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Updated April 15, 2015
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Simon-Kucher & Partners co CEO Dr. Georg Tacke and Dr. Klaus Hilleke
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Pros
  • Acceptable work/life balance compared to other consultancies (e (in 7 reviews)

  • Friendly and entrepreneurial spirit (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Heavy workload, difficult to maintain a positive work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Long hours, particularly of late (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Becoming a Pricing expert

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Simon-Kucher & Partners

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

    Pros

    Work culture, Fast company growth, Know-how in Pricing, International orientation, Huge personal growing opportunities

    Cons

    Salary / compensation, long working hours (partly), rather unknown in the US (yet)

  2. Fast growing company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Simon-Kucher & Partners

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Known for pricing consulting but is expanding in strategy, marketing and sales consulting areas. Consultants are bright and smart people.

    Cons

    Morale sometimes are low due to heavy work load and not enough attention from upper management. Depending on which partner you work with, project experience can be vast different. Relatively high churn rate.

    Advice to Management

    Please take care of your people.

  3. Simon Kucher in a nutshell

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great expert on pricing, bundling & packing and a series strategy related to sales

    Cons

    Low pay, promotion decision is not transparent, terrible bosses hard to reach and not so supportive

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  5. Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Simon-Kucher & Partners

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

    Pros

    Exposure, experience and sheer fun of what we do

    Cons

    Long hours at times but expected given industry

    Advice to Management

    Better work / life balance

  6. Great learning and growth opportunities, leaders in pricing

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant
    Former Employee - Office Assistant

    I worked at Simon-Kucher & Partners part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    You can really learn a lot because it's a relatively small but growing company. Senior consultants and managers are actively engaged in training new employees. The working environment fosters collaboration (in my office the colleagues were really friendly and talented)

    Cons

    The work/life balance is not optimal.

  7. Great Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time

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

    Pros

    Friendly, Collaborative, Hardworking, Very smart and diligent

    Cons

    not a very strong brand name yet

  8. Helpful (2)

    A dynamic, fast-growing company with great opportunities for advancement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Smart, energetic, team-based environment makes going to the office every day a truly enjoyable and fulfilling experience

    Cons

    Heavy workload, difficult to maintain a positive work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Align base salaries with the rest of the consulting industry

  9. Helpful (4)

    Learn pricing and that's about it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Simon-Kucher & Partners

    Pros

    Some useful frameworks for thinking around pricing problems

    Cons

    Stilted thinking and sub-optimal assignment of resources to projects

  10. Helpful (4)

    A good place to learn about pricing and market access

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to gain deep knowledge in pricing and market access; flat corporate structure; global rotation and collaboration opportunities; respecting data and truth in projects; friendly colleagues and great culture (US)

    Cons

    Life style can be good or bad depending on season - usually long working hours during falls and winters when there are more projects than available associates; Overall salary is low compared to other consulting firms; and promotion can be slower than what is claimed on the recruiting brochure

    Advice to Management

    1, It is difficult, but necessary to provide proper internal communications when people are laid off to maintain employees' loyalty to the firm; 2, Provide necessary support for employees hired at senior positions to avoid any potential conflicts between undergraduates who have stayed with the firm for a long time and who have "earned" their titles vs. people who land on the same position without any history with the firm; 3, Invest time (thus money) to seriously focus on expansion into new practices - operating at 100% under fire fight mode is not efficient - it is important to staff people on getting new business opportunities and accept/honor the fact that these people will not be efficient in generating revenue ifor the near term

  11. Helpful (6)

    Entrepreneurial melting pot

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Simon-Kucher & Partners full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Incredible opportunities for individual professional advancement. Really interesting work.

    Cons

    Long hours on occasion and some travel required

    Advice to Management

    Don't let your incredibly fast growth dilute the quality of the product and damage your pristine customer image

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