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DHR International Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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Geoffrey Hoffmann
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Pros
  • Good exposure to industries, very professional and friendly company with very friendly coworkers, good culture, good place to start after college (in 4 reviews)

  • Flex working style, work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • It is an extremely fast paced environment and you are expected to keep up (in 6 reviews)

  • Could do a better job of retaining entry level employees (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "My Job"

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    Former Employee - Class A CDL Delivery Driver in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Class A CDL Delivery Driver in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DHR International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was great and the job was good.

    Cons

    They play favouritism and lie about little things.


  2. "managing director"

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    Former Employee - Vice President and Managing Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President and Managing Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DHR International (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You set your own pace and if you are entrepreneurial, and build a solid client base you can make a nice income--must be aggressive and work hard.

    Cons

    terrible environment, preaches team but really it is an individual's own efforts in building a book of business.

    Advice to Management

    Jeff, get out of the corner office and make BD and client call, do some actual recruiting.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Research"

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    Former Employee - Research in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Research in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DHR International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong collaboration within internal practice groups. Research has a great culture, and leadership within the division is effective. Some (few & far between) of the Partners/EVP's/Consultants build great rapport & trust with their associates.

    Cons

    Partners, Partners, Partners. There needs to be a drastic culture change in order for this issue to be fully addressed. As mentioned in many of the reviews previous, Partners are (more times than not) derogatory, demeaning, and simply disrespectful to the associate staff. It can feel like a one way road, with research delivering on candidates, running references, writing reports, etc. There's no cross-accountability either - I've experienced many instances where Partners are not adequately prepared for client calls, which in-turn seriously hurts the hiring chances of our candidates.

    Advice to Management

    Stand up for your associates, and communicate with the Partners that we are the ones who are TRULY delivering on their searches. Without research, there are no candidates. Without candidates, there is no value for Partners to sell. I want DHR to succeed and become a dominant market-leader, but that will not happen unless you have less attrition in the research ranks.


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  5. "goood componey"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DHR International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good componey good managment everything is good
    i am recommending it for your search

    Cons

    no cons to higlit its a good organisation

    Advice to Management

    keep it up dear managment


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Insights"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hinckley, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hinckley, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DHR International (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some consultants are professional and strong in their respective fields. The firm does focus on marketing through the traditional channels in the executive search industry.

    Cons

    The associates are young and aren't aligned to industry verticals or disciplines. This causes longer learning curves and delays execution.

    Advice to Management

    figure out how to eliminate conflict between jobplex and dhr internally. Internal favoritism is strong and based upon the family based business, suggest you expand beyond the family or continue to lose consultants and associates.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "There is better out there"

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture, great people, some consultants genuinely care about you…most don't

    Cons

    Associates are disposable and their work is underappreciated. Very poor pay for the work we do. Far under market value.

    Advice to Management

    You've got to pay people what they're worth.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid, avoid, avoid, AVOID!"

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    Former Employee - EVP in New York, NY
    Former Employee - EVP in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DHR International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There really is no good reason to work at DHR International. This is a terrible firm where you will be cheated of all your money and worth.

    Cons

    I had heard rumors about DHR International but it was only after I joined that I found the real story. Make sure you look for all the "UNOFFICIAL" material out there on the web and read it before you even consider joining.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for management. I only have advice for people stupid enough to consider joining DHR International. 'Nuff said.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Before you accept a role with the company do your research on lawsuits, turnover, benefits, etc."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DHR International full-time

    Pros

    DHR has nice office space/furniture/views but terrible equipment. I was using a 15yro desktop, an old monitor, and one of the original mouses with the cord.

    Cons

    A very litigious company, lawsuits spanning internal & external. It's a contentious office environment with aggressive intimidating behavior from Partners & management. They struggle with staff retention but management doesn't seem to mind the turnover. Support staff salaries/benefits are below market rate but Partners have an opportunity to do extremely well (pending their numbers). Aside revenue, there's no central mission or company value system.

    Advice to Management

    They need to replace the entire management team.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Wish I had done more research before joining this firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DHR International full-time

    Pros

    Trial by fire and there's very little training so it's very good for building strength and character! Not a lot of oversight. Partners allow us to run the searches on our own for the most part. They aren't very involved so we learn as we go.

    Cons

    Develop some real infrastructure. Invest in search technology, not just marketing for bringing gin new clients. It seems like so many come and go - like a revolving door. I'm learning how badly we're viewed in the market in comparison to the other search firms. It's depressing to know this isn't going to look good on my resume when I leave.

    Advice to Management

    I don't think it would be heard.


  11. "Growing Company"

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

    I worked at DHR International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The interview process was quick and easy. They provided ongoing training. There is open communication. The team is friendly and considerate. There is plenty of growth opportunity if you work for it. Management team is flexible.

    Cons

    The benefits package is not competitive. There could be more PTO days. The biannual bonus is not clearly defined. Despite the cons, it is a flexible and growing company and headed in a good direction.

    Advice to Management

    If there is going to be a bonus system, provide metrics at the start of employment. Improve the benefits package and paid time off. Implement best practices throughout all offices at every level.



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