Heidrick & Struggles
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www.heidrick.com Chicago, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Feb 11, 2014

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Tracy Wolstencroft

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Roller Coaster Ride

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBenefits are great and depending on the team you are with - flexible with work from home arrangements.

    ConsExecutive Team (especially the CEO) is so clueless. Puzzled why the Board of Directors have confidence with an Executive Team that runs the company to the ground.

    You will also feel like an abused spouse as there's always a lot of yelling, screaming going on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPractice what you preach.

    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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    always "on call"

    Administrative (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Pros- Nice people and collaborative work environment.

    Cons- Admin work, by nature of this business, is repetitive, bordering on boring.
    - Frequent non-work time interruptions dealing with clients and candidates who expect immediate action.

    No, I would not 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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    Great global brand

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat global brand. Has some of the best consultants in the industry today. Some practices have strong, collaborating leaders. okay

    ConsLack of management direction. Apologies for mistakes and then more mistakes. Lacks an activist Board that can insure strong leadership. Compensation programs keep changing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReturn to your entrepenurial roots. Stop adding process for the sake of having process. It is not like the company is doubling in size and therefore needs more process to be managed. Improve communication and stop relying on the same "6" people for advice and leadership roles. You have 350+ consultants - get the other 344 involved!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Associate (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsVariety of searches, top firm in indsustry, top-notch people, interesting work

    Consheirarchical, model of dedicated associate to partner can make things very good or not so good

    Advice to Senior Managementmodify model so associates are not whollly dedicated to a single partner

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    Good place to Start but don't stay too long (KMC)

    Database Analyst (Current Employee)
    Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsGood benefits, Transport, Meals, Great to start your carrer

    ConsBad appraisals, no hierarchy for promotions, high targets

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease Promote performers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    H&S as an associate in APAC

    Associate (Former Employee)

    Prosprofessional firm, opportunities to develop business acumen. There is a strong element of consulting.

    Conslearning is partner dependent, if you get a good partner, you will get better learning, thus development opportunities are not equal across the org

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind more ways to develop the staff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The KMC is a great company to start your career with.

    SRA (Former Employee)
    Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsExcellent culture.
    Hardly people are seen stretching.
    Learnings and opportunities are immense.
    Good IT setup.

    ConsSalary below industry standards.
    Work gets monotonous if you are aligned to some practices.
    Too much process driven that too with mundane processes.
    Most of the best seniors in the top management have left the organisation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople in the management should be promoted from within rather than hired from outside.

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

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    Overall, a positive experience

    SRA (Current Employee)

    ProsKnowledge gaining, sharing and multiple projects

    ConsProgression is the biggest issue

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen Policy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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