Odgers Berndtson - Great place to work | Glassdoor
  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Odgers Berndtson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stable company growing rapidly. Collegial work culture, very friendly, easy-to-work- with people.

    Cons

    Technology can a bit challenging; infrastructure can't yet keep pace with rapid growth.

    Advice to Management

    Increase IT staff and training on new platforms

    Odgers Berndtson2019-05-02

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Not nor never a big 5"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Odgers Berndtson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    decent work/life balance. If your boss is good, then your life is good. Opposite is true too however.

    Cons

    Consultants here are ones who couldn't or wouldn't make it at one of the big 5 firms or ones that had to retire from one due to age and got restless. This is NOT a well oiled machine like the mother-ship, Odgers UK. Minimal collaboration between the two and the US side is much more in its infancy. A lot of operations are bootstrapped and penny-pinched. Minimal back office support and IT infra (IT team does the... best they can with what they have) DB feels like a souped up excel spreadsheet. Minimal collaboration between offices. Consultants might as well be independent franchisees. Entire levels of employees were cut without warning. Business is business but this firm is pretty ruthless.

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    Advice to Management

    Steve Potter had incredible luck starting this firm in the US right at the beginning of the longest economic expansion in US history as companies started hiring like crazy. However, when the going gets tough, this firm will likely be one of the first to fall. Steve may have been Russel Reynold's bag man and a great consultant, but he is not a great manager, does not set clear expectations of employees and is not... the one to lead the firm into the new millennium.

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    Odgers Berndtson2019-07-30
  2. "Good but no long term appeal"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Odgers Berndtson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment and good work-life balance

    Cons

    No professional development and no path to achieve upward mobility

    Odgers Berndtson2018-05-22

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