Slalom Consulting

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Slalom Consulting Reviews in Seattle, WA

Updated January 9, 2015
Updated January 9, 2015
413 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • For those who want to take a balanced approach work-life balance is strongly supported (in 88 reviews)

  • Great Culture; Interesting projects; Challenging work; Opportunities to grow and Choose your career path (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • It's also been a challenge to maintain work life balance as we've grown (in 9 reviews)

  • Great flexible career path- but it is up to you to pick/choose where you want to go (in 16 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT Support

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Operations/Support Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - IT Operations/Support Analyst in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    location, fun people, benefits, free work events, games, happy hour on friday

    Cons

    long days, busy, desk work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    over hyped

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

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

    Pros

    the only positive is you would mostly work within 50miles of your local office at your own expense! this means having to drive 49.9miles every day at your own expense

    Cons

    insane attrition. Attrition is attrition over 50%? Every company get together you meet a new set of people. Not a secure job environment specially for people who depend on a employer work visa(H1) as they have no long term client commitments. All the projects tend to me 2-3 weeks long.

    terrible perks or the lack of! health insurance is very expensive, no 401k match, only 3 weeks of vacation and no sick leaves. projects are very intense in IT with regular 55+hr weeks....no growth within the company. If you join the company as a consultant expect 4-5yrs before you get a decent salary bump.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get real project from large organizations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Slalom Consulting Response

    Jan 26, 2015President & Co-founder, North America

    This is John Tobin - Thank you for your review on Glassdoor. I take our reviews very seriously and would like to provide you some additional information that might be helpful in clarifying some of ... More

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    A company that really is a place for those who want to choose their own career opportunities.

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

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

    Pros

    Invests in people, cares about creating opportunities that align to consultants and truly cares about collaborating with clients.

    Cons

    Not a great place for people who need templates and polished best practices as it thrives on staying "scrappy" to solve the hardest problems with the client. This is probably more a pro than a con.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the focus on the people as always. We are Slalom!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place!

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

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

    Pros

    Creative, smart and fun people dedicated to help our clients.
    Great work-life balance.
    No unwanted travel.

    Cons

    Ambiguity, though if you're driven you can make this work great for your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going, love the growth opportunities and continue to support leader development (in addition to the years of consultant development).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Slalom Consulting Response

    Nov 21, 2014Communications Manager

    Thank you for writing a review. It's good to hear that you are enjoying the work/life balance, your coworkers and the Slalom model. Your advice regarding continued leadership development will be ... More

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Slalom Consulting full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have worked at Slalom for the past 8 years and continue to believe that it is one of the best companies in the US to work for, and the #1 consulting company to work for. Over my time here I have experienced wonderful people, challenging opportunities, and great career growth. I have had the opportunity to work with a number of different clients in a delivery capacity, and as my career has progressed at Slalom I had the opportunity to add people management, business development, practice development, and operational support to my job activities. I would highly recommend anyone that is highly passionate and motivated and interested in consulting to look into this company.

    Cons

    One thing that I would caution folks is that Slalom is a work hard and play hard type of company. It is fast paced, and brimming with entreprenurial-spirited individuals. I know that sometimes this type of culture isn't for everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Slalom Consulting Response

    Nov 20, 2014Communications Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. It's great to hear that, over the years, your evolving roles with Slalom have continued to be fulfilling and challenging. If you have any other ... More

  7.  

    slalom

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

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

    Pros

    good work life balance, minimal travel, sabbatical, culture

    Cons

    PTO is mininal, holidays are minimal, 401k is short of a joke

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Authenticity Leads the Way

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

    I have been working at Slalom Consulting full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This company is about the people and coming through for clients. We still have much to figure out as we expand nationally and internationally, but the hearts and minds are in the right place. Glad I'm part of the journey.

    Cons

    Things move quickly and can see where communications may not keep pace, but still believe intentions are in the right place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on the long term and people growth. Good things will happen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The best people focused company I have ever worked with..

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

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

    Pros

    Great Culture, Awesome people and autonomy to execute on creative ideas to solve client problems. For consultants who want to take initiative the opportunities are endless at Slalom.

    Cons

    Professional development is self-driven not mandated. More PTO time would be good!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to pay attention to culture. Leadership has done a good job of communicating so far and should continue to do so especially as the market changes and evolves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Slalom Consulting Response

    Nov 14, 2014Communications Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Sounds like the Slalom culture works well for you. I will be sure to share your feedback about mandated professional development and more PTO with ... More

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    QA Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Great People and culture, lot's of room for growth.

    Cons

    With Slalom's business structure you are at their mercy when it comes to what project and company you work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to check in with employees to know what they are working on.

    Slalom Consulting Response

    Dec 8, 2014President & Co-founder, North America

    This is John Tobin. Thanks for your feedback and work with us. I plan on sharing with the Seattle leadership team. Feel free to call (206) 374-4221 or email me to discuss this further. In addition ... More

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    People and Company Culture are Top Notch.

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

    I have been working at Slalom Consulting full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people and culture are hands down the best I've ever experienced in the consulting industry. In any industry, for that matter.

    Cons

    If you're looking for someone to hold your hand in terms of career development, look elsewhere. Slalom is great at providing a framework for career growth, plenty of learning opportunities, and outlining what it thinks are the minimum success factors and proficiency levels to advance in your career, but if you need a company that will set the course for you and dictate a timeline in which you need to achieve growth, you won't find it at Slalom. At Slalom, the sky's the limit, but it's up to every consultant to seek out and pursue growth opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Slalom Consulting Response

    Oct 30, 2014Communications Manager

    Thank you for your insights. They will no doubt be helpful to those considering the pursuit of a career with Slalom. It's great to hear that you consider the culture and people to be the best in the ... More

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