A great company to work for
Engineer (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – February 17, 2017
Slalom is a great company to work for but with some quirks.
Management has some issues. Slalom has pretty good work life balance. The culture can be a lot of fun. It is very casual. Managers often care about their employees, tend to be authentic and good at listening to their employees, but Slalom has a management problem. How can a company have Managers who care and have a Management problem? I don't know, that sounds like a paradox.
From what I have noticed it seems like the leadership is going in a direction that is not productive to the company's future success which makes me sad.
If you are under 40, like to have fun and are already married, Slalom is a great company!
If you are over 40 and want to be a manager who leads as well as organizes fun parties for the employees and cares about their development, Slalom is a fantastic company!
Keep in mind, the company is a Management Consulting Company. The engineering department is secondary, and Management is the primary gig. Managers are 1st Class Citizens and Engineers are 2nd Class Citizens.
Side Projects are encouraged, but in the employment contract, anything you build while employed by Slalom becomes Slalom's property, this in my opinion discourages innovation.
Culture, Parties, Casual, Benefits, Community Culture
Compensation, Some what constrained