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Simon-Kucher & Partners Reviews

Updated 13 Jun 2019

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Simon-Kucher & Partners CEO Dr. Georg Tacke
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  1. Helpful (20)

    "Would advise to stay away from SKP LS in Boston"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My overall suggestion is to look elsewhere. But for fairness sake: 1) Clearly established as the No 1 pricing expert. With that comes optimized/standardized methodologies and ton of internal knowledge/experience to reference 2) Collegiality among consultants/below partner level which makes day-to-day pains slightly less painful (see cons) 3) Global project scope: whether you like it or not, you will become familiar...

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    Cons

    Many cons, and it all comes down to this: SKP US treats its people extremely poorly, and at the end of the day all of the pros are definitely not worth the stress/frustration/hours of work, also provided that there are many other quality LS consulting firms in the US who hire similar caliber of talent. Few salient examples: firing people (whether it be new-ish hires with less than a year with the firm or firing consultants...

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    Advice to Management

    I feel it's too late and evidently despite losing many competent consultants in the last year or so, often times to competitors, SKP doesn't seem interested in correcting its course. I'd advise consultants to look elsewhere at this point.

    Simon-Kucher & Partners2018-11-13
  2. "Good company to work for"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      Entrepreneurial spirit, flat hierarchy, young teams

      Cons

      Life balance, limited mentoring program

      Simon-Kucher & Partners2018-10-16
    • "Good consultancy"

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      Current Employee - Director in Barcelona
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Work life balance better than in other firms

      Cons

      Remuneration is worst than in other forms

      Advice to Management

      Keep it up.

      Simon-Kucher & Partners2018-09-28
    • "Consultant"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time

      Pros

      Great culture, bright and dedicated employees, opportunity for responsibility early, opportunity to specialize in pricing and packgaing

      Cons

      compensation, engagements with compressed timelines, lack of employees with lots of experience at company

      Advice to Management

      Do what it takes to retain talent - comp, longer projects etc.

      Simon-Kucher & Partners2018-09-10
    • Helpful (3)

      "Opportunity Growth unbalanced by Company (employee) groth"

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      Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great coworkers Work in an innovative space with some of the most pertinent companies Generally supportive, educational environment

      Cons

      Project Opportunity /Growth is outpacing company growth, resulting in a lot of pressure on consultants Bonus and salary do not reflect expected commitments, especially when compared to other consulting firms Point 1 and 2 result in an absence of middle management, which puts more pressure and permits less education on the job than optimal

      Advice to Management

      Hire more people Align benefits / salary to market equivalents Try to think long term strategy rather than just keeping afloat

      Simon-Kucher & Partners2018-07-29
    • Helpful (11)

      "My worst work experience in a multi-decade career"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Really smart people and true expertise in pricing. Great spirit among people at the peer level at communal events. Great exposure to clients at high levels in their organizations. Consultants get lots of face time with partners. Good snacks in the kitchen. Travel is much less than at other similar firms. Some truly top-tier clients. Can get long-term international (mostly European) assignments. The firm is truly respected...

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      Cons

      Staffing is a major issue: - High turnover rates. I was surprised how much recruiting happened in the U.S. for the size of the firm. There’s a burst of hiring at the end of each academic year as almost all new hires come straight from college (undergrad and masters/PhD programs). I was told that it was due to growth, but I later came to realize that rather it’s because turnover is incredibly high. When people leave...

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      Advice to Management

      Advice will fall on deaf ears, so I'm not sure it's worth the effort.

      Simon-Kucher & Partners2018-08-09
    • "Senior consultant"

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

      I worked at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Strong growth that enable consultants to grow and learn fastly Great management team Interesting business opportunities

      Cons

      Strong personal investment needed but a good work life balance can be maintained

      Simon-Kucher & Partners2018-07-09
    • "Number one in the market for Top-line projects within the strategy consulting segment"

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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 topics - Salary - International exposure

      Cons

      - Work/Life balance - Hard MBA sponsorship

      Advice to Management

      Make sure to keep the fast track career option available within the organization to remain competitive with top 3 strategy consulting firms

      Simon-Kucher & Partners2018-06-21
    • Helpful (2)

      "Consulting experience"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time

      Pros

      Good knowledge about pricing and retail

      Cons

      Unhealthy working environment and work/life balance

      Simon-Kucher & Partners2018-07-25
    • "Great place to work!"

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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

        Great colleagues, interesting projects, exciting work!

        Cons

        Nothing that I can point my finger so far

        Simon-Kucher & Partners2018-06-15
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