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"It was a good firm"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Associate in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Former Employee - Senior Associate in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Heidrick & Struggles full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

- From the candidate perspective, they still take Heidrick as a serious executive search firm
- It looks good on your CV, if you want to get into inhouse recruiting, you want to have the big 5 experience shown on your CV

Cons

- No matter how good your execution is, if your boss is not a big biller, you would get your promotion much slower than the Average Joe who can bill
- Great people, from associates to partner level, has left to join its competitors / inhouse / start their own firm
- Most of the HS people who are still with the firm, either they are political or/and incompetent

Advice to Management

- Stop making your round the world internal PR trip.
(i) Stay at where you are, do your job, be productive
(ii) Save your Business Class + Five Star hotel budget as performance bonus for the Associates
- I heard that it is even harder to get promoted from Associate to Consultant, so why shall a good associate stay?
- Stop promoting star performers as managers

Other Employee Reviews for Heidrick & Struggles

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A wonderful place for people who are on top of their game."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Associate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Heidrick & Struggles full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing relationships at the most senior levels of Fortune 100 companies and senior government officials.
    Lots of room to grow and opportunities to excel.
    Competitive and dynamic environment coupled with a great culture of teamwork and collaboration.

    Cons

    Not for average performers.
    Pay is not competitive for non-partners.

    Advice to Management

    Need to innovate and allow for more work-from-home opportunities rather than waste time commuting.
    Incentivise admin staff so that they perform better and not bog consultants down with paperwork that the admin staff should be doing.
    Have a smaller office and save on rent!


  2. "very good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Associate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Heidrick & Struggles full-time

    Pros

    access to senior professionals, brand, compensation, global network, process, training, career path

    Cons

    usa centric, partners need to engage jnrs more

    Advice to Management

    focus on growth markets

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