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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. 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 (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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Pros and cons of SKP"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at Simon-Kucher & Partners

    Pros

    Small company growing in niche market (pricing), has an international expansion strategy in all types of industries. . . .

    Cons

    All the usual downsides of a small company : no formal processes, too much freedom given to the partners who see consultants as disposable

    Advice to Management

    No comment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Simon-Kucher & Partners2010-06-07
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Solid firm to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of pricing expertise. Focused on pricing

    Cons

    Does not have the brand reputation

    Simon-Kucher & Partners2019-05-09
  7. "Great consulting company"

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    Current Employee - Director in Paris
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - working environment (eg. work/ life balance ; culture) - client exposure - strong market positioning (pricing, sales & marketing strategy) with a clear "brand awareness" - tools & methods

    Cons

    - lack of dedicated support resources (e.g. Digital Teams, etc...) for all offices

    Simon-Kucher & Partners2019-04-26
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start a career and be part of very fast growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've worked at Simon-Kucher & Partners for several years. It's more than doubled in the last ~5 or so and the team here is definitely a huge part of that growth. There are many opportunities to take on a lot of responsibility early and get a huge amount of exposure both to internal leadership at the company as well as client leadership (e.g. speaking with and presenting to C-suite). It's also a great way to become...

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    Cons

    Due to the company's fast growth, the team can certainly feel some of the growing pains associated with it. Those being that the busy season can be very busy and utilization can be very high for a long time followed by a short period of being on the "beach". There's definitely a steep learning curve here, but for most that's a mix of being a pro/con because it also leads to a lot of experience early on in your career.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to align with growth Pay more attention to the "little" things that can make a big difference in every day working life

    Simon-Kucher & Partners2019-04-12
  9. 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
  10. "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
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