Kurt Salmon

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Updated Jun 19, 2014

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3.4 51 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Kurt Salmon CEO Chiheb Mahjoub

Chiheb Mahjoub

(6 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • good work-life balance and colleagues,(in 6 reviews)

  • Overall good reputation in France(in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Like all consulting firms travel is a real part of the job every week and work life balance can be a challenge(in 3 reviews)

  • Narrow definition of career progression - still a "one-size-fits-all" approach(in 3 reviews)

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    Great Company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsSmart, personable professional people. They give you a lot of flexibility as long as you perform.

    ConsTraining people who work at the client site 80% of the time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    World Class Clients & a World Class Firm

    Partner (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsOutstanding culture that values everyone who works there. Top global clients in the industries served by the firm. Company values geared towards making our people and clients successful. Rapid growth culture. Outstanding professional development opportunities.

    ConsWith rapid growth comes a struggle to attract the talent needed to support it. Can be a little slow to react to market opportunity to the fullest potential.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to communicate growth strategy clearly to all. Continue to invest in our people as we grow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good people, caring company

    Consultant (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsGreat, really intelligent people who are fun to work with and always willing to help you out. Fast paced projects for some top clients make the work interesting, even if it is a bit stressful at times. Managers and partners are open to having discussions about your personal goals and helping you achieve those as long as you ask.

    ConsDoesn't have the same brand as some other consultancies, which may make pursuing other opportunities later in your career slightly more challenging.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to push towards globalization of the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Financial Services Consulting

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSmall; as a result there are opportunities to grow. Easy to get to know everyone who works ther.

    ConsSmall, FS consulting lacks scale, breadth and depth. Most of the work is concentrated with 3-4 banks. Public ownership structure doesn't allow strategic investments to build scale.

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    Principal

    Principal (Former Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsNot a ton of travel and reasonable work hours. Good office spaces and fun group of people to work with. Constant pressure to mean monthly billing targets translates to lots of visibility into the financials

    ConsPoor intellectual infrastructure. Limited differentiation between the top and bottom performers for bonuses and career progression. Publicly traded means monthly and half-year results are the focus, limiting the long-term perspectives

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Kurt Salmon - Financial Services: awful

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- a few great junior resources who are eager to learn

    Cons- practice has no clear direction
    - very low potential for career growth
    - no say in staffing regardless of prior work experience or career development goals
    - extremely top heavy
    - extremely high turnover especially with junior resources
    - terrible employee morale
    - legacy retail consumer consulting firm "Kurt Salmon Associates" was merged with financial and IT consulting firm "Ineum" in late 2010/early 2011. the firm remains extremely segregated
    - non existent training program. all training involves shoe horning financial services consultants into existing retail training. zero value add. not even applicable
    - management is completely out of touch. not true consulting work, all projects are staff augmentation/contractor type relationships
    - management has zero investment in employees. concerns are completely ignored. blind eye turned to feedback from all resources
    - the financial practice remains very small with barely any growth in the past years
    - client base is extremely weak. almost all engagements are with 1 client. high risk for job security if any issues were to arise
    - zero loyalty at all levels. management is cutthroat, only obsessed with who receives credit for work. fosters no team loyalty from junior resources who are abused and berated
    - mistreatment of resources. clear nepotism and favoritism for legacy French employees
    - non present and regularly absent management
    - rampant abuse of billing and expense best practices

    Advice to Senior Management- listen to your employees
    - more transparency from management. better communication
    - better treatment and development of junior resources
    - implement a proper review process including reviewee-reviewer feedback

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    GFS and CIOA - no distinguished culture. terrible project range. extremely french.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsSome good people (very experienced)
    cozy office
    good benefits

    Conscrazy hours
    no variety/diversity in projects

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging work, fantastic culture and respect for employees

    Manager (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsChallenging work promotes growth and the partners are very accessible to help when needed. The people are the best I've ever worked with. They're extremely smart, yet not pretentious like you'll find at other firms. If you want to develop your skills this is the place for you.

    ConsTypical consulting cons: a lot of travel and hours can be long (though not terrible)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pretty good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsColleagues and profit sharing plan

    ConsVery French influenced company and a little nepotism

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    In general good experience working at Kurt Salmon

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexibility to choose projects and lots of learning opportunities. In general nice colleagues to work with.

    ConsNot too much to say. Maybe expand the types of engagements to make the work more challenging.

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