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Slalom Reviews

Updated 5 Dec 2019

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4.3
84%
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Slalom CEO Brad Jackson
Brad Jackson
801 Ratings
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  • "Lower salary compared to market/industry; Some roles can be more staff aug rather than consulting(in 61 reviews)

  • "Our current 401k match is 50% of contributions, up to 6% of your salary in total(in 46 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Great Culture, Perks, Coworkers"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Slalom full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Slalom really depends on its values and keeps them at the focus of their daily business. They have nice offices and are continuing to grow. The interview process is really one of the best processes I had and everyone so far has been just as kind and helpful as day one.

    Cons

    Snacks and drinks are so popular they aren't always well stocked! Not the worst thing in the world. Really have to negotiate a fair salary but they will budge after presenting an offer. It is slightly offensive that you can be told a number during the interview process then be offered a number 10-20k less than discussed.

    Slalom2019-11-13
  2. "decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - CRM Consultant 

    I worked at Slalom full-time

    Pros

    great opportunity to grow professionaly

    Cons

    sometimes its hard to land on project

    Slalom2019-11-27
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Overall, great company with a few pitfalls."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Slalom full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -The culture is amazing. Most of everyone you'll meet here is extremely genuine. -The work life balance is second to none! Absolutely amazing! Best work life balance I've ever had. -Slalom national leadership is great and very transparent and supportive. I have a lot of faith in Slalom's direction as a company. Brad is the most humble leader I've met...if all leaders were like Brad, I would give them 5 stars... instead of 4. -PTO time is generous

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    Cons

    -Pay is okay...and very inconsistent. There aren't pay bands so it is very possible that someone below you may make the same amount or more than you. -Depending on the market, there can be quite a few politics and it's who you know and what clique you're in rather than what you can contribute and your skills.

    Advice to Management

    Assess managers...do a TRUE assessment. Coach managers to be genuine and REALLY demonstrate the core values. Consider measuring managers on their core values because not all of the leaders are a good representation of who Slalom really is.

    Slalom2019-12-05
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Slalom full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great management that really cares and listens to feedback

    Cons

    Lack of career progression because of flat model but they are working on fixing it

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Slalom2019-11-21
  5. "Staff Aug type project, be ready to roll your sleeves to learn many technologies."

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Slalom full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay is great , trips to vamoose (Vancouver)

    Cons

    Project Pipeline is limiting, there is no opportunity to specialize. Mostly, I feel it's more about the company (Billable employee) less of you as an employee. Senior consultants have liberty to choose projects to work on, but for a general consultant, you're at mercy of project pipeline.

    Advice to Management

    Diversity in leadership. We want more WOC and MOC in leadership positions.

    Slalom2019-12-05
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Cool company to work for if you are a young professional"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Slalom full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice office, has one of the best views of the loop and the lake. free beer, fruits. Great clients. Lots of social events.

    Cons

    Projects are generally short. Been on 3 different projects within half a year. Great for a young person if you want to get exposed to different clients and work environments. For an older person might be too much to get used to. Also, you can get fired if stay on the bench for too long. This is the same for all other consulting companies.

    Slalom2019-11-18
  7. "Good place to learn and grow"

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    Current Employee - Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Slalom full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Work culture at Slalom!

    Cons

    Office Space is bit of a problem

    Slalom2019-11-05
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Last Job you'll want !"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Slalom full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people that are motivating Empowering Leadership Team Extremely rapid growth Geo expansion in Canada and WW provides opportunity

    Cons

    Growth is messy - if you can't handle some mess, try a big six firm People leadership strength is growing but still frantic

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course , watch the manager level for developing leadership skills , Stay humble and Curious!

    Slalom2019-10-28
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Have an honest conversation with yourself before joining"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Slalom full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Strong cloud and business advisory practice and practice leaders.

    Cons

    Highly progressive culture. Shared work space in WeWork. Comp plan not aligned to account and territory plans. Expense policy can create hardship on employee. No 401K match first year.

    Advice to Management

    Set in motion a formal performance review policy so people know where they stand in their performance and how they are being measured. Right now it seems people can be fired based upon social and political values that do not align to the company. Be honest with the public that you advocate the "mute men" movement.

    Slalom2019-11-18
  10. Helpful (1)

    "A suitable place to work"

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    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Slalom full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Strong support of individual needs. Open company culture -- lots of time for support, structure and innovation outside (largely) corporate contracts.

    Cons

    Culture and most clients are quite corporate, so creativity and expression in process and implementation is rather limited.

    Advice to Management

    Dedicate resources to a "Labs" division that focuses on more cutting edge and socially/culturally impactful relationship building, clients and projects. Let a few experienced folks lead the Lab and let all folks participate and build community.

    Slalom2019-11-13
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