Slalom Consulting

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Slalom Consulting Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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4.1 280 reviews

92% Approve of the CEO

Slalom Consulting CEO Brad Jackson

Brad Jackson

(109 ratings)

81% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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Pros
  • Work-life balance is a priority and you can truly can go and grow at your own speed (in 61 reviews)

  • Great culture and management listens to employees (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Staff Aug everywhere even when they say it's not it is what it is (in 16 reviews)

  • A lot of roles fall in the "staff augmentation" category (in 15 reviews)

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    Kept the best parts of consulting and dropped the worst (i.e. travel!)

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Pros- No travel! Unless you're on the national team, 100% local. You can sleep in your own bed every night and actually have a life!
    - Hardworking, passionate workforce who is dedicated to high quality work, but everyone really values their personal lives (you can work in consulting and still have a family and hobbies!). This is driven from the top and expectations are set up front with clients to keep way more reasonable hours than the big firms
    - Feels like you can truly "be yourself" - company cares about you as a person; diverse group of people but all with really solid experience (many Big 4)
    - Collaborative/helpful workforce - very flat structure and no up or out model
    - Proactive in continuous improvement - still young enough, you can play a part in shaping things, but every week you get asked to provide input or some new initiative is launching which demonstrates the maturity and strong investments being made (founds are still around and truly care)

    Cons- Must be very self-driven and able to work autonomously without a ton of direction - it's "consulting for grown ups", but this is not for everyone
    - Heavy focus on technology projects (though not ERP implementations) - need to sell our ability to do even more larger transformation projects than we're already doing

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to go after more strategic, transformational projects to attract the best business advisory talent and keep employees engaged

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOpportunities for growth
    Good Pay
    Smart and young folks

    ConsInternal systems
    Paid time off policy

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    Still a great place to work!

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsCompany leaders still take feedback and want to make it right for consultants.

    ConsSalary is stuNted; you'll come in competitive then it's a dollar here or ther for raises and occasionally a big bonus.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep working on competitive salaries. Other consulting companies offer a heck of a lot more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Slalom is a remarkable pool of talented people I enjoy working with every day.

    Consultant (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsSlalom does not really do a lot of staff-aug work. Every project I have been on has been a very high value, cutting edge project with a very cool client. I am never bored at work and generally enjoy the staffing. Slalom is also no travel.

    ConsThe benefits are not that great at all. The healthcare packages are expensive for what they are. There is little paid time off, for instance, after 24 mo., you get 144 hours, but before that you only get two weeks. It should also be mentioned that PTO and sick days are combined in the same hours set. The 401(k) is also weak in match with a bunch of requirements attached to it. There is also a big imbalance between the technology services and the business consulting groups when it comes to work-life balance. The IT projects are usually over 40 hour weeks and recruiting can never seem to hire people fast enough to match growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSlalom needs to review the benefits and become a sought after leader in getting this right. If Slalom's leadership places as much value as they say in their people and culture, they should shift the company to be the model to go after for employee quality of life.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    CANNOT DESCRIBE HOW AMAZING THIS PLACE IS

    Management Consultant (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    Pros- They only hire the best, everyone you work with will challenge you and be a team player
    - Excellent leadership, leaders are authentic, decisive, and know how to balance business needs while still developing and challenging their employees
    - When they say work life balance - they mean it. High competitive salaries, yet you work the schedule you need to work to get client work done.
    - Very unique culture. innovation is key.... rarely hear someone say no... but rather, let's try it!

    Cons- Like other consulting firms, you can find yourself in a role that can feel staff aug - but as long as you articulate yourself to management... they will move you out of the role.
    - Can be hard to move up in the company, sometimes career paths are unclear because of unique structure

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company in rapid growth mode with opportunities aplenty for those who want to take control of their careers.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsThere is so much really cool stuff happening at Slalom right now. They continue to expand their reach around the US with new market launches at around two per year and are even gearing up for moving international with the launch of London. It's not just geographic expansion, but capabilities as well. Over the past two years alone, Slalom has launched a Customer Engagement practice and a Digital practice. All that aside, the culture of ambitious, smart, fun-loving and active people is one of the most authentic and uplifting environments I have ever worked in.

    ConsRapid growth and constant change is exciting, but can also create some uncertainty for people that don't easily see the big picture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to foster - no, refocus your efforts on creating a culture of inclusion and connection with all people. Even though everyone is busy, there's always time to meet a new person and make sure everyone feels connected with Slalom.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company and interesting work.

    Consultant (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsTop clients and great projects. The work life balance is fantastic for consultants and there is lots of individual opportunity good those who want to go the extra mile.

    ConsLong stints at projects can lead to a disconnected feeling from the office. Three are lots of social events designed to connect everyone however.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrowth is huge right now. Don't lose the small company agility that often goes with growth.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great projects, people, and customers.

    Solution Architect (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsWork/life balance is awesome compared to other consulting companies and the projects are always interesting.

    ConsNone that I can think of.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Consultant (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsGreat management
    Great benefits
    Still offers Sabbatical
    Very collaborative environment
    Everyone really wants the best for customers, which is very rare.

    ConsThe customers aren't always the greatest. But that is one of the reasons they need a consultant.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSlalom could improve the process of weeding out bad customers and focusing on good ones. I have occasionally been staffed at a "bad" customer over a good one.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work, boring customers

    Solutions Principal (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsMinimal travel for most of the consultants. You might have a commute, but you won't have to get on an airplane. Great office culture.

    ConsIt's typical of consulting, but: There's a metric ton of overhead. The profit margin is very low, but the mark-up on consultants time is very high. To some extent this is the fault of the customers, who are mostly boring and slow moving. That makes for long sales cycles.

    The project are also less than exciting if you're on the tech side of things.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRe-organize more regularly. Trim the dead wood: If you aren't selling or billing you need to go! Give some of that profit back to the employees in the form of green card sponsorship, holidays, etc.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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