ABeam Consulting

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ABeam Consulting Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
17 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good small consulting company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABeam Consulting

    Pros

    Everyone knows you by your name (this makes you think you are not a number).
    Company gives career opportunity for fresheners out-of-school.

    Cons

    Most Japanese expats do not try to adapt to US culture. Instead, they act with colleagues with the same mindset as they were in Japan.
    Need to find ways to retain the talents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage expats to the American Environment which is where they are doing business. (ie. speak in English most of the time.)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Need for a more visionary and stronger leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

    I worked at ABeam Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and balanced work life for a consulting firm.

    Cons

    Not an orchestrated approach, but business units working as silos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-engineer incentives (at all levels) to facilitate team work and cross selling efforts among business units.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Better for experienced hires.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ABeam Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, no up and out mentaility.

    Cons

    Feels more like a subcontract shop versus an employer as there's no feeling of a cohesive unit. No money set aside for training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Wonderful experience to attain goals of being a top notch consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Wm Consultant in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Wm Consultant in Irving, TX

    I have been working at ABeam Consulting full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working with other professional consultants to gain a broader knowledge of SAP's inner workings
    Knowledge of another implementation from blueprint to go-live
    working with client post go-live and gaining knowledge in issues and resolutions

    Cons

    Need for more formal training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work with consultants on getting more formal training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Knowledgeable Personnel

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Writer
    Current Employee - Technical Writer

    I have been working at ABeam Consulting full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Industry leader in software implementation and training for supply chain management and business consolidation. Supervisor and co-workers are extremely talented individuals.

    Cons

    Long hours. Physical working environments could be improved upon. Office equipment is less than required for amount of personnel working on program.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Lacks vision and strategy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at ABeam Consulting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exciting technologies and problems to solve.

    Cons

    Business strategy is unclear and confusing. Goals and the plans to achieve them are confusing and ineffective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to work on its vision, mision, business strategy and overall business plan, as well as in its communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Staffing service company, not a consulting firm at all

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at ABeam Consulting as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Relatively strong SAP related business presence in Japan. The HQ used to have Deloitte heritage (attract high quality people, or knowledge base, etc.) but not any more.

    Cons

    Most "consultants" in the US are not proper employees (temp staffs). No training, no corporate-wide "experiences" or knowledge to offer clients. Unable to provide quality consulting service to clients. Though the company claims to be a "global" company, most expats from Japan, where HQ locates, are not capable to perform business in English at all (How they suppose to manage projects???).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They better "consult" their own company, identify problems, and implement remediation before selling "consulting" service to outsides.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    happy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Taipei (Taiwan)

    I have been working at ABeam Consulting full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    working place and working time are flexible.

    Cons

    while working locations are unpredictable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Not as global as they would like to be

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Tokyo (Japan)

    I have been working at ABeam Consulting full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Big network of colleagues and projects
    - Modern facilities and good benefits
    - Training possibilities
    - Salary improvement through evaluation bonus

    Cons

    - Majority of staff is conservative and does not seem to tolerate foreigners
    - People in important positions do not speak English
    - Salary and benefits are being cut steadily for new employees
    - Evaluation system flawed and based on "like and do not like" basis
    - Company values seniority and rank over skill and ability
    - Lots of overtime and very strict about taking holidays
    - Accept anyone from a good university

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Stop decreasing salaries if you want to compete with other consulting companies in Japan
    - Evaluation system should be based more on the customer feedback than on what internal managers think
    - Adjust training to people specifically and improve their weaknesses
    - Make it more attractive for foreigners to work in the company; management is 95% Japanese

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at ABeam Consulting full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Work environment
    Everyone is helpful
    Good team work
    Leaders are nice

    Cons

    The major clients are from Japan, language is a challenge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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