BearingPoint Reviews

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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. Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RECONCILIATION SPECIALIST in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - RECONCILIATION SPECIALIST in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities for maintaining work/life balance.

    Cons

    This company filed bankruptcy in 2009.


  2. A long strange trip

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BearingPoint full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, ability to work remotely, individual teams worked very well together and were a tight knit group. Company meetings were always interesting events.

    Cons

    Poor upper management team, dishonesty in the information they communicated to the employees regarding the state of the business. Repeatedly told everyone that we were not going to go bankrupt or be sold, when in fact, they were planning to bankrupt the company.

    Advice to Management

    Consulting firms should always be privately held organizations


  3. Intern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Current Intern - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BearingPoint as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people and interesting work

    Cons

    Bad management and instability with the firm


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  5. Always struggling to be successful impacted many opportunities

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hard working people industry focus brought good value to customers

    Cons

    Financial struggles impacted success - limited travel when clients are in other states, rounds of layoffs


  6. Good consulting firm gone by the wayside

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Like all consulting firms, BearingPoint offered fantastic experience to interact with many different clients. I worked for 15-20 Fortune 500 clients during my 4 years at BearingPoint.

    Cons

    BearingPoint unfortunately struggled with poor management communication as it worked through multiple CEOs, internal reorgs, etc. At times you worked very long hours and were under high stress conditions. The nonstop travel definitely got a little tedious at times.

    Advice to Management

    The one thing I wish BearingPoint did more of was work to make it a fun work environment like Deloitte and other consulting firms. There were very few activities, social events, etc. in our office and I only really got to know people on my specific projects.


  7. BearingPoint wasn't a bad place

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyed my team, compensation and work environment while at BearingPoint. Had the opportunity to work with great professionals and enjoyable clients.

    Cons

    Leadership lacked proper vision to enable the firm to prosper. Went through restructuring every six months which constantly distracted from execution.

    Advice to Management

    At this stage I hope that management can unwind the company with minimal impact on the remaining staff and clients.


  8. Lucky to have a job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technology Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Technology Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work for BearingPoint are getting to work for a lot of Fortune 500 Companies. The work life balance is good with lots of vacation. The Per diem is also very nice when you're on the road. The salaries are also quite competitive considering they have to overcompensate people to not leave the company.

    Cons

    The job stability and overall health of the company is very much a reason for concern. There has also been quite a talent flight to the competitors over the past year. There is basically zero job stability for anyone on the bench

    Advice to Management

    Sell off the business units as quickly as possible


  9. A great place to start your career, but don't stay here long

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    variety of different projects to work on, challenging opportunities with diddifcult clients that help you build patience and tolerance

    Cons

    the company is floundering and the high talent in management has left for other companies. That leave teh good old boys to run the accounts, engagement teams, sectors, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Stop managing presence and start managing productivity.


  10. There is more to managing than giving a great power point presentation

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    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you can land the right assignment, it is a good place to start. Make sure that you work closely with your resource manager to get great assignments that will advance your career.

    Cons

    Poor senior leadership. Most know the consulting business, but have no clue as to how to manage an organization. For a company that its major asset is human capital, they have no understanding of basic human resource management. Make sure that you work closely with your resource manager to get the right assignments to advance your career. You will really have to apply yourself to make this happen. Leadership is not likely to move you to an assignment that will advance your career if you are working at another client. Try to avoid being bounced around from PM's or MD's as much as possible. You can very easily fall through the cracks and not get noticed for salary reviews and promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Establish a discipline within the organization, and execute on your plans.


  11. The company that could, should, but doesn't.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's strong presence in the public services sector. BearingPoint has good opportunities in the government sector and has had a strong track-record with public sector organizations.

    Cons

    it's disintegrated structure, particularly of its delivery personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Do not wait for others to set the conversation tone about your message; be the first to define and communicate your message. Fire incompetent senior management, icebergs, and any other individuals who are roadblocks to progressive thinking and delivery at BearingPoint. Take organizational communication more seriously than it is currently.



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