BearingPoint Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
435 Reviews
3.6
435 Reviews
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BearingPoint Managing Partner Peter Mockler
Peter Mockler
33 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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  1.  

    Great Start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    My experience at BE was very good. good training, good benefits, etc.

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

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

    Pros

    the training was very good

    Cons

    I don't really have any

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Long Beach, CA

    I worked at BearingPoint as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    One of the best consulting firms in the world.

    Cons

    More focus on operation consulting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fatal spin off from KPMG

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Because of KPMG's solid reputation, BearingPoint didn't have to prove itself as a viable vendor to buyers of Management Consulting services and Systems Integration services. Entrepreneurial culture allowed for, and supported, development of new service offerings.

    Cons

    BearingPoint executives failed to understand that, by going public, the financial performance expectations/demands of Wall Street would be significantly different from the financial performance expectations of Partners. Horrible internal systems prevented reliable monitoring of financial performance at all levels - from the individual project level to the overall firm level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    BearingPoint went bankrupt so there's no one to give advice to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BearingPoint

    Pros

    Good pay, exciting work. learned a lot on the job while there, good exit opportunities with other companies after a while.

    Cons

    Long work hours - not very easy to maintain a work life balance, rather fast paced with lots of demand on the employees

  7.  

    Great people-oriented firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

    Nothing much to say

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BearingPoint

    Pros

    Easy going environment at all level.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Save the company.

  9.  

    First Big Five experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    A good first opportunity at a Big Five firm

    Cons

    Lots of dull, dull paperwork

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It was nice while it lasted

  10.  

    Bankruptcy was a tough blow on a good company

    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at BearingPoint full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very talented consultants
    Seemed to hire the best and brightest
    Well experienced folks in the upper levels
    Great support on large projects

    Cons

    Tough to get promoted
    Travel was hugely inconsistent
    Internal support was limited on smaller projects

  11.  

    They went Bankrupt.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BearingPoint

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Mismanaged funds. Poor IPO.

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