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"The company that could, should, but doesn't."

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Current Employee - Technology Consulting Manager in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Technology Consulting Manager in Atlanta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

It's strong presence in the public services sector. BearingPoint has good opportunities in the government sector and has had a strong track-record with public sector organizations.

Cons

it's disintegrated structure, particularly of its delivery personnel.

Advice to Management

Do not wait for others to set the conversation tone about your message; be the first to define and communicate your message. Fire incompetent senior management, icebergs, and any other individuals who are roadblocks to progressive thinking and delivery at BearingPoint. Take organizational communication more seriously than it is currently.

Other Employee Reviews for BearingPoint

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Let the whining begin."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    In chaos, there is opportunity. There is a problem-solving ethos that at times is inspiring. The ethos is especially heartening when used to solve internal problems, but doing so takes the talent away from profit making client services. Teaming across practice lines can result in rewarding outcomes for clients, despite the weirdly non-corporate internal stovepipes. When it works, it works well and clients appreciate the "art" we're able to bring to their problems.

    Cons

    Well, the stock purchase plan would be a downside now. Other than that practical item, there's the arrogance of senior leadership, the ridiculousness of re-branding (from tan and black to red) rather than getting the finances in order. And then there were all those upbeat but wrong messages from Harry You (some from the golf course) as financial statements repeatedly failed to satisfy investors or regulators.The government clients' decision cycles lead to periods of downtime that are filled with make work internal projects; the internal project management and financial programs are notoriously user-hostile and understood only by people who've been with the firm since the mid 90's. Internal IT capability and support is way below par, (and this for an IT consulting company no less).

    Advice to Management

    Sell the business to a competent organization.


  2. "Bearingpoint; Once was a great place to start, now I don't know."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Application Developer in Hattiesburg, MS
    Current Employee - Application Developer in Hattiesburg, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Bearingpoint before the recent Economy and low stock problems was an excellent place to start. Students fresh out of college could get there feet wet great on the job training and local managers who cared. The training was long enough to get you ready for most projects as well as put you in a league higher than what most competitors are at.

    Cons

    Before the stock problem the main negative of Bearingpoint was bad projects. Project would come that were struggling and programmers would be expecting to spin straw into gold. Many times the coders at HGDC did spin straw into gold.

    Advice to Management

    I understand management knows no where near whats truly going on in the upper executive circle but people need better truthful updates on the future status of their job. No one should have to deal with the problem of just buying a house and then getting laid off because of finance restructuring.

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