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Typical search firm: Partners have no leadership skills

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Former Employee - Associate  in  Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

I worked at Heidrick & Struggles

Pros

Good pay; solid reputation within industry

Cons

Typical search firm environment. The Partners lack leadership skills. No support for the associate from a HR standpoint .

Advice to ManagementAdvice

try to invest more time in training "leaders"

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Navigating Rough Waters And Avoiding The Hidden Rocks

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Heidrick & Struggles

    Pros

    Very collegial atmosphere across the ranks, which differs from other top firms in the industry. Firm is moving to a practice-centric model and away from geographic office-centered model: Thus, many in the local office work from home almost exclusively, which is great for them but it builds resentment from those whose boss doesn't permit it. Telecommuting doesn't build loyalty or cohesion within the local office.

    Cons

    Internal database, which is the CRM backbone of the company, could be characterized as a prehistoric relic. But there's a whiff of hope in the air for a 21st century solution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beware of cost-cutting to the bone marrow. When the economy turns around, you don't want the firm to be held together with duct-tape

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  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great global brand

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Heidrick & Struggles

    Pros

    Great global brand. Has some of the best consultants in the industry today. Some practices have strong, collaborating leaders. okay

    Cons

    Lack of management direction. Apologies for mistakes and then more mistakes. Lacks an activist Board that can insure strong leadership. Compensation programs keep changing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return to your entrepenurial roots. Stop adding process for the sake of having process. It is not like the company is doubling in size and therefore needs more process to be managed. Improve communication and stop relying on the same "6" people for advice and leadership roles. You have 350+ consultants - get the other 344 involved!

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