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Boom Lab Reviews

Updated 9 Aug 2019

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  1. "Overall"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager Associate I 

    I have been working at Boom Lab full-time

    Pros

    Great company! First Friday's are fun and the company offers a lot of training courses. I would highly suggest starting here to explore what you want.

    Cons

    They don't pay out PTO

    Boom Lab2019-08-10
  2. "Consultant Managers are unhelpful, extractive model with no overtime but 50hrs normal. Staff Augmentation."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn and see different companies/industries

    Cons

    Management which sometimes view you as a resource not a person - underpayment - wage theft

    Advice to Management

    Fix your acquisitions or more people will leave, quicker.

    Boom Lab2019-08-08
  3. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Boom Lab full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This was an amazing place to start my career. I had the opportunity to learn about the IT industry in an interesting way from personal experiences with multiple clients, and other employees across experience levels. They actively invested in training, supporting, and guiding employees.

    Cons

    The only negative I heard from multiple people involved the salary and bonus structure, but this was not an issue for me personally.

    Boom Lab2019-07-16
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Decent first job after college"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst II in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Boom Lab full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work-life balance, well known clients, good opportunity to network and build your professional skills.

    Cons

    Low salary and weak benefits package compared to competitors , passive aggressive company culture, and very little opportunity to move between clients if you need a change.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the "Minnesota Nice" attitude and create an actual competitive salary and benefits package for your new consultants. Also, make sure the consultant managers actually care for their consultants' career progression rather than just sugar code things and suggest them to stay with their clients for years if all is well and they are making the company good money. Finally, hire more diverse class of consultants. Majority...

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    Boom Lab2019-06-19
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Strong Values"

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    Current Employee - Busineess Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Strong values that the company embraces daily. Very supportive back office that thinks of you as a person and not just a number. They provide the tools and resources at your disposal. Growing company with a lot of new opportunities on the horizon. Small but competitive with a lot of the bigger firms.

    Cons

    The pay is on the lower end of the industry average but it's part of their business model, being the "value" consulting firm. Boom Lab prides itself in "being the match". Sometimes you may get stuck on projects that may not align with your career goals per se and there's nothing worse than being on a project for a year+ that isn't geared toward what you want to do. It can be frustrating and sometimes difficult to move...

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    Advice to Management

    3 things: 1. Don't lose sight on your core business values and people as you venture into uncharted territories with expansion. I hope the company isn't expanding too fast and the company can handle such rapid change. 2. I would consider recommending wages to continue to attract top talent and to prevent people from converting/ leaving. It seems that the company tends to have high turnover which is unfortunate...

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    Boom Lab2019-05-16
  6. "Growth & Learning"

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    Current Employee - Project Management Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free trainings and certifications, social gatherings at least monthly, super easy to network with more experienced employees, changing projects every 6 months to 2 years allows for resume building with top companies in the Midwest. Annual review which is generally a promotion and pay raise. Continuous feedback. Not all people would be a good fit but if you are motivated and want to learn and be challenged, it's the most...

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    Cons

    Don't have a direct say in client location, position or project - which is only fair because it's mostly a timing game with client needs and consultant roll off dates.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up and continue to manage/mentor consultants intentionally and directly as we continue to scale and grow across the nation.

    Boom Lab2019-03-18
  7. "Growth"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Project Management in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I've found that the experience I've received in my first two years at Boom Lab is equivalent to that of peers years ahead of me in their career. I've received both my PMP and CSM certifications through Boom Lab's training courses, at no cost to me. I feel empowered to dictate the direction of my career, and my Consultant Manager has been extremely responsive to my feedback and requests. For example, I expressed interest...

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    Cons

    Wish there were more opportunities, outside of working from the Boom Lab office once a month (First Fridays), to connect with other Boom Lab consultants not at my client.

    Boom Lab2019-02-26
  8. "Best decision I ever made!"

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    Current Employee - Project Management Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I was so excited to start at Boom Lab right out of college. Most of my classmates were trying to get an interview there, it was very sought out and competitive among business majors. They start you with a two week training course where you learn what it will be like at your first client, different tools and methods to use, and create a strong bond with your training class. I think the best part and one I consider to be...

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    Cons

    I've experienced an intense learning curve as a young IT consultant. It can be challenging at times but once I realized I could go to my consultant manager for advice or just to talk to, it made it a lot easier. It's a young company and they are unique in hiring people with little to no experience, but do a great job training them before they start working.

    Advice to Management

    I've been really happy with management. There is an incredible amount of visibility, and not only that, upper management actually wants to engage with their consultants. The energy at Boom Lab is very contagious, once you're there you realize everyone is energetic, hard working, and positive!

    Boom Lab2019-02-06
  9. "Great Opportunity - Great Rewards"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Business Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Great place to get your career off to a fast start. Tons of large clients means a lot of opportunity, different cultures, and expanding on your hard skills to start your career. -Good support model for new grads. Won't feel like your left out to suffer at the client. Always there to help. -LOTS of training opportunities so no excuse to not advance your career. -Rewards hard work. If you put in the effort and take...

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    Cons

    -Patience is key for the right opportunity. Won't be on a project you love right away, but if you ask around this is an industry standard. -Starting salary was lower, but aggressive raises comparatively. -Experience seems to vary for employees based on the roles they get early on in their career, some experience faster / slower growth based on projects they get.

    Boom Lab2019-02-05
  10. "Production"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Boom Lab for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great times and steady pay

    Cons

    Lower management rules and poor benefits

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on customers and service

    Boom Lab2019-01-25
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