BearingPoint

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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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  1.  

    Good while it lasted

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Developer III in Hattiesburg, MS
    Former Employee - Applications Developer III in Hattiesburg, MS

    I worked at BearingPoint

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities for entry level employees

    Cons

    Came in when company overall financial stability was starting to fail and thus rode out the demise of company til the end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seeing that Bearingpoint is now in bankruptcy there is not much advice to be given on a dead company. I think that the company should have stayed private but then again there were a lot of financial issues and debts owed that outweighed everything else.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for college hires

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Developer II in Hattiesburg, MS
    Former Employee - Applications Developer II in Hattiesburg, MS

    I worked at BearingPoint

    Pros

    Great place for college hires
    Some very talented developers in an on-shore off-site software house.
    Many of the developers take the time to help other potential people.

    Cons

    Management in the Hattiesburg office can seem a bit disconnected.
    There are some very poor in-house developers that skate by on the work of others and management can not / will not terminate them.
    Management seems to stack all the workload on the few talented people they have causing them to leave or slack off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a bit more competitively.
    Do not be afraid to terminate employees that do nothing.
    Get more involved with your employees.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Bearingpoint; Once was a great place to start, now I don't know.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Application Developer in Hattiesburg, MS
    Current Employee - Application Developer in Hattiesburg, MS

    I have been working at BearingPoint

    Pros

    Bearingpoint before the recent Economy and low stock problems was an excellent place to start. Students fresh out of college could get there feet wet great on the job training and local managers who cared. The training was long enough to get you ready for most projects as well as put you in a league higher than what most competitors are at.

    Cons

    Before the stock problem the main negative of Bearingpoint was bad projects. Project would come that were struggling and programmers would be expecting to spin straw into gold. Many times the coders at HGDC did spin straw into gold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand management knows no where near whats truly going on in the upper executive circle but people need better truthful updates on the future status of their job. No one should have to deal with the problem of just buying a house and then getting laid off because of finance restructuring.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    College Grads should Pass on the HGDC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Hattiesburg, MS
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Hattiesburg, MS

    I worked at BearingPoint

    Pros

    The right people (management's choice) can get project leadership experience right out of school. A great opportunity for some.

    If you have family and friends you want to stay close to in Mississippi, this is a possibility. A few employees have a significant other attending the local university.

    Management is understanding of family life. Parents are very happy with the flexibility offered and are able to pick kids up from school and even bring them in on vacation days.

    Cons

    Unreliable employment: Spring 2008 graduates hired in June were all laid off in September. If you have an H1 visa, it is terminated the day after lay off.

    The consultants are a level of abstraction between the software you're writing and the end user that can be a frustrating logjam for communication. It can be quite difficult to attain an understanding of the software, leading to incorrect implementations.

    Lots of pressure to charge to your project (even if not assigned work on your project)

    If you are not one of the "right people", you will not get much experience or opportunity for advancement. Some of the most talented, productive individuals were not adequately compensated.

    Very few experienced developers, and they are overworked. Most only have a year or two under their belt and do not have tried and tested methods of development. This means no mentors.

    They do not have the funds to compensate employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Supplement the salary with education, actually offer training classes (Don't stop in the middle of them, not great for morale).

    Communicate more effectively with staff. Don't let one department give out more information than another. Find out what other managers are telling their employees and at least offer the same level of disclosure. Actions that effect employees that are performed without explanation negatively effect morale. People are practical and open to understanding the problem.

    Find out what people are really thinking/feeling by talking to them. Don't go to the same source, or one source, for morale information.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to start out at, beware the idiots.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Hattiesburg, MS
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Hattiesburg, MS

    I worked at BearingPoint

    Pros

    There are many opportunities to learn and it's a great place to start out at.

    Cons

    The pay could be better. Many of the corporate benefits do not apply to those working in Hattiesburg. Having to work with incompetent engagement teams can be very trying, however it is an excellent opportunity to learn to be patient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the incompetent people and provide incentives for your good people to stay. There really is no incentive to try hard knowing that raises/promotions are limited and at best you may get a Beacon award.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Experience Gainer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hattiesburg, MS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hattiesburg, MS

    I have been working at BearingPoint

    Pros

    good career starter but not a place i see staying to make a career

    Cons

    pay/cost of living ration is low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    decent job

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to Start a Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Application Developer in Hattiesburg, MS
    Current Employee - Application Developer in Hattiesburg, MS

    I have been working at BearingPoint

    Pros

    The work environment is great with a fairly lenient dress code, jeans and t-shirts allowed on Fridays. The people here are very competent technically and are very willing to teach what they know. The performance reviews are helpful in explaining areas to work on to reach the next level. Using the company network to take care of personal tasks, e-mail, credit cards, etc, is allowed and the internet usage is not really prohibited. Usually projects are done with partner programming so coding is done in pairs, where one partner reviews the other's code and gives advice as well as being able to learn. It is a good system for bettering one's programming skills.

    Cons

    One of the downsides to working at BearingPoint is not having direct contact with the client, but instead going through an engagement team. The engagement team may not always understand what the client really needs and having requirements translated through a middle man can cause problems and miscommunication. Another downside is that there is not always a steady stream of projects available to work on so there can be some downtime. It is also not always possible to work with a partner, which takes away the benefits of pair programming. The number of paid holidays (10) is not as many as other companies have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice if there would be some training classes offered periodically so that the downtime can be better utilized.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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