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BearingPoint Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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  • rather unbalenced Work life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Long hours, It focused, Not many abroad oppurtunities (in 14 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. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great pay, flexible, possible career

    Cons

    There is no face to face, physical training

    Advice to Management

    Be more informative

    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. Helpful (2)

    "Tangibles = Good+; Intangibles = Poor."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were good. BearingPoint had an underdog status when competing against bigger names in the IT consulting business, which gave the organization a scrappy culture. The leadership made many good decisions when it came to employees.

    Cons

    Execution of top leadership decisions by other leaders left much to be desired. Very often, employees were bullied, guilted, or otherwise actively thwarted in efforts to balance work and personal lives. There were some truly stand-out Senior Managers and Partners, but from my interactions, they seemed to be few and far between. In the trenches, the focus seemed to be far to heavy on how much we can bill clients, instead of what benefits and solutions we could provide. Perhaps it's semantics, but what a team is directed to focus on makes a big difference.

    Advice to Management

    Find niches where the organization excels, attract and retain the best people in those areas, and ensure that the people who deliver the work have everything they need to thrill the client.

    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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Unpleasant Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at BearingPoint full-time

    Pros

    First two weeks, before assigned to a project, learned new skills benefitting clients and colleagues and applicable to next employment.

    Cons

    Very controlling, conniving company management at client site.

    Advice to Management

    Left in 2007, not 2011. (2007 wasn't an option in the dropdown above.) Company went bankrupt 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. "I did like working for BearingPoint."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The working environment was good there and there was a bunch of projects to get more experience and exposure

    Cons

    The empire building spirit was a bit much between MDs. Consultants had t make sure they did not burn any bridges by jumping on other projects for another practice or somethings

    Advice to Management

    Management did try to grow to fast which i think hurt in the long run. MDs need to be closely managed so they do not hurt the reputation of the company.


  7. "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

  8. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BearingPoint full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    There is nothing I can think of. It was great to work for BearingPoint.


  9. "Sr. Software Engineer"

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    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


  10. "BearingPoint"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BearingPoint full-time

    Pros

    Nice place to work...would do it again

    Cons

    Management was not the best

    Advice to Management

    More time off


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