Katzenbach Partners Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Blundering firm with blundering partners

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    Former Employee - Principal
    Former Employee - Principal

    I worked at Katzenbach Partners

    Pros

    this is a great place for junior consultants, students fresh out of undergrad programs. At higher levels promotions to principal level is quite questionable, external hiring is quite random as well. Some partners are good at what they do

    Cons

    Very territorial whereas one would expect a small firm to be more cohesive. most partners could not survive in larger tier 1 strategy firms. everyone works a level or two below their official title - most times!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    its one thing to talk about empathy and informal networks and quite another putting it in practice. most of the firm is pretty much on different pages, with some offices reading different books altogether. Boy has Booz inherited a mess

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    MBAs stay away!

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Senior Associate  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at Katzenbach Partners

    Pros

    It's a job in management consulting

    Cons

    Poor culture and little to no opportunity for learning, talented people leave within 1 year, work-life balance much worse than other firms with 80+ hr weeks typical, MBA-level skills not valued, too many 24-27 year olds with little business experience in senior positions of leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to retain MBAs--business capabilities not there for people who came in through undergraduate channels

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Not the best place - analysts empowered but dangerous (no real world/business skills)

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Senior Associate
    Former Employee - Senior Associate

    I worked at Katzenbach Partners

    Pros

    This is a great place for someone fresh out undergraduate program. It will teach you a lot and thrust immense responsibility on your shoulders. But its not a place for experience folks or those with an MBA

    Cons

    not rigorous in the practice. extremely stilted towards undergraduates. everyone works a level or two below their job title. managers are useless

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there is a reason other consulting firms are successful. its not just about the icing. the cake needs to be meaningful as well. short on talent is not made up for through a one-trick informal management pony.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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