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Great company that needs to watch its culture

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Spencer Stuart

Pros

A top notch professional services company. There is recognition of great quality work. There are some incredibly smart, committed, interesting people working in the firm, at all levels of the organization. Since moving to SSI from a competing firm, I have been able to perform much better because of resources, infrastructure, and brand.

Cons

There are still too many 'salesmen' with a transactional approach - the old school. Behavior that falls below par is tolerated when perpetrated by individual producing a lot of revenue - even if THEIR behavior prevents many others in the broader team from being MORE productive!

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    An exceptional global professional services organization

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

    I have been working at Spencer Stuart full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As a consultant who has worked with this particular firm for over 15 years I still have nothing but praise for the organization. The work environment is exceptional and the company takes care of their employees. Performance standards are high, but great work gets recognized. The work is always interesting and the compensation is at the high end of the industry. The firm supports those with initiatives and good ideas.

    Cons

    As in any growing, global organization with a strong reputation there are processes and safeguards, and regiment that, if left unchecked, can stifle productivity and creativity. However, management seems to be aware of this and sensitive to the balance.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain a vigilant eye on the delivery of high quality work and recognize not only the rainmakers, but those who do and make possible quality work and resolving client needs in a manner that builds are reputation in the market.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Its all about who you know...

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

    I worked at Spencer Stuart

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good external brand, positioned well for senior level searches and assessments across the world. Seems to be a longer term view rather than a short term one, which is refreshing when compared to some of it's competitors.

    Cons

    WAY too much politics, they wall want to say the right thing in front of the management team but behind closed doors, you're often ignored.
    WAY TOO many meetings, you're left scratching your head on why certain meetings take place, some of which are perhaps to move their personal agendas...versus the good of the business.
    One thing said to your face, another behind your back.
    Too many cliques in the offices.
    Very hierarchical and stuffy (for no apparent reason)
    Egos that are a mile long and some of whom you question, WHY??? YOU'RE NOT BILLING ANYTHING!!!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    OPEN YOUR EYES, WE"RE NOT IN DISNEYLAND ANYMORE!!!!!!!

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