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.
A big thank you to our clients, partners, and people for making 2017 an incredible year. Next up: helping create more groundbreaking solutions than ever before in 2018: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQgmi
"We all have negative voices telling us that we can’t or shouldn’t; mentors help us recognize and nurture our talents and skills." Elysia Lock of Slalom Chicago describes her journey to finding mentors and why she mentors others: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ2uF
Slalom is a purpose-driven consulting firm that helps com- panies solve business problems and build for the future, with solutions spanning business advisory, customer experience, technology, and analytics.
We help companies push the boundaries of what’s possible, collaborating every step of the way. Our clients come to us to find new ways to accelerate innovation, do more with less, get to market faster, create experiences their customers love, and build operational muscle for sustainable results.
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Seattle, WA, Slalom has organically grown to over 4,500 employees. We were named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2016 and 2017 and are regularly recognized by our employees as a best place to work. You can find us in 25 metropolitan cities near you, including London, England and Toronto, Canada.
Learn more at slalom.com.
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.
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.
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.
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
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—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
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.
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.
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.
I have been working at Slalom full-time (More than 3 years)
- Compensation is fair. I've personally witnessed people receiving 10+% raises because leaders did a market evaluation and found that their folks were not making enough. I've always felt well-compensated.
- Culture is outstanding. If you stay plugged-in to company events, you will feel like part of a family. I've gone through some personal issues recently, and the amount of people who have reached out offering support, hugs, dinner, beers has been hugely impactful to me. There is a family feel with this company that I have only found at one other place in my career. And as we grow, it's clear the leaders are concerned about fostering this culture and not letting it slip away.
- Events are top-notch. Skedaddle, the yearly all-expense getaway weekend in the mountains, continues to be a huge draw for me. I love getting to kick back and spend the weekend with coworkers/friends. The Christmas party, summer picnic, Rockies opener tailgate, and other events are all well-done and fun.
- The company is willing to be self-critical. The Widening the Circle training, for all of it's "diversity rah rah" has a great introspective point to it. We identified the "typical Slalomer": avid drinker, young, preppy, college-educated, white, among others. And it makes us think about the people we may be missing out on because we aren't stepping out of our typical circles to find folks that are just as good if not better, but don't look/act like a typical Slalomer. And I've seen results from the training: we offer more events where drinking isn't a central point--variety is great!
- Leadership is open. I've witnessed very frank questions from coworkers to both office and national leadership, and have heard frank answers. The leadership at all levels (barring a few folks in the Denver office) is very approachable, personable, and honest. When things go wrong, they own it. When things don't pan out, they analyze why not and tell us. We have insight into company financials and plans on both year and multi-year forecasts.
- Work/life balance is modeled by leadership for the most part. I've seen practice directors take additional time off after having children. I've had coworkers who moved to a 4-day week to support their personal life needs. All of these changes are supported wherever possible. Consultants have the right to say "no" to a project that won't fit their desired work/life balance.
- Benefits, particularly 401k match, could use some work. The company has made strides in the benefits area, but they are still not at the level I expect from a world-class company.
- The ITP process (Intent to Pursue--the promotion process) is not fun for most people that endure it. I've seen two quality coworkers get stuck in ITP with objectives met but no appetite for their promotion. We lost both of them to other companies because they were fed up with not having the promotion occur. ITP is different for different people and roles, as well. Some people it seems don't even go through it, while for others it takes a year. I haven't talked to a single person who has gone through ITP that thought it was valuable.
- If you aren't willing to put in the time to see and be seen at outside events, your mobility is limited. I don't necessarily see this as a con, but I'm putting it out there for those who expect quality work to be the sole promotion force. Slalom still has a solid group of Consultants who just want to do the work and go home, and that is supported and not in any way deterred.
Advice to Management
For Denver: Keep up the good work. We've got a good family going. Leadership is accessible and personable. Our Operations Manager is a winner--don't let her leave, ever! Let's grow smart and do whatever it takes to keep the culture!
For National: Beef up the benefits more! 401k match needs to grow! Love the openness about future plans for the company. Love the willingness to answer tough questions. Keep us excited for the future!
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Slalom (Boston, MA) in October 2016.
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.