Kline & Company

  www.klinegroup.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

12 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort all reviews by: Date Rating
in
  • Culture & Values
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Career Opportunities
  • No Opinion of CEO

4 people found this helpful  

Salary at par with industry, work environment not conducive.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

ProsThe salary is at par with the industry standards

ConsAlthough, the salary is at par with the industry standards, the work culture is not conducive , specifically for, joining at consultant/senior consultant level. No formally defined reporting structure, and hierarchy makes it extremely difficult for employees working at junior levels to get their issues sorted out.
There is an evident communication gap between Kline India employees and Kline employees across other locations. Specifically, the US and European divisions of Kline have a preconceived notion about Kline India employees, which is not very positive. While working with Kline India, one might even feel discrimination based on nationality/ethnicity.
The mid-management level employees of Kline India have no team handling/management experience. Most of the mid-level managers are graduates from Tier 4 B-schools, and lack managerial and technical aspects.
Kline India is a one man show, essentially run by the managing director, India. Each and every decision, action, and reaction revolve around the managing director. The relationship between the MD and most of the employees can be compared to a traditional feudal set-up, wherein the communication is one-sided and is only in the form of orders.
The learning opportunities are limited as syndicated report structures are rigid and traditional. New ideas are not encouraged by the managers who are redundant resources of Kline India.
For custom projects limited to no support is provided by mid level managers who are the interface between the client and consultants. Attributing to the mid level managements limited knowledge and experience, they often fail to understand and convey the actual requirements of the clients to the consultants who are responsible for end to end research related to the assignment.
For custom projects the appreciation if received by the client belongs to the managers and all shortcomings/issues are channeled directly towards the consultant.
Join at project manager or above levels if compensation is your only concern. Also be ready to please the Managing Director with frequent ego massages and transcend similar feudal mentality driven management to people down the hierarchy.

Advice to Senior ManagementReality check on the calibre of Mid-management is required.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

    4 people found this helpful  

    The place does not encourage learning

    (Former Employee)

    I worked at Kline & Company full-time


    Pros: Maximum part of an employee's salary comes as take-home Cons: Firstly there is no respect for experienced professionals. The people recruited freshly are taught how to butter people rather than how to work. The project… Advice to Senior Management: Recruit people worthy of the positions at the top levels of management. Promote the ones who actually… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

    2 people found this helpful  

    Great work/life balance and interesting work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Kline & Company full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: There are several perks that I have seen with Kline, noted below: Access to Kline Senior Leadership – Kline is a non-hierarchical organization, all levels of… Cons: Has the typical challenges of a small company - low purchasing leverage for healthcare and other benefits - smaller external budget for IT, training, etc.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
There are newer reviews on Kline & Company.

Worked for Kline & Company? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.