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Updated October 16, 2017
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  • beratungstypische Work/Life Balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Long hours, It focused, Not many abroad oppurtunities (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Just FIne"

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    Former Contractor - Manager in Arlington, VA
    Former Contractor - Manager in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at BearingPoint as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good no issue at all

    Cons

    No Issues that I recall

    Advice to Management

    None to be had at this time


  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. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  4. "OK"

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    Former Employee - Procurement Analyst in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Procurement Analyst in McLean, VA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Overal the are very few positives that i can speak of.
    coworkers were nice to work with and helpful.
    the envionrment was a laib back one.

    Cons

    no management support for change or ideas.
    promotions or raises are hard to come by.
    certain managers can micro managers.

    Advice to Management

    Need to listen to the ideas of employees and support their employees.
    management needs to reorganize the way business is done.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "overall a strong financial sector"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good hours, not long
    challenging work

    Cons

    management lacks guidance, need 360 review program

    Advice to Management

    Management should check in with lowly consultants


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Trying to be Accenture, but unable to find its mojo"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Fair to Good colleagues in comparison to other top consulting companies
    - Good benefits
    - Great PTO (5 weeks/yr in pretty standard)

    Cons

    - Promotions and reviews were anything but transparent
    - Politics like its Capitol Hill!
    - Company was perpetually in hard times, so no training whatsoever

    Advice to Management

    - Make reviews transparent
    - Make up your mind -- do you want to be a global consulting company or not


  7. Helpful (1)

    "BE Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant in McLean, VA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly work environment that really helps one stay focused on the task at hand: getting a job once the company goes totally under.

    Cons

    Bankruptcy and other small problems with financial miscalculations, SOX compliance issues... not much in the way of a future here.

    Advice to Management

    Take her down easy and enjoy that windfall of cash once the company has been completely sold and liquidated to the creditors, etc.

  8. "Business Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Arlington, VA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    BearingPoint had pretty decent pay for the industry. Company issued a laptop computer, which made it convenient to telecommute periodically.

    Cons

    Hoteling was difficult. As a BearingPoint business consultant I did not have a home office space on a permenent basis.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to work from home on Federal holidays during which their client host offices are closed, yet not a holiday for BearingPoint.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great work-life and people. It ends there."

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Alexandria, VA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1. There are many bright employees at roughly the same stage in their careers, roughly 5-10 years experience. This creates a collegial, respectful environment.
    2. The work-life balance was great. Maybe not at first, but once you got into the groove and were hitting high chargeability/utilization, the company, and my sector particular was very accomodating with scheduling work weeks and vacation.

    Cons

    1. There is little to no development, mentorship, or training of talent. The highly touted Yale series was simply another venue for subpar training. Many consulting companies fail to develop talent under the guise that they are "hiring experts and experienced personnel." This faulty logic means many firms are missing out on opportunity to truly create knowledgeable, confident staff.
    2. Related to training, the bilnd tend to lead the blind. You are considered an expert if you've done something once.
    3. Perofmance reviews occur under a banner of transparency, but they are anything close to that. Manager board meetings are held behind closed doors and you are given little insight into the outcome. Bonuses are given in large pools related to ranking rather than your individual, specific accomplishments. Therefore, you could perform awesomely for 12 months straight, win new work, create intellictual capital, etc; and, because you have the same rating as some lackey who files papers who has a good relatinoship with their manager you both will be paid equally.

    Advice to Management

    It became very obvious towards the end (bankruptcy) that our senior managment had no idea how to run a large company. Because I was pleased with my individual sector and team I stuck around, but I lost out pretty big because of it. Looking back, many of the communicatios from senior management were overly optimistic, at best, to downright misleading, at worst. I once heard an analogy from leadership that they excelled at "building the ship while sailing." Guess what? If you haven't sealed the boat before you leave dry dock, it's going to sink.


  10. "Good place to start a career.."

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to start a career.

    Cons

    Salary and benefits are not as robust as competitors in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Management does not like to take accountability for problems when they occur. Many times actions are reactive rather than proactive...even when issues have been brought to the attention of management. I believe many situations could have been mitigated or alleviated otherwise.


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