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BearingPoint Manager Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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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)

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  1. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BearingPoint full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom as they are no longer around

    Cons

    Bankrupt so not much left to do

    BearingPoint Response

    Mar 13, 2017 – 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


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Potomac Falls, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Potomac Falls, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment is very exciting and challenging. It pushes you to be your best.

    Cons

    People at the top that don't know what they are doing are in charge of making major decisions, which ruined the company.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire career consultants to run a company.


  3. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Austin, TX
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Incredible people to work with.

    Cons

    Went bankrupt due to poor financial management

    Advice to Management

    Better financial management

    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


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "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


  6. "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


  7. "Great people to work with, executive management was a rotating door!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BearingPoint full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People, clients, opportunity to work across industry. Salary and benefits.

    Cons

    They had a difficult time going from a partnership to a public corporation.

    Advice to Management

    Get organized!


  8. "Good entrepreneurial feel, a lot of autonomy"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to work autonomously and build solutions within a larger organization

    Cons

    Company was not well managed and went under


  9. "SAP Manager"

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    Former Employee - SAP Manager in Radnor, PA
    Former Employee - SAP Manager in Radnor, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BearingPoint full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good projects, freedom from superiors - Large projects. Good opportunity to Grow. Very good vision for employees. Encouragement to employees from superiors.

    Cons

    Above quality is though common across many partners, the same needs to be the expectation from all.

    Advice to Management

    Given a chance would like to work for this organization again.


  10. "BearingPoint"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BearingPoint full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flat open organization top to bottom.

    Cons

    The US Based assets were purchased and no longer exists as BearingPoint.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from experience.


  11. "Rewarding job, with good team work, and leadership who care"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company was focused on delivering projects within clients' objectives, and consultants' performance were rated based primarily on their projects. Consultants had the necessary toolsets such as project methdologies, to perform their work delivery. The leadership in the earlier stages of my employment rewarded employees and shared the organizational profits; however, towards the timeframe prior to the acquisition, the focus changed.

    Cons

    Consulting rates were on the high side, when bids occurred; therefore, the success rate of proposals were on the low side. Unfortunately, this contributed to the downfall of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Be more competitive in performing business development, and extend the capabilities of the each practice, in order to create a more definite set of differentiators.