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Employees rate San Francisco 4.1% lower than the overall average
I have been working at Slalom full-time (More than 3 years)
Great work life balance! The local model supports having a rich personal life. My manager really cares about my growth and what I’m interested in working on. They check in often to make sure our current project is working for me and that I’m happy. It’s safe for me to speak up if I’m not happy because my manager works with me as my advocate to support me and my career goals. Together we are able to find solutions either on my current project or an exit strategy to transition to a better fitting project.
It’s a minor con, but because we are growing, when we hire new folks, often times they are sent to the client site in the first or second day on the job. It can be challenging for them to get a feel for our culture and company if they aren’t at least spending some time at our HQ in the beginning. Of course other Slalom folks at the clients site spend lots of time with new folks helping them get their bearings but I’ve heard many new folks say they feel more like they work for the client in the beginning before they have a chance to attend our trainings and quarterlies. This is an area of improvement for us and totally achievable.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Slalom (San Francisco, CA) in July 2016.
I was contacted by a recruiter on LinkedIn. They said my experience and passion for Software Engineering were just what they are looking for, however my recruiter said they were on PTO, and I would be talking to one of their colleagues for a phone screen.
The recruiter sounded scripted, and was listing facts such as "37% increase in annual profit", in my head I thought "Why do I care about this number?". The recruiter also stated the industries their clients work for, one of which being High-Tech, which I thought was very vague, and broad, and asked what specific applications in the High-Tech. The recruiter sounded mad, and said "If you want to know the clients, you don't have to disguise it in a question, just ask directly"
At the end, the recruiter told me my experience sounded light compared to leaders at the company, and that they would email me right after the phone call, and every 6 months after to see how I am doing. I did not get an email yet.
I felt challenged, the whole time in the phone screen, and thought the recruiter was being unnecessarily difficult and rude. Also, I thought it was kind of a red flag for the recruiter to be working on paid time off.
I would not recommend applying or working here.