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"Great company that needs to watch its culture"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

A top notch professional services company. There is recognition of great quality work. There are some incredibly smart, committed, interesting people working in the firm, at all levels of the organization. Since moving to SSI from a competing firm, I have been able to perform much better because of resources, infrastructure, and brand.

Cons

There are still too many 'salesmen' with a transactional approach - the old school. Behavior that falls below par is tolerated when perpetrated by individual producing a lot of revenue - even if THEIR behavior prevents many others in the broader team from being MORE productive!

Other Employee Reviews for Spencer Stuart

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Its all about who you know..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good external brand, positioned well for senior level searches and assessments across the world. Seems to be a longer term view rather than a short term one, which is refreshing when compared to some of it's competitors.

    Cons

    WAY too much politics, they wall want to say the right thing in front of the management team but behind closed doors, you're often ignored.
    WAY TOO many meetings, you're left scratching your head on why certain meetings take place, some of which are perhaps to move their personal agendas...versus the good of the business.
    One thing said to your face, another behind your back.
    Too many cliques in the offices.
    Very hierarchical and stuffy (for no apparent reason)
    Egos that are a mile long and some of whom you question, WHY??? YOU'RE NOT BILLING ANYTHING!!!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    OPEN YOUR EYES, WE"RE NOT IN DISNEYLAND ANYMORE!!!!!!!


  2. "Researcher"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Researcher
    Current Employee - Researcher
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Spencer Stuart full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good diversity of clients.
    Good investment in training.
    Takes effort to plan social events.

    Cons

    Not suitable if you do not like taking ownership of your career.
    Some unacceptable behaviour.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce dependency on a few big account managers. Be confident in disciplining unacceptable social behaviour.

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