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Pros
  • Work/life balance is modeled by leadership for the most part (in 181 reviews)

  • Great people who care about your success (in 50 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is luck of the draw to the particular project; the company does not presume to owe you any allowance of free time (in 24 reviews)

  • Benefits are still lagging in comparison to other companies- 401K match etc (in 48 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company culture, still working on how not to be a small company and provide opportunities for growth."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People, culture, local work, type of work, internal initiatives

    Cons

    Benefits, growth opportunities, PTO, lack of support for training

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your people better by including profit sharing, more PTO and more opportunities for growth and movement.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Transition out of Big 4 Consulting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Energetic and fun community
    Caring and smart management team
    Entrepreneurial and thinks outside the box
    Selective and strong recruiting process

    Cons

    At the end of the day it's staff augmentation firm since the company is not large enough to support too much upward mobility. This may be fine, since many people just want to consult without the "up or out" model of typical Big 4's.


  3. "Very positive and easy experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The placers at slalom, xversity, or 2 degrees are excellent at what they do. They are very informative and make the experince very enjoyable.

    Cons

    The only con that i could think of is for people with less experience just entering into the work force could use some better options.

    Advice to Management

    I think they could create another division for people that are just getting out of college looking for jobs.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "A growing company with great potential"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Consultant in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Fantastic, experienced, smart people to work with (no junior consultants!)
    - Lots of opportunities to help grow the business - both internally and externally (sales)
    - Super friendly culture with lots of social events
    - Low key, laid-back attitude balanced with high standards of delivery
    - Great facilities for such a small company
    - Highly flexible work environment - you can really live the consulting lifestyle here!
    - No travel unless you want to
    - Great salary and vacation
    - Very hands-off management, because they only hire senior consultants they trust you to do your job, manage your client, and work with your team

    Cons

    - Small market limits type of work and clients, which means sometimes you just have to do what you have to do!
    - No junior consultants means you have to do all the dirty work too :)
    - Benefits package is mediocre at best, I'm paying a lot more out of pocket
    - Flexibility comes with risk - if you're on the bench you only get paid 50% of your salary
    - Because it is a growing, small company - bad infrastructure (slow network, no knowledge management, very little process in place)
    - Just starting to define career paths - very little career management in place so you really have to find your own way

    Advice to Management

    - A more robust process around the biz dev pipeline that leverages people who want to help could result in a more stable pipeline and improved account management
    - Need some more focus on building expert communities and intellectual capital that can be shared across the nation


  6. Helpful (1)

    "If you're in the 'it' crowd, you're good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High quality co-workers, very smart team. Great benefits. Many assignments are within a Slalom team. Less staff aug than at other shops but still has a lot.

    Cons

    Hard to be recognized as valuable when you are new, even if you come in with lots of experience. Be prepared to 'pay your dues'.

    Advice to Management

    Look beyond certifications and consulting-specific experience.


  7. "Slalom provides a culture where hard work and contributions are recognized"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As Slalom grows, the leadership team has done a great job of adjusting the organization and strategies to ensure future growth. These strategies are well thought out - addressing both target clients, and core consulting talents needed to support targeted growth. In addition to recruiting top talent from outside the organization, Slalom has also focused on improving the skills of current consultants through the development of a Career Development Framework. CDF is optional, but allows consultants to grow professionally into leadership positions, or to grow their consulting skills so that they can increase their value to clients. For those opting to participate in the leadership aspect of CDF, promotions are attainable - with some occurring within mere months of participation.

    Slalom also strives to recognize consultants who go above and beyond for their clients, as well as those who go above and beyond for the organization. Overall, Slalom fosters growth opportunities for their consultants; and as with many things in life, "you get out of it what you put into it."

    Cons

    Slalom's benefit packages and vacation policies are middle of the road as compared with other local consulting firms. Improvements to either one would really go a long way to attract and retain top talent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the employees and striving to make Slalom a top consulting firm as recognized by clients and employees alike.


  8. "Extremely rewarding organization"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are simply amazing -- intelligent, dedicated, supportive, collaborative, client focused, etc. Everyday seems to bring new professional challenges, personal development and exciting delivery. Slalom Consulting is the real deal, and poised for continued growth and success. I've had the pleasure of working at Slalom for several years now and have every intention to continue for several more.

    Cons

    Communications and updates from our national/corporate teams could improve. What's new? What's in the pipeline that impacts employees. How are we enhancing business operations to better the organization? We regularly hear about exciting client delivery and overall business health, but not enough about our business internally.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing right by our clients and employees. Continue driving innovation and delivery across markets, solutions and internally. Continue investing in people and technology.


  9. "You won't regret it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and culture
    The company is looking to become more innovative and evolve into an even better organization
    The consultants are listened to and management tries to ensure they are acting on the feedback

    Cons

    As other have said, the benefits are okay, but not on par with other consulting organizations
    You have to be able to let go of the idea of level/title - this isn't really a con, but it does make it seem like there aren't really promotions often

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the consultants and evolving the organization. As we get bigger, things keep getting better and I'm proud to be a part of the team.


  10. "Slalom Lives Up to the Press"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is not just talk with the company. They follow through and make good on that commitment.
    Benefits are good quality and reasonably priced. YOY increase in prices are minimal compared to others I am aware of.
    Management/executives are approachable, open to feedback and empowering to consultants.

    Cons

    There is no Eastside office in the Seattle area so anytime that an office visit is required means crossing the water and finding parking.
    Really... that's it so far.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. In a time when many companies are contracting, Slalom is growing and passing the benefits of growth on to the consultants.
    Continue with the attitude of servant leadership - demonstrated at the fall getaway when management and executives took on the roles of waiters and chefs to serve the employees all weekend.
    Keep having fun. Don't let the complaints about frat house mentality make you dull.


  11. "Great Company, hard working colleagues, and having fun."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone contributes.
    Leadership accessibility
    independent spirit

    Cons

    average benefits
    PTO should be examined
    Onboarding is weak