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Helpful (5)

"Great consulting company to work for"

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Current Employee - Consultant in Denver, CO
Current Employee - Consultant in Denver, CO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Slalom full-time (More than a year)

Pros

They sell only local projects which means you virtually never have to travel. They emphasize work life balance which allows you to limit your hours to 40-45 per week if you want. Entrepreneurial culture--if you have a good idea, they will back you. You can also choose to be on the Hourly rather than salary plan which means you'll get paid for every hour you work (or you can purposely lower your hours below 40/week and it's all good).

Cons

As with most consulting company, you work at the client site so it's very difficult to project what part of town you'll be working in.

Advice to Management

Continue prioritizing your people and allowing a fun, collaborative, entrepreneurial environment.

Other Employee Reviews for Slalom

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Good Vision with NO execution"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Slalom full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Loads of bench time
    Very friendly culture
    Very easy to get in (almost no interview process)

    Cons

    Loads of bench time
    It is a glorified body shop
    You do not get paid full salary if you are on the bench
    Upper management urges you to bill what you work and then complain about too much time billed
    No consistency in direction

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect. You predominantly look for ex-big 5 consulting backgrounds, but you then treat employees like a staff augmentation firm would. You cannot place resources on big implementations or global projects and make the employees pay by giving only a percentage of full pay during down time. You have terrible health and dental benefits.

    This company is like AMWAY ... a pyramid structure is enforced that makes the top management rich while employees have to deal with 40% salary while on bench and cannot bill all hours worked when on a project. You started with a great vision, but have lost your way ....


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Slalom's Great if You Think Inside the Box"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Slalom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture for management consulting devotees that are happy to stay swimming in the same client fish bowl as every other management consulting firm. Quarterly events; annual boondoggle. Nice people.

    Cons

    After drinking the Kool-Aid, the buzz wore off and nothing really changed. Lots of great ideas, but limited ability to execute. Tons of bench time. Poor PTO, small bonuses and far-fetched profit sharing that's unimaginable to even think about.

    Advice to Management

    Peel back the layers of some of your CSPs to find out how they are really running their accounts; cut the loyalty strings to allow new blood to prosper. Stop the bench filling and clearing fire drills--one moment you can't hire fast enough the next it's panic-mode because there are too many people on the bench. Where are the experienced, enlightened women in the management ranks? The good ones have left or are leaving...

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