Heidrick & Struggles
3.2 of 5 71 reviews
www.heidrick.com Chicago, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 26, 2014

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Tracy Wolstencroft

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Best days are ahead

    Partner (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsCollegial and smart culture with great mix of experienced and younger talent
    Reassertion itself as an innovator in leadership advisory
    Truly global and allows for experiences across various industries and geographies
    New CEO is good, like all new ceo's! Has been well received by the rank and file
    A work hard play hard environment

    ConsTechnology is getting better but still some kinds in new crm tool
    Expectations are high and some can get dismayed by the workload

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay the course

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best firm in the industry

    Engagement Manager (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat working environment; exciting searches; best colleagues in the business

    ConsNone - the new CEO is great

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Solid company, heading in a good direction

    Associate (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsThere is plenty of potential for upward mobility. If you work hard, you can get rewarded for it by promotions and bonuses.

    ConsThere might be some long hours at times, but there is also a lot of flexibility in your schedule at the same time.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone right now

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Corporate is not respected nor rewarded

    Corporate Management (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGood people, good location (close to Union Station)

    ConsConstant leadership turnover, poor management and lack of fairness

    Advice to Senior ManagementKill your egos and start being ethical

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place for associates to grow. All negative reviews are from Executive Assistants...

    Associate (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat access to the worlds business leaders. Partners here are world class. The worlds best companies will contact you and try to recruit you. Great possibilities to grow into a consultant and become promoted.

    ConsLong hours, usually 8.30 to 7.30 in the office and then work from home. High intensity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake more time to develop your Associates. Take them to pitches and bring them into your offices.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with.

    ConsWhy is stock price low?

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    Only brand name value left

    Partner (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsIt still helps to say that one has worked for Heidrick & Struggles, because the brand name has some historic cache even though the actual product has declined so significantly. Ironically, Heidrick in recent years trained(at its expense) a generation of top-notch executive search consultants who then either left or were let go and ended up being star power in other firms, including their own -- now taking business away from H&S.

    ConsSimply terrible leadership from its recently-departed CEO Kevin Kelly who was reviled and disrespected for years until an apparently clueless Board of Directors realized it. They must have been asleep at the wheel because everyone internally knew Kelly was in way over his head from the get-go,

    Advice to Senior ManagementShame on the BOD for permitting management to steadily run the firm into the ground. Stockholders should hold the Board accountable for the serious loss in stock value and remove the whole lot.who have been at the scene of this crime!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall concept

    Finance (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat company with good history

    ConsShould continue to improve to meet up with the challenge of the economy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work - Team is very collaborative, screamers, SOBs are shown the door

    Senior Associate (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsStrong mentoring if you seek it out, collaborative environment, practices pull together and won't let a client/search team down by putting more resources where needed.

    ConsBe prepared to work at all hours. 110% is expected.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Quite Good

    Senior Associate (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsMeet interesting people; flexibility; allow telecommuting

    ConsOne track for growth opportunities; more difficult on West Coast

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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