Simonkucher : Work and Life
Your life may take unexpected turns or bring about new situations or crises. We do our utmost to find a solution, whether it’s a flexible working model, a leave of absence or an office transfer. We have many examples of part-time workers and employees who partly work from home. We have helped many associates relocate and join another office if their personal situation required it.
Since we don’t like excessive regulations and prefer individual solutions, we are more flexible in this respect than many other consultancies. Once we have hired you, we want to keep you on board – and happy. Our flexible working models are generally open to everyone who needs them. Feel free to come up with your suggestion, and we strive to make it work.
Career and Family
We know that consultants who are starting a family or taking care of relatives need flexibility to keep their careers on track. We’re committed to providing ours with custom-made solutions so that they can play an active role in family life without falling behind on the job. As a company that’s gender-blind and inclusive, we do our best to foster a culture both family-friendly and conducive to employee well-being.
A reduction in hours doesn’t necessarily mean limited responsibilities or less stimulating assignments. At Simon-Kucher, we ensure you continue to work on challenging projects that take your career to the next level. And that goes right to the top: Our part-time partnership model even allows our Partners to work three days a week for two years. We know that a healthy work/life balance strengthens the long-lasting bonds that unite our team.
Our efforts establish the foundation for a gender-equitable workplace, one that empowers everyone on the team to turn the contest between the personal and the professional into a mutual win situation. And both women as well as men who take off for parental leave take up right where they left off – back in action, with their careers on track.
You need time and space to do something outside of your work? An approved leave of absence gives you the opportunity to go on an extended journey, expand your maternity or paternity leave, do a non-work-related educational program, or just spend some time with family and friends.
Office Transfers and Rotations
Office transfers and rotations are open to all associates who have spent some time at Simon-Kucher. As with most things at Simon-Kucher, we focus on common sense and the project’s needs rather than long waiting lists and inflexible procedures. Let us know well in advance if you would like to work in another country, and give us time to find the right opportunity for you.
Let’s be honest: If work is no fun, you won’t stay with us for long. While we take our work for clients seriously, our associates make sure that it is fun too. They enjoy office outings, Friday night gatherings in the office kitchen, after-work activities, charity events, and ski trips with colleagues. This culture of camaraderie helps make us a great place to work.
We have several annual company events and office celebrations, but we are unique in having a yearly World Meeting that brings together all of our associates for several days of work and fun. Along with global practice meetings, knowledge exchanges and training sessions, this meeting also includes soccer tournaments, off-sites and – last but not least – our big annual holiday party. The more our company grows, the more we value meeting and knowing our associates personally.