Simonkucher : Vida e Trabalho

Work is important, but it is not everything. We believe in a balanced lifestyle, and we don’t evaluate our associates by the number of hours they spend at a desk. Yes, we work hard; we travel a lot and have to deal with time pressure. But this is just the nature of the job, and we don’t push it over the top. And that’s not all.

flexibilidade

Nossos funcionários podem adotar um modelo de trabalho híbrido com uma combinação de trabalho no escritório, remoto e no cliente. Este modelo é baseado em três princípios fundamentais: flexibilidade, confiança e suporte. Entendemos que todos os nossos funcionários têm preferências de trabalho diferentes, bem como demandas em suas vidas pessoais, portanto, oferecemos aos nossos funcionários mais flexibilidade para atender a essas preferências e demandas. Sempre operamos com base na confiança, valorizando a liberdade empresarial - temos confiança em nossos colegas para identificar as melhores maneiras de colaborar e cooperar uns com os outros e com os clientes. Por último, mas não menos importante, reconhecemos que o trabalho remoto nos trouxe novos desafios - estamos comprometidos em fornecer aos nossos funcionários o suporte necessário para o trabalho híbrido, tanto em termos de custos relacionados ao trabalho remoto quanto em treinamento e ferramentas. Sua vida pode dar voltas inesperadas, trazer novas situações ou crises. Fazemos o possível para encontrar uma solução, seja um modelo de trabalho flexível, uma licença ou uma transferência de escritório. Temos muitos exemplos de trabalhadores de meio período e ajudamos muitos colaboradores a se mudarem e ingressarem em outros escritórios, se sua situação pessoal assim o exigir. Como não gostamos de regulamentações excessivas e preferimos soluções individuais, somos mais flexíveis a esse respeito do que muitas outras consultorias. Depois de contratá-lo, queremos mantê-lo a bordo - e feliz. Sinta-se à vontade para dar sua sugestão e nós nos esforçaremos para que funcione.

Career and Family

Starting a family is a big turning point in everyone’s life, and it is not easy to combine the needs of a young child with the requirements of a consultant’s job. Other people may struggle to balance work with taking care of elderly or sick family members.

Because we hire many women and men who want an active role in their family life, we have become more flexible over the past several years about part-time arrangements for parents and caregivers. Yes, the topic is still challenging for us, as it is for the entire consulting industry. But we are confident that we will find a solution for you if you need it.  

While part-time jobs at other consultancies appear to be synonymous to doing back-office work, our part-time employees may continue to work on challenging projects and can also advance in their career. We even have a part-time Partnership model that allows a Partner to work 3 days per week for two years. Again, we don’t look at hours spent in the office or billed to the client, but at your contributions and performance.

     

Leaves

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.

Fun

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.