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BearingPoint Reviews

Updated July 22, 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 17 reviews)

  • Must be willing to work long hours and travel at least 80% of the time (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Bearingpoint KPMG was a nest of Liars"

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    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Surely you must be kidding

    Cons

    Correction: I last worked there in 2005 (choice not available). Bearningpoint (“spinoff” of KPMG, declared bankruptcy in 2009?) had an active subculture of corruption and intimidation of employees (called “consultants” on their company-issued biz cards).

    One ploy was to coerce “key people” to work on other business, even if they were 100% dedicated for the contract they were hired to work on. “Key people” are always identified in the response to RFPs to win gov business, but BP hiring managers did not disclose who the key people were to new hires. In 2004, BP was orienting several hundred employees, quarterly or so, in large groups at the Tyson Ritz-Carlton.

    Early in 2004, there was a big article in the WashPost about some irregularity going on there. The article included mention of Managing Directors, bot males and females, yelling at each other at internal meetings.

    Some of BP’s people and contracts went to Price Waterhouse Coopers after the company declared bankruptcy.

    Could this scenario be happening at your company? Find out by asking the right questions on your interview, like who the key people are. Of course you will NOT be hired if you ask the see the project documents that created the contract. Some gov contracting companies are only looking to hire “yes” people, as in “ask no questions, just do what you sup tell you do”. Hireling beware.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    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


  2. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    Good experience, exposure to many types of work and companies, projects and opportunities to perform. Work in high performance environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to get staffed on a project. Pipeline of projects was low at times. Travel if you do not wish to travel. Unclear development path at times.

    Advice to Management

    Work on keeping the project pipeline full so utilization can be kept high. Be transparent in development path and set clear expectations.

    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. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "Sr. Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, critical technologies

    Cons

    Limit on growth, extended work hours


  5. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RECONCILIATION SPECIALIST in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - RECONCILIATION SPECIALIST in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities for maintaining work/life balance.

    Cons

    This company filed bankruptcy in 2009.

    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. "Great Start"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BearingPoint full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun people, challenging work. Really great place to start consulting career.

    Cons

    It went bankrupt. Management was clueless on how to run a consulting firm.

    Advice to Management

    Learn finance, hire better senior managers.

    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


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Fatal spin off from KPMG"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  8. "Great people-oriented firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They cared about the people

    Cons

    Financial management of the "bottom line" needed improvement. Sometimes it looked like there were too many cooks in the kitchen. Everyone had an opinion on the bottomline but not a true solution.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on the people.

    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


  9. "First Big Five experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    A good first opportunity at a Big Five firm

    Cons

    Lots of dull, dull paperwork

    Advice to Management

    It was nice while it lasted

    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


  10. "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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