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Slalom Reviews

Updated January 14, 2019
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Pros
  • "The work/life balance is definitely the best I've experienced" (in 248 reviews)

  • "I have a great people manager who cares about my success in this role & compensation" (in 72 reviews)

Cons
  • "Little work/life balance/flexibility - Slalom will claim that their focus on" (in 31 reviews)

  • "401k match has improved but could always be better" (in 58 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (26)

    "Best experience of my career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Slalom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Leadership supports consultants and project teams
    - Awesome culture. Everyone I've worked with starts and ends the day with greetings.
    - Office perks. There are reoccurring Friday afternoon office social events, other holiday events, weekly brown bag meetings for learning.
    - Leadership has delivered on improving benefits like the 401k matching (as of now, 50% of the first 6% is matched)
    - Leadership and colleagues care about each other and the clients we serve
    - Opportunities and leadership support/visibility to work on innovative technologies through hackathons and sometimes client work.

    Cons

    - Unclear path for career progression at times
    - Clients and projects can be less than ideal at times
    - Benefits are average

    Advice to Management

    While it is a goal to grow rapidly, keep in mind the aspects of Slalom that really differentiates it from other consulting organizations. In my opinion these include making sure we sell the right types of projects to inspire and motivate our consultants; and maintaining our culture.

    Slalom Response

    Apr 2, 2018 – Communications Manager

    Thank you for your review. It's wonderful to hear that you feel supported by your local leadership, feel connected to your colleagues, and feel as though you have access to innovative technologies... More


  2. "Amazing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst

    I have been working at Slalom full-time

    Pros

    Amazing leadership and perks at the company

    Cons

    Work 50-60 hours a week

  3. "Consultant"

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

    I have been working at Slalom full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, company culture, local business model (no traveling unless desired), focus on giving back to the local community through volunteering and pro-bono work.

    There is no "up or out" model - you are encouraged to grow your depth and breadth of skills, but you won't get pushed out if you just want to be a "consultant" rather than climb the ladder.

    Cons

    Compensation varies by market (of course) but in this location, doesn't seem to have caught up to average market rates. Benefits are improving year-by-year, but could be better.

    There are a LOT of work-related committees and events, both during and after business hours. To really stand out consistently, and get ahead, it seems as though you need to be involved in multiple internal efforts and show up to most of the events.

    This is fine for extroverts, people who enjoy being extremely active, or those without families, but for others, it's difficult to find the time and energy.

    You won't get pushed out if you don't engage in the "extracurriculars" at the highest level, but you'll likely find that your comp doesn't advance as quickly as those that do.

    Advice to Management

    We're headed in the right direction and at the right pace.

    Please review the compensation model; the internal initiatives are important and deserve consideration, but be careful that you don't end up punishing those who focus on delivering outstanding client work and don't have the bandwidth to be highly involved with internal company initiatives.


  4. "Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Slalom full-time

    Pros

    The work life balance is the best I have experienced

    Cons

    No cons to note at the moment


  5. "Amazing place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career growth, diversity, well reimbursed

    Cons

    You might have a client that’s far from your home and have a long commute

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing great work and keep celebrating everyone. Help set consultants up for success.


  6. "They mean what they say!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Event Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Event Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are what make this company so amazing. I feel supported, challenged and appreciated every day. Leadership really does practice an open door policy, no one acts above anyone else and we all work together to help each other succeed.

    Additionally to the people- the perks!
    - We have an AMAZING new office space! While designing the space Slalom asked for feedback from all the employees on what they wanted and actually implemented that into our new space.
    - Great events that bring all of the office together. Including an annual retreat to resorts all over New England!
    - Great benefits!
    - Frequent shuffle board competitions
    - Trendy things like beer and cold brew on tap
    - Catered Friday breakfasts (EVERY Friday)
    and so much more

    Cons

    I really cant think of anything that I dislike about working here. I genuinely enjoy what I do, I feel supported and challenged. My people manager is always talking to me about my future and growth opportunities. Slalom is growing fast and sometimes with that comes growth challenges, but leadership and corporate identify them pretty quickly and do what they need to do to support the challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Keep listening to the employees and supporting us like you do.


  7. "Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very well run organization. Very transparent. Management will take chances on you and ensure you have the proper support.

    Cons

    Holidays and time off isn't the best

    Advice to Management

    keep it up

  8. "Great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Slalom full-time

    Pros

    Great people and leadership, a joy to work here

    Cons

    Like any consulting company, it is challenging to align skills and aspirations with opportunities


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Just started"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Slalom (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Since I just started, I can't speak about much yet. The recruiting process which went very well. I interviewed with multiple people both in person and on the phone. There were some questions about my past experience and how I might approach different situations.

    Cons

    I haven't encountered any cons yet.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Salesforce Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay and great culture

    Cons

    Weak 401k matching
    Bonus is based off of utilization

    Advice to Management

    Stop basing a consultant's bonus on utilization, I have very little control over what projects are sold.