BearingPoint

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Basic BearingPoint

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Business Consultant in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Business Consultant in Atlanta, GA

I have been working at BearingPoint

Pros

Work and life balance is one of the most positive things at BE. Time off is easily granted for family emergencies as well as planned vacation. ANother great reason to work at BE is the Performance managers and Managing Directors have an open door to discuss any topics. I would have to admit there are a lot of opportunities at BE that allow employees to gain knowledge and expirence with different and new clients and projects. Many BearingPoint Engagement managers allow employees on a project to drive their own hours, as long as the complete their deliverables while staying focused on their other responsibilities.

Cons

It's hard to receive big raises even though you performed at a very high level. Reviews are only completed once a year and raises have been minimal the past couple of years. Bonues are hard to come by unless you have senior management in corner. As for projects, it's tough to be on a project that you really want to be on. Currently, bench time is considered taboo and many employees have to find a project to jump on wether it would help their career or not. Needless to say, there are many people staffed on projects that would not benefit one's career.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You need to intrust responsibility to lower level workers. Executive management needs to be more up front with employees abou the financial situation and other copany issues.

No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    If you like travel and blood sucking jobs...

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Denver, CO

    I worked at BearingPoint

    Pros

    Constant new opportunities as you move from engagement to engagement, lots of travel, meet lots of people in various industries. Be careful though to never irritate anyone above you, or they will exclude you from future engagements regardless of your qualifications for the position.

    Cons

    constant travel, no stability from engagement to engagement (you must have friends that will staff you on the next engagement to be utilized), must keep yourself current with no help from management, constant threat to lose job. Must maintain your personal network to stay staffed and therefore employed, the resource managers are useless. If they run out of projects with your skill set, you're done and on the street.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop running the company into the ground, find a way to keep your skilled workers buzy even if it's on internal projects rather than laying them off.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good if you're just starting out...Not a "team" focused organization in the meat grinder that is consulting.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at BearingPoint

    Pros

    Lots of smart people. Project teams can be tight knit and an opportunity to work with clients in multiple industries. This is a great place to start off your career if you're looking to get into consulting or work your way into a more technology focused leadership career. BearingPoint also takes on a number of projects with clients that are in the upper tier of both the commercial and government sectors (particularly the latter) so the opportunities to work with large corporations on important initiatives is significant. BearingPoint also has a number of on-line training resources so, during any precious bench time, learning about new technologies and/or strategy topics is fairly easy.

    Cons

    The company, like many consulting firms of it's size, tends to run itself like a human capital sweatshop. Although individual project teams can at times be close knit the company as a whole tends to have more of an industrial feel with people really being considered more work unit producers rather than true people and team members. This is really a function of a high turnover rate and the fact that the company is public so is bottom line driven and hasn't figured out how to balance being tied to Quarterly results and still embracing high performing team members with more of a "family" feel. Very few people there are "proud" to work at BearingPoint. There is also a tendency for the company to become stove-piped in that once you end up working for a particular MD (or within a given product line) it can become next to impossible to escape.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consulting is a brutal working environment and, as such, more attention should be paid to the "people" aspect of the business. This is not just a cost center line item but is something that, if done right, will A) weed out those that do not want to be on the bus and B) encourage those that do that they will be treated like family which will, in turn, reduce turnover and make for better client experiences on-site. (i.e. - More up-selling and entrepreneurial initiatives which go straight to the bottom line.)

    No opinion of CEO
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