BearingPoint

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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Opportunities

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BearingPoint

    Pros

    Great projects and customers, demanding but priceless regarding gained experience

    Cons

    Poor overall management, no consistent brand strategy, weak financial compensation compared to market and regarding weekly hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more professional, benchmark positioning to market, do not underestimate competitors

  2.  

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

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    • 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.  

    Great Start

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    • 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work for.

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    • 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fatal spin off from KPMG

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    • 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
  7.  

    Good people, environment is somewhat depressing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Manager in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Pros

    Many good people around. Interesting clients and engagements. Lots of opportunities for professional growth.

    Cons

    IT legacy of the company limits its' expanding potential. Sometimes bonuses/promotions KPIs of employees are based on measures that do not depend on employee performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not just declare principles but act accordingly. Take responsibility.
    Influence on working environment to make it "winning" and positive.
    Work on compensation policy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great people-oriented firm

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    • 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
  9. 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

  10.  

    Good Culture and learning opportunities

    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)

    I worked at BearingPoint (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competent/diverse team members, great LMS resources

    Cons

    Less salaries as compared to market, negligible net savings.

  11.  

    Depends on your management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Munich (Germany)
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Munich (Germany)

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

    Pros

    If you have a good supervisor then it is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Compensations, trainings and work-life balance depends on your boss and not from your personal qualities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Considerate of its employees and treat all of them with dignity and respect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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