Kline & Company Reviews

Updated April 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Challenging, stimulating career with a team of dedicated, talented individuals

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kline & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Kline offers friendly and collaborative professional atmosphere. Working at Kline offers the chance to build relationships with global business leaders in the industries served and assist them with key strategy for business improvement. Very exciting opportunities; each individual has the platform to shine!

    Cons

    challenge sometimes leads to long hours to get the job done right, working in virtual offices around the world, we have to make a conscientious effort to keep the flow of communication and organization at its best. This can be challenging at times.


  2. I enjoyed working for Kline

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in Prague (Czech Republic)

    I worked at Kline & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging job, very supportive and intelligent colleagues, good atmosphere at work.

    Cons

    overtime is not paid at Kline


  3. Helpful (1)

    Solid career path with opportunities to work with leaders and innovators in key industries like Energy and Chemicals.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director/Manager
    Current Employee - Director/Manager

    I have been working at Kline & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Provides opportunities to work with C-Level clients on interesting and challenging projects in an international / multi-cultural environment. A "small family" atmosphere where everyone cares about the job that they do and helping each other succeed. Great training programs and continued education, long-term career path.

    Cons

    Not a huge company so lots of multi-tasking, deadlines can be high pressure and sometimes there is a lack of internal resources. Business can be unpredictable, extreme highs and lows. Many home and virtual offices in different countries make communication a challenge.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Great work/life balance and interesting work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kline & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 leadership are approachable and available at any time for a discussion, and your ideas are heard
    Flexibility - management understands the need for work/life balance and believes that there is give and take, as long as the work gets accomplished
    Client Access – Firm cultural belief that whoever does the work/research earns the right to present it to and interact with the client
    Upward Movement – Promotions are merit-based, not need-based or time at level
    Rapid Knowledge Base Development – Work across industry and functional practices - good variety of projects, clients, and teams within the Kline organization (typical projects are around 3 months)

    Cons

    Has the typical challenges of a small company
    - low purchasing leverage for healthcare and other benefits
    - smaller external budget for IT, training, etc. than larger firms (but good support and internal initiatives)
    - less policies and formal processes established an in place than competing firms (less structured)


  6. Helpful (3)

    Medium sized management consulting company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kline & Company

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Friendly environment, most managers even senior managers are very approachable. Because of the size of the company consultants have the opportunity to take on quite some responsibility. Very good place to get consulting experience.

    Cons

    Company is not really growing sufficiently enough to allow for a long term career path, a lot of the senior slots have been filled up, not necessarily with the most qualified people.

    Advice to Management

    Be more selective in promoting the right people for the right functions some people seem to be in senior functions becasue they have been that long with the company not becasuez they have the right skill set.


  7. Good working atmosphere

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Second Officer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Second Officer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Kline & Company

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very homely with good salary

    Cons

    Work life balance is not that good

    Advice to Management

    Please change timings of the work.


  8. I have been working with the company for the past few years and the going has been smooth and steady

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kline & Company full-time

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It has been good working with Kline over the past few years - at times it's been challenging, at times relaxing

    Cons

    At times, you feel you are in the midst of nothing

    Advice to Management

    No


  9. 2 years experience with Kline

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 Management

    No


  10. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kline & Company

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work, great people and collaboration, and excellent credentials in eyes of clients. Having a publications business as well as a consulting business gives a tool hat many firms have to go outside for; consistent contact with clients due to those studies also provides benefits to the consulting team.

    Cons

    Some seniors don't pull their weight and don't engage well with juniors but this is not uniform. Sometimes lacking tools that larger firms have


  11. Good to get experience, not recommended for a career!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst- Chem and Materials in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst- Chem and Materials in Prague (Czech Republic)

    I worked at Kline & Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting research topics, Fast internet, One day home office, well-located facilities, Good laptops, comfortable offices

    Cons

    Very pyramidal work-load structure, disorganized project planning, no personal life/ work balance, mediocre project managers, a lot of office gossip, many non-paid overtime hours (or days), below the average salary (hours worked vs hours paid), often expenses "cut-backs", no career path, evaluations done based on the political relationship with the manager....

    Advice to Management

    It is a shame for a company like Kline , which has high profit margins from their offshore low-cost locations to be so stingy to not even pay its employees te salary adjustments or bonuses and constantly do cut-backs on important issues like employee education (i.e. language courses). Isn't already enough that Kline pays its offshore employees already less than a McDonalds minimum wage employee in the USA??



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