Heidrick & Struggles

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Heidrick & Struggles Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
77 Reviews
3.2
77 Reviews
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Tracy Wolstencroft
6 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Access to the top, brand name gets you in - (in 5 reviews)

  • Good benefits, Transport, Meals, Great to start your carrer (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Expect to work long hours and be on-call 7 days per week (in 3 reviews)

  • Puzzled why the Board of Directors have confidence with an Executive Team that runs the company to the ground (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best days are ahead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Partner  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Partner in New York, NY

    I have been working at Heidrick & Struggles full-time

    Pros

    Collegial 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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best firm in the industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Heidrick & Struggles full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None - the new CEO is great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Solid company, heading in a good direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Heidrick & Struggles full-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none right now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Corporate is not respected nor rewarded

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Management  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Corporate Management in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Heidrick & Struggles full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people, good location (close to Union Station)

    Cons

    Constant leadership turnover, poor management and lack of fairness

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kill your egos and start being ethical

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Heidrick & Struggles full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Quick Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Heidrick & Struggles

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Why is stock price low?

    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Only brand name value left

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Partner  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Partner in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Heidrick & Struggles full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It 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.

    Cons

    Simply 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 ManagementAdvice

    Shame 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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall concept

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Finance in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Heidrick & Struggles full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company with good history

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Heidrick & Struggles full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Strong 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quite Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Heidrick & Struggles

    Pros

    Meet interesting people; flexibility; allow telecommuting

    Cons

    One track for growth opportunities; more difficult on West Coast

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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