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Slalom Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/life balance is modeled by leadership for the most part (in 190 reviews)

  • Great culture allows for many avenues to get involved (in 52 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 25 reviews)

  • Although strategically the company is working to get away from staff aug roles, they were still prevalent in my practice area when I was there (in 46 reviews)

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  1. "Experience Design"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Slalom full-time

    Pros

    The people are great at the consultant level

    Cons

    leadership is out of touch with teams on the ground and modern business strategies.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make decisions in vacuums.

    Slalom Response

    Jun 26, 2017 – President & Co-founder, North America

    This is John Tobin. If you are still an employee, I encourage you to reach out to me and set up a time to discuss what you are seeing. Simply email me at johnt@slalom.com. If there's more you'd... More


  2. Helpful (13)

    "High Churn"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Slalom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good compensation package and great sales team. Great culture from corporate office and original employees. Nice offices and holiday parties.

    Cons

    Agressive management that tends to point fingers at consultants when the customer is being difficult. Poor training. Poor partnerships with larger companies.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more females and improve the post sales follow ups with clients. Make sure management is experienced with consulting and knows how to train employees.

    Slalom Response

    May 26, 2017 – President & Co-founder, North America

    This is John Tobin. Sorry to hear this was your experience at Slalom and I would love to hear more about what you saw. Simply email me at johnt@slalom.com to set up a time to connect... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate/Non Billable employee - love it here!"

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

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

    Pros

    The culture here is amazing! Working across teams, with leaders, with peers is so easy - everyone takes Slalom's values very seriously and you can see it in each project. I've never worked anywhere else that has so many people that really strive to do the right thing always. It makes it easy to come to work with a smile, and makes taking on big/scary initiatives and projects more fun because you know you'll have great support along the way.

    Cons

    Slalom is still developing infrastructure in some key areas. There are a few tools/processes that make it feel a lot like a start up - but that also means that the right person in the right role can make a big impact by coming up with solutions to areas that haven't been "fixed" yet. BUT - patience and flexibility/adaptability are key. Some materials/development opportunities feel limited for Corp. Services/non-billable employees, but even that is getting better (I've seen big improvements over the past two years).

    Advice to Management

    Keep it UP. There are SO many great reasons why so many of us are #SlalomProud.

    Slalom Response

    May 19, 2017 – Communications Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. It’s awesome that you are feeling so supporting by your colleagues and your leaders and that the Slalom culture resonates so strongly with you. Your feedback regarding... More


  4. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Slalom full-time

    Pros

    Local projects, no travel, fun people

    Cons

    Not always the not interesting projects,

    Slalom Response

    Jun 5, 2017 – President & Co-founder, North America

    This is John Tobin. Would love to hear more about what projects are interesting and which ones are not. Hopefully you provide this feedback to your people manager, but if you want to provide me... More


  5. "Consultant"

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

    Pros

    Smart co-workers, variety of work, commitment to employees

    Cons

    Relentless drive for growth can lead to not-so-great projects. atmosphere can feel a little cliquey. Getting promoted from within can be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within.

    Slalom Response

    Jun 5, 2017 – President & Co-founder, North America

    This is John Tobin. I like the call out to promote from within - I have heard this feedback more lately and as we roll out our new Performance Process, it's a good time to remind everyone around... More


  6. "Best Company I Have Worked For - By Far"

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

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

    Pros

    Slalom has a people first attitude. For a consultant agency, they do a remarkable job of helping employees achieve a sustainable work-life balance. Management cares about the people. Great concentration of talent. Surprising number of career advancement opportunities for such a "flat" company structure. Inclusive culture.

    Cons

    Benefits could be better. Could be a more diverse workplace, but they are actively trying to rectify that issue.

    Advice to Management

    Paternal leave would be nice.

    Slalom Response

    May 15, 2017 – Communications Manager

    Thanks for your review. It's great to hear that Slalom is the best company you've worked for and that you are appreciating your colleagues, management, the availability of career opportunities and... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent consulting firm"

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is valued highly by management, as is flexibility to grow within the each practice in either technical or management paths. The "no unwanted travel" policy mixes the best of consulting without the usual drawbacks.

    Cons

    Clients tend to be in the NYC metro area, but some engagements will require longer commutes. As it has grown, it has become harder to keep in touch with the work other parts of the office are doing. Paid time off is not as competitive as other firms.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees flexibility to take unpaid time off. Increase training budgets and encourage employees to grow technically.

    Slalom Response

    May 5, 2017 – Communications Manager

    Thank you for sharing some feedback. It's great that you are enjoying the flexibility of working at Slalom as well as the Slalom culture. Your advice around providing unpaid time off to employees... More

  8. "Growth, Growth"

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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

    Strong support for defining consultant's careers. Strong team feeling. Lacks the formality of the big 4 which is a great thing.

    Cons

    Quick growth can be challenging at times working with multiple new folks.

    Slalom Response

    Jun 2, 2017 – Communications Manager

    Thank you for posting about your experience here at Slalom. It's good to hear that you feel connect to your team and supported in your career growth. Your 'con' regarding growth and working with... More


  9. "Perfect Local Consulting Model"

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

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

    Pros

    Local Consulting Model, Great Work-Life Balance, Hyper-Driven People, Excellent Partner Relationships

    Cons

    Can be tricky to navigate multiple partner relationships

    Advice to Management

    Keep engaging the local markets. We love getting face to face time and hearing directly from you. You're doing an excellent job at it currently, so keep it up!

    Slalom Response

    Jun 2, 2017 – Communications Manager

    Thank you for posting a review. It’s great that the Slalom model and culture are working well for you. Your advice to leadership to keep engaging with the local markets will be shared with them, as... More


  10. "Best Company I've Ever Worked For"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Slalom is the company I always dreamed of working for, and I've had the pleasure of working for some incredible companies in the past (Schwab, Xerox, Suncor). Incredible culture that the Senior Leaders protect carefully supported by some of the most brilliant, visionaries I've met in my career. Can't say enough good things, so much so that I took the time to write this review.

    Cons

    I just wish I had more time to enjoy the culture, people and company I'm a part of. I'm always balancing the various requirements of family, friends, business, and wish I had more time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Continue to drive the vision and leadership required to see the company continue to thrive in the marketplace. Never stop dreaming "Big" and help us all "Love Our Future"

    Slalom Response

    May 5, 2017 – Communications Manager

    Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. It's awesome that you feel so supported and engaged by your colleagues, the work, your leadership and the Slalom culture. Your advice to "keep doing what... More


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