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  • Work life balance can become an issue if you want to progress quickly in your career as the competition is fierce (in 16 reviews)

  • Long hours and work life balance (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at BearingPoint full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people are great. The solutions were cutting edge.

    Cons

    Selling the company stunk. Leadership killed it.

    Advice to Management

    Not a lot of advice to offer.

    BearingPoint Response

    Jan 18, 2016 – Marketing

    You refer to a different company, namely BearingPoint Inc. Our company, BearingPoint headquartered in Europe, has been a separate legal entity and conducted a management buyout in 2009. Our ... More


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    "Fatal spin off from KPMG"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BearingPoint full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Because of KPMG's solid reputation, BearingPoint didn't have to prove itself as a viable vendor to buyers of Management Consulting services and Systems Integration services. Entrepreneurial culture allowed for, and supported, development of new service offerings.

    Cons

    BearingPoint executives failed to understand that, by going public, the financial performance expectations/demands of Wall Street would be significantly different from the financial performance expectations of Partners. Horrible internal systems prevented reliable monitoring of financial performance at all levels - from the individual project level to the overall firm level.

    Advice to Management

    BearingPoint went bankrupt so there's no one to give advice to.

    BearingPoint Response

    Jan 18, 2016 – Marketing

    You refer to a different company, namely BearingPoint Inc. Our company, BearingPoint headquartered in Europe, has been a separate legal entity and conducted a management buyout in 2009. Its ... More


  3. "Bankruptcy was a tough blow on a good company"

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    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at BearingPoint full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very talented consultants
    Seemed to hire the best and brightest
    Well experienced folks in the upper levels
    Great support on large projects

    Cons

    Tough to get promoted
    Travel was hugely inconsistent
    Internal support was limited on smaller projects


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  5. "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart People
    Fun Team
    Good Clients
    Entrepreneurial

    Cons

    Some leaders were not the best


  6. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Bright people with strong technology aptitude, broad clients base. A lot of repeat business. Significant success with government contracts and processes

    Cons

    Company going bankrupt . Difficult to be successful, though some practices extended their business through the period. Management team did not properly handle aspects of being a public company.

    Advice to Management

    Management should not have taken the company public. It caused significant costs and distractions, then the ultimate break up of the firm.


  7. "aggressive"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    paid well but very disjointed

    Cons

    long consulting hours impacts life balance

    Advice to Management

    too late as i am gone


  8. "BearingPoint was a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The opportunities for personal development were great.

    Cons

    BearingPoint is not in business anymore

    Advice to Management

    Not applicable.


  9. "Overall Experience"

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    Former Employee - Healthcare Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Healthcare Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a big company with name recognition within the industry.

    Cons

    When the bankruptcy process started, communication as expected was very limited and guarded. The whole process of splitting up the last remaining contracts took an arduously long time and we were often kept in the dark about what was actually happening. Questions and concerns piled up and it was generally not a very pleasant place to work during this time. However, my first two years before this were full of responsibility and new work opportunities. I do believe the upper management could've done a way better job of selling business services and furthering current contracts.

    Advice to Management

    Better Communication.
    More advancement opportunities needed.
    Better selling methods


  10. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Top Manangement Team, wonderful networking ops & many locations.

    The company invest a lot of time and work into employees to ensure you are top notch for the field.

    Cons

    Currently out of business. Has sold many pieces of the company to vairous competietors.

    My division has been sold to a major Consulting Firm.

    Advice to Management

    Improve on the back end of the business. I really loved my new company but due to mis-management different divisions were sold to other companies.


  11. "In its death throes in the US."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    BearingPoint continues to go strong in the rest of the world and has some top-notch talent, especially in ERP consulting.

    Cons

    US business is in bankruptcy and its being sold off in chunks, due to the monstrous debt management racked up in an acquision spree several years ago.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management of other consultancies - dreaming big is fine, but make darn sure you don't overstep what is a legitimate reality.



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