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Helpful (3)

Great culture, still evolving

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great atmosphere and culture (read that as super friendly coworkers with many social events) with key leadership that really inspires. If you enjoy consulting, but hate the Mon~Thurs travel, Slalom has a great local model that seems to work.

Cons

Client work: unless you have cutting-edge skill-sets, your work will most likely be of the staff-aug variety. Career progression: slalom worked hard to develop a "career development framework", but it seemed to obfuscate career progressions more than streamline potential leaders to management. Definitely a who-you-know kind of environment where playing nice with the in-crowd gets you quick rewards. Compensation: average comp with minimal bonuses

Advice to Management

Find a better way to identify leaders other than having them jump through endless assessment hoops.

Other Employee Reviews for Slalom Consulting

  1. Helpful (2)

    Slalom is a great place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are very well balanced. Work hard, pleay hard mentality. Slalom puts their people first. Great benefits. Amazing resources and support.

    Cons

    More PTO would be nice, but you can't complain too much when all the other areas are so well taken cared of.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Good place to get some experience and move on

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Slalom Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Great work/life balance if you are not looking to advance your career and take home salary 2. Compensation is on par to just under par compared to industry average which I believe is fair if u are looking for 40 hr work weeks in management consulting 3. Most of senior leadership is very competitive and know what they are doing. 4. Open door policy. Most companies say it but very few actually implement it. Slalom has a hierarchical structure but otherwise has a very flat culture. 5. AMAZING Culture and consultants are good at what they do

    Cons

    1. Way too much investment in social activities. Agreed it promotes office culture but I feel it is detrimental in the long run cause it begins to appear like a frat type culture and seeing leadership drunk in the big events every 3 months makes Slalom look very unprofessional. Office in each region invests close to $1MM/year on such events and it makes you wonder if it makes more sense to actually give out an additional $5k in bonuses to 200 consultants (approx. # of consultants in one region) 2. Promotions are limited and if you do get promoted it's about a $5k jump in base salary so not much incentive to work harder for an additional 10 hours per week 3. Your CM’s are there to basically just approve your monthly cell phone expense and weekly timesheets. Most of them don’t have a clue of the work you are doing at the client location since the CM is in most cases on a different client 4. Due to #3 above, the performance review process is broken. The client reviews your work and the CM basically goes over the review with you w/o having a clue of what you actually work on. The CM then assigns a star rating as per his observation of the client review. To me the CM is not qualified to provide a rating if the CM is clueless of your day to day activities 5. Benefits are below average – 12 days PTO (including sick days). 401k is not competitive and health benefits are mediocre. So basically if you want to get time off during the year, DONOT get sick 6. 80% work is staff augmentation and 20% is project based. Slalom likes to believe it’s the other way around but that is definitely not the case. 7. To add to # 6 above, since most of the work is staff augmentation, it is very hard to justify rates of $150/hr at the client location. This impacts the consultant because if she is doing basic custom dev work on a project, it puts a lot of pressure on the consultant to justify such a high rate. Also consultant is reminded by the client several times that she is a very expensive resource. Have seen this in multiple clients with several Slalom resources.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the cons above


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