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Great Place to Work
Solution Principal (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNJune 17, 2018
Great place to work and opportunity for advancements for junior consultants. Management is committed to making difference and investing in the right places.
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Los Angeles
Consultant/Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMay 22, 2018
Pros
- Fantastic ability for work life balance
- No up and out culture
- Drive your career mentality / culture
- Deep community involvement


Cons
- Project opportunities can be limited given a local based consulting model
- Growing pains with the introduction of more structure and Big 4 culture starting to show
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work life balance is great here
ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS CONSULTANT (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 18, 2018
work life balance is great here. I don't have to travel and be away from home. The local model is amazing. I'm able to be home every night with my family.
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You'll interview with rooms with a view, you'll never see that view again
Consultant (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAApril 11, 2018
Bro, where do I start. Don't be tricked by the great views during interviews, thats temporary for that hour. Trust me.

Loads of drinking if you're in the bro-beer-crew. Lots of dead wood if you've been there for 10+ years, which they perma-squat on open desk seating.

As for the work, it's local which is nice but seems like every project is a sheeetshow until the panic button is pressed. Boom long hours to make it work at meet some consulting deadline.

Expenses are not allowed.
Pros
Views
Cons
no desks, no seats, double books office spaces
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Slalom Great For Consulting But No Career Advancement
Consultant/Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Hartford, CTApril 6, 2018
The culture at Slalom Consulting is very casual and relaxed. There is great balance of work/life conflicts.

Clients respect Slalom (ever though a medium sized firm) because their people are experience and are committed to delivery.

The only problem with Slalom is the opportunities for career advancement are very limited. Slalom has a pyramid model where only those at the top only get the best compensation, bonuses and benefits.
Pros
Great culture and work/life balance
Cons
No career advancement
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Good Place to work
Principal Senior Consultant (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXMarch 13, 2018
It was a very solid company to work with, good managers that communicated openly. I would go back to them in a heartbeat.

I wish the client would have held onto me for another 3-6 months. :-)
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Great working environment
Supply Chain Management & Analytics Consultant (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXFebruary 15, 2018
It is a great firm to work for. Great people and the culture to keep the consultants working in local project is awesome. The life and work balance it the best.
Pros
Life Balance, Great friends
Cons
Pto
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Okay place to work
SR. ANALYTICS CONSULTANT (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXFebruary 14, 2018
Slalom is an okay place to work. I was never really impressed with the managers there. They also seem very single focused on one practice but could never get all practices running on all cylinders.
I worked at the Houston office.
Pros
not a stressful place
Cons
not a place to start a career to try to move up either
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Ok
Consultant (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXFebruary 13, 2018
Ok to work at just like any consulting company.
Stay busy or get fired. They need to make money.
Management nice people are wonderful some clients are good some are terrible
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A good place to start or land potentially good clients but lacks advancement opportunities
Consultant (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAFebruary 5, 2018
Slalom provides great opportunities for those who look for local projects and focus on work/life balance and company culture but lacks career advancement opportunities and leadership development. Leaders emphasized many slogans and motts at work but most of the time they didn't follow up on their promises or lead by example. It is a great place to get going and/or land potentially good clients to get experience at, but career structure and long-term horizon/outlook at slalom require serious overhaul considerations.
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IM&A Chicago Review
Consultant (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILDecember 20, 2017
If I could give negative stars I would...

-Avoid this group AT ALL COSTS. There have been an ENORMOUS amount of departures (including in leadership) (~40% across the board). The current management has become toxic, looking for ways to point the blame at the lowest levels (consultants) for failures in bringing in work, retaining employees, and overall morale.
-The culture has become TOXIC. Even though they tell you it's a flat culture, there is almost a 2:1 ratio of consultants and those in leadership roles (Solution Principal, Principal Consultant and up...). There is a lot of backstabbing and politics that goes on behind the scenes in terms of the review process: almost always if there is negative feedback it is never constructive and usually related to personal issues rather than professional ones. The feedback is communicated at the 11th hour because leaders are not effective in communicating unless it is behind close doors or in a passive aggressive manner.
-There is no 360 review process and leaders are only concerned with managing up they are awful at managing down -- many times pushing for unrealistic deadlines, putting consultants in roles they are not prepared for and then finding ways to blame consultants for failing to meet them. If you request support, they just micromanage you and you end up worse than where you started. This proves that the people they promote are not prepared to manage engagements or people effectively.
-Very poor raises and bonuses, I'm talking bottom of the barrel. Expect a 2% raise and that's if you do a good job...
-The work itself
  more... is tedious and uninspiring staff augmentation. You are basically either writing SQL queries or making dashboards as an augmented staff. The people in more advanced roles usually get there through political channels and then end up leaving the firm shortly thereafter.
-You are only considered for promotions if you are a zealot, play the political game, promote the brand incessantly, and never raise concerns to management to try and change things for the better. You can have great reviews and be capable but if you don't make sure to attend the happy hours and schmooze with leaders then don't expect to go anywhere. There is no career trajectory for those not willing to play political games.
-Weak and ineffective PMs that rarely have your back. Instead of helping guide your career they are more concerned with keeping you billable rather than getting you on engagements/roles you are actually interested in
-They see it as your responsibility to get extensions, even if it is out of your control and leaders make decisions out of anxiety/emotional rather than rational business decision-making: if you get done with an engagement on-time/under budget but the client doesn't have funds for an extension (even though you get no credit for getting extended), it must be your fault; if there is no work and you're on the bench then again it must be your fault
-Be prepared to sit on the bench for a long time and help make Powerpoints
-Very disappointed in internal initiatives. Usually there are 5+ people assigned to help in a business development proposal or initiative, 1 (usually, the consultant) ends up doing all the work while the others make sure to attend every call / pretend to contribute when management is on the line but when the rubber hits the road, they avoid doing any real work yet get their name added to get their credit.
-Unlimited training budget...BUT it is never approved
-Case of a firm that grew too fast. This past ~2 years they have opened up so many new offices but failed miserably in hitting their number and the consultants raises/bonuses were adversely affected. I billed more hours this year than I have in years prior yet my raise/bonus was significantly less due to the inept expansion approach.
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Pros
Nothing
Cons
Management, Pay, Projects, "Leadership"
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Not a bad company
CONSULTANT (Current Employee) –  Denver, CODecember 12, 2017
Slalom is not a bad company to work for, but their ITP process is broken. Career paths are not very clear. Benefits are not the best, and 401K is probably the worst I've ever seen.
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Fun Place
Business Intelligence Analyst, T-Mobile, Bellevue (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WANovember 22, 2017
Fun place to work and a really fast paced atmosphere. Good chances to advance your career if you love consulting. Get to learn something new everyday.
Pros
Happy Hours
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There are management issues...
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WANovember 20, 2017
Some management does not shoot strait. Environment can be political charged and backstabbing. Compensation and benefits are nice. If you are thinking of working here make sure you ask a lot of questions in your interview before you make your derision. I would also recommend solidifying any agreements in writing.
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Great for consultants who want to work local
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 25, 2017
This is a smaller consulting company that has a local client base. Good for consultants who need good work life balance but want to remain in the consulting industry.
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Awesome place to work
Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 20, 2017
The company does an awesome job delivering high quality results to its clients all while providing an incrediable cultural to be apart of with team events/dinners, company events, and lots of fun things to do with the company in the city! I love where I work and am very happy to have found such a client centric-company that is fun to work at.
Pros
Lots of awesome people and the perks that come with that!
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Fun environment
Delivery Leadership Consultant (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZOctober 12, 2017
Slalom hires the best of the best, it has been a real pleasure working here due to the people. Otherwise, I don't find the projects I worked on to be challenging enough.
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Fun culture
Client Service Lead (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCOctober 9, 2017
Very loose and fun culture but limits regarding path for success. True team orientation was missing for me at least. Recommend being in the city or surrounding area of the main office.
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Great group of people, great life/work balance
Consultant (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CASeptember 10, 2017
A great group of people with a good life work balance. Depending on the office/location, work options may be limited.

Consistent growth but lacks dynamic leadership of top companies.
Pros
no traveling, good life work balance
Cons
limited assignments
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Great place to work
Infrastructure Consultant (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 24, 2017
Slalom is a great place to work, with management that really wants to see the consultants grow and rise within the ranks.

I haven't met a person at Slalom who isn't motivated to do well for the client, as well as our company.
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3.8
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