Slalom Consulting Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Stable company with great people

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

    I worked at Slalom Consulting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Very collaborative work environment
    - Great work life balance
    - Freedom to try new paths and gain skill sets
    - Company is growing aggressively

    Cons

    - Work tends to be more staff-aug focused
    - Company is in the midst of a cultural change, where it has to be more defined (both for customers and employees), therefore, some of the flexibility has become more limited
    - Pay tends to be on the lower end
    - No clear career development path

    Advice to Management

    Explain to employees what is expected of them to move forward, and what that path looks like.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Practice Leader

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

    I worked at Slalom Consulting full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team of highly talented consultants, focus on how to do consulting differently to maximize value for the clients and the consultants, entrepreneurial leadership and culture.

    Cons

    Rapid growth sometimes created unhealthy pressure on top line vs. profitability.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow the culture and embrace the skills and personalities of every new hire.


  3. Helpful (13)

    Good Company

    • 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

    I worked at Slalom Consulting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I recently left after working for Slalom for many years. I had the opportunity of joining when the company was small and seeing them grow and succeed. I was given many challenges and always treated as an individual and not a number. While the local model was not what attracted me to the company, I liked that Slalom realized that there were plenty of roles and investments that could be made in the local community and it was not necessary to fly people all over the country.

    Management also realized that when they went from 100 to 101 employees that how the company was run had to change. It was not always easy for those of us that had been around for a while to swallow, it was necessary for continued success and growth.

    Cons

    I left Slalom for personal reasons and not for anything that Slalom was doing wrong or not offering to me. I would have course liked:
     - better 401K benefits
     - vacation days

    The biggest con for me was that leaders were often promoted too soon. As examples, I often worked with leaders who were selling projects that they did not understand what it would take to deliver, they sold it short and then walked on to the next sell leaving the delivery team to clean up the mess. This could be fixed by putting more emphasis on delivery experience and responsibilities before promotion instead of putting as much emphasis on the sales goals.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    Project Manager

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    No travel, sabbatical benefit, yearly company retreat, hourly pay lets you rack up overtime and extra PTO, no up or out mentality

    Cons

    PTO is pathetic for a consulting organization as large as it is (12 days to start), as is maternity leave (2 months paid). Depending on the client, it may be more staff augmentation than true strategic work.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the PTO and holiday benefits


  6. Helpful (4)

    Good company but becoming a shark tank

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some great people. Fantastic IT support. Pay is fairly good. Challenging projects. Many good clients. Great events especially the annual getaway weekends for each local office.

    Cons

    Teams are growing very quickly which causes lower utilization rates and penalizes existing employees at bonus time. It can be very difficult to get training. They are hiring lots of Deloitte and Accenture folks so the culture is quickly turning into a shark tank.

    Advice to Management

    It's a good company if you work in sales but not so great if you work on the delivery side.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Awesome place to work with awesome people

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

    I have been working at Slalom Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great place for work life balance. People are smart and friendly.

    Cons

    growing your career is a challenge due to the flat org structure.

    Slalom Consulting Response

    May 26, 2015Communications Manager

    Thanks for your feedback! If you think of anything else that you'd like to share, please feel free to email HR at feedback@slalom.com.


  8. Helpful (7)

    Not as good as it looks like

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pays well, good people, smart people to work.

    Cons

    1. If you are technical person don't expect to work in the same technology for more than 6 months.
    2. Talks of employee concern is not practised .
    3. 401k match is not good
    4.pays well but you would be surprised to see the margin , since their billing rates are so high clients mostly prefer to have short term projects with slalom.
    5. Lots of training activities but you will never use them in next few years.
    6. Pressure to attend all the social activities is high, it may be required for leaders and managers but for consultants its waste of time.
    7. Reporting managers are changed very frequently , tough to maintain a relationship with manager .
    8.very small client base , so as stated in point 1 growing in same tech is not practically possible. ( makes you feel jacks of all trade but master of none)
    9. Project is considered only if margin is 50% , higher rates are scaring clients .
    10. People are promoted just because position is vacant instead of skills.
    11. Splited sf office into 2 , just to create room for promotions. Causing smaller client base .
    12. In lots of projetcs consultants are asked to learn some tech with a week .
    13. People with wotk visa have some serious concerns .

    Advice to Management

    Please check all cons and fix them if possible. Allow consultants to work in other markets if they don't get a projetct in their area of expertise .


  9. Helpful (1)

    Amazing company! Best I've ever worked for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition in Hartford, CT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent leadership team, unique business model that has changed the world of consulting, and great place to bring your personal ideas to life!

    Cons

    Can't think of a single one!

    Slalom Consulting Response

    May 18, 2015Communications Manager

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. It's great that you're so happy and fulfilled with your colleagues, your work and Slalom. If you have any additional feedback that you'd like to share, please ... More


  10. Helpful (4)

    Slalom

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

    I have been working at Slalom Consulting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and a unique consulting model

    Cons

    Lots of ex Big 5 people can sometimes make it a shark tank

    Advice to Management

    invest more in business development resources


  11. Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Slalom Consulting

    Pros

    Love working at Slalom. Great people and culture!

    Cons

    need to be able to adapt to a growing company



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