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  • "The internal company is full of great people and truly enjoy working with everyone here.(in 374 reviews)
  • "This makes for a great spirit and culture in the office and among the employees.(in 354 reviews)
  • "Work life balance is great and you are never expected to do anything that you don't want to do.(in 229 reviews)
  • "Leadership is great and accessible(in 108 reviews)
  • "Good pay and new things every day(in 53 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    A lot different than other consulting firms in the area

    Nov 24, 2021 - Data Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great people Interesting projects Flexible WFH after the pandemic

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a bit tough now that we work from home

    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Lack of diversity, tons of politics around career advancement

    Jul 30, 2021 - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - great work/life balance - beautiful local offices - friendly co-workers who are very understanding of family/work balance - high growth firm with opportunities to lean in

    Cons

    - overwhelmingly white senior leadership team, with very poor scores on overall diversity - Lots of internal diversity emails but lots of talk and little "walk" - Recognition happens infrequently and only by the same few people aimed at the same few people - Internal career advancement framework is incredibly broken. They tried to re-do it in 2020 and it was a debacle. - Have to scratch and claw to get a promotion and even then, relationships with Directors is a must have, otherwise your work will never get recognized on merit alone - Compensation is way, WAY below industry standards. Known to counter-offer with higher salaries only as employees are on their way out the door. - Don't come here trying to do business consulting. Was always and continues to become mainly an IT consulting firm. The fit for former Big 4 consultant is becoming less logical than it was 3-4 years ago.

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    15 people found this review helpful
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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    All good things come to an end

    Apr 16, 2021 - Director 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great People Great Culture Work-Life Balance Improving Benefits Growing Company no layoffs during covid. no travel unless you want to

    Cons

    If you are not in technology - there are very few opportunities to do great work. Strategy practices are still selling mostly PM work. No clear direction or strategy from Seattle leadership to leverage advisory work. The salespeople, or the leaders within various offices, don't understand how to sell strategy work. They are not willing to invest in the right type of strategy leaders. They need to understand that advisory work brings in more technology work – it is all connected. If you are a strategy or a finance professional – best to look elsewhere. Maybe Slalom will get their act right when it comes to selling strategic work but I don’t see it happening. Not many growth opportunities for non-technology folks. The new career framework was not rolled out properly. They wanted to standardize roles and titles but did a poor job of it. They did not consider people's experiences. Giving someone with 20 years of experience the same title as another consultant with 5 years of experience is not the right way to do it. They purposely held back people and didn’t give them the deserving titles because Slalom did not want to increase their pay. Now, everyone is trying to get promoted to a position they should have already gotten and or looking to move out of Slalom. Pay is lower than the competitors.

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    15 people found this review helpful
  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good people working, poor work/life balance and mental health care

    Jun 13, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -Overall benefits are good -Direct Co-workers are generally very nice and hard-working. If you put in the effort, they will as well -Decent compensation

    Cons

    -Overworked and poor work-life balance -The company preaches a lot about inclusion and understanding but rarely delivers on it -Diminishes those who do not fit the exact narrative. -Not good at understanding mental health

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    18 people found this review helpful
  6. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Great company, but growth has caused the culture to change

    Nov 19, 2021 - Analyst in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Executives like to hear from employees and try to listen They try to be people focused as much as they can Work life balance is real here Growth opportunities are given

    Cons

    The company has changed so much since I started and almost multiplied by 10. This obviously comes with a lot of change. A lot of my coworkers are leaving due to the new executives and changes that haven taken place. In my opinion, the executive changes has made Slalom has lose its charm. It's becoming more focused on the numbers than the relationships and people focus that they previously had. When I left Slalom, I didn't feel cared for by senior leadership like I previously did. The close family vibe changed to more of a corporate vibe where I seemed more like a worker/number than a person. It's just not what it used to be and many long time employees are leaving because it. Also, they don't do anything to help with seniority and compensation. They aren't willing to pay fair market rates accordingly even if you have worked at the company 5+ years, and therefore they're losing on great talent who care about the company and perform well. Then they end up paying higher amounts for new employees coming in since they obviously can't get them at the cheap rates they were paying previously.

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    8 people found this review helpful
  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Love it here

    Feb 9, 2021 - Principal in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    It's hard to put into words just how much Slalom has changed my life. I was burnt out and probably suffering from a little PTSD after 3 years in a Big 4 consulting environment. Slalom has been a breath of fresh air - from a work life balance standpoint, but also in terms of how colleagues treat each other. At Slalom I feel valued as a human being. Im encouraged to pursue hobbies and interests outside of work, and colleagues are invested in my success in all facets of life. When I first joined, Slalom was a way point for exiting consulting. Now it's the place I want to spend the remainder of my career.

    Cons

    As the firm grows, I'd love to see management continue to improve benefits. PTO and 401K match increases would certainly be appreciated. That said, I feel like Slalom is pretty close to the industry average in this regard.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great place to work

    Oct 12, 2021 - Senior Consultant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I’ve been a consultant for many years before joining Slalom. Slalom stands apart from the rest as a great place to work, with generous benefits, real work-life balance, and a community of sincere colleagues

    Cons

    Slalom needs to work on developing and growing leaders from within its ranks.

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  9. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Good WLB Limited Growth Opportunities

    Nov 6, 2021 - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good work life balance. Solid parental leave benefits. Co-workers are great to work with.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities. Too much staff augmentation work. Not many opportunities for stretch roles due to few all Slalom project teams. Very slow salary growth and difficult to get full bonus as a consultant. Not much diversity at senior levels.

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    5 people found this review helpful
  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Overall great place to work, values work/life balance

    Aug 24, 2021 - Principal in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Values work/life balance, great people to work with, focused on community, good consulting work without the travel, opportunity to work with newer tech stack (Tableau, AWS, GCP etc.)

    Cons

    Pay and benefits aren't best in the market, hard to maintain community in a remote environment, recent reorg of titles and career paths wasn't very well executed, some people find it difficult going through the promotion process

    1 person found this review helpful
  11. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Best Place to work

    Oct 4, 2021 - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Provides very good work life balance and gives everyone an opportunity to select the work they are passionate about and want to do

    Cons

    flatter structure and not a very formal path for growth within the organization

    1 person found this review helpful
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