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Simon-Kucher & Partners Consultant Reviews

Updated 3 Jun 2019

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Simon-Kucher & Partners CEO Dr. Georg Tacke
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Perfect time to join"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Company has been enjoying above-market success and growth for decades, with recent years being particularly strong. This means it is on a strong growth trajectory with a bright future, creating a real optimistic buzz in the office given the constant wins - Work is fascinating and niche providing a unique opportunity to excel beyond other areas in consulting - Despite pricing focus, all the typical consulting toolkit...

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    Cons

    - The pay is good but could be better. It is more along the lines of Big4 than top consultancy firms - Bonuses are quite low but this should be changing in the future as the company continues its success

    Advice to Management

    Increase compensation by 10% on all lower levels to retain talent

    Simon-Kucher & Partners2019-02-02
  2. Helpful (7)

    "The Pay Sucks"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get really good at Excel and Powerpoint

    Cons

    The pay is ridiculous There are ZERO women in leadership positions in most offices Sexism is rife - people are unfriendly and rude Bro culture to the max

    Advice to Management

    Promote women, build a better culture

    Simon-Kucher & Partners2019-01-28
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great after university to shape consulting skills"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fantastic after university to get very good consulting base and skills. Very dynamic and smart colleagues. Very fast growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Very pricing focused. Some projects can be repetitive.

    Simon-Kucher & Partners2017-12-12
  4. Helpful (2)

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

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time for 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

    Simon-Kucher & Partners2017-07-17
  5. "Great company to start"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Simon-Kucher & Partners for 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

    Simon-Kucher & Partners2017-06-12
  6. "Good training ground"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time

    Pros

    Great people, nice office culture in London

    Cons

    Long hours, and pay is nowhere near the right levels for consulting

    Advice to Management

    Focus on increasing pay to keep good peopel

    Simon-Kucher & Partners2016-07-15
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to work, awesome colleagues,good hours

    Cons

    Salaries aligned on Bigfour rather than Strategy houses

    Simon-Kucher & Partners2015-04-16
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Laid-back culture in London office Genuine thought leadership in pricing strategy Flat organisational structure

    Cons

    No alumni network whatsoever Limited bonus upside Brand name doesn't have recognition at level of Big 3/Big 4

    Advice to Management

    Set up an alumni network! Lots of leading price strategy people are SKP alumni, but there's absolutely nothing to help us network and catch the latest trends from pricing.

    Simon-Kucher & Partners2015-03-23
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Best in class for pricing! Lot's of focus on training and development. Great fun culture!

    Cons

    Hours can be long, which is not uncommon for a strategy firm. Benefits are not on par with competition.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your alumni network!

    Simon-Kucher & Partners2014-03-10
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Fast moving, dynamic consultancy with very strong senior management"

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    Current Employee - Consultant III in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good culture and generally good working hours for consultancy. Exciting projects with the chance to grab excellent experience at relatively junior levels, and excellent progression potential. Friendly and entrepreneurial spirit.

    Cons

    Some members of senior project management see consultants as tools, not people. Expectations can be high and work life balance can suffer on some projects.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure the focus on consultant's life balance and happiness is maintained consistently across the organisation by consistently enforcing standards to project management. Try to maintain the entrepreneurial culture and not get bogged down in formal processes and cost cutting.

    Simon-Kucher & Partners2013-07-10
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