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BearingPoint Washington DC Reviews

Updated March 8, 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)

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

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  1. "overall a strong financial sector"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Disapointed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you work for the right manager you will get suppprt
    Gain analytical skills
    Learn how a consultant works

    Cons

    No communication between managers
    Lie about promotion within company
    Manager are not qualified
    Workstation are not clean

    Advice to Management

    Recogize that employee's are the most importaint asset
    Wast of money on process that don't work
    Only want to hear their own voice
    Don't train you for the position


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Miserable Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was decent
    Made some good friends out of the experience
    Got experience at a big firm
    Was able to learn what I didn't want in a company.

    Cons

    Management perpetuated double standards, played favorites, and did not support you if issues arose on a project.
    Expectations were not communicated, yet employees were reprimanded for not meeting those expectations.
    Corporate culture was strange, super-competitive but without the same esteem as competitors.
    Extreme use of consultant-speak buzz words like "bandwidth"
    Struggle to advance, as I was not one of my manager's "favorites"

    Advice to Management

    get your act together and recognize that you will continue to have high attrition levels as long as you continue to treat employees this way.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "BearingPoint Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed my engagement and the people I worked with. I experienced good opportunities for advancement and increased responsibility and was adequately recognized for my achievements.

    Cons

    The compensation was poor and overall the company is not doing well financially. However, my sector (Public Services) was doing well.

    Advice to Management

    BearingPoint suffered financially, but I feel that senior leadership did the best they could to lead the company. I was overall happy with my stay at BearingPoint. Will miss you BE!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "BE Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    competent people, collegial environment and fun working environment. Opportunities to volunteer for new projects and develop your career if you really work at it.

    Cons

    if you don't have a military background you can feel out of [lace. do not get rewarded for advanced degrees etc. and they try to lowball on salary in the beginning.

    Advice to Management

    No comment


  8. "Constant Struggle"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Washington, DC
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Low wall culture, flexibility on projects, informal

    Cons

    raises and bonuses were pitiful, performance feedback and assessment process only based on one persons feedback for most part, even a little bench time can mean a layoff

    Advice to Management

    you did a great job getting us over to Deloitte, it's worlds better there


  9. "BE Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "BE Not so good for growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good place to work as a recent grad

    Cons

    poor place for growth...not conducive to keeping seasoned employees..management won't hesistate to step over their employees to futher their own growth but will squash anyone who tries to move forward

    Advice to Management

    take care of your seasoned emloyees


  11. "Business Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.



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