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  • 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. "Employee friendly company focused on the customer and creative delivery"

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

    Pros

    Local model, focused delivery, management support, great social atmosphere, like minded people to work with.

    Cons

    Excessive overhead management compensation takes from employee benefits and salary.

    Advice to Management

    Allow consultants to incur more expenses, including client lunches, trips, get together and the like. reward employees more, especially with intrinsic cultural rewards and small cash "thank you" hand outs as these are easier for our personality types to handle over sincere appreciation which is not possible from our kind of folks. Once the company makes a certain percentage over the employee's compensation, reward the excessive bill rate with excessive bonus beyond the stated HR policy.


  2. "It is a much better place than competing technology consulting firms!"

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

    Pros

    My coworkers are competent, well spoken and simply "get it". Not only do you not have to clean up other peoples messes on projects, you get to choose which projects and opportunities you personally want to pursue.

    Cons

    It's just as much driving as other firms, but that's no surprise given our location in Southern California.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing our company and our presence locally!


  3. Helpful (1)

    "A consulting firm that has finally got it right"

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

    Pros

    Slalom has awesome people. Their are not only great consultants, but they are all people I would genuinely consider friends outside of the workplace. Local work is a huge plus and allows everyone an opportunity to have a life after work. The flat structure also makes the Sr. Leadership very accessible - very different from the Big 4.

    Cons

    We're small and we can't offer every technology under the sun like larger firms. So if you're an SAP guru, you might not have the opportunity to work on an SAP project every time. That said, the consultants are usually strong enough to tackle whatever is thrown at them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Every office is growing. We're opening offices in new cities and expanding our offerings in existing offices. Great time to be a consultant at Slalom.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Interns are disposable, not an asset"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MBA Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - MBA Intern in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    View from the 19th floor, really nice and smart consultants

    Cons

    Low pay for MBA interns, projects lack intellectual rigor, management too focused on her own projects to empower employees

    Advice to Management

    Hire an undergraduate intern to do grunt work. Use your MBA interns to move the company forward.


  6. "Keeps you challenged everyday, felt supported and recognized for great work ... Inspired to go to work everyday ..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Solutions in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Technology Solutions in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with talented people, hourly compensation which provides ability to earn more when possible, personal touch of management

    Cons

    Long drives which can also be used for listening to audios, etc ... you just need to be creative

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! And please don't lose the personal touch to the team / employees and in your management style


  7. "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.


  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "Culture and environment are very startup-ish"

    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

    Smart people
    Not following the traditional "up or out" model
    Supportive management - they all know your names
    Enthusiastic people
    Fast paste & growth

    Cons

    Overall benefit package
    No 401K match
    Very little number of PTO days & Holidays (subpar to companies in the industry)
    No equity until after 3-4 years of service

    Advice to Management

    Offer better benefits especially in the 401K match and PTO days.


  11. "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.