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Slalom Overview

Seattle, WA
5001 to 10000 employees
2001
Company - Private
Consulting
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Slalom is a purpose-driven consulting firm that helps companies solve business problems and build for the future, with solutions spanning business advisory, customer experience, technology, and analytics. We partner with companies to push the boundaries of what’s ... Read more

Mission: Our vision is a world in which every person loves their work and life.

Our mission is to help you reach for and realize your vision.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#74), 2016 (#30), 2015 (#16), 2014 (#15), 2013 (#25), 2012 (#7), 2011 (#8), 2010 (#3)

Top CEOs: 2017 (#42), 2016 (#44), 2015 (#45)

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#62)

Company Updates

  • We're excited we were named among a group of key partners to earn AWS's new Machine Learning Competency for Consulting Partners http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQWUR

    Introducing the AWS Machine Learning Competency for Consulting Partners | Amazon Web Services

    Today I'm excited to announce a new Machine Learning Competency for Consulting Partners in the AWS Partner Network (APN). This AWS Competency program allows APN Consulting Partners to demonstrate a deep expertise in machine learning on AWS by providing solutions that enable machine learning and data science workflows for their customers.

  • Yes, becoming GDPR is a bit of a headache, but there is a silver lining.

    The upside to GDPR compliance

    Riaz Din is head of data management at Slalom's London office with expertise in GDPR. He has over 15 years of experience in delivering and assuring data solutions for leading blue chip clients across industry sectors. Follow him on Twitter: @riazkdin. What's on your mind? Let's explore the possibilities.

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Slalom – Why Work For Us?


 

The year was 2001. Wikipedia launched. Apple released the iPod. The Agile Manifesto began a new era for software development. And the meeting of Brad Jackson, our CEO, and John Tobin led to something new for the consulting industry.

Slalom got its start by attracting the brightest lights in consulting to the promise of no unwanted travel. Instead of a grueling, up-or-out career, we gave people the opportunity to love both their work and their lives. We believed that what was good for our people would be great for our clients. And we were right.

Today, Slalom is a $1B company with over 5,000 employees, and we’re regularly recognized as a best place to work. Our clients include more than half the Fortune 100 and a third of the Fortune 500—along with startups, non-profits, and innovative organizations of all kinds.

 

People love working here

Our people work are some of the best and brightest in their industries and work on some of the most strategic initiatives for Fortune 1000 companies. Our local model allows consultants to build long-term relationships with world-class companies in their own communities, eliminating unwanted travel and providing the possibility to innovate, seize opportunities, and build their expertise in exciting new practice areas. As a private company, we answer to only two constituencies: our clients, and ourselves.

Currrent opportunities: https://slalom.secure.force.com/careers

Giving back to the communities in which we live and work

Slalom has repeatedly earned recognition not only for consulting excellence, but also for our community involvement. We believe that life is more fulfilling when you give back.

We live and work in the same communities as our clients, fostering a local connection. We also strengthen our communities through volunteering, service, and by supporting charities and people who are committed to making a positive impact. We are committed to the communities where we work and live, and making a positive impact on the world.

Inclusion and diversity

A diverse, inclusive culture is critical to our future success. At Slalom, we’re committed to embracing different thoughts, opinions, and people. It doesn’t just benefit our teams—it also translates into better outcomes for our clients.

Diversity the Slalom way

We want our people to bring their authentic selves to work.

Here, diversity is much more than numeric representation. It’s the daily inclusive dialogue, breadth of perspective, and participatory decision-making. From taking action and nurturing an open, collaborative work environment, to seeking more diverse representation in leadership, inclusion is embedded in the DNA of our culture and in the way we do business.


GLASS

Attracting, retaining, supporting, and advancing the careers and lives of our LGBT and allied employees matters to us. Our GLASS (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Allied Employees Succeeding at Slalom) program supports this community throughout their careers at Slalom through professional development, networking, and community events. More details: https://www.slalom.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity 

REACH

We recently launched REACH, a black affinity group. The group exists to build awareness, attract and retain top talent, and expand relationships for the betterment of Slalom, our people, and our black community. More details: https://www.slalom.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity 

Slalom Veterans

Slalom Veterans—an affinity group for Slalom employees who have served in the Armed Forces—was created to foster the diverse experience and backgrounds of our veteran community. Its mission is to ensure that veterans at Slalom are recognized and empowered by a program that helps engage, educate, recruit, and retain veterans within the company, and to extend that to our local markets by engaging with the veteran community in a meaningful way. More details: https://www.slalom.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity 

Women’s Leadership Network

Our Women's Leadership Network (WLN) embodies the values and focus we want to espouse as a company and within our organization. WLN’s mission—to engage, inspire, and encourage every Slalom woman to achieve her full and unique potential—provides the foundation for a strong focus on personal and professional growth.

Inclusion councils

Our local councils, which help oversee Slalom’s inclusion and diversity practices, support our leaders as they drive the diversity agenda, and play an active role in assessing inclusion and diversity issues, setting strategic direction, and prioritizing our actions, both locally and nationally. Representatives of the collective voice of all Slalom employees, members of each local council serve as business advisors who encourage behavior and decisions that foster a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace for all.


Slalom is an equal opportunity employer

We're an equal opportunity employer, and strive to find ways to attract, develop, and retain highly qualified individuals representing the diverse communities in which we live. Decisions and criteria concerning the employment relationship with all employees are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, citizenship, disability (as defined by applicable law) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Slalom Reviews

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

    Pros

    - Leadership supports consultants and project teams
    - Awesome culture. Everyone I've worked with starts and ends the day with greetings.
    - Office perks. There are reoccurring Friday afternoon office social events, other holiday events, weekly brown bag meetings for learning.
    - Leadership has delivered on improving benefits like the 401k matching (as of now, 50% of the first 6% is matched)
    - Leadership and colleagues care about each other and the clients we serve
    - Opportunities and leadership support/visibility to work on innovative technologies through hackathons and sometimes client work.

    Cons

    - Unclear path for career progression at times
    - Clients and projects can be less than ideal at times
    - Benefits are average

    Advice to Management

    While it is a goal to grow rapidly, keep in mind the aspects of Slalom that really differentiates it from other consulting organizations. In my opinion these include making sure we sell the right types of projects to inspire and motivate our consultants; and maintaining our culture.

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Slalom Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Slalom (Boston, MA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Phone Screening with Recruiter: ~30 Min
    1st Interview onsite ~2 hrs: Case Interview with two change management consultants designed to show case change management thought process, method and skills. Met with Practice Lead after and talking in detail through resume and experience.
    2nd Interview ~90 minutes: Met with a business development lead, Managing director and change management/healthcare consultant.
    3rd Interview ~30 minutes: Met with Boston General Manager, was asked a few questions
    Final discussion with Recruiter about next steps - They wanted to move forward, but needed to wait on an offer until the new year started.

    Whole process took ~2 months, was offered a job 6-8 weeks after interview process wrapped up.

    Interview Questions

    • Discuss your experience and how it will lend to success as slalom. What do you love? Tell me about a project that didn't end as planned. Tell me a time where you received some difficult criticism, and how did you respond and move forward.   Answer Question
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Slalom Awards & Accolades

  • Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2018
  • Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2018
  • Consulting Magazine Best Firm to Work For, Consulting Magazine, 2017
  • Glassdoor's Highest Rated CEO's 2017, Glassdoor, 2017
  • Corporate Equality Index Perfect Score, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2017
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