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Helpful (1)

Amazing people, challenging work, creative consulting

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I have been working at Ketchum Change full-time (more than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Recommends
Positive Outlook

Pros

I've been at KPC for over a year and the organization has done a complete 180. With a team that is 95% new, yet still has history and roots from Stromberg Consulting, along with outstanding leadership, our boutique consultancy has turned into a power house for innovative change management thinking, the highest standards of client service and break through thought leadership.

The team is made up of smart, fun and motivated consultants. The culture is set up to be supportive for those starting off a career path and entrepreneurial for those looking to use their experience to bring fresh ideas and insights to client challenges. And, for a typical consulting firm, the travel model is much more manageable which allows you to still have a home base the majority of the time.

With the collaboration and backing of Ketchum, we have a strong foundation as a communications firm, but targeted expertise in change management, organizational effectiveness and employee communications/engagement. Our projects are grounded in Change/OD methodology with the expectation and room to create innovative and unique solutions for each different project.

Cons

There are the typical work/life balance challenges that come with any consulting job. Although the travel is about 30-40% (rather than 100%), we are still in a client service focused role, which often requires more than a typical 9-5 day. Since we are a small team and our business is growing very fast (which is great), we are working in a fast-paced environment and often are balancing multiple projects at once. On the flip side, this allows a lot of opportunity for career growth and the ability to be challenged. Additionally, to address the commitment and hard work, the leadership team promotes flexibility in work schedules and is really great about encouraging and supporting work/life balance to the extent possible in this industry.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    A great consultancy squandered

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Ketchum Change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Overall a great team of talent from the legacy Stromberg Consulting group. Work consists of some great brands from the Ketchum and Omnicom roster.

    Cons

    Leaders who grew up in the PR business trying to run a consultancy. Increasingly an internal communications shop with a culture, benefits, development and leadership being driven by the PR mothership.

    Advice to Management

    Ketchum has struggled for nearly 10 years to integrate the former Stromberg Consulting, with a rotating door of 7 leaders in 9 years. They are now losing even more ground as they struggle to integrate the Pleon communications shop.

  2. Excellent Place to Start/Continue your Consulting Career

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at Ketchum Change

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best part about K-Change is that no matter your role or level within the organization, you have a voice. Its a great place to start a career in consulting, as you're able to grow within the organization and learn from an amazing team of peers and leaders. You get an opportunity to contribute directly to projects, interact with colleagues and clients and build your brand. Once you gain the experience and confidence that you need to be able to lead projects and manage relationships, there are plenty of opportunities for growth within the organization. Overall an excellent place to work and grow

    Cons

    Just like any other place, it takes time to get comfortable and find your voice. However, the great part about K-Change is that they understand that and that everyone develops at different paces, so there's less overall pressure from the beginning

    Advice to Management

    Continue on the path that you're headed in. I see the business of K-Change continuing to grow and the work culture and opportunities continuing to get better and better as time goes on

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