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"There is more to managing than giving a great power point presentation"

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

Pros

If you can land the right assignment, it is a good place to start. Make sure that you work closely with your resource manager to get great assignments that will advance your career.

Cons

Poor senior leadership. Most know the consulting business, but have no clue as to how to manage an organization. For a company that its major asset is human capital, they have no understanding of basic human resource management.
Make sure that you work closely with your resource manager to get the right assignments to advance your career. You will really have to apply yourself to make this happen. Leadership is not likely to move you to an assignment that will advance your career if you are working at another client. Try to avoid being bounced around from PM's or MD's as much as possible. You can very easily fall through the cracks and not get noticed for salary reviews and promotions.

Advice to Management

Establish a discipline within the organization, and execute on your plans.

Other Employee Reviews for BearingPoint

  1. "Good option to start a career but don't stay there too long"

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    Current Employee - Business Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. There are great opportunities to have responsibilities early in the career. From day 1, you can have exposition to the client, which is very important in a consulting job. Teams are usually small and not very structured. Therefore responsibilities on a given project are not based only on the job title or the experience, but mainly on the actual performance in the project

    2. The new management tea is dedicated to turn the company around and they launch many initiatives to empowers the employees such as a training program at the Yale School of Business

    3. There is an important knowledge base within the company which helps develop deep knowledge in the practice areas of expertise.

    Cons

    1. The company is not doing well overall - therefore, there have been many layoffs and there is only a little opportunity to get a raise or a promotion. This year the CEO is saying that the bonus pool is bigger than ever, so we will see how it end up working...

    2. Mentoring is not working well, it is not part of the culture of the company. There are great mentors but you need to be lucky to work with them...

    3. Compensation is below average for similar job experience. At the same time, hours can add up easily and you may end up working over 70 hours a week in the worst case project

    Advice to Management

    You need to create an environment where employees feel comfortable talking about management problem, worries about the company etc


  2. "BreakingPoint"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Management Consulting Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Geographic diversity; industry diversity; 5 weeks vacation

    Cons

    publically traded professional services company; ruthless at utilization numbers; larger organization does not understand the different competancies within (e.g., strategy consulting); decision-making extremely short-term driven; no support from executive leadership to provide practices the tools needed to succeed (e.g., strategy consultants need access to research, local offices from which to work together, etc.). They eliminated the San Francisco office and expected consultants living in that area to commute 1.5 hours each way to Mountain View. A 3 hour commute, on top of 10+ hour workdays, is asking too much of employees.

    I was promoted to Manager during my time there and was not given a raise, at all. The change in expectations from Senior Consultant to Manager are significant, and to be given ZERO pay increase was extremely insulting.

    Advice to Management

    Understand who is working within your organization and give them the tools/resources needed to be effective at their jobs

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