BearingPoint

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BearingPoint Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
436 Reviews
3.7
436 Reviews
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BearingPoint Managing Partner Peter Mockler
Peter Mockler
34 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 company to work for but low pay compared to other consulting companies.

    Former Employee - Manager in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in McLean, VA

    I worked at BearingPoint full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People you work with have good work ethics

    Cons

    Very low salary when compared to other consulting firms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay well to keep good people.

  2.  

    Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Really no pros to working at bearing point other than having a "Big 5" consulting company on my resume

    Cons

    Salary (low)
    Several changes in practice managers
    Few opportinities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Always struggling to be successful impacted many opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at BearingPoint full-time (more than an 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Business Analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    Diversity, great people, great location, great team

    Cons

    Company went out of business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the little people

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    One of the best career steps I took so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in San Diego, CA

    I worked at BearingPoint full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The Learning Management System offered coursework in Business Process Training and Technology Certification.
    High level of recognition/compensation for excellence in contribution and dedication to goals.

    Cons

    High rate of turnover at all levels.
    Management of inter-team personnel transfers and virtual-teams, or off-site / on-line personnel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management knowledge and coordination when communicating is the KEY to productive technical teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Areas of competence but overall sometimes came across as a badly managed bureaucracy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    Good projects, good consultants, good exposure to consulting. Had a few really nice projects across the various States.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, too many layers, lack of transparency in management decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Building trust and transparency go a long way in improving employee morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Big 5 consulting firm

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Strategic Change in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Strategic Change in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Big 5 consulting firm - amazing experience in terms of gaining industry experience

    Cons

    Extensive travel; hard to hold on to work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to focus more on local projects and placement

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Very professional, top tier consulting firm

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at BearingPoint as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    You work with highly motivated, extremely intelligent people.

    Cons

    Bearing point filed for bankruptcy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great company, bad timing on inability to re- structure debt.

  10.  

    Was great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Diego, CA

    I worked at BearingPoint as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good projects, good work/life balance

    Cons

    travel, bad project managers, lots of contractors

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good Growth, Poor overall company management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at BearingPoint

    Pros

    Good people that were very good at what they do. Made quite a few friends for life. Built a great network

    Cons

    Poor overall company management of the business which eventually led to the downfall of the company. What a pity, should not have happened

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow the management practices of other firms, and dring our own koolaide. To late now the company is out of business

    No opinion of CEO

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