Heidrick & Struggles

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4 people found this helpful  

A nightmare

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

I worked at Heidrick & Struggles

Pros

The office space is very nice and for the most part, your colleagues are pleasant, smart and helpful to you.

Cons

The workload is completely unmanageable and even though you have vacation time, you're told you're unable to take it. Unfair.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't lie to employees - tell the truth during the interview process and during employment - everything was a lie.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Supporting senior partners in their searches; identifying top talent across a variety of industries

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

    I have been working at Heidrick & Struggles

    Pros

    Heidrick is undoubtably the best company to work for within the search field. Their brand recognition and excellent execution of searches is unparalleled, and the firm makes applaudable efforts to promote from within. The pay is great. It's a global firm, so one can work from a variety of offices across the globe. The senior leadership includes the best in the industry, and the searches completed are top of their field.

    Cons

    It is unfortunate that Heidrick, as a services company, is publicly held. It should be private.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 10 people found this helpful  

    Very difficult place to work if you are an Executive Assistant.

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

    I have been working at Heidrick & Struggles

    Pros

    The location in Manhattan is convenient. The office decor is nice. The other Executive Assistants are helpful.

    Cons

    The management is horrendous. Most of the consultants are impossible to work for in terms of unrealistic expectations and demands. The hours are too long. H&S just cut overtime for Executive Assistants but still expect you to finish you work within a regular work day/week. That is nearly impossible in search.. The culture is great if you are in your 20s or 30s and enjoy partying a couple of nights a week with your co-workers. However, for myself and other more mature individuals it is a definite con and hurt s us politically. You can't have a balance of work/home life and expect to be "in" with the H&S climate. There are too many cooks at this firm and no concrete leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The appreciation for the Executive Assistants at Heidrick & Struggles is insulting. Executive Assistants work very hard and many long hours. They need to pay attention to detail and it is an extrmely challenging role to be in. SIT AT THEIR DESK FOR A WEEK AND DO WHAT THEY DO!!! You will come away with a much better understanding and deeper appreciate for what they contribute.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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