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  1. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, interesting work, and lots of responsibility.

    Cons

    There is occasional demanding travel schedule depending on workload

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Would definitely return to the company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Isaacson Miller full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management always open to ideas from employees.

    Cons

    At the time, not a lot of options for growth for some positions.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to listen to your staff's needs.

  3. "Poorly Managed"

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    Former Employee - Team Administrator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Team Administrator in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great people to work with
    - Great benefits
    - Fun office environment
    - Free drinks and snacks
    - They are desperate for competent administrators and that gives you great leverage

    Cons

    - Management from the most senior to most junior is poor
    - Work loads are not managed at all and are not equal amongst employees
    - There is no room to move up in the organization if you are not an associate
    - Pay isn't high enough
    - Office hours are not flexible, but they should be

    Advice to Management

    Get new management.


  4. "Small enough to be nimble, big enough to get the best work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate] in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate] in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Isaacson Miller full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good selection of intelligent and interesting colleagues. The firm gets some of the best searches across all non-profit organizations from higher ed to arts and culture to environmental orgs. They are really well known -- strong brand. Nice culture to work in every day. Not hierarchical.

    Cons

    Not a very social office environment outside of work. Loose structure around some policies and practices in terms of search work. Search work is generally pretty stressful, and IM emphasizes client service above all else. Fairly flat organization with not a lot of opportunity for movement after a few years.


  5. "It was a pleasure to work for a company that employs people with high integrity and intellectual capacity."

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    Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Isaacson Miller full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work is always interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    Must be available 24/7 in order to best serve clients.

    Advice to Management

    More training for new employees rather than just throwing them into the fray.


  6. "When it's great, it's great"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Isaacson Miller full-time

    Pros

    The best partners at IM are the best in the business. Many are also great teachers and really take an interest in developing associates. The culture really celebrates individual contributions and successes. If you impress early on, there is room to grow pretty quickly.

    Cons

    Then there is a lower tier of partners that are either terrible managers, mediocre at search, or both. The experience really depends on who you work with. Salaries are adequate but not competitive for the nonprofit search space; they are low by industry standard, especially given the locations in expensive cities.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Strong "immune system.""

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    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Isaacson Miller full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, smart customers, interesting content.

    Cons

    Excessive associate turnover is a function not of unqualified associates, but micromanagement from seniors.

    Advice to Management

    Take associates' careers as seriously as you purport take your placements'.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Isaacson Miller full-time

    Pros

    They spend money to make the place feel legit, just don't pay employees competitively. Benefits are strong. Work is interesting

    Cons

    Aside from a small group of really bright people, the group is incredibly pretentious.

    Advice to Management

    Have a real research, IT and HR department.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Temped as a general "team administrator""

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    Former Contractor - General Team Administrator
    Former Contractor - General Team Administrator
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Isaacson Miller as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, "ok" pay, other perks like a lovely office and free coffee.

    Cons

    The associates and some partners do not treat the "support staff" well at all. Not a lot of respect passed down the food chain. General TAs do not do much either. I spent most of my time split between being paid to do nothing and doing menial tasks such as entering data or printing out a google map for someone too lazy to do it themselves.
    Good in-between-job I guess.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage people to learn and do things themselves. There is a feeling around the place that as long as you are closing searches there is no need for associates to do menial things like create PDFs themselves.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "the best in the business!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    its the best in the search business for the nonprofit sector. great people and amazing clients.

    Cons

    work/life balance can be tough because of workload, travel, and few slow times during the year and business cycle - and salaries comparatively low for the industry.

    Advice to Management

    The senior managers are wonderful people and wonderful search consultants, but not as interested in running the company. They should hire a "real" CEO to run the business and let the partners just do search.