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Kline & Company Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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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 (6)

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

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    • 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.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Medium sized management consulting company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great work/life balance and interesting work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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)


  5. Helpful (1)

    "I enjoyed working for Kline"

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    overtime is not paid at Kline


  6. "Medium sized consulting company"

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    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


  7. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. 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.


  9. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  10. "2 years experience with Kline"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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


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