BearingPoint Reviews

Updated April 12, 2015
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BearingPoint Managing Partner Peter Mockler
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Pros
  • You could easily have a strong work-life balance here (in 45 reviews)

  • Really great place to start consulting career (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance was hard to achieve (in 12 reviews)

  • At times you worked very long hours and were under high stress conditions (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Sr. Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work, critical technologies

    Cons

    Limit on growth, extended work hours


  2. Great Start

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Learn finance, hire better senior managers.


  3. Great people-oriented firm

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Stay focused on the people.


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  5. BearingPoint

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flat open organization top to bottom.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Learn from experience.


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

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Disorganized large business that was too segmented

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in McLean, VA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. 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)

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

    Pros

    Good people, less structured development

    Cons

    Went bankrupt, and bonus was not very good

    Advice to Management

    don't go bankrupt


  9. 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 a year)

    Pros

    People you work with have good work ethics

    Cons

    Very low salary when compared to other consulting firms

    Advice to Management

    Pay well to keep good people.


  10. OK

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

    I worked at BearingPoint

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Great Company, Poor Leadership

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    Current Employee - Manager in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in McLean, VA

    I have been working at BearingPoint

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    best people in the world, smart driven

    Cons

    bad leadership led to its downfall

    Advice to Management

    hire real leaders with experience running publicly traded companies.



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