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Updated March 20, 2015
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  1. Top talent, top challenges

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RHR International

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn from great colleagues, Interesting and very challenging work, Lots of flexibility to bring your own thinking and perspective to bear on engagements. Clients can be a lot of fun to work with. Values are solid and not excessively political.

    Cons

    Heavy workload and long hours when client fire drills arise. Need a strong ego when working with so many talented people. Flat organization with long tenured folks so people who need to be the lead dog may get frustrated.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to give people feedback and training that will help them evolve into better consultants. Get out the field more to be sure you know what people are thinking.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Meh. OK firm with many problems under the surface.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RHR International

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

    Pros

    Some ability to learn in this environment. Basic training on how to practice as an industrial psychologist.

    Cons

    Let me tell you the REAL truth...
    -Prepare to be leveraged by senior partners who literally just see you as a resource with a margin over your head.
    -They don't understand how to compensate. Consultants don't make near the money they expect. Many great consultants leave when they truly understand what's going on.
    -Passive aggressive and ego driven culture. What they say is not what they do. Highly political under the surface.
    -Poor values. I never heard anything about values, actually. In the absence of any values conversation, leaders and consultants behaved badly.
    -They are just not that good. At one point, they were a top firm. Now, they are very mediocre. Don't expect high quality colleagues.
    -Do your homework. Actually speak to anyone who has ever left this firm. They will tell you the real truth. If you are able to break through the BS, current "partners" will also tell you that everything I write here is the real truth, too.

    Advice to Management

    I don't know anymore, but I suspect it's time for a succession event.

  3. It is an excellent place in terms of growing professionally as a psychologist Colleagues and management are "grownups"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RHR International full-time (more than 10 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart, competent, engaged colleagues
    Stimulating work with high functioning executives as clients
    Lots of opportunities to work collegially and learn and grow professionally as a psychologist

    Cons

    Often lots of travel and this can be a challenge for some
    Complex bonus system. It may be better now
    Compensation is related to billing (as well as some other criteria) so can vary a lot among people at the same level or across years

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  5. A place to bring your A game

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RHR International

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

    Pros

    a unique firm that provides the highest quality leadership advisory services; works at the most senior levels of organizations; opportunities to have client impact are bountiful if you have what it takes; great colleagues who are smart, insightful and collaborative; a senior partner group that has led through transformation and positioned the company for growth

    Cons

    the work is demanding and parallels our clients who are all senior executives with demanding jobs; you will need to figure out how to balance your life but there is plenty of freedom to make it work

    Advice to Management

    keep working towards a highly collaborative but high performing culture

  6. Terrific firm - Not your father's RHR

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RHR International

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work, great colleagues, minimal politics. Very strong client service ethic. Very professional and supportive culture. CEO and senior partner group have led major transformation in service offerings that has resulted in significant increases in major client engagements, revenue and compensation.

    Cons

    Long hours commensurate with working at senior levels, travel can be extensive (which could be a pro or a con, depending upon preference). To meet expectations, a pretty significant commitment of time and energy is required (as within any high performing organization).

    Advice to Management

    Increase ownership opportunities for Partners. Continue to offer several options for affiliation in addition to full time employment.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Learned a lot and had many great consulting opportunities, but company is stingy and paternalistic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RHR International full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a lot and had many great consulting opportunities

    Cons

    Penny wise and pound foolish mentality, slow to adapt to market and consultant needs, overly paternalistic, too much individual emphasis on performance, performance expectations too high for most and drives to much internal competition

  8. I worked at RHR International

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at RHR International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity to travel and learn about different businesses.

    Cons

    Very unique culture where the company espouses to clients healthy approach to work (open to ideas, diversity in the workplace, safe to communicate the truth, collaborative work styles). There are large pockets where NONE of this is happening in this company and those who perpetuate it are rewarded greatly. They will discount this review as disgruntled employee and not change a thing.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up Management at the top and middle. Bring in third party to help with culture and pyramid problems. Learn from outgoing employees. Believe them.

  9. good ole boys and a few women

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RHR International full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    competitive salary and benefits, good place to start after graduate school; mentorship offered to candidates eager to learn from and follow more senior consultants

    Cons

    tightly controlled work opportunities and style; strong culture; narrow focus of work and little interest in innovative ideas. Must bring in own business. Early-career hires may find the work more satisfying, but performance expectations may be harder to meet.

    Advice to Management

    Welcome diversity of background and ideas; encourage innovation; encourage and build on employee talent. Take a close look at company culture with help of 3rd party, to determine what is and is not working for the firm long-term.

  10. Helpful (1)

    RHR International

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RHR International

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

    Pros

    Travel is great (and excessive)
    Opportunity to learn is fabulous
    autonomy

    Cons

    Privately held company so less accountability for leadership
    Pyramid type organization. Success can be undermined by poor leadership.
    Unique culture where sometimes innappropriate behaviors are valued and rewarded

    Advice to Management

    Clean house at the top!!! Be courageous when problematic leadership behaviors are identified.

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