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Slalom Employee Reviews about "great people"

Updated Oct 28, 2019

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  • "Lower salary compared to market/industry; Some roles can be more staff aug rather than consulting(in 61 reviews)

  • "Our current 401k match is 50% of contributions, up to 6% of your salary in total(in 46 reviews)

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  1. "Great consulting company."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, value in diversity, and modern/progressive corporate culture. Flexibility in remote work. Great people.

    Cons

    Consulting. Long commutes to client site and sometimes boring projects.

    Slalom2019-10-20
  2. Helpful (18)

    "Beware"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Slalom full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, very smart and hardworking. Lots of legit rockstars. Great leadership at highest levels, who always listen and mostly care. Lots of opportunities to work on community projects with teammates. Recruiting teams - excellent. Year One - excellent.

    Cons

    Staff aug work, zero strategy, disconnect from leaders. ITP...aka Ambiguous deadend journey to some promotion or title change that could arbitrarily end in 'nope'? Joke. If you're not a rockstar or not ok with being in the boys club, do not bother. Lots of talk about culture, but its only at low level, not with leadership... at that level, its just about a marketing firm and money machine selling consultant... services and resources. Aka Cult-ure. (URE = U R expendable). And JT, I'm sure you'll reply to this... you could always answer emails, too.

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    Advice to Management

    I'd still recommend Slalom to a friend, just not a best friend. Tough to deal with inconsistency of what's talked about vs done, what's supposedly valued vs celebrated. No real advice for me to give, since there's absolutely zero confidence you'd listen or care, based on this feedback, as long as $ucce$$ keeps coming. This is just more window dressing.

    Slalom2019-10-19
  3. "Great people, good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People, good benefits.

    Cons

    Very old school office-oriented. No remote or work from home option available.

    Advice to Management

    Great people are everywhere, not only in the same location.

    Slalom2019-10-11
  4. "Work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, culture, and leadership

    Cons

    Benefits are not the best

    Slalom2019-10-08
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture"

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    Former Employee - Client Services Manager 

    I worked at Slalom full-time

    Pros

    Great people, management that truly cares

    Cons

    Extracurricular activities can impact work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

    Slalom2019-09-11
  6. "Good place to work and grow your career"

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    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, projects are more value-driven.

    Cons

    Peer pressure to contribute to practice outside client work. If you have a lot of experience, not the right place.

    Slalom2019-07-08
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people that are incredibly friendly, i.e. everyone saying hi to you in the office and introducing themselves. Great work in the local Denver market helping our own community grow instead of flying to a different state to support their community. Very fun with lots of events to have a good time with good people and celebrate accomplishments. Great maternity leave!

    Cons

    May have to commute far to the client site by car, but leaders are open to discussing your preferences and attempting to staff you there.

    Slalom2019-05-20
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great benefits"

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    Former Employee - IT Support Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Slalom full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Collaborative space with great people

    Cons

    Growing pains with fast growth

    Advice to Management

    Focus on communication and team

    Slalom2019-04-09
  9. Helpful (7)

    "Proceed with Caution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Slalom full-time

    Pros

    There are some really smart, great people that work at Slalom. The offices are all mostly all updated, cool spaces with the typical downtown amenities (snacks, drinks, lounge areas, etc). Some of the projects Slalom does are interesting, forward-thinking and exciting in cutting edge areas of technology. The corporate executive teams are accessible for the most part and ask for feedback (if it’s actioned or not... is a different story). Slalom has a separate business unit called Slalom Build which is essentially a super innovative development lab that employs some of the brightest minds around.

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    Cons

    All Slalom offices have a local model and operate autonomously so you can’t compare satisfaction office to office. Very few processes are streamlined or defined and as large of a company as Slalom is, there is very much a start-up vibe in a many of their offices. Slalom does a lot more staff augmentation work than they would lead on. As a consultant it’s hit or miss if you get on a project that is what you... want to do or are interested in. Some of the perks for consultants (mileage/parking reimbursement) are sub-par compared to larger firms. Utilization is super high so lots of times it’s hard for Slalom to take on new projects. Sometimes projects that aren’t ‘interesting’ get ignored for projects that are deemed more ‘strategic.’ The majority of Slalom’s resources go to their larger clients. There isn’t necessarily anything wrong with that but it makes it hard to grow the business as aggressively as they would like. Another problem with high utilization is it makes it almost impossible to align the right resources to the right projects. There is a significant amount of professional ambiguity at Slalom. Decisions are made in a vacuum and there is very little transparency between leadership and employees. This leads to low morale in the office, among other problems. Lots of times expectations are vague or non-existent and that can lead to a volatile work environment. Slalom is a very much consulting organization NOT a sales led organization. The sales team has a very small seat at a very big table and little to no voice or support internally. Slalom does millions of dollars of work without ever engaging the sales team. Again, not necessarily a problem but Slalom has aggressive growth targets and you can’t preach growth without aligning resources and leadership that support sales. I agree with the reviewer who said “Slalom’s value proposition decreases dramatically over time.” (There is a strong movement internally to have employees complete reviews which can skew ratings.)

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    Advice to Management

    Stop being so hierarchical and try a little transparency, it can go a long way.

    Slalom2019-05-02
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for a while"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people at Slalom (too bad if you don't work with them directly)

    Cons

    mostly work augmentation might be stuck at client site with limited / no access to other Slalomers

    Advice to Management

    only staff single folks for a limited amount of time (to open an account for example)

    Slalom2019-03-26
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