Slalom Consulting

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Great company for self motivated employees

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Slalom Consulting full-time

Pros

Great network of experienced and talented people
Good work/life balance
Great culture
Great professional development support

Cons

PTO is better than before, but still below average
focus on growth and utilization means staff aug is still very common

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please be pickier what contracts we take on. Utilization and growth get lots of attention but they aren't the only things that matter.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great company for a self-starter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great culture and management listens to employees. Some fantastic co-workers. Have to be a go-getter and self-starter. As they have a mix of Management Consultants and Technical Consultants there is a lot of variety in the projects they get called in for.

    Cons

    Still a lot of staff augmentation type work. Benefits still on the leaner side. Improving though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just focus on growth, but hiring the right people and focus on the long-term strategic vision to become a top-notch consulting company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good for a transition off the road if you're technical and/or seeking PM/BA work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Smart, down-to-earth co-workers and a culture that fosters collaboration
    - Flat organizational structure with (mostly) approachable leadership
    - Local model minimizes or eliminates air travel, unless part of a national practice
    - Lots of latitude to grow your career in a way you see fit (as long as it fits within a practice)
    - Decent salary, especially for the size of the firm and the type of work
    - Very good technology consulting practices (especially Microsoft)

    Cons

    - Expensive (but improving) benefits; slowly accruing PTO
    - Lack of strategic, challenging big-picture roles in favor of staff-aug and basic PM/BA assignments (as many others have alluded to)
    - Lack of an effective brand name (and good projects) in the management/business consulting arena
    - Increasingly high turnover is stripping many of the firm's most talented players
    - Growing trend towards hiring college grads/younger consultants keeps the culture fresh, but is infusing it with more politics and jockeying for recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop relying on ridiculously boring staff-aug gigs to meet utilization targets and start prioritizing work that will help build long-term trust and success at key clients. This will help keep A-players from leaving to work for competitors and/or the same clients who initially retained their services.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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