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Helpful (2)

Roller Coaster Ride

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Benefits are great and depending on the team you are with - flexible with work from home arrangements.

Cons

Executive Team (especially the CEO) is so clueless. Puzzled why the Board of Directors have confidence with an Executive Team that runs the company to the ground. You will also feel like an abused spouse as there's always a lot of yelling, screaming going on.

Advice to Management

Practice what you preach.

Other Employee Reviews for Heidrick & Struggles

  1. Helpful (1)

    Great Place To Work!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I learned a lot, got exposed to important people, friendly, congenial atmosphere.

    Cons

    Hard to break into Partner Ranks if you are not hired in as a partner

    Advice to Management

    Provide a smoother path to partnership or senior management.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Only brand name value left

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Partner in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Heidrick & Struggles full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It still helps to say that one has worked for Heidrick & Struggles, because the brand name has some historic cache even though the actual product has declined so significantly. Ironically, Heidrick in recent years trained(at its expense) a generation of top-notch executive search consultants who then either left or were let go and ended up being star power in other firms, including their own -- now taking business away from H&S.

    Cons

    Simply terrible leadership from its recently-departed CEO Kevin Kelly who was reviled and disrespected for years until an apparently clueless Board of Directors realized it. They must have been asleep at the wheel because everyone internally knew Kelly was in way over his head from the get-go,

    Advice to Management

    Shame on the BOD for permitting management to steadily run the firm into the ground. Stockholders should hold the Board accountable for the serious loss in stock value and remove the whole lot.who have been at the scene of this crime!


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