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  1. Partner

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amrop full-time

    Pros

    Very international, we cover most regions

    Cons

    The partnership model has its advantages and limits

  2. Good atmosphere but poor compensation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Seoul (South Korea)

    I have been working at Amrop full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Family-type atmosphere, not so aggressive as other recruitment companies

    Cons

    Annual bonus rather than quarterly or monthly commission, takes too long to see the results of your work

    Advice to Management

    Implement a more competitive compensation scheme

  3. Search Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Delivery Consultant in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Delivery Consultant in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Amrop full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The spoiler for you:

    This is not a global executive search firm. I repeat myself; this is not a global executive search firm as Egon or Hedrick. This is an India based executive search firm which has taken the franchise operation rights from Amrop and hence known as Amrop in India.

    • This firm is controlled by a Senior partner and her husband and decision and policies are based on moods of the partners on that day.
    • If you really keen on developing yourself in the search industry, this is one of the best firms to work with – very good on the job training, great exposure into the complete search process and exposed to all the industries.
    • A researcher or consultant with Amrop would be doing all the things in the search process as someone at the principal or consultant level in Egon would do.
    • Bad part is, you would be doing the same thing the whole life in Amrop. No career growth path for you in Amrop India beyond consultant unless you are extremely “close to” the Managing partner.

    • Specific partners are unprofessional in their behavior.
    • No industry practice or group, so you would be like jack of all trades but expert in nothing.

    Cons

    • No standards in internal policies, changes with the moods of the partners.
    • No long term growth prospects
    • You have to be in a particular gang with a specific partner to grow

    Advice to Management

    No use of Advice ..

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  5. Amrop is the place if someone wants to pursue career in executive search

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amrop

    Pros

    Immense Learning, good exposure as one gets exposed to depth and breadth of various businesses, industries and sectors. One will form huge knowledge on industries, business models etc

    Cons

    hectic work and high work pressure environment, disconnect with the business sprouts in easily, less fun activities in office, HR policies not good

    Advice to Management

    please do not consider your employee as only a resource

  6. You can excel if you have real talent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Partner in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Partner in New Delhi (India)

    I have been working at Amrop full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - research roles are very important in the business. Research role provide you great exposure to diverse corporate world. You build knowledge, personal skills, performance focus apart from exposure to handling CXO level people.
    - lots of global projects and work, so your learning is also international.
    - small firm with flat structure. Makes you responsible early.
    - culture is performance and delivery oriented.
    - fast growth and career is provided to people who perform and demonstrate capability.
    - tough business to be in.

    Cons

    - its a tough business so success does not come quickly.
    - Small firm so your weaknesses also get known.
    - nature of work has ambiguity, which you need to learn to handle.

    Advice to Management

    - invest more in marketing and brand building

  7. Not a good place for growth (Amrop India)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I worked at Amrop full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    rigorous training, good understanding of research in the executive search space

    Cons

    1. Franchisee model - Typical Indian LALA company. Run by husband and wife!
    2. Global network, but of no use, no common database, no interaction. It is not even appreciated, half the time group companies are fighting over fees!
    3. No employee development - no career path/growth path, no retention policies
    4. Horrible work culture - no work life balance ALLOWED! people are forced to come in on saturdays, work on holidays!
    5. No control in search process, all partner driven
    6. The senior consultant does the same work as a research associate!!!
    7. High attrition
    8. No worthwhile policies in place
    9. Once employed, partners think they own employees!

    Advice to Management

    You can make more money by investing in talent!

  8. Nothing to be excited

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Consultant in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Delivery Consultant in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Amrop full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    well known brand in the market, good network globally and experties

    Cons

    its a franchise operation, no universal database, high attrition and management culture

    Advice to Management

    claims of professionalism does not make you professional, need to translate strategies into realities

  9. Learn if you can, you will get opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Amrop full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Senior People, Freedom, Small Office, Fast recognition, less Hierarchy, Brand name is good, work is great if you love it...

    Cons

    Too much work, no work life balance if you looking for growth, high exits, average stay of an employee is around 2 yrs

  10. A good "Network" Executive Search Consulting group to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Delivery Consultant
    Former Employee - Delivery Consultant

    I worked at Amrop full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Wide international network, possibly # 1 or 2 in international presence
    Internationally recognized brand
    Strong local networks and expertese
    Ability for each member firm to set its own business goals and rules
    Group meetings at Partner as well as Researchers level are both fun and productive

    Cons

    No shared database of candidates
    Not enough marketing initiatives
    Bigger firms seem to have the upper hand in setting rules and decision making
    Room for improvement in area of communications between member firms

  11. good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amrop full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good to work with in Indian Operations

    Cons

    work pressure can be an issue

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