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What’s the real reputation of Simon-Kucher? If you’re an American in a B list large consulting firm, would they help you move up the reputation ladder a bit? The goal is to get into a MBB eventually.

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Solid firm. Strategy shop with expertise in pricing. Well above B4 in terms of prestige / interesting work. Pay is low compared to MBB and T2. Pay should be well above B4. In the current environment, if you can’t make it to MBB from a B4 without the SKP stepping stone, you’re prob not cut out for it.

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Agree with all the above except it’s a good option for someone looking for a firm focused on growth and pricing work. MBB is expanding its offerings similar to the B4…some of those B4folks may be tired of that big firm / competing interests type of environment.

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They're largely regarded as the best pricing firm, so if that's your niche, then it's strong. May be more challenging for general consulting.

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Who? That’s the reputation...

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I interviewed there and turned down the offer. I wouldn’t consider them better than B4 MC. Pay was VERY low.

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Their Director was less than a B4 manager

Ehh, think it depends on your current level of seniority / what you're interested in. I've had recruiters from Bain & BCG reach out but it's typically for Expert / Specialist Consultant roles (focus on pricing) as opposed to the generalist path. If you're interested in pricing strategy / organic growth strategy then I think SKP is great. If you just want to get to MBB then 1) network & apply or 2) get an MBA since those are both much clearer paths

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Also at Deloitte and had a recruiter reach out. Unsure if the jump would be worth it

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He’ll make a big splash with the 70s show and then help you focus on investing. Oh wait, thinking about Ashton.

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Yea seems like they must be recruiting hard then. I’ve heard their salary range is low but they make up for it by giving you more responsibility at a lower level so you learn quicker. Seems like you just do more work for less money.

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Reputation is solid for pricing, it’s got a decent rep in pharma, couldn’t comment on it in other industries

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Recruiter reached out to me about them. They do seem to have some smart people, but not sure that the jump would help.

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