Heidrick & Struggles
3.2 of 5 71 reviews
www.heidrick.com Chicago, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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It was a good firm

Senior Associate (Former Employee)
Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Pros- From the candidate perspective, they still take Heidrick as a serious executive search firm
- It looks good on your CV, if you want to get into inhouse recruiting, you want to have the big 5 experience shown on your CV

Cons- No matter how good your execution is, if your boss is not a big biller, you would get your promotion much slower than the Average Joe who can bill
- Great people, from associates to partner level, has left to join its competitors / inhouse / start their own firm
- Most of the HS people who are still with the firm, either they are political or/and incompetent

Advice to Senior Management- Stop making your round the world internal PR trip.
(i) Stay at where you are, do your job, be productive
(ii) Save your Business Class + Five Star hotel budget as performance bonus for the Associates
- I heard that it is even harder to get promoted from Associate to Consultant, so why shall a good associate stay?
- Stop promoting star performers as managers

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A wonderful place for people who are on top of their game.

    Associate (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Heidrick & Struggles full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Amazing relationships at the most senior levels of Fortune 100 companies and senior government officials. Lots of room… Cons: Not for average performers. Pay is not competitive for non-partners. Advice to Senior Management: Need to innovate and allow for more work-from-home opportunities rather than waste time commuting. Incentivise admin staff so that they perform better… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    very good place to work

    Associate (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Heidrick & Struggles full-time


    Pros: access to senior professionals, brand, compensation, global network, process, training,… Cons: usa centric, partners need to engage jnrs more Advice to Senior Management: focus on growth markets Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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