Kline & Company

  www.klinegroup.com
  www.klinegroup.com
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2 years experience with Kline

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Kline & Company

Pros

challenging work everyday, good for future career

Cons

too much dependent on cold calls to collect info, too much pressure on consultant

Advice to ManagementAdvice

No

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Kline’s website leads everyone down the garden path!

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at Kline & Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work from home option for US based employees.

    Cons

    INDUSTRIES:
    Industrial Goods and Services: Kline doesn't have a dedicated team. No project execution capability.
    Medical Equipment & Devices: Kline doesn't have a dedicated team. No project execution capability.
    Building & Construction Materials: Kline doesn't have a dedicated team. No project execution capability.
    Chemicals: High attrition rate at senior level here in the US. Few loyal clients. No capability to grow business in emerging economies.
    Automotive: Kline doesn't have a dedicated team. No project execution capability.
    Pharmaceuticals: Kline doesn't have a dedicated team. No project execution capability.
    Consumer Products: Capability limited to hair care and skin care products.
    Private Equity: Kline doesn't have a dedicated team. No project execution capability.
    Energy: Capability limited to industrial lubricants. No expertise on fuels/energy, energy storage, and emerging technologies.
    Metals & Minerals: Does only few projects on minerals now. Has potential to grow.
    Retail: Kline doesn't have a dedicated team. No project execution capability.
    Food & Nutrition: Kline doesn't have a dedicated team. No project execution capability.
    Healthcare: Kline doesn't have a dedicated team. No project execution capability.

    BUSINESS ISSUES:
    Business Growth: Capability limited to desk research and calling/generating some numbers on market and growth rate.
    China Diagnostic: Limited capability! Kline couldn't retain the best talent in the industry.
    M&A Advisory: Capability limited to preliminary screening of target companies.
    Manufacturing Competitiveness: Unethical work! Capability limited to calling employees of manufacturing companies and tricking them into revealing confidential information.
    Market Entry: Limited Capability! Needs outside resources to complete big studies.
    Innovation: Kline doesn't have a dedicated team. No project execution capability.
    Pricing & Margin Management: Limited capability! Kline doesn't track prices/has no database.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Salary at par with industry, work environment not conducive.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kline & Company full-time

    Pros

    The salary is at par with the industry standards

    Cons

    Although, 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 ManagementAdvice

    Reality check on the calibre of Mid-management is required.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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