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Simon-Kucher & Partners Reviews

Updated 26 September, 2017
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  • Work life balance is sometimes forgotten but something usual for consulting industry (in 14 reviews)

  • Long hours, and pay is nowhere near the right levels for consulting (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "One of the best places to learn and grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - C IV in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - C IV in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, great people and culture. Have learnt and grown a lot here.

    Cons

    Cant think of any yet


  2. "Exceptional consulting experience in starting career out of university"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Fantastic cohort in a very motivating environment.
    - Terrific opportunity for those interested in Simon-Kucher's areas of expertise.
    - Stimulating work and projects, you'll certainly be given enough responsibility to challenge your abilities.
    - Well recognised for international opportunities.

    Cons

    - Would benefit from actively mentoring young consultants more often.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Once a great company...."

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

    I worked at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time

    Pros

    Simon-Kucher is well known for pricing and especially in the life sciences industry. During my tenure, there was a great culture among the staff who often hung out together and were collaborative.

    Cons

    Over time there cracks in the organization began to form. One of my biggest concerns is that the partners are now completely removed from the organization. They rarely attend events and, if you would like to speak with them, it is very hard to get time with them. Partners own the company and each of them thinks they are the king which creates a lot of conflict and tension. This also means that much of what the partners say is not true any more. For example, they say it is a flat organization which is supportive of individual growth but the partners are not accessible and they have been running as "up or out" for the last three years. These two trends show a clear disconnect between speaking points and the actual practice. Given how far down they are on revenue, they will probably have another round of dismissals at the end of the year (2017).

    Advice to Management

    Your people are your most important asset, if you treat them poorly you're giving up on your future.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fine Summer, Not Interested in Full Time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -The people are really nice and welcoming, and the culture is young
    -Much less travel/better hours than most consulting firms
    -Not a competitive atmosphere

    Cons

    -Nowhere near enough women in certain divisions, and the few women on the "Diversity Committee" were very defensive about it
    -Salary is eh compared to other consulting firms
    -Inadequate training for interns
    -laptops, powerpoint templates, methodology is all a little outdated

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees! Give them the tools and training to help them meet your expectations, and hire more women


  6. "Uprising consultancy on the edge"

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

    I worked at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time

    Pros

    Highly motivating environment. Great projects and good teamspirit

    Cons

    As projects are now heavily strategic, workload has increased as well. Non-monetary benefits behind big consultancy companies

    Advice to Management

    Take you first to the next level


  7. "Consultant"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great growth opportunities
    Partners are dedicated to your professional and personal growth
    Excellent experience in a relevant and growing field
    Amazing opportunities for international travel and work

    Cons

    Consulting hours
    Can be restrained by policies set by Germany head office
    Compensation improving but could be better
    Growing brand name

    Advice to Management

    Work on helping consultants who want different perspectives achieve better exit opportunitiies


  8. "Interesting place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw (Poland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw (Poland)

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

    Pros

    Hours: sometimes more (12-13h) but also normal (9-10h), very good because it is consulting, 50-60 per week
    Knowledge about pricing
    Lack of structure
    Quite good learning curve

    Cons

    Lack of structure - pros&cons - soft and nice to work in but sometimes annoying
    Salary - level of big 4 not consulting firms like big 3
    Not enough international projects

    Advice to Management

    Pay minimum 2 times more starting from the bottom of hierarchy and teach better senior consultants, managers and directors how to manage a project and also people


  9. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good salary, good environment, nice career

    Cons

    no working-life balance, a lot of work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Strong Pro's and Con's to consider"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Structured working methods and extensive pricing tools
    - High quality work

    Cons

    - Weak personal development plan
    - Apply ready made tools for clients, little problem solving for consultants

    Advice to Management

    Focus on enabling employees and improving existing staff, reduce staff turn over, rather than ambitious growth goals


  11. "Great company to start"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture, early responsibilities and interesting topics

    Cons

    Compensation could be higher to be competitive

    Advice to Management

    Make salaries more competitive


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