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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. Helpful (1)

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    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
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to learn"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Simon-Kucher & Partners

      Pros

      Good people, interesting projects. The work life balance was ok for a consultancy firm and people were encouraged to be involved in all aspects of a project.

      Cons

      Pay wasn't great, promotion based on how well you got on with Partners rather than ability in role.

      Simon-Kucher & Partners2015-08-25
    • 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
    • "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
    • "Senior Consultant"

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      Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Brussels
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      International opportunities Growth mindset Prep for Scale-Ups

      Cons

      Low Salary level Work-Life Balance Small teams

      Simon-Kucher & Partners2019-04-17
    • Helpful (2)

      "Awesome, innovative and quickly growing company to work for"

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      Current Employee - Consultant in Frankfurt am Main
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      - Steep learning and fast career opportunities - Appreciating and flat culture with great colleagues - Support of (international) rotation programmes - High acceptance of new ideas / innovations - To my experience, project leaders care about a healthy work/life balance

      Cons

      - Strong focus on pricing (you should know that you will become a specialist)

      Advice to Management

      - Nice to have: Improve HR and processes

      Simon-Kucher & Partners2019-03-10
    • "Good working environment, perks could be better"

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      Current Employee - Consultant IV 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Overall OK work life balance for consulting, but late nights in the office and all-nighters are not unheard of Great company culture Decent flexibility with regards to working hours and location

      Cons

      Overall package is lower than other consulting firms

      Advice to Management

      Increase compensation and make it even easier for staff to manage their time as they wish

      Simon-Kucher & Partners2019-03-11
    • "Good place to start"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      - A lot of ownership - Growing rapidly as an individual - International opportunity

      Cons

      - Salary is below average for Luxembourg - Harsch culture - No work life balance

      Simon-Kucher & Partners2019-03-20
    • "Challenging projects, great to learn"

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      Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Barcelona
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Exposure to real challenges, learning by doing

      Cons

      Conditions, too many trips and unclear bonus calculation system. Poor work life balance

      Simon-Kucher & Partners2019-02-28
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great place to have a first job from school"

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      Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Rapid learning environment, early opportunity, excellent people

      Cons

      Work life balance is something you have to be willing to give up

      Advice to Management

      Continue promoting those who excel and giving opportunities for responsibility

      Simon-Kucher & Partners2018-12-19
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