Hudson Global
2.8 of 5 69 reviews
www.hudson.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 17, 2014

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Hudson Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Manuel Marquez

Manuel Marquez

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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Terrific team, rewarding work and a flexible work environment"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Worked with some really good people"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "Clear set of values, but senior management often fails to "walk the talk""
    in 6 reviews
  • "Good people, but company never seems to be able to get the most from them"
    in 3 reviews
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    Contract Attorney

    Contract Attorney (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsConsistent work. Pay comparable to others in the market

    ConsAlways looking out for client first.

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    Contract attorney, Washington DC

    Contract Attorney (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsThey put compatible teammates together, give more personal space than other agencies, treat employees a little better than other agencies

    ConsSame as all contract legal jobs-uncertain duration, long hours, middling pay

    Advice to Senior Managementshare information on project duration

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

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    Contract Attorney (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThey have top notch office facilities and it is a good working environment. Colleagues are friendly.They send out emails for upcoming reviews regularly.

    ConsWhen there are delays in a project, updates could be more frequent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales and Recruiting stay away from Hudson

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWorked with some really great, hard-working people!

    ConsJust when you start to get some momentum, management changes again.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFix what's broken, not what worked. You should have gotten rid of the dead weight at the top, not the worker bees at the bottom. Worst decision ever!

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    Excellent Work Environment

    Paralegal (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsAt Hudson Legal, I truly was able to use my paralegal skills in a positive manner that mattered and were needed. Working with the staff was a pleasure and I was able to gain a new mentor in my Project Manager and Attorney, Jennifer Jackson. The work required long hours but was performed and managed so well that I knew my duties and accomplishments were important.

    ConsThere are none - Hudson Legal is an outstanding legal organization that provides excellent legal services to its clients!

    Advice to Senior ManagementAs you know, paralegals play a very important part to a legal team's success. You need to solicit for more work that requires a paralegal's skill set and abilities that will only enhance the attorney's work and overall team goals!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Out of touch with contractors

    Coordinator (Former Employee)

    ProsI had a great manager during my time there. Benefits are okay.

    ConsThere was so much turn over. My team was changing constantly. Also because I was on a contract, I felt like I never knew who I was working for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure that employees create a strong relationship with Hudson AND their contracted group.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very professional legal staffing company with high ethical standards, provides reasonable compensation.

    Contract Attorney (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsHudson gets the most desirable contract positions in the legal market. They get projects that are the longest and pay the best.

    ConsEveryone wants to work for them because they are known as the best legal staffing agency in NYC.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work in staying on top of the legal staffing market.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No confidence in leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStill few pockets of decent people working here

    Cons- Poor comp/benefits relative to peers
    - New leadership team has no vision, no influence, and are disengaged. They are decentralized and supposedly working from home, though there's little evidence to suggest this is true. None have Master's level or higher business credentials from reputable institutions. A few executives have an online BS or no degree at all.
    - Company is hemorrhaging cash and, instead of implementing real change, they rehash same 'tough economic conditions' narrative despite our competitors and stock market reaching all-time highs
    - Little career mobility upside

    Advice to Senior ManagementSigh... management are the same people who hired our current leadership regime. My advice would be to sell before it's too late.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    After almost 11 years, admit it's never going to get off the ground and move on!

    Recruiter (Former Employee)

    ProsMet some great people who are still friends.

    ConsHudson has been a mess since day one. I was there in the beginning and suffered through 8 years of annual restructuring initiatives, countless management changes leading to almost quarterly changes in strategic direction, multiple divestitures to generate cash, and incessant rearranging of the office (a.k.a. deck chairs on the Titanic), and layoffs. I lived through a CEO who had more meetings with his side businesses than his own team and wasn't sure what businesses we were still in on some days. Another came in and didn't seem to know that Hudson was even a staffing company. Good ideas were given 2 quarters or less to take root before being abandoned leading to confusion and poor execution. It was a recruiting firm that couldn't recruit when it came to internal leadership hires. Instead of hiring top management talent, they brought in castoffs who had failed elsewhere. VP level employees who "worked" out of their homes in geographies where the company had no presence were common. It was a true honey pot for failed executives, They swooped in, made their mess, and were paid handsomely to go away. And from what I hear after almost 11 years, nothing has changed. The company is a complete failure and I cannot believe it is still hanging on.

    I write this from a new perspective as a hiring manager who tried to do business with Hudson and see that absolutely nothing has changed. All smoke and mirrors and zero results. Same lame line that's they're not like all other contract staffing companies. I never saw one candidate, but heard from my 3 new representatives over a 2 months of search.

    Smart recruiters and account representatives, look elsewhere!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stay there one month, very good agency

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosvery good people, top rate.

    ConsI can't think of any cons.

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

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