BearingPoint

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BearingPoint Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
435 Reviews
3.6
435 Reviews
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BearingPoint Managing Partner Peter Mockler
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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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130 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Great Start

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    • 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.  

    Great people-oriented firm

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    • 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
  3.  

    Rewarding job, with good team work, and leadership who care

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    The company was focused on delivering projects within clients' objectives, and consultants' performance were rated based primarily on their projects. Consultants had the necessary toolsets such as project methdologies, to perform their work delivery. The leadership in the earlier stages of my employment rewarded employees and shared the organizational profits; however, towards the timeframe prior to the acquisition, the focus changed.

    Cons

    Consulting rates were on the high side, when bids occurred; therefore, the success rate of proposals were on the low side. Unfortunately, this contributed to the downfall of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more competitive in performing business development, and extend the capabilities of the each practice, in order to create a more definite set of differentiators.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    BearingPoint

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

    I worked at BearingPoint full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flat open organization top to bottom.

    Cons

    The US Based assets were purchased and no longer exists as BearingPoint.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Disorganized large business that was too segmented

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

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

    Pros

    Very fair compensation--it was really how well you played the salary negotations.
    You could easily have a strong work-life balance here.

    Cons

    Very disorganized company. Several tools and methodologies were inconsistent. No valuable training provided aside from an orientation titled "BearingPoint Beginnings", which was general business tactics on being presentable, making a good impression, and how contracting operates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recruit strong middle management and project leads who can be impactful on their project teams and build up a consistent corporate culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Consultant

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    Former Employee - Consultant in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Good people, less structured development

    Cons

    Went bankrupt, and bonus was not very good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't go bankrupt

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

    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.

  9.  

    OK

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Procurement Analyst in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Procurement Analyst in McLean, VA

    I worked at BearingPoint

    Pros

    Overal the are very few positives that i can speak of.
    coworkers were nice to work with and helpful.
    the envionrment was a laib back one.

    Cons

    no management support for change or ideas.
    promotions or raises are hard to come by.
    certain managers can micro managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to listen to the ideas of employees and support their employees.
    management needs to reorganize the way business is done.

    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company, Poor Leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in McLean, VA

    I have been working at BearingPoint

    Pros

    best people in the world, smart driven

    Cons

    bad leadership led to its downfall

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire real leaders with experience running publicly traded companies.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Horrible company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

    I worked at BearingPoint

    Pros

    The company looks good on a resume

    Cons

    They severely underpay employees. Horrible company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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