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

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Updated Jun 26, 2014

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Tracy Wolstencroft

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Access to the top, brand name gets you in -"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Good benefits, Transport, Meals, Great to start your carrer"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Expect to work long hours and be on-call 7 days per week"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Puzzled why the Board of Directors have confidence with an Executive Team that runs the company to the ground"
    in 6 reviews
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    Good brand name

    Associate (Current Employee)
    Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsThe company is a listed firm and has systems and process in place, unlike many search firms in India

    ConsNo increments since last 3 years. And not a very friendly office. Everyone minds there own business.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It has been a positive experience overall.

    Associate (Current Employee)
    Sydney (Australia)

    ProsThe work we do is very senior end and thus great exposure and very interesting.
    The people in the office, at the same level are very welcoming and there is a sense of community.

    ConsThere are challenges in terms of career development. It is very partner-dependent as to whether you can progress.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best days are ahead

    Partner (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsCollegial and smart culture with great mix of experienced and younger talent
    Reassertion itself as an innovator in leadership advisory
    Truly global and allows for experiences across various industries and geographies
    New CEO is good, like all new ceo's! Has been well received by the rank and file
    A work hard play hard environment

    ConsTechnology is getting better but still some kinds in new crm tool
    Expectations are high and some can get dismayed by the workload

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay the course

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    One the best firm to work with in the field of executive research.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHnS molds itself according to the change in the business trends and the employees are always enthusiastic to work always.

    ConsHave spent less time to discover cons

    Advice to Senior ManagementNA

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    Best firm in the industry

    Engagement Manager (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat working environment; exciting searches; best colleagues in the business

    ConsNone - the new CEO is great

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Solid company, heading in a good direction

    Associate (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsThere is plenty of potential for upward mobility. If you work hard, you can get rewarded for it by promotions and bonuses.

    ConsThere might be some long hours at times, but there is also a lot of flexibility in your schedule at the same time.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone right now

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Corporate is not respected nor rewarded

    Corporate Management (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGood people, good location (close to Union Station)

    ConsConstant leadership turnover, poor management and lack of fairness

    Advice to Senior ManagementKill your egos and start being ethical

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent experience

    Associate (Current Employee)
    New Delhi (India)

    ProsWork life balance is good

    ConsThere is nothing to suggest

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great brand name, nothing else

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAccess to the top, brand name gets you in -

    ConsHorrible culture of bullies with big ego's -a snake pit, sharks and phony personalities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange the comp system if you want the "teamwork, collaborative culture " that you say you want. Despite fancy titles, there are no real leaders- smart people eventually leave.

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    Good place to Start but don't stay too long (KMC)

    Database Analyst (Current Employee)
    Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsGood benefits, Transport, Meals, Great to start your carrer

    ConsBad appraisals, no hierarchy for promotions, high targets

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease Promote performers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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