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  1.  

    When it's great, it's great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

    Pros

    The best partners at IM are the best in the business. Many are also great teachers and really take an interest in developing associates. The culture really celebrates individual contributions and successes. If you impress early on, there is room to grow pretty quickly.

    Cons

    Then there is a lower tier of partners that are either terrible managers, mediocre at search, or both. The experience really depends on who you work with. Salaries are adequate but not competitive for the nonprofit search space; they are low by industry standard, especially given the locations in expensive cities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Strong "immune system."

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, smart customers, interesting content.

    Cons

    Excessive associate turnover is a function not of unqualified associates, but micromanagement from seniors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take associates' careers as seriously as you purport take your placements'.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Temped as a general "team administrator"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Team Administrator
    Former Employee - General Team Administrator

    Pros

    Good benefits, "ok" pay, other perks like a lovely office and free coffee.

    Cons

    The associates and some partners do not treat the "support staff" well at all. Not a lot of respect passed down the food chain. General TAs do not do much either. I spent most of my time split between being paid to do nothing and doing menial tasks such as entering data or printing out a google map for someone too lazy to do it themselves.
    Good in-between-job I guess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage people to learn and do things themselves. There is a feeling around the place that as long as you are closing searches there is no need for associates to do menial things like create PDFs themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    the best in the business!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    its the best in the search business for the nonprofit sector. great people and amazing clients.

    Cons

    work/life balance can be tough because of workload, travel, and few slow times during the year and business cycle - and salaries comparatively low for the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The senior managers are wonderful people and wonderful search consultants, but not as interested in running the company. They should hire a "real" CEO to run the business and let the partners just do search.

    Recommends

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