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Simon-Kucher & Partners CEO Dr. Georg Tacke
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Pros
  • "Most people who leave here know more about pricing strategy than your average(in 43 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "r viele geht die Work-life-balance auf und man arbeitet auf der Happy-Side of Consulting - f(in 27 reviews)

  • "One colleague was hospitalized due to exhaustion after several weeks of long hours and weekend work(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "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
  2. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Consultant II in London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    International, lots of exposure to interesting projects

    Cons

    Long hours, below avg. pay

    Simon-Kucher & Partners2013-02-05
  3. 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
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Employee morale low"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      Interesting projects and get to travel

      Cons

      Partners don't really care for their employees. Over-promise clients and employees work long hours.

      Simon-Kucher & Partners2015-08-27
    • "Becoming a Pricing expert"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Simon-Kucher & Partners

        Pros

        Work culture, Fast company growth, Know-how in Pricing, International orientation, Huge personal growing opportunities

        Cons

        Salary / compensation, long working hours (partly), rather unknown in the US (yet)

        Simon-Kucher & Partners2015-01-21
      • "Director"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Simon-Kucher & Partners

        Pros

        Exposure, experience and sheer fun of what we do

        Cons

        Long hours at times but expected given industry

        Advice to Management

        Better work / life balance

        Simon-Kucher & Partners2015-01-06
      • Helpful (7)

        "A good place to learn about pricing and market access"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

        Pros

        Opportunity to gain deep knowledge in pricing and market access; flat corporate structure; global rotation and collaboration opportunities; respecting data and truth in projects; friendly colleagues and great culture (US)

        Cons

        Life style can be good or bad depending on season - usually long working hours during falls and winters when there are more projects than available associates; Overall salary is low compared to other consulting firms; and promotion can be slower than what is claimed on the recruiting brochure

        Advice to Management

        1, It is difficult, but necessary to provide proper internal communications when people are laid off to maintain employees' loyalty to the firm; 2, Provide necessary support for employees hired at senior positions to avoid any potential conflicts between undergraduates who have stayed with the firm for a long time and who have "earned" their titles vs. people who land on the same position without any history with the...

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        Simon-Kucher & Partners2013-10-13
      • Helpful (7)

        "Entrepreneurial melting pot"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Incredible opportunities for individual professional advancement. Really interesting work.

        Cons

        Long hours on occasion and some travel required

        Advice to Management

        Don't let your incredibly fast growth dilute the quality of the product and damage your pristine customer image

        Simon-Kucher & Partners2013-06-06
      • Helpful (1)

        "Amazing place to work"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time

        Pros

        - The people make it worth it, there are some real characters in the office - Huge diversity of projects across different industries - A chance to become an expert on pricing - Senior leadership is excellent

        Cons

        - Long hours (but that comes with the territory and the hours are better than other firms) - Sometimes the company overall feels 'overly' german

        Simon-Kucher & Partners2012-12-11
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