Slalom Reviews

Updated 7 Jul 2020

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4.1
81%
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Slalom CEO Brad Jackson
Brad Jackson
852 Ratings
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  • "Since most of your work is staff aug, your management chain is mostly unaware of your work(in 63 reviews)

  • "Perhaps slightly better 401k match, but that’s minor in the grander scheme(in 47 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "The Positive Reviews Hold Up"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Slalom has been an excellent place to work. I had been nervous when I applied 2 years ago that the positive reviews were coerced by management but I haven't heard a peep in the entire time I've been here. Colleagues are great, work life balance is great, and the company wants you to bring your full self to work.

    Cons

    As it goes with consulting, you might get staffed on projects you don't always love. Matrix model can be difficult to receive real constructive feedback. Benefits could be better

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  2. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Ahead of the curve"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've just started at Slalom and we are in the midst of the COVID-19 isolation lockdown (pretty much globally). I was apprehensive about starting a new role during this time but the team at Slalom made me feel incredibly welcome and connected despite everything being remote. Their approach to recruitment, sales, strategy, technology and transformation are all extremely ahead of the curve and you can tell immediately that the business hires for the right values first and foremost. Their commercial maturity is apparent with their growth over the past 20 years (through some difficult times including the dot com bubble burst, the GFC and now COVID-19) and they continue to be committed to that growth plan and to their people.

    Cons

    Their parental leave policy is not quite as good as others in the tech industry in Australia and their appetite for purchasing recruitment tools (i.e. LinkedIn) isn't as positive as I thought it would be. But these are all things that can and probably will evolve over time.

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  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Slalom

    Pros

    Amazing management. Company looks out for their employees and takes on work which can be feasibly completed in given timeframe.

    Cons

    Nothing I could think of really.

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  4. "Want a sustainable consulting career? Slalom's it."

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Uniformly smart, driven, ethical colleagues, - A commitment to transparency and truly living our values, from leadership to compensation models, - Exceptional vertical and lateral mobility - if you're interested in something and self-advocate, you can make it happen, - Local, purpose-driven consulting with little staff-aug. Consult on strategy, not filling out SDLC documentation, - A candid, caring culture. This will be my last corporate email address - I won't always be in this role, but I don't see the need to leave.

    Cons

    - Internal knowledge management is still a work-in-progress, - Not great if you love airline and hotel points, but great if you value time with family instead

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  5. "Solid Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, good culture and take care of their employees

    Cons

    No complaints, everything has been great so far

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  6. "Solid Company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Slalom full-time

    Pros

    good firm to work for with a good reputation in the market

    Cons

    none that come to mind

  7. COVID-19
    Helpful (2)

    "Everything that I expected and more!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I accepted an offer to join Slalom back in January this year. By the time I had arrived at the end of my three month notice period, lockdown had already started, meaning uncertainty around whether I was still able to join Slalom started to kick In. Thankfully, I was able to join, and I received the best onboarding experience I’ve ever had. This started with receiving lots of Slalom branded items a week before joining, followed by a detailed plan of what my first few weeks would look like. I’m now coming to the end of my second month, and considering the circumstances of joining remotely and not physically meeting a number of my colleagues in person, all I can say is that it’s been a truly awesome experience and one that I’ll never forget. If you’re looking for a business who truly puts their people first, a business that is transparent from the very top down, and a business that truly embraces their core values, then you’ve come to the right place. Look no further!

    Cons

    None so far, everything has been great.

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  8. "Good from the beginning until trust was broken"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Incredibly intelligent and kind people - Awesome network of resources around the nation - People-focused (for the most part, not all-inclusive) - If you're a 29-45 year old consultant, this is the place for you. Great people, but the vast majority of the office falls into that age group. If you're coming straight out of college, I personally would've potentially preferred a different firm.

    Cons

    - Leadership loves and welcomes the word diversity but the only diversity I've observed them pursue until recently is gender parity. As a person of color, I didn't feel they completely had my interests at heart until there was pressure from the world. - Talked about during the interview process and confirmed within 2 months of starting, I brought up work travel, asking if there were opportunities. They said I could if that was what I desired. To that, I said I want to travel as close to 100% as possible. It's been over a year since I started and I haven't gotten an opportunity to travel for projects. - Earlier in the interview process, I asked if I would be acting in an individual contributor on projects. I'm a growing professional who wants to learn from the intelligent people at Slalom. They said I wouldn't be alone. The last two projects I've been assigned to, I've either been the only Slalom employee at the client or the only Slalom resource on the project. - Slalom told me I would receive a promotion in 6-12 months if I delivered after I started. About 9 months in, I took the initiative to play a role on a project two promotions above my current position. I delivered well, the client trusted me from the beginning of the project, and we worked well together. Thirteen months later, even after delivering exceptionally, I'm still promotion-less with a promotion date that stands as TBD.

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  9. "Great company loved the culture"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture was great and amazing

    Cons

    There are no cons with this firm

  10. "Company with a great culture"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Slalom full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Culture, Friendly atmosphere, Community Support

    Cons

    Divide between Leadership and Consultants, Compensation Clarity, Growth objectives

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    Slalom Response

    July 7, 2020President & Co-founder, North America

    This is John Tobin. I'm sure we met over the years you were in Slalom Houston. You should reach out to me at johnt@slalom.com to set up a time to talk about what you saw in your time there. The team has grown and evolved quite a bit too. Alternatively, if you’d like to share more feedback anonymously, please consider doing so via this survey: http://slalom.ws/anonsurvey.

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