Russell Reynolds - Unprofessional and cold | Glassdoor
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    "Unprofessional and cold"

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in London, England
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Russell Reynolds full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Salary is good, very good if you are a ED / Partner. Their list of clients is (like with all the BIG 5) impressive and historic.

    Cons

    Awful HR Manager (no warmth - very process driven) Poor interviewing technique for new hires - often late - dont provide proper feedback - dont wait to build good rapport with candidates. Awful progression from RA to Consultant, Snobish attitude and they question the fact that anyone outside of RR could have achieved success in their firm in exec search. Feels like a place where those wich went to good Universities... but with poor subjects go to earn big. High levels of turnover.

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    Russell Reynolds2013-07-23
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    "Associate"

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     in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Russell Reynolds

    Pros

    Great culture with intelligent, well rounded and fun people, perhaps the most consultative of the major firms, known for doing really high quality work

    Cons

    More expensive than the completion (justifiably so) and promotions don’t come easy (but that can also be a good thing)

    Advice to Management

    Continue rewarding consultants for high quality execution, that is the key to long term growth and success for this firm

    Russell Reynolds2018-08-04
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    "Darwinist Culture Similar to Law Firms; Poor Support for Admin Staff"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Russell Reynolds full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice physical offices. Generous salary and benefits in the 85th percentile range for NY. Unlimited overtime pay on top if you don't mind the hours AND if you work for a busy Consultant with lots of paying clients. HR will look the other way as you slowly dilly-dally through your day and accumulate hours. Without exaggeration, I witnessed one veteran EA (10+ years) put in 20 hours overtime weekly on top of a ~... $100+ K base.

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    Cons

    Very similar culture to a law firm in that unless you work for a "Rainmaker" Consultant with lots of billings and are "protected", you will be treated very poorly. HR will have very little say or have any power to do anything about it. I saw one consultant habitually demean and disrespect an experienced 12-year employee; and no one did anything to intervene or address the inappropriate behavior. The EA finally... had enough and one day walked off the job without notice and no one was surprised. Unless you are one of the "protected" EAs mentioned above, you can expect heavy work loads that you better get done within 8-hour days, while eating lunch at your desk. Any overtime will be scrutinized and you will be deemed incompetent.

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    Advice to Management

    Treat your support staff better in order to retain good talent. I saw at least six EAs who have been with the firm for 5 or more years leave within months of starting and it seemed like a mass exodus. I soon saw the lack in appreciation for support staff and understood why. High turnover is a bad sign when good employees are leaving you. Even though the pay was good, ultimately it was not a deciding factor in... my decision to leave for a better employer who coincidentally offered even higher pay and benefits.

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    Russell Reynolds2019-09-12

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