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Amazing Place To Work
Software Consultant / Full Stack Developer (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMay 13, 2017
Slalom Consulting is by far the best employer I have ever worked for. There was never once a day I dreaded going to work. They put people first and it really shows in the quality of work they get from their employees.
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Terrible management and communication
Consultant (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 3, 2017
The title says it all. No one communicates, no one takes accountability, it's a complete mess. There is an inner circle that is very visible, if they like you, you're given opportunities even if you have no experience,over others who are extremely more qualified.
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Great learning experience
Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAApril 21, 2017
Slalom is a great place for management consulting experience and exposure to some of the worlds most admired organizations. I had a good experience working there. Compensation is competitive. My colleagues became trusted friends. Huge opportunity for some leaders in local markets to live the values. Ex. do the right thing always. No consensus around core capabilities or ability to articulate what Slalom does great. The toughest thing for Slalom is focus and sacrifice. To thrive, Slalom must do both. Slalom needs to focus on a compelling positioning that sacrifices a “be all things to all people” model, and transform itself into a business that offers a highly relevant value proposition narrowly targeted to select high value clients.
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Don't walk away, RUN
Consultant (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXMarch 27, 2017
Loyal employee for 2.5 years. Was laid off 3 weeks before bonus payout. Great annual and quarterly reviews, still was laid off. Culture is horrible.
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A great company to work for
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAFebruary 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.
Pros
Culture, Parties, Casual, Benefits, Community Culture
Cons
Compensation, Some what constrained
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Great place to do local model consulting
Director (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXNovember 2, 2016
Slalom has had strong growth coupled with a desire to keep the culture that has made it a great place to work. There is a strong focus on evolving the firm to be the "most impactful place you'll ever work" and leaders really do try to live up to that.
Pros
Great coworkers, fun culture
Cons
Still a bit behind big firms on benefits, but do provide no travel, so an easy trade-off to stay in consulting
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Culture changed for the negative
Business Consultant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 16, 2016
The firm grew too fast too soon causing it to lose its culture. The work became more of a staff augmentation and less focus on professional development.
Pros
Client facing
Cons
Limited PTO days
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Fast growing consulting firm
Business Contracts Analyst (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAOctober 11, 2016
Working at Slalom has challenged me and helped me grow in my career and has helped me understand what to expect from a workplace.
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Great firm
Consultant (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAOctober 5, 2016
Slalom consulting is a great firm that has no outside investors. It is a great place to start a career in consulting with lots of great people and culture.
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Great Culture! Better for Consultants Than Senior Execs
Practice Area Lead (Current Employee) –  San Francisco Bay Area, CAAugust 31, 2016
Slalom is a fantastic place to work! For consultants, you will have fun and challenging projects in a great culture. For roles above consultants, particularly Practice Leads, it a very challenging wit little work/life balance. The salaries are decent; the PTO is fair but no Sick Time means you have to use your 3 weeks of PTO if you are sick.
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Great working environment
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 22, 2016
Great working environment, perfect work/life balance

As an intern I was engaged in a very interesting IT project where I learned a lot on IT and gained hands on experience.

My co-workers where very friendly and were always willing to help.
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Professional work place
Consultant (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WAApril 27, 2016
I was a project employee at Slalom for 4 years, but I was able to interact with fellow consultants during all-hands meetings at the client site. The people who I interacted with were very professional, willing to share their knowledge and help out.
Pros
Monthly meetings with fellow consultants to interact and catch up
Cons
As a project employee, I was not included in many activities that FTEs were involved in.
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A chance to advance your future
Student/intern (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WASeptember 27, 2015
• Year Up is a leading one-year career development program with 250 corporate partners around the country; the program includes college-level courses, professional training, and a six-month internship. I earned 27 college credits towards an introduction to Technical Support Certificate.
• Relevant courses include: Quality Assurance, SQL, JavaScript, HTML, Business Communications, Excel, Public Speaking, and Computer Networking
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Taking Over the World
Infrastructure Engineer / Support Analyst II (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAJune 15, 2015
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.
Pros
Solid Advancement Opportunities
Cons
Internal Growing Pains (2010)
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Great place to work
Software Engineer, promoted to Consultant (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAJune 3, 2015
Slalom is likely one of the best consulting companies you could work for. The work-life balance is excellent, the team culture is great, and the people are all fun.

Only con I can really think of is a lot of "projects" are more staff-aug work than actual projects.
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Fun Boston Office with a Shuffleboard Table
Delivery Leadership Consultant (Project Manager) (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAMay 1, 2015
#1 PRO is the Company Culture:
Work-Life Balance expectations at client
Close-knit
Friendly
Family oriented
Plenty of Volunteer Opps

Room for improvement: Vacation Days
Pros
Free Beverages and Snacks at Home Office
Cons
Vacation Days
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Great culture, competitive pay
Chief of Staff and Practice Improvement (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 25, 2015
Great culture, competitive pay, little advancement, parties and events are very nice. The company is growing by leaps and bounds.
Pros
Great culture, competitive pay
Cons
Little advancement opportunity
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Great Firm, great culture and room to expand
Business Advisory Lead (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 25, 2014
Great people and a very sincere way of approaching consulting services.
Pros
Flexible hours, work/life balance, people driven
Cons
Ambiguous career path and unclear growth expectations
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fast growing company
Marketing (Current Employee) –  SeattleMay 22, 2014
Slalom is shaking up consulting with its local model. Consultants have the ability to work where they live. That's a big advantage over the other Big 4 consulting companies
Pros
fast growth
Cons
lack of structure
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Very Hands Off
BUSINESS MANAGER, (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAApril 13, 2014
Account Manager didn't follow up to see how project was going until a month into project.

Client was very hands off as well. No direction on new business process or methods.
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3.8
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