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Slalom Reviews

Updated Jun 20, 2019

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  1. "A company that has your best interest at heart"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Slalom full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, employees share similar personal and professional values, great work life balance, interesting work, opportunities to learn and grow professionally and personally, a company that keeps its word and aims to accomplish goals. Also a plus that Slalom aims to improve inclusion and diversity in every aspect of the company.

    Cons

    Management in some departments are not top tier.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training for employees moving into management positions so they can have the skills to lead and be better prepared to support their teams.

    Slalom2019-06-19
  2. "Great place for experienced self-starters"

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

    I have been working at Slalom full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - 40 hour work weeks (of course some put in more effort based on needs, but I've rarely worked over 40 hours in three years time) - Interesting clients that are ready for change - Professional practice which doesn't get railroaded by clients or team members - The pay is good, but will never compare to what Facebook, Amazon or other big companies often pay - Career path is fairly clear for each practice ...

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    Cons

    - You don't always get to choose what you work on (that's consulting) - Billable hours and high overhead don't enable salaries to keep up with big companies - Not much else glaring, but depends on the individual - My leadership is a bit introverted and lacks the skills to care to relate. Not bad people, just not great managers

    Slalom2019-06-18
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great and engaging people"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Minneapolis, MN
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Slalom full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Slalom is by far the most welcoming and engaging place I've worked. The people here are passionate about what they do, but are humble and approachable. There is a strong feeling that the CEO, leadership and local managers actually care about the people and their success. The company is growing quickly and there are lots of opportunities to get involved and grow your career. It's not a suit and tie, big dog, have to...

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    Cons

    The only real con is that due to the quick growth, some things can seem a bit disorganized.

    Slalom2019-06-14
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Slalom full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good/plenty of opportunities. Cool/fully stocked office for when you want to go in. Very welcoming and employee centered place to work.

    Cons

    Growing fast, has some pains.

    Slalom2019-06-12
  5. "Been at Slalom for 1 Year"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Slalom full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Slalom has a great work-life balance. The Slalom culture can be seen throughout the whole office from showing up at the client site to small team gatherings and everything in between.

    Cons

    We have lots of events going on all the time. Sometimes I have a hard time not wanting to be at everything and spending time with the team and I have to remember its okay to say no and not be at everything.

    Slalom2019-06-11
  6. "Slalom"

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      Current Employee - Operations Manager 

      I have been working at Slalom full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Great hours and flexible with social life

      Cons

      Parking sometimes can be a bit annoying

      Slalom2019-06-11
    • Helpful (2)

      "Invested in People and Tech"

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      Current Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Slalom full-time

      Pros

      - Friendly people and managers - Solid pay - Flexible work hours - Chances to grow

      Cons

      Expense reporting could be easier

      Slalom2019-06-06
    • "Choose your own adventure"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Slalom full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Slalom markets itself to candidates as a place where consultants can come to get off of the road and perform their work locally for clients. This model allows each office to develop its brand and culture independently, albeit with some guidance from HQ. The DC office is relatively new, ~3.5 years at the time of writing, which means that there is a lot of opportunity to make your imprint on how things get done and delivered....

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      Cons

      Like any company, Slalom is not perfect. A frequent complaint is that the office leadership team near homogeneous with former Booz Allen alumni. Additionally, Slalom's scale is smaller than some competitors, which makes it tricky to pursue large pieces of work. It has also been a challenge to find consistent leaders below senior leadership in our office.

      Advice to Management

      Slalom HQ's leadership is even more homogeneous than at the local level, which should change to be more representative. Also, as the office grows, there is temptation to put process around things that do not need to have a process; let's try to keep things organic!

      Slalom2019-06-03
    • "Awesome Place to Work"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Slalom full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      I’ve worked for Slalom Build (the engineering branch of Slalom) at first as an intern and later as an engineer. The number one reason I decide to join full-time after the internship was the management. They have complete mastery of the agile development cycle, so the project went smoothly. Additionally, I felt like they trusted me to get my work done--I was never micro-managed or nitpicked for long lunches or short days....

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      Cons

      My only complaint is probably more personal preference—I’d like a slightly more professional environment and to see more faces in the office before 9 o’clock. It’s pretty quiet in the morning. Additionally, because we’re located in the heart of the city, the commute can be a little rough.

      Slalom2019-05-31
    • "Great place to intern while in college"

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      Former Employee - Intern in Denver, CO
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Slalom part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      I worked at Slalom during the summer as an intern. I was paired with three other students and a Slalom consulting team supervisor. My entire team was knowledgable and motivated. The supervisor was very attentive to our needs and offered one-on-one mentorship along with team advice. The Denver office is also a super nice location - easily accessible with lots of amenities.

      Cons

      The cons were not so much with Slalom themselves but the company we were working with.

      Advice to Management

      Stay in greater touch with your interns. Describe the potential for employment after the internship. Maybe there is none, but if that is the case you should make that clear.

      Slalom2019-05-30
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