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DHR International Reviews

Updated October 12, 2018
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Pros
  • "Flexibility/Good work life balance---work hard play hard mentality" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Good place to learn a business by being thrown in the fire" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "It is an extremely fast paced environment and you are expected to keep up" (in 9 reviews)

  • "The health care was so subpar, no one bothered to sign up for it" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DHR International full-time

    Pros

    -The PEOPLE!
    -Hands on full cycle search experience
    -Flexibility/Good work life balance---work hard play hard mentality
    -PTO Benefits/Wellness Program
    -Autonomy

    Cons

    -lots of small offices
    -high pace work

    Advice to Management

    Keep the wellness program going and bring on other employee engagement events that touch the small offices. Communicate more on organizational changes. Work on career progression for EAs.


  2. "Working at DHR International"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Researcher in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Researcher in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DHR International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly culture and entrepreneurial environment. It is a global company, but feels small - if you are young and ambitious, you have the opportunity to grow/work in different cities. Management is hands on and rewards success, there are ample opportunities to work in many different sectors and lead internal team initiatives.

    Cons

    Compensation is not always the best, and the work can be stressful/demanding. If you have a can-do attitude and succeed in a fast-paced environment you will be successful at DHR.

    Advice to Management

    Continue fostering young talent.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Corrupt and didn’t pay my commission"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DHR International (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to learn a business by being thrown in the fire. No one knows what they are doing so you can be an ‘expert’ quickly.

    Cons

    Everything. Nepotism. They don’t pay as promised. Executive leadership regularly plays favorites, chooses not to pay consultants what they’ve earned. Lack of moral code.


  4. "Good and bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DHR International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative environment. Some (not all, but some) top tier talent within the organization. Good work/life balance. Strong camaraderie and a lot of laughter in the office.

    Cons

    The health care was so subpar, no one bothered to sign up for it. Senior, higher earning players outright STEAL clients brought in by junior players--and with them, the commission/bonus--without a word from management.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "average review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Search Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Search Associate in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DHR International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    autonomy, trust, and wide scope compared to other firms. great work/life balance

    Cons

    little to no culture, poor pay, poor benefits

    Advice to Management

    please address compensation issues to retain employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great team focused environment!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DHR International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great partners, stable work environment, fun and engaging culture

    Cons

    Fast paced environment - you are expected to keep up

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the fantastic employee engagement initiatives (ex. wellness program), and keep providing plenty of opportunities to learn from your peers


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not recommended."

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

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

    Pros

    Ability to create your own path.

    Cons

    Poor recruiting support and no sense of urgency to change that.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DHR International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is what you make of it. If you have the drive and desire to take on a lot and go above and beyond and find a great consultant to mentor you, it can be a great place to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Virtually nonexistent human resources/administration. The people in corporate management are completely overmatched and unqualified. There's lots of staff turnover. There's not a culture in place of hiring high achievers, nurturing them, advancing their careers, and growing from within. They would rather hire low achievers and not pay them well.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Stay Away"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DHR International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    401k, health insurance, sick days, vacation days, etc.

    Cons

    Extremely cheap. Doesn't care about its researchers or executive assistants. Only the executive team. HR is condescending also, rude and unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the micromanaging.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Managing Partner"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DHR International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial culture, Strong teaming, excellent capabilities in US and Asia Pacific. Focus on clients, not profits. Family style culture in an international firm. Provide a two year guarantee

    Cons

    Brand is not strong, but we are able to overcome it with strong credentials and unique differentiators. Also presence in Latin America is weak, but the market is not strong either

    Advice to Management

    Spend money on building the brand and unique differentiators. Only hire search consultants from the top 5 search firms who bring strong personal capabilities


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