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28 English questions out of 28

1 August 2018

What is health insurance like at Slalom?

Pros

- A lot of social activities (happy hours, events, activities) - Growing company - Generally friendly/helpful co-workers

Cons

- Benefits are so so (barely any 401K matching, expensive health insurance, no sick days) - A lot of staff augmentation work versus actual consulting - Work/life balance depends on the client/project - If you are commuter, the office is not in a good location since its not close to Union Station - Office/restrooms very crowded

Advice to Management

The work experience at Slalom depends on clients and projects someone is assigned to. Some projects/clients have interesting work (cool tech and interesting work) and some not so much (staff augmentation). A lot of it depends on your luck. We should be more picky on projects. It seems like there's a lot of un-managed (growing too fast?) hiring going on in certain locations and teams. As a result, there's quite a few people on bench or doing staff augmentation work.

- Benefits are so so (barely any 401K matching, expensive health insurance, no sick days)

1 August 2018

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23 September 2018

What is the retirement plan like at Slalom?

Pros

Slalom is a consulting firm founded by consultants who were looking for something different. In my experience as a practice area leader in one of the markets, our company walks the walk in terms of work-life balance, inclusion, and business ethics. As hackneyed as it sounds, our culture is our main differentiator from other firms. We try very hard to take care of our people; as a leader, this is one of my core values, and feeling it supported by the company I work for is very important to me. While we don't have the brand name of a Big 4, we do have enough cachet to pull in big, interesting work from both Fortune 500s and smaller, nimbler organizations. Sitting in leadership, I can say that ensuring that work is high impact and exciting is something we consider when we decide whether or not to accept an engagement. Leaders, including the national leadership team, are accessible and human. They are in it for the long haul, and want to do right by the company and the employees.

Cons

Our benefits could be better. I'd like to see a meaningful improvement in our leave policies in particular. 17 days a year (including sick and personal time!) is kind of pitiful for the experienced professionals we are trying to bring into the firm. In my opinion, it would be more empowering to just measure us on utilization/results and stop tracking PTO at all. Paternity/Maternity leave is also a mess. 1 week paternity isn't at all competitive in 2018, and the complexity and limitations of the maternity leave policy need some work as well. This issue may mean that I leave Slalom sooner than I want to, because I intend to have another kid, and the paternity leave policy means I'll need to burn almost a year of PTO in order to spend a month at home with my newborn. 401k match is improved at the new 50% up to 6%, but could still be better, especially with the vesting schedule meaning you won't retain 100% of the match if you ever leave.

Advice to Management

Continue to stand firm on our values, as you always have in the past. We are proud of you and the company we are building together.

401k match is improved at the new 50% up to 6%, but could still be better, especially with the vesting schedule meaning you won't retain 100% of the match if you ever leave.

23 September 2018

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23 July 2018

Does Slalom have a pension plan?

Pros

- Great group of people - so friendly! - Strong company ethos and values - Extensive induction for my role - Regular team meetings and 1-1s with manager for collaboration / feedback/ training etc. - Company retreats! - Good benefits / pension - Office activities and groups aplenty - Social Impact / Charity efforts - Responsive management - you can have an impact - Everything has been as good as as was told it was!

Cons

- My role involves some out of hours conference calls with US. I knew this from the start and it’s not been a problem. - Nothing else. Very lucky to work here!

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you are doing.

- Good benefits / pension

23 July 2018

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20 May 2019

Does Slalom offer parental leave?

Pros

Great people that are incredibly friendly, i.e. everyone saying hi to you in the office and introducing themselves. Great work in the local Denver market helping our own community grow instead of flying to a different state to support their community. Very fun with lots of events to have a good time with good people and celebrate accomplishments. Great maternity leave!

Cons

May have to commute far to the client site by car, but leaders are open to discussing your preferences and attempting to staff you there.

Great maternity leave!

20 May 2019

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28 August 2019

Does Slalom offer a wellness program?

Pros

Great Culture Friendly People Collaboration Spaces and Wellness Rooms Snacks on Snacks on Snacks

Cons

Is it too good to be true?

Collaboration Spaces and Wellness Rooms

28 August 2019

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