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Updated February 7, 2018
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Kline & Company Chairman and CEO Joe Tarantola
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  1. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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. Helpful (4)

    "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kline & Company full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff and easy going atmosphere

    Cons

    The company does not have structure and they do not make well-informed business decisions. Management will not add any value to your job, there is no room in this company for growth. Use the fact that this company has 2 stars to your benefit and save yourself some headaches.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of who is actually doing the work and who is not. Also really get to know the people managing your employees and how they "manage". They might not be bringing value to the roles.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Customer service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lombard, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lombard, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kline & Company full-time

    Pros

    The pay was okay. But not for the BS

    Cons

    The Manager is horrible she talks down to you. Very unprofessional not pleasant at all. They don't know how to train.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of her


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Some good and some bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kline & Company full-time

    Pros

    Kline has some great people to work for there. You can learn a lot if you're starting out there early in your career.

    However, if you have an offer from a big, MNC consulting company, I'd recommend taking that over a job with Kline.

    Cons

    Some managers are monsters, in particular, the one that's a board member, but keeps changing areas from cosmetics to current consumer products head.

    Advice to Management

    Don't keep poor managers/partners around just because they've been there for a long time. It's bad for the company and especially the employees.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Engagement Manager"

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    Former Employee - Enagement Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Enagement Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A few smart people (that doesn't include me or the senior management) and opportunity to work with smart client team

    Cons

    Unprofessional environment, As a result, several smart people left a while ago, smarter people are smart enough to not come to Kline
    No industry or functional expertise
    Those left in the company wouldn't find another job elsewhere
    No CAREER path

    Advice to Management

    Consulting staff is your asset, they go home at the end of the day and you need to treat them well to have them return the next day energized.
    New senior management team to bring new ideas for growth


  6. Helpful (6)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director/Manager
    Current Employee - Director/Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  7. "Senior Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kline & Company full-time

    Pros

    Great Work environment; Client exposure; Collaboration; Good Guidance by seniors; Travel Opportunity; work life balance

    Cons

    Growth is limited; Becomes less challenging after some time

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Nice company where you evolve really fast if you deserve it"

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    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kline & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A nice working environment where you can talk freely to your managers about the company and discuss your career plan. If you deserve to get promoted (according to the quality of your work of course), you will be. You can be in the company only for one year or five years, it does not matter if your work is good. Furthermore, it is an international and friendly atmosphere where you will meet great people.

    Cons

    Not really cons, only some intercultural management issue as you are working with other Kline offices in India and US where the management is a little bit different than the European one. However, it is a great experience to learn what is to work in global environment.


  9. "A cozy place for stagnation"

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    Current Employee - Market Research Analyst in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Market Research Analyst in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kline & Company (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Independent work, nice workplace, humane management in the Prague office

    Cons

    No in-house research capacity, little on-the-job support, errors and falsehood prevalent

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time fostering people's growth


  10. "Medium sized consulting company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kline & Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Variety of assignments
    Compared to other consultancies Friendly towards life/work balance
    Relatively flat hierarchy

    Cons

    Because of smaller size not always not always all expertise in house which means relying on external experts
    Less structure compared to large consultancies


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