

    I worked at BearingPoint

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team environment where one can grow as a great employee. They hire strong technical people who are flexible and willing to work hard and adapat to new things.

    Cons

    Great place to learn the flaws in consulting company due the lack the strong leadership. This company went Bankrupt a few years back and this company will not be the same.

    Advice to Management

    Great


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great people, easy to get lost in the crowd

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    Former Employee - Management Analyst in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Management Analyst in McLean, VA

    I worked at BearingPoint

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart, Dynamic people Opportunties to move up the corporate chain Excellent benefits Diversity of work Relative work life balance depending on the project Excellent initial training

    Cons

    Often felt lost in the dust Never met my manager in person In person training was hard to attend due to client obligations

    Advice to Management

    More active and direct engagement with employees to foster mentoring relationships and understand and guide employees to grow their unique strengths


  10. BearingPoint Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at BearingPoint

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed my engagement and the people I worked with. I experienced good opportunities for advancement and increased responsibility and was adequately recognized for my achievements.

    Cons

    The compensation was poor and overall the company is not doing well financially. However, my sector (Public Services) was doing well.

    Advice to Management

    BearingPoint suffered financially, but I feel that senior leadership did the best they could to lead the company. I was overall happy with my stay at BearingPoint. Will miss you BE!


  11. Helpful (1)

    BE Consultant

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC

    I worked at BearingPoint

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    competent people, collegial environment and fun working environment. Opportunities to volunteer for new projects and develop your career if you really work at it.

    Cons

    if you don't have a military background you can feel out of [lace. do not get rewarded for advanced degrees etc. and they try to lowball on salary in the beginning.

    Advice to Management

    No comment



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