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Mixed experience

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

I worked at Heidrick & Struggles full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Supportive IT department. Excellent office support staff. Most folks are great people, suffering under a negative corporate culture

Cons

Original thinking is rejected. Risk-taking is frowned upon. Covering one's flank is the over-riding objective. Most communication is written because of distrust.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Foster a better culture with genuine team-building. Stop punishing people for asking questions and offering alternate solutions.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work!!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA

    I worked at Heidrick & Struggles full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked for Heidrick & Struggles 2 different times and both were highly enjoyable!! The people are great, the work hours are flexible, Heidrick & Struggles is a great place to learn the Executive Recruiting business or expand your skill set.

    Cons

    If you are hired on as an Associate it is tough to advance to the role of Consultant; This is primarily due to the nature of the roles; Consultants are rainmakers and need to be very skilled at business development; Associates are candidate developers and as such may not have the business development/sales mindset

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier for Associates to advance at least to a mid level role between Associate & Consultant; from what I hear they have already done this and that is great!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good brand, but there is a reason the company is up for sale

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Heidrick & Struggles full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Brand still has cache
    There are still some very strong partners still with the firm
    Good starting roles as associates coming into the work force

    Cons

    Many of the good partners are long gone to other top executive search firms
    Work the associates really hard and underpay them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new CEO. This board should have done this a long time ago before the decline

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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