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Simon-Kucher & Partners Reviews

Updated 15 June, 2018
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Simon-Kucher & Partners CEO Dr. Georg Tacke
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  • "Pas encore de CE, la work/life balance pourrait" (in 19 reviews)

  • "consulting like long working hours" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, interesting projects, exciting work!

    Cons

    Nothing that I can point my finger so far


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Simon-Kucher & Partners part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company with amazing company culture and room to grow as a consultant. Competes with the big 3 consulting firms. Horizontal org. structure gives you tons of exposure to higher levels of management, which in turn provides a constant learning environment!

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  3. "Niche consultancy, growing quickly with a great team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time

    Pros

    - The entrepreneurial spirit is great
    - Great people to learn from and to work with
    - Specialists with a lot of knowledge about pricing

    Cons

    - Work/life balance is not perfect, but it is the nature of consulting
    - Experiencing some growing pains (growing quickly)
    - Career options mainly revolve around pricing if you leave

    Advice to Management

    Keep on promoting and developing the brand beyond Germany, consider investing more in marketing.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience but salaries below the market"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time

    Pros

    Very good as a first experience, good for data learning, and very good team dynamic

    Cons

    Salaries below the market and closer to industry than consultancy firm...


  5. "Simon-Kucher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, good team spirit

    Cons

    Payment not fully competitive compared to other consuitancies


  6. "Great Culture and Values"

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    Current Employee - Office Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance
    Corporate culture and values
    Great people
    High responsibility

    Cons

    The same positions in the offices around the world should have equal opportunities to grow.


  7. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Facetime with client from day one, lots of responsibility and ownership, high impact projects, exposure to business development and amazing work life balance

    Cons

    Review process is every 6 months so you need to be active about tracking your progress

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting growth and sharing with employees the direction of the company

  8. "Great culture and interesting work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time

    Pros

    awesome colleagues, cool projects, work-life balance great (compared to T1).

    Cons

    Nothing to say here so far


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Grass IS greener on the other side, even within consulting"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Consultants are smart, approachable, and kind
    - True expertise in pricing (also a disadvantage to some)
    - High quality of work
    - Company-paid world meeting/party in Germany

    Cons

    Suffice to say, many competent consultants have been leaving for competitors in the past several months:
    - #1 issue is lack of people development/investment. Partners are out of touch (physically OOO, have personalities), and even consultants who are deemed to be certain partners' favorites don't feel strongly connected nor appreciated
    - Negative attitude: When projects run into issues, partners often have negative attitude which negatively affects the team's morale. Overall, amongst consultants, there is a common feeling of being under-appreciated and frustrated
    - Aggression/disapproval towards women's initiatives: in group setting as well as on personal level from members of leadership. Huge red flag in this time and age.
    - Lower pay: For the qualification of consultants and the quality of work they do, SKP significantly underpays and that's compared to other similar LS firms in the area (non-MBB). Hours can be slightly more than some other firms but still comparable

    Advice to Management

    Consulting is people business. Invest in people and treat them well. People who have gone on to other LS consulting firms report better culture, work-life balance and pay.


  10. "Great firm that's headed in the right direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. The responsibility that you get from day 1, and resulting opportunities, supercharge personal growth and expand business acumen very quickly.

    2. The work-life balance is leagues above that of other, larger consulting firms.

    3. Consultants take pride in their work, perform at the highest level, and because of this the company is growing fast and clients keep coming back.

    Cons

    No real downsides to working here.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support consultants that want to try new things, without a dedicated group for this we need to enable new idea generation and incremental improvement while we are actually working on projects.


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