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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.


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.


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.


Who? That’s the reputation...


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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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