Even on tough client engagements, I feel supported and empowered by my leaders and co-workers. It's a legitimate culture here, not bs.
If Slolom is not interested in an on-site candidate, it would be better shorten the interview times. For example partner one and two each interview for an hour, they are not impressed. Pass it on, if unimpressed, shorten the interview time with the rest of the partners. Almost 6 hours of interviewing is extreme, then to get turned down, is very dissapointing.
How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at Slalom Consulting? What are the steps along the way?
The hiring process probably took a month from start to finish, with the process involving an initial phone screening, then two on-site interviews.
Typically 3-4 rounds - starting with a screen by recruiter, then passed over to practice leaders for 1 hour discussions.
If you were in charge, what would you do to make Slalom Consulting a better place to work?
Offer greater transparency into the staffing pipeline, allow consultants greater control over their own project assignments, stop hiring purely to increase headcount and focus more on quality and experience. I am sure that the firm will do none of these things, however.