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Kurt Salmon Reviews

Updated May 20, 2018
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  1. "Pre-Accenture Buyout"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kurt Salmon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Internal and Corporate staff were exceptional.

    Cons

    Sometimes it was a high pressure environment.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Positive experience working for Kurt Salmon"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kurt Salmon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some amazing projects (sometimes needed to network / leverage relationships to get staffed on the right opportunities). Really great people and culture. Engagement managers / clients generally respected work-life balance (although some projects were worse than others). My colleagues at KS were (are) some of my closest friends.

    Cons

    Potential to travel every week (not always a Con, but it's the reality). Unless you live in New York.

    Your career path is in many ways shaped by the projects that are being sold (need to be very clear about your career goals to make sure you can get the experiences you need to grow).

    While I was there, some projects were poorly scoped / resourced. Some projects were overstaffed and people were underutilized -- this was frustrating. On many projects there was the opposite problem. Probably par for the course for any consulting firm.

  3. "Mixed encounters with superior ethics and competence down to questionable motive and deceit with dangerous ineptness."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kurt Salmon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of their senior people (Sr. Mgrs +) are the best in the business in terms of expertise, leadership, mentoring, ethics and value. Working alongside these folks can be quite an experience if one is open to learning from them, from the example they set.

    Cons

    Just like in any org, there are some D and F level players, even in the senior roles who were typically hired from outside. Some have been asked to leave by more than 3 clients, squandered millions in client money yet remain at the org in highly visible leadership positions.

    Advice to Management

    Hold partners and directors accountable to the same (at least) or a higher standard than the rest of the organization. Many people at that level are resting on their laurels, abusing their title to mistreat staff or escape unscathed when they make costly mistakes that cost the company people, reputation, revenue and time/money to the clients.


  4. "Decent Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kurt Salmon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good salary, challenging projects and nice people

    Cons

    clicks within groups can be observed


  5. "Great culture."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kurt Salmon full-time

    Pros

    People, culture of learning and development

    Cons

    Limited control over your staffing


  6. "Generally OK place to work - GFS"

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

    I worked at Kurt Salmon full-time

    Pros

    Some interesting projects, close-knit community / family feel, generally collaborative, good team spirit among the junior consultants

    Cons

    Limited work-life balance, indifferent management (at best), mediocre bonus and raise

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training and growing the junior consultants; nurture a stronger culture / team-building spirit among the managers


  7. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kurt Salmon full-time

    Pros

    Lots of pace and projects

    Cons

    Management structure overseas which created leadership challenges

  8. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kurt Salmon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good employees, Good culture, Great Benefits

    Cons

    Low base for office support employees, Management needs to be more transparent, little to no communication between consultants and back office support team, no room for advancement, primarily focused on consultants

    Advice to Management

    Focus on all your employees development, build better relationships between support teams and consultants, provide proper training


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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

    I have been working at Kurt Salmon full-time

    Pros

    Positive and engaging culture. Good work life balance. My opinions seem to be heard and respected and I management keeps an open door policy.

    Cons

    Opportunities for growth are small but do exist. Top down communication is lacking and could be better executed. Limited knowledge of direction and vision for company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Unfair evaluation,Poor Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kurt Salmon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Opportunity for retail ,especially SCM and Logistic solution
    Omnichannel solution
    With little track record and utilization, Partners promote Senior manager/Manager with their favoric evaluation
    Overestimate Partner's Capability

    Cons

    Only limited solution so career opportunity is very limited,especially within SCM divison.
    Poor Management and Leadership.
    Poor Compensation
    Haughty attitude of backoffice
    Poor Consumer Goods Indsutry knowledge

    Advice to Management

    Change CEO and COO at once.Accenture management team control them with track record and utilization


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