Infrastructure Engineer / Support Analyst II (Former Employee), Seattle, WA – June 15, 2015
Pros: Solid Advancement Opportunities
Cons: Internal Growing Pains (2010)
Slalom is poised to quietly take over the world of professional consulting. With an amazing way of benching stagnant resources and taking care of people regardless of work or not, it's no wonder top talent is drawn to this company.
Transitioning - Growing while struggling to maintain core values
Corporate Services (Former Employee), Seattle, WA – July 29, 2013
Pros: fringe benefits, colleagues, activities, interesting work
Cons: workload, lack of training, embedded management, lack of support
As a high growth consulting firm, the focus is rightly on the consultation side of the business. Unfortunately this is often at the expense of the corporate services that support them.
This results in – more... a high allure but ultimately stagnant environment for any employee not directly generating billable projects. Many of the management are from large local tech firms and only hire or promote people they have previously worked with, unwittingly working to create a semi-hostile workplace for newcomers. If you can make it past this period of antagonism, the company itself is amazing to work for and the people are top notch.
They are growing fast and still trying to figure out the work division and individual roles needed to maintain service levels. Thus, hiring is slow and workload is high for most internal departments. – less