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Boyden World Reviews

Updated November 27, 2016
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  1. "business manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Summit, NJ
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Summit, NJ

    Pros

    fast paced company, commission based positions border growth potential

    Cons

    administrative positions carry heavy workload with little growth potential


  2. "Good if you can bring in the business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, good collateral support

    Cons

    Only as good as the people you collaborate with in the office


  3. "Partner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Partner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of independence and autonomy.

    Cons

    Would benefit from a more collegial/partnering culture.

    Advice to Management

    Raise expectations.


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  5. "Partner"

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    Current Employee - Partner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Partner in New York, NY

    I have been working at Boyden World full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people in some offices, very global

    Cons

    poor governance, no direction in U.S., several offices a disaster

    Advice to Management

    start U.S. from ground up!


  6. "Entrepreneurial firm"

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boyden World full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Boyden is an independent owner-operated global executive search firm with 70 offices in 40 countries. It offers a good life/work balance. Client centric, high human touch.

    Cons

    Not well known in the US in specific markets
    Little focus on cross-border synergies
    Exposure to small / midsize companies


  7. "Nice group of people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boyden World full-time

    Pros

    Competitive Pay, Professional Office Environment, Senior Management Exposure, Global Company

    Cons

    None come to mind. Overall, a nice place to work


  8. "It is a good company."

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    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Boyden World full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is a really Fun place to work.

    Cons

    The company structure tends to be too decentralized.

    Advice to Management

    Centralize control.


  9. "Top executive recruiting firm."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work/life balance, teamwork, caliber of searches

    Cons

    upward mobility, corporate structure flaws


  10. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Family culture, supportive directors, good variation of international clients

    Cons

    unstructured, not appreciated, long hours

    Advice to Management

    review pay scale in line with performance and inflation


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    "Everything stays the same"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research and Delivery in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Research and Delivery in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Boyden World full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people
    A lot of flexibility
    Interesting range of clients, and level of interaction and ownership can be determined by ones own ambitions

    Cons

    Lack of growth or development
    Limited paths to follow internally
    Inertia to change and process improvement

    Advice to Management

    Develop your people
    Review benefits and compensation linked to performance
    Introduce a more structured appraisal system



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