BearingPoint Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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BearingPoint Managing Partner Peter Mockler
Peter Mockler
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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. My review on BearingPoint Romania

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Sibiu (Romania)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Sibiu (Romania)

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

    Pros

    Good company
    Good clients
    Lots of travel
    Interesting projects

    Cons

    Not so good pay
    Stupid Admin and HR Employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Bear

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BearingPoint

    Pros

    diversité,ouverts d'esprit,innovation,technologie à la pointe

    Cons

    pas de flexibilité,pas bien payé, pas innovation avancé,heures de travail trop beaucoup

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Company lacks direction and poor management

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good company hardware (lightweight laptops/iPhones)
    Projects across a variety of sectors (FS/Automotive/Utilities/Defence)
    Opportunities to get exposure to proposal work
    Strong brand in France/Germany

    Cons

    Company struggling to sell work
    Above average churn for a consultancy
    Management lacks the ability to provide honest and timely feedback coupled with a blame culture
    Poor salaries/rises and £0 bonus
    Heavy IT technology focus despite claiming to offer business strategy as a service

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your people are your biggest asset so provide relevant and timely coaching to get the best out of them. Do not leave your employees waiting for over 4 weeks to get their expenses back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Sehr guter Arbeitgeber

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

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

    Pros

    Motivierte Mitarbeiter, hohe Kompetenz, Leidenschaft, offene und gute Zusammenarbeit, hohe Ansprüche, hohes Vertrauen, viel Raum für Eigeninitiative, super Teamwork, schnelle Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten

    Cons

    Wie in jeder Beratung ist ein hohes Maß an Flexibilität und Reisebereitschaft erforderlich,auch wenn die Arbeitszeite sich im für Beratung normalen Rahmen hält, gibt es natürlich in heissen Projektphasen Ausnahmen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Leistung zahlt sich nicht aus.

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    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Munich, Bayern (Germany)

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

    Pros

    Die jüngeren Kollegen sind sehr sympathisch, familiäre Atmosphäre.

    Cons

    Bezahlung unzufriedenstellend, Karrieremodell outdated (1x im Jahr Evaluierung), intransparente Management Entscheidungen

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leistung muss sich lohnen!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at BearingPoint

    Pros

    very solid training on technical skills

    Cons

    There is no specific cons for the firm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provides more chance for the interns to take real responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Zürich (Switzerland)

    I have been working at BearingPoint full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment. Consulting with a "human" touch. Good colleages.

    Cons

    Some projects are rather "body" leasing, but this is a general tendency in consulting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue sharpening the companies profile.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Bonne expérience pour démarrer, mais sauvez vous vite

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BearingPoint

    Pros

    Bonne ambiance de travail, consultants dans l'ensemble compétents et bosseurs
    On apprend beaucoup si on est au contact des bons managers (au petit bonheur la chance)
    Le réel plus ce sont les people, de grandes probabilités de bosser avec des gens trés sympas

    Cons

    Le management, très clairement. Incompétent et manque de transparence. Certains associés qui ne maitrisent pas leur sujet et cela se voit chez les clients. Ne soutiennent pas non plus leurs consultants.
    La pression est trop forte surtout sur les managers. On les découragent en attendant d'eux des achievements irréalistes et on ne reconnait pas leurs efforts. La loi du chiffre prime, c'est le seul KPI que l'on regarde.
    S'agissant des consultants, ils s'élèvent touts seuls. A moins de tomber sur un bon manager, il faut qu'ils se débrouillent pour définir seuls ce que l'on attend d'eux et pour y parvenir.
    Primes faibles comparé à la moyenne du secteur

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ecoutez ce que vous disent vos staffs et vos managers. Ne prétendez pas faire du upward learning improvement si vous ne tirez aucune conclusion des leçons que cela vous apporte. Soyez clairvoyants et débarrassez vous des incompétents, ils nuisent à vos ressources et à votre image!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 years as analyst, consultant and senior consultant

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Paris (France)

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

    Pros

    - For a consulting firm, the work/life balance was pretty good, even if it could vary from an assignment to another.
    - Moreover, you can find smart people to work with

    Cons

    - Some assignments are not that exciting and can be for a very long period of time (more than a year)
    - Difficult to make the difference (in terms of salary and promotions) even if you are viewed as a rock start

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Reward exceptional performance instead of trying to buy social peace
    - Invest in your best-in-class employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Current Employee - Manager in Düsseldorf (Germany)

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

    Pros

    Kollegialität
    Faires Verhältnis von Arbeitszeit und Vergütung

    Cons

    i.d.R. 5 Tage beim Kunden vor Ort

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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