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3.7
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70%
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98%
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Krishnan Rajagopalan
4 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, a lot of investment into your professional development, enjoyable work(in 17 reviews)

  • "Great people, great work life balance(in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic Company Culture"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 

    I have been working at Heidrick & Struggles full-time

    Pros

    Great people, a lot of investment into your professional development, enjoyable work.

    Cons

    Some offices can be quiet

    Heidrick & Struggles2019-03-11
  2. "Team dependent"

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      Current Employee - Associate 

      I have been working at Heidrick & Struggles full-time

      Pros

      If you work for a strong team, huge opportunity and access.

      Cons

      Difficult hours, tough clients. Not a lot of relief with resources spread thin.

      Heidrick & Struggles2019-05-09
    • "Good training ground"

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      Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Heidrick & Struggles full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      You get exposed to a lot of high level searches and learn what retained search is all about.

      Cons

      Very long hours and people seem nice but its very competitive. The "path to partner" is a marketing ploy.

      Advice to Management

      Encourage more BD for Associates and Engagement Managers and reward them accordingly.

      Heidrick & Struggles2019-05-02
    • "Review"

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        Current Employee - Associate 

        I have been working at Heidrick & Struggles full-time

        Pros

        Great exposure to senior partners within the firm.

        Cons

        It can be difficult to gain exposure to new partners outside of your immediate team.

        Heidrick & Struggles2019-04-09
      • "Not a place to work"

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        Former Employee - Assistant Executive in Washington, DC
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Heidrick & Struggles full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Salary was the only positive

        Cons

        Horrible place to work. No consistency, no team does the work the same. Partner disappeared all day and wanted work done late in the evening.

        Advice to Management

        Structure. Everyone should follow the same procedures. This place makes you want to pull your hair out.

        Heidrick & Struggles2019-04-22
      • "Progressing"

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        Current Employee - Partner in New York, NY
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Heidrick & Struggles full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        Starting to bundle services- less of a one-trick SEARCH pony

        Cons

        Still has a frat boy culture

        Advice to Management

        Reinforce those who adhere to needed culture change by rewarding them

        Heidrick & Struggles2019-03-15
      • "H&S"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Heidrick & Struggles full-time

        Pros

        Enjoyed working with international employees and management.

        Cons

        There is no room for growth.

        Advice to Management

        Communicate with your employees. They have a lot to offer.

        Heidrick & Struggles2019-03-25
      • Helpful (3)

        "Values its interns very highly"

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        Former Employee - Internship 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Heidrick & Struggles for more than a year

        Pros

        It seems like there is a consensus amongst the higher ups to invest in the new analysts and interns as evident in the rotation programs and available mentorship.

        Cons

        A lot of different projects to juggle at once.

        Heidrick & Struggles2019-01-24
      • "Good first professional experience"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Heidrick & Struggles full-time

          Pros

          Very structured and well-run internship program

          Cons

          Not very challenging or interesting work

          Heidrick & Struggles2019-01-18
        • Helpful (1)

          "Managing Partner"

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          Former Employee - Managing Partner in Menlo Park, CA
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I worked at Heidrick & Struggles full-time for more than 9 years

          Pros

          o London, Chicago and NYC offices Strong o Brand Name o Global

          Cons

          o Rest of network weak o Very high turnover, particularly in Healthcare, Technology o Strong class feeling - poor teaming culture o Lots of politics and infighting o Lousy assessments business - loss of focus

          Advice to Management

          1. Get rid of the silly coaching and assessments business 2. Find a real CEO - HSII has had five in the last 12 years, none of them good 3. Pay your senior partners better 4. Treat your Partners like Partners 5. Make a strong move back into Technology - you used to be #1.

          Heidrick & Struggles2018-12-01
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