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Simon-Kucher & Partners Reviews

Updated 12 Oct 2019

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Simon-Kucher & Partners CEO Dr. Georg Tacke
Dr. Georg Tacke
62 Ratings
Pros
  • "Most people who leave here know more about pricing strategy than your average(in 45 reviews)

  • "Super work life Balance und Gehalt(in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance can vary depending on what sector / partner you are working with(in 27 reviews)

  • "Weniger Gehalt als in anderen Beratungen(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Fantastic leadership, growing company. Right balance of stimulating work that does not take over your life.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can vary depending on what sector / partner you are working with

    Advice to Management

    None

    Simon-Kucher & Partners2019-08-12
  2. "Simon-Kucher London"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Projects are more interesting than in other firms as the topics are commercial growth ones rather than cost cutting, risk management, process optimisation

    Cons

    The growth opportunities that were present earlier from the company being small are no longer there as the company has grown. Projects are very focused on Pricing and the clientele is often limited to companies that cannot afford MBB. Salaries are much lower.

    Simon-Kucher & Partners2019-04-30
  3. 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 skills are picked up along with a strong development plan - Strategy, marketing and sales are ever-present and growing products - People are great, with a fairly flat culture and positive atmosphere - Perks are great (healthcare including dental, 6-month rotations to other offices, generous expense allowances, international training, etc)

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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
  4. Helpful (9)

    "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
  5. 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
  6. "Uprising consultancy on the edge"

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    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

    Simon-Kucher & Partners2017-09-20
  7. Helpful (3)

    "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
  8. "Great company to start"

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    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
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Dynamic, fast-growing company with unique team spirit"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Simon-Kucher & Partners

    Pros

    - Company culture: very friendly and cooperative atmosphere - Interesting projects - Continuous training opportunities - Work/Life Balance (very reasonable working hours)

    Cons

    - Niche positioning (although unbeatable in its field)

    Simon-Kucher & Partners2017-02-27
  10. "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
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