Slalom Consulting

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Body shop with little concern for quality overly focused on staffing any role with no internal career path

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Consultant Lacky in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Consultant Lacky in Seattle, WA

I worked at Slalom Consulting

Pros

- Flexibility
- Some variety in the work
- Network development

Cons

- Lack of substance on being "consultant focused"
- Managers are time approvers and focused on filling staffing opps, little more
- Poor career path or advancement opportunities. The overly hyped "Career Development Framework" is poorly supported and barely used
- Installed base of leadership are a clique
- Work/life balance is a joke
- Totally reliant on a small group of big clients - be prepared for "wash, rinse, repeat" from engagement to engagement
- PTO is poor - leaders are always "looking at it" and never doing anything about it
- No tolerance for differing points of view or those who don't drink the leadership kool aid - assimilate or leave
- Shark tank attitude between incompetent sales team and customer account mgrs to land any role and get a warm body on it
- They market the life out of the "best place to work" surveys that aren't really credible
- Absence of "straight talk" internally, typical Seattle "fake nice"
- Obsession with national growth and driving revenue for the owner with little opportunity for others to share in the success or maturing Slalom's practices
- Slalom's spin on non-profit "contributions" are limited to employees doing things on their own time with no real investment from Slalom

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Slalom needs to stop pretending it's something that it's not. Management needs to back-up their words with tangible actions.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for experienced hires to do some local work and build connections

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Slalom Consulting

    Pros

    Slalom's business model is to have local consultants for local clients, which means no travel. It is good for those who have a family and want to see them every evening. Slalom pays competitively.

    Cons

    Management is very Accenturic! A little arrogance in senior management. Senior management analyzes everything too much and it makes some employees uncomfortable.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Transition out of Big 4 Consulting

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Slalom Consulting

    Pros

    Energetic and fun community
    Caring and smart management team
    Entrepreneurial and thinks outside the box
    Selective and strong recruiting process

    Cons

    At the end of the day it's staff augmentation firm since the company is not large enough to support too much upward mobility. This may be fine, since many people just want to consult without the "up or out" model of typical Big 4's.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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