Slalom Consulting

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Slalom Consulting Reviews

Updated 19 November, 2014
Updated 19 November, 2014
388 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • For those who want to take a balanced approach work-life balance is strongly supported (in 84 reviews)

  • Great Culture, strong consultants, pushing towards a services oriented model placing teams to deliver results to clients (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • Staff Aug everywhere even when they say it's not it is what it is (in 16 reviews)

  • Too much staff augmentation projects (in 16 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unleash your potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Practice Area Lead in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Practice Area Lead in Palo Alto, CA (US)

    I have been working at Slalom Consulting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a career consultant this is the first company I've worked at where I can see, feel, and know that everything I do (i) impacts my clients, (ii) impacts my company & practice, and (iii) allows me to truly own my career.

    Cons

    There is a healthy tension that exists between "local market direction" and "national structure/strategy". This can result in different markets pursuing the achievement of larger strategy in different ways. For people who want a highly structured environment - this creates a bit of uncertainty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focused on the culture and everything else will work out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Slalom Consulting Response

    Nov 21, 2014Communications Manager

    Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts. You've identified some key aspects of the work and culture of Slalom and it's wonderful that you feel that you have a sense that you're making a ... More

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    Best Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Practice Area Director in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Practice Area Director in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Slalom Consulting full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have worked at Slalom for the past 8 years and continue to believe that it is one of the best companies in the US to work for, and the #1 consulting company to work for. Over my time here I have experienced wonderful people, challenging opportunities, and great career growth. I have had the opportunity to work with a number of different clients in a delivery capacity, and as my career has progressed at Slalom I had the opportunity to add people management, business development, practice development, and operational support to my job activities. I would highly recommend anyone that is highly passionate and motivated and interested in consulting to look into this company.

    Cons

    One thing that I would caution folks is that Slalom is a work hard and play hard type of company. It is fast paced, and brimming with entreprenurial-spirited individuals. I know that sometimes this type of culture isn't for everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Slalom Consulting Response

    Nov 20, 2014Communications Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. It's great to hear that, over the years, your evolving roles with Slalom have continued to be fulfilling and challenging. If you have any other ... More

  3.  

    Great Place!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Service Partner in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Client Service Partner in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Slalom Consulting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Creative, smart and fun people dedicated to help our clients.
    Great work-life balance.
    No unwanted travel.

    Cons

    Ambiguity, though if you're driven you can make this work great for your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going, love the growth opportunities and continue to support leader development (in addition to the years of consultant development).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Slalom Consulting Response

    Nov 21, 2014Communications Manager

    Thank you for writing a review. It's good to hear that you are enjoying the work/life balance, your coworkers and the Slalom model. Your advice regarding continued leadership development will be ... More

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Slalom is one of those rare companies that truly challenges you to be better and provides the tools to do so.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Executive in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Business Development Executive in Denver, CO (US)

    I have been working at Slalom Consulting full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial feel because of the access to leaders but the structure and vision to evolve into a larger company. Firmly believes in their culture and mission and takes pride in hiring individuals desiring that culture.

    Cons

    Still a relatively lean organization so perks are not equivalent to some larger organizations. Does not matter though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slalom is reaching a broader brand recognition. Don't lose site that passionate individuals behind the company helped to establish that brand, and the importance of keeping that passion for those contributors will drive the company to the next level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    slalom

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Slalom Consulting full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good work life balance, minimal travel, sabbatical, culture

    Cons

    PTO is mininal, holidays are minimal, 401k is short of a joke

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best place I have ever worked

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Slalom Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Care for the client and care for the consultant are constantly being balanced in a way that no one feels 2nd place.

    Cons

    Benefits are consistent with smaller firms, which can be a difficult transition from Big 4 type PTO, healthcare, 401k, healthcare, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    No better place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Slalom Consulting full-time

    Pros

    SMART people, great culture, fun, high level of corporate integrity, good hearted - good natured group of folks passionate about working hard, solving client problems and have work/life balance

    Cons

    career path is not totally clear. you have to be happy 'living in the moment' to work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it's great to have so many opportunity to get involved outside of work - sometimes there are too many options - it's overwhelming and I feel pressured to attend events.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Hands Down, THE best place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Practice Area Lead
    Current Employee - Practice Area Lead

    I have been working at Slalom Consulting full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have worked here for 7+ years and Slalom has created an amazing culture that has withstood the growth of the company that so many other companies fail to do. Slalom has fantastic vision and an inclusive open culture that promotes innovation and connection with senior leadership. My peers, mentors and mentees are all diverse, smart and interesting people to work with. Slalom's approach to client management and partnership creates real value and interesting work for consultants.

    Cons

    Is any company perfect? This is as close as it gets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The best people focused company I have ever worked with..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Practice Area Lead in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Practice Area Lead in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Slalom Consulting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Culture, Awesome people and autonomy to execute on creative ideas to solve client problems. For consultants who want to take initiative the opportunities are endless at Slalom.

    Cons

    Professional development is self-driven not mandated. More PTO time would be good!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to pay attention to culture. Leadership has done a good job of communicating so far and should continue to do so especially as the market changes and evolves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Slalom Consulting Response

    Nov 14, 2014Communications Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Sounds like the Slalom culture works well for you. I will be sure to share your feedback about mandated professional development and more PTO with ... More

  11.  

    Slalom Consulting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Slalom Consulting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture, Values, Leadership, Vision, People - These are all things that I value in the place I work, and Slalom actually focuses a significant amount of time and energy on these areas. Additionally, they respect the employee's input in setting strategies and directions, and really seem more concerned about the health of the culture and the people than the finances of the company.

    Cons

    Too big of a secret. I learned about Slalom through a friend, and was really impressed when I got to know them. Since I have been here, I continue to introduce Slalom to my friends, and people I meet. It would be nice if when I met someone that actually knew of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in marketing to get the word out. You have a great thing going but no one seems to know that is not directly involved with the company, or is a client of the company. I see other firms getting mentions in the news and wonder why we don't get mentions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Slalom Consulting Response

    Nov 14, 2014Communications Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share your reflections on Slalom. It's wonderful that the people, vision and culture are a good fit for you. I will make sure that your feedback and thoughts ... More

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