Heidrick & Struggles - Navigating Rough Waters And Avoiding The Hidden Rocks | Glassdoor
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"Navigating Rough Waters And Avoiding The Hidden Rocks"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Very collegial atmosphere across the ranks, which differs from other top firms in the industry. Firm is moving to a practice-centric model and away from geographic office-centered model: Thus, many in the local office work from home almost exclusively, which is great for them but it builds resentment from those whose boss doesn't permit it. Telecommuting doesn't build loyalty or cohesion within the local office.

Cons

Internal database, which is the CRM backbone of the company, could be characterized as a prehistoric relic. But there's a whiff of hope in the air for a 21st century solution.

Advice to Management

Beware of cost-cutting to the bone marrow. When the economy turns around, you don't want the firm to be held together with duct-tape

Other Employee Reviews for Heidrick & Struggles

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Great global brand"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great global brand. Has some of the best consultants in the industry today. Some practices have strong, collaborating leaders. okay

    Cons

    Lack of management direction. Apologies for mistakes and then more mistakes. Lacks an activist Board that can insure strong leadership. Compensation programs keep changing.

    Advice to Management

    Return to your entrepenurial roots. Stop adding process for the sake of having process. It is not like the company is doubling in size and therefore needs more process to be managed. Improve communication and stop relying on the same "6" people for advice and leadership roles. You have 350+ consultants - get the other 344 involved!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Variety of searches, top firm in indsustry, top-notch people, interesting work

    Cons

    heirarchical, model of dedicated associate to partner can make things very good or not so good

    Advice to Management

    modify model so associates are not whollly dedicated to a single partner

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