Connecticut Magazine has named Slalom Consulting a Great Place to Work 2014. The US-based consulting firm is acclaimed for its work-life balance with the possibility of part-time work and a paid leave, and for its rewarding system consisting of a yearly weekend away and work place treats and gadgets.
Great Place to Work 2014
In the business world there are many rankings, in which companies are ranked for a number of reasons, characteristics and services. One of the characteristics a company can be ranked on is the work environment. Just recently, Connecticut Magazine revealed its list of the best places to work in the Connecticut region. The list is based on suggestions put forward via the magazine, the website, and social media outlets, interviews with employment professionals, and research done into the top companies* in the region. The list contains 17 firms that, according to the Magazine, offer their employees more than just a pay check.
Of the listed companies, one firm is active in the consulting industry: Slalom Consulting. According to the jury, the Hartford office of Slalom Consulting is great because it promotes an open office atmosphere and work-life balance with understanding of its employers’ schedules and needs. A part-time variable pay model is offered to working parents, with flexible and reduced schedules, and eligible consultants will have the opportunity to take a four-week paid sabbatical program upon 6,000 billable hours. In addition, Slalom is praised by the jury for its rewarding system: “At Slalom, hard work is rewarded with hard play. Each year, all Hartford employees are treated to a weekend, all-expenses-paid get-away with a guest, known as the Nor’Easter. The office is filled with couches, an Xbox, shuffleboard, darts, snacks and drinks. Music pumps through the space, and there are even multiple beer taps and a stocked wine rack for after-work enjoyment.”
* Connecticut Magazine only considered companies with 50 or more employees.