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"Great company for self motivated employees"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Slalom full-time

Pros

Great network of experienced and talented people
Good work/life balance
Great culture
Great professional development support

Cons

PTO is better than before, but still below average
focus on growth and utilization means staff aug is still very common

Advice to Management

Please be pickier what contracts we take on. Utilization and growth get lots of attention but they aren't the only things that matter.

Other Employee Reviews for Slalom

  1. "Great company for a self-starter"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and management listens to employees. Some fantastic co-workers. Have to be a go-getter and self-starter. As they have a mix of Management Consultants and Technical Consultants there is a lot of variety in the projects they get called in for.

    Cons

    Still a lot of staff augmentation type work. Benefits still on the leaner side. Improving though.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just focus on growth, but hiring the right people and focus on the long-term strategic vision to become a top-notch consulting company.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "In NYC, negative and incompetent management."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Slalom full-time

    Pros

    The company provides good health insurance. Contact with Slalom employees outside of the New York office was positive. The Atlanta office built a Rube Goldberg machine to demonstrate their ability to effectively engineer a complex project based on vague requirements. This kind of amazing, creative collaboration was the primary reason I sought employment at Slalom. Slalom provides an open social network to communicate with employees nation-wide which is a wonderful tool for professional development and problem-solving.

    Cons

    Working in the New York Office was the most negative, counter-productive and mortifying work experience I've had in my 26-year career. The climate and "leadership" of the New York office is antithetical to the open social network, team collaboration, and integrity of the rest of the organization.

    The management, in an effort to masquerade their incompetence, scapegoats individuals, hiding from colleagues and customers only occasionally to pop up with bizarre emails nitpicking random punctuation-related minutiae without offering clear constructive guidance as to expectations. Customers get about as much respect as employees: none.

    For potential employees: Have you ever noticed how car dealers and other con-artists make an issue of trust and use the word honesty a lot? Honest people never have to make a point of basic decency in their conduct. Go look at Slalom New York's manager profiles and look for words like "honest." Now do the math.

    Advice to Management

    Management should begin accepting responsibility for the outcomes of its decisions rather than throwing blame downward and finding scapegoats. Remember, every employee you scapegoat will go back into industry and would be a potential customer, or colleague.

    There isn't a single MBA from a decent school, or comparable education among you. It's understandable that you see business as getting money from customers regardless of method or outcome. Though it may be unreasonable to expect you to go back to school, it's not too late to recognize that even in the cutthroat world of consulting (that you're creating), there is room for substantive meaningful leadership. Try and turn employee outings into something more about growth and character so that you can meet the standards of the national Slalom brand and what your customers and many new employees will expect.

    Turn Slalom New York a place of respect and professional development. Earn the Slalom name.

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