BearingPoint

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BearingPoint Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
436 Reviews
3.7
436 Reviews
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BearingPoint Managing Partner Peter Mockler
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34 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance probably a bit better than competitors (in 45 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Poor senior management (probably the reason went bankrupt); territorial attitudes of managing directors (in 27 reviews)

  • Compensations, trainings and work-life balance depends on your boss and not from your personal qualities (in 12 reviews)

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41 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Great Start

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

    I have been working at BearingPoint full-time (less than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Learn finance, hire better senior managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people-oriented firm

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on the people.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in McLean, VA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    People you work with have good work ethics

    Cons

    Very low salary when compared to other consulting firms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay well to keep good people.

  6.  

    Great Company, Poor Leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in McLean, VA

    I have been working at BearingPoint

    Pros

    best people in the world, smart driven

    Cons

    bad leadership led to its downfall

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire real leaders with experience running publicly traded companies.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Analyst in McLean, VA

    I worked at BearingPoint

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Great

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, easy to get lost in the crowd

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Analyst in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Management Analyst in McLean, VA

    I worked at BearingPoint

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    BearingPoint Review

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

    I worked at BearingPoint

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    BE Consultant

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

    I worked at BearingPoint

    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 ManagementAdvice

    No comment

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    BE creditors don't want former employees to get their earned PTO or Severence!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in McLean, VA

    I have been working at BearingPoint

    Pros

    The ability to service clients from any location. Depending on your job and clientele, you could work from anywhere on your own hours and management supported this. The comraderie (inspite of the backstabbing by some) made it a decent place to work. BE really understood the family work balance.

    Cons

    The backstabbing from senior management to prevent anyone from leapfrogging over them in promotions, despite being unqualified to lead your team. Also the pay is better than Booz but way less than a Deloitte or PWC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up. Stop derailing your subordinates' careers and do your job of motivating and creating company personnel that can contribute to bringing in money. Also after going bankrupt despite record sales by some of your employees, the creditors have asked the bankruptcy judge to order BE not to pay employees severence or their earned PTO. A lot of us, already earn a lot less than our colleagues elsewhere, dedicated ourselves to BE taking ridiculous 4-7% raises and little or no bonuses while being denied promotions b/c of BE's problems, deserve to have our PTO paid to us. We worked hard and took little leave and made our division profitable, it's not our fault that inspite of this the company went bankrupt. If I had left the company before the bankruptcy court, I'd of been paid out my PTO, but since I was loyal and despite the court originally approving it, I'm not being robbed.

    Disapproves of CEO

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