BearingPoint

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There is more to managing than giving a great power point presentation

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

Pros

If you can land the right assignment, it is a good place to start. Make sure that you work closely with your resource manager to get great assignments that will advance your career.

Cons

Poor senior leadership. Most know the consulting business, but have no clue as to how to manage an organization. For a company that its major asset is human capital, they have no understanding of basic human resource management.
Make sure that you work closely with your resource manager to get the right assignments to advance your career. You will really have to apply yourself to make this happen. Leadership is not likely to move you to an assignment that will advance your career if you are working at another client. Try to avoid being bounced around from PM's or MD's as much as possible. You can very easily fall through the cracks and not get noticed for salary reviews and promotions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Establish a discipline within the organization, and execute on your plans.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for BearingPoint

  1.  

    Good option to start a career but don't stay there too long

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in New York, NY

    Pros

    1. There are great opportunities to have responsibilities early in the career. From day 1, you can have exposition to the client, which is very important in a consulting job. Teams are usually small and not very structured. Therefore responsibilities on a given project are not based only on the job title or the experience, but mainly on the actual performance in the project

    2. The new management tea is dedicated to turn the company around and they launch many initiatives to empowers the employees such as a training program at the Yale School of Business

    3. There is an important knowledge base within the company which helps develop deep knowledge in the practice areas of expertise.

    Cons

    1. The company is not doing well overall - therefore, there have been many layoffs and there is only a little opportunity to get a raise or a promotion. This year the CEO is saying that the bonus pool is bigger than ever, so we will see how it end up working...

    2. Mentoring is not working well, it is not part of the culture of the company. There are great mentors but you need to be lucky to work with them...

    3. Compensation is below average for similar job experience. At the same time, hours can add up easily and you may end up working over 70 hours a week in the worst case project

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to create an environment where employees feel comfortable talking about management problem, worries about the company etc

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    a great place for junior consultants (not entry level, and not senior professionals) to understand the business world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC

    Pros

    work life balance is key to management; great guidelines for promotion; interesting client challenges. good benefits and salary with lots of personal time off. Solid place for folks 'on the fence' to decide whether or not they want to pursue an MBA

    Cons

    the culture of expectation that employees perform the role of the next 'level' before officially getting promoted to that next level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to be open and honest - it is very much a benefit to employees; the amount and frequency of communications is also great - a good balance between what we want to know and when we want to hear it!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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