CTPartners
3.7 of 5 10 reviews
www.ctnet.com New York, NY 150 to 499 Employees

CTPartners Reviews

Updated Mar 25, 2014

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CTPartners Chairman and CEO Brian M. Sullivan

Brian M. Sullivan

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86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A nice working environment, where the people are the best you will find anywhere

Research Associate (Former Employee)
Cleveland, OH

I worked at CTPartners full-time for more than 3 years

ProsMy co-workers were some of the most intelligent and interesting people I have worked with, and extremely professional. The Cleveland location is a great place to be, and the work environment is very conducive to getting things done.

ConsThe work is not always the most interesting, and the newer upper management has made some possibly short-sighted choices. They have taken the company in a different direction, time will tell if it is the correct one.

Advice to Senior Managementthe avenues for personal growth are very limited, with talented individuals often leaving the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Company for the right person

Associate (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at CTPartners full-time for more than a year

ProsNon-executive associates were very nice and welcoming. All tried to play on the same team.

ConsThe.y treated associates like a number instead of an employee.
They didnt really care for work-life balance
Not a great onboarding experience. No training

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Lack forward thinking.

Managing Director (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at CTPartners full-time for more than a year

ProsGood Culture.
Work hard, get rewarded.

ConsSecretive, cheap, plays favorites, horrible office space.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Retained Search Firm with tremendous relationships and an eye on metrics

Director (Former Employee)

I worked at CTPartners full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSharp talented Partners with experience in major Forune companies
Focused on the client and meeting thier needs and building long lasting relationships
Good pay structure in comparison to other major retained firms (pay for performance orientation at the Associate and Director ranks)

ConsSometimes the pay for performance (closing searches) can be a frustrating and nerve racking experience.

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

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Great consultants and collaborative environment

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at CTPartners

ProsGreat technology. Good work life balance.

ConsOffice is a bit quiet and dull

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

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Great Opportunity

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Beachwood, OH

I have been working at CTPartners

ProsGreat location, solid company, opportunity for growth within company and in executive search as an industry.

ConsSome favoritism in regards to advancement and salaries.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote company moral during economic stress.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Best Culture in Executive Search

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at CTPartners

ProsIt is a meritocracy.
Work hard, get rewarded.
Less political noise than other firms.
Did much better than the huge firms during the downturn in 2008
Fun place to work!

ConsFirm still building it's brand in markets outside the old C&T space....less and less and issue, though.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't build too quickly. I support some of the best partners I've ever know in the business here. We've allowed a couple of partners in the door who are not as good as the standard. Keep the bar high.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I worked at CTPartners full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat accounts, global scope, one of the best in executive search, clients focused

ConsQuite political, no work life balance, people can be insulting

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat tour people like humans not tools

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Solid firm, great potential

Director (Former Employee)

I worked at CTPartners

ProsChallenging and rewarding environment, with ample resources to be successful. Diverse client base allows for a variety of different projects both domestic and abroad. Allows you to push yourself to continue your development.

Strong senior leadership team, with a solid vision, and open communication style.

ConsBe prepared to work hard with long hours (although you are rewarded for top notch work), as with any services firm you will at times have to navigate the practices to get noticed.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the focus and drive that got the firm to where it is today, the sky is the limit as the larger firms lack the passion or desire to hold themselves to a high level of accountability.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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CTPartners was just ok

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at CTPartners

ProsSome of the people are great and the reputation of the company seems to be improving. Questions remain about how genuine some of the mgmt team is.

ConsAt times, the place could be political. During growth years, it was fun and vibrant. In down years, it became a highly political and secretive place.

Advice to Senior ManagementTransparency is key. Clear and fair performance reviews would be much appreciated. Metrics used to evaluate people should play a more significant role in promotions.

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