Heidrick & Struggles

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Heidrick & Struggles Reviews

Updated January 7, 2015
Updated January 7, 2015
88 Reviews
3.2
88 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Access to the top, brand name gets you in - (in 5 reviews)

  • Candidates recognize the H&S brand and it still has a great reputation (in 4 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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Top firm adapts to changing business landscape

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Summer Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Heidrick & Struggles

    Pros

    Compensation is great and opportunity to rise within the firm is endless for those willing to work hard to learn the business.
    The people are terrific and extremely willing to help you be successful

    Cons

    Traditional search is changing- company structures are flattening, information is more widely distributed than ever, and executives are more entrepreneurial with their careers. Heidrick is adapting to the changes but its too soon to tell what its new role will be in the new search environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in better information management tools internally to help consultants find and share information on searches, best practices, industries, and candidates

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to work

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

    I worked at Heidrick & Struggles

    Pros

    It has a good culture hence it is a good place to work

    Cons

    It has night shifts due to which it becomes difficult towork.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider giving creating levels so that enough people get growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The strongest Executive Search/Leadership Advisory firm in APAC by a margin

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

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

    Pros

    Strong team culture that plays at the very top of its game. Client focused with a high level of quality and ethics. The executive placement experts find leaders who are as distinctive as the organizations they serve. They build deep relationships with the world’s most talented individuals to ultimately build winning executive leadership teams for premier organizations around the globe. Clients seek the firms counsel before, during and after periods of significant transition. This is where H&S operate at their best. They design executive leadership strategies that will help companies adapt and thrive in an ever-evolving global business landscape.

    Cons

    You need to be passionate about what you do, its a full time job with much work taking place outside normal working hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Long journey back

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

    I have been working at Heidrick & Struggles full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly, great brand that still opens doors, great new CEO

    Cons

    Very poor training and development, lack of leadership at a practice level, lack of accountability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This business is resilient. Despite going through some very difficult times, mostly down to a period of very poor executive leadership, the business does seem to be on the up. Imagine if we listened to our own advice and put structure development programmes for the most talented as well as general training to give everyone the impression the business was watching and aware of your hard work and equally keen to invest in you to make you better. That would be a great place to work. Maybe this might mean our best people would stop leaving.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall...Nice company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Heidrick & Struggles

    Pros

    work life balance, no strech..

    Cons

    low promotion chances, not much learning after some point of time..

    Recommends
  7.  

    Excellent

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

    I have been working at Heidrick & Struggles

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial, supportive, decentralized, good career opportunities

    Cons

    Weak mentor ship, not collaborative, cutthroat

    Recommends
  8.  

    Good brand name

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Heidrick & Struggles full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No increments since last 3 years. And not a very friendly office. Everyone minds there own business.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It has been a positive experience overall.

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

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

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

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Have spent less time to discover cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent experience

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    There is nothing to suggest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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