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New York, NY
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Business Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Need a top gun? Russell Reynolds Associates, a leading executive search firm, has filled executive positions for clients ranging from Aetna to Hewlett-Packard to the National Football League. The firm maintains several practice areas, organized by job function and industry ... Read more

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Russell Reynolds CEO Clark Murphy
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    I worked at Russell Reynolds full-time


    Great training in the business; Highly professional team; 5-star clients.


    Compensation plan is not well correlated with delivery.

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    Executive Director Interview

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    Declined Offer
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    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Russell Reynolds.


    I really wanted to like Russell Reynolds, but it was a big turnoff when after a series of interviews they then ask me to take a psychological exam. The test was the Caliper test which is a 50+ year old exam that is basically one of those "let's see if you fit into our little box" sorts of tests.

    C'mon guys! This is the 21st century!! The first company I ever worked had a similar exam about 20 years ago before they ditched it based on losing some great candidates to a canned exam. Reminds me of firms that still push you to go to a Dale Carnegie course for public speaking outdated and so useless.

    Personally, I have ZERO interest in working for a company that wants to pigeonhole me and stifle any sort of creativity. So much for diversification or trying to find people that know how to break the mold and think differently.

    It goes without saying, but I decided to take a pass!

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    Reasons for Declining

    See above, but testing candidates who have years of experience via a personality test was indicative of a stodgy organization. I was looking for a more progressive firm.

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