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Overall, a very good company to work for

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Executive Assistant
Current Employee - Executive Assistant

I have been working at Spencer Stuart full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

They take good care of their employees and seem to really want them to succeed. Generous with bonuses and very seldom have layoffs. They pay overtime to their executive assistants.

Cons

As with any consulting firm, the hours can be long and stress to meet client deadlines high. No sick time (comes from PTO allotment).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Consider being more flexible with regard to letting executive assistants work flex-time and occasionally from home.

Recommends
Positive Outlook

Other Reviews for Spencer Stuart

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive feeling, very professional working environment. Well loved by clients.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Associate in Madrid (Spain)

    I have been working at Spencer Stuart full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very well defined teams and responsibilities.
    Very knowledgeable in certain markets.
    Very well known by clients and candidates.

    Cons

    Very little career growth.
    Training insufficient/ not practical.
    Same job, different day - very little differentiation in day to day work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More career opportunities, current management structure too flat.
    More mobility options in other countries.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Exhausting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Office
    Former Employee - Corporate Office

    I worked at Spencer Stuart full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    FREE health/vision/dental insurance (and it's GOOD) - This alone keeps many people at this firm.
    Perks like free soda, office parties
    Flexible schedule for some departments
    Many holidays
    Investments in technology

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance
    Under market base salary. Supposedly benefits and bonus make up for this.
    Extremely political
    No career advancement. Most employees have been in the same job they held when they started at the firm (half of Corporate has 10+ years experience)
    Company executives have no desire for change
    Team work doesn't exist
    Information isn't shared or communicated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Innovation should be embraced, not resented. With no accountability for managers, they are given power to do things that are detrimental to the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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