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Any Slalom team members available to DM about life at the Chicago office? Would welcome candid feedback on the culture, types of SFDC projects, employee engagement, fulfillment...thanks in advance!

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I’m also looking at slalom in Chicago as well. How is the expense policy? (I.e. if I live downtown without a car and get staffed in the suburbs am I on my own on how to get to the office?)

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If you rent a car, your paying for it. You can say “no one expects you to have a car” but if you’re staffed in the middle of no where, that cost is on you

Out of the four clients I’ve had 3 have been downtown. Ive never heard of anyone being told they need a car, just that they need to be at the client site. The one client I had in the burbs was very understanding and allowed me to split time downtown and there

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SC1 - Yes. You have to absorb the cost of travel to the client site. You are not expected to have a car, but you are expected to make your way to the client site. Mileage is reimbursed if your drive. Otherwise, out of your own pocket.

Yeah... also if slalom could provide additional inputs on the variety of projects in the downtown vs suburbs!

I’m not in sfdc (generalist) and I would say that the mix of clients I have seen is closer to 50/50 on suburbs vs downtown

Joined the Chicago office early this year. One of Slaloms most established and entrenched offices (maybe only after Seattle). I'm in the tech arm. SFDC sits in it's own practice and does really well from what I can see. We had a huge presence at Dreamforce this year and the practice is only growing. Lots of clients in the loop and some in the west, southwest, and north burbs. Maybe a 70/30 split between loop and non-loop clients. I've had great WLB since I started here, but may have gotten lucky with my project

Not sure about pay cuts, because it depends on where you are at the moment... but I heard that raises are small and you shouldn’t expect the same salary progression as at Big4

Confirmed. Raises and bonuses are tiny compared to Big4. Negotiate a strong starting salary and signing bonus.

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