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Got an offer from Alix vs. Slalom vs. Deloitte! Would love to hear from the culture and your perspective from the fishes working at the firm. (Focusing on culture and career growth)
From interview, Alix seems to be my fav, but doesn’t mean the other two are not good.

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I have a lot of friends at Alix and have heard great things about the firm - the culture, the type of work, the organization structure! Also very prestigious if you’re in the restructuring practice I would say

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Unfortunately not, since my friends are 0-1 years out of business school and in Alix, but heard it’s a much flatter organization than most other firms if that helps at all

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Alix without question. Slalom should be dead last. Slalom is great if you’re starting career but you pretty much cap out around SM/D level. Their focus on single cities limits your growth potential.

Alix is way more prestigious. Deloitte is good and can make quite the career there but Alix is similar to MBB in spaces.

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It’s easy to top out at Slalom as a senior consultant. Their leader to consultant ratio is huge. Very difficult to rise up to PAL or above unless you are buddy buddy with the GM.

Any many practice leaders are glorified hr/demand managers who spend most of their time interviewing, hiring and staffing consultants and very little time leading projects or selling work.

I’d argue Slalom is best for mid-career level people that value WLB and are OK with never making more than $130-150k

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Money is #1. Deloitte brand is strongest but focus on Money

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Did you try to get D to match? D increased their offer by 20k to match a competing offer

Marry Alix kill Slalom

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I would argue Alix as well, they are a strong player in the digital/technology consulting space.

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Alix 100%. Best people, more high profile engagements. Better career progression.

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Alix all the way... Slalom is way down on the food chain. was their offer competitive?

Deloitte is not a bad choice either...

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Some work more, but at Slalom there is no expectation to work beyond 40 hours.

The issue is if you really bust it at Slalom you will probably just get a few % of extra bonus and a pat on the back.

There is zero set progression and leaders tend to be brought in from the outside as there really isn’t any structure or training to develop leadership internally.

I’ve heard Slalom is now trying to fix this by creating staff levels that mirror other consulting firms.

The other big difference with Slalom is it’s a local franchise model. Every office is limited to their own geography and cross office collaboration is limited did to revenue sharing. So your clients will generally be limited to whatever city you live in for better or worse...

Whats the pay discrepancy between the three offers?

I’m guessing Slalom has highest base, non existent raises/bonuses.

Alix in the middle

Deloitte at lowest base. We won’t see meaningful raises next year end as well. Dont fall for the Deloitte “brand/name”.
I would take Alix, since Slalom is hard to grow quickly. Most people there are older and okay with where they are at in their careers.

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Career growth is fine, it’s easy to grow quick if you are good. However, even with 15% raises from top performance reviews, the low starting base will hurt you.

It is political, but that honestly helps you if you are good. Learning curve can be tough, depending on the group/work. My group is highly technical and we don’t do the best job training new team members.

I’m guessing D offered 110 ish? Slalom/Alix probably in the 130-140 range?

If so, take Alix.

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Alix or D. Slalom will entice with a high base but super low increases yoy

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Alix

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Alix by far.

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100% Alix. Slalom is a non entity and Deloitte would be grateful to hire people from Alix. Those who know, know.

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Exactly, we are talking between first and second tier vs second tier (Deloitte) vs no tier

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Come join us !!!

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EI, but I know the TRS part of the business well. PM me, more than happy to spend some time on the phone and answer all your question. Have been here long enough, and enjoyed the ride so far

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Slalom is great if you like the comp you were offered

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That’s great you were able to move up, but one thing to think about with Slalom is the consultant to leader ratio is quite high... much more difficult IMO to get promoted

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I’ve been at Slalom 5+ years and can say the culture is solid with smart people. I’ve not worked more than 45 hr/week- so wlb is great. Raises are 3% avg. Bonus can vary- around 8-12% with a ceiling of 16% and floor of 8% (I’m in HCOL city). Career growth can be tricky but they have a new framework now that will make things easy. You can actually do whatever with your career- you have the freedom. Some roles can be staff aug.
Franchise model isn’t great- you are stuck in that office and nearby industries.

Alix I think has a better brand than Slalom and does more high visibility work with Sr leadership. They don’t have a clear career path either I hear, but pay is very good in the long run. They do have M-Th (sometimes Friday) travel in a Normal world.

I’d take Alix.

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Nice! Also evaluating an offer from slalom and curious what skill set you have?

Analytics, ML, Automation

Before I comment “Alix”, I wonder: OP do you have enough feedback to make your decision?

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