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Lee Hecht Harrison Reviews

Updated June 22, 2018
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  • "Part-time work only and increasingly "quiet" periods where there is little work for consultants - which can be highly stressful" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Senior management has forgotten about the importance of people, focusing only on making a profit" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "A good company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Career Coach in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Career Coach in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lee Hecht Harrison full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company would invest in training for the employees.

    Cons

    No cons, just sorry to see how the world of outplacement is changing.

    Advice to Management

    Value the talent.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Lee Hecht Harrison full-time

    Pros

    Helping people who have lost their jobs.

    Cons

    Work load is extreme and they don't want to pay you for your time.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your people.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Productivity over Quality"

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    Current Employee - Part-time Direct Support Professional
    Current Employee - Part-time Direct Support Professional
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lee Hecht Harrison part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay rate; some excellent services for their clients; respectful treatment

    Cons

    Push productivity over quality performance; unresponsive to part-time employees; mediocre and unreliable IT systems; overloaded with VPs--sluggish responsiveness; not open to feedback from part-timers.

    Advice to Management

    sYou have employee survey so why don't part-timers participate? It is a different world to be a PT employee there. Why so many VPs who do't appear to be doing executive level work? Top heavy. You have good resources on-line for the transitioning candidates. Excellent, in fact. However, your commitment to personal, one-on-one services to these unemployed candidates is far from sufficient. You budget out hours by the 15-minute increment and exceeding the tight goals leads to borrowing time from the future or being squeezed so that the quality of the service has to suffer. Perhaps I should not care how the candidates feel but then you want me to average 4.5 out of 5.0 on surveys. How preposterous to expect such high quality reviews when we are squeezed with time leaving only mediocre service. LHH managers also expect part-timers to be accessing their emails as if they were full time. That is based on sending last minute emails about system changes or requests with little time to respond. So if you are not tuned in all the time (and not getting paid for it) how can you run it effectively? The management of time is passive aggressive, not bullying at least. I will NOT recommend this service to others by word-of-mouth. And I know what they charge because I was previously the paying customer before working here. It is about profits and bonuses, not personal service to candidates seeking new employment. What a shame.


  4. "VP Business Development"

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

    I have been working at Lee Hecht Harrison full-time

    Pros

    - Job flexibility and opportunities for advancement
    - Continuous innovation & investments in company, people and services

    Cons

    - For individuals that don't thrive in a high pressure/responsive culture, they will not be successful or enjoy the job


  5. "Career Consultants are 2nd Class Citizens"

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    Current Employee - Career Consultant in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Career Consultant in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lee Hecht Harrison part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Able to "practice my craft"

    Cons

    Pay is abominable, and no opportunities for increases EVER, even for great performers. Consultants not included in annual associate engagement survey (small wonder).

    Advice to Management

    You wouldn't advise clients to adopt this sort of pay practice, so why do you?


  6. "Priority is profit, not people!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lee Hecht Harrison full-time

    Pros

    The service they provide has real benefit to customers

    Cons

    There's more of an emphasis on profit than developing people. They will run as lean as possible to maximize possible, even if this means walking aver the people that put in a lot of work.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lee Hecht Harrison full-time

    Pros

    It is a flexible place to work

    Cons

    Low salary. LHH does not practice what they preach.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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

    I have been working at Lee Hecht Harrison full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and ability to work from home
    Leadership is sharp and cares about your development
    Supportive colleagues, non-competitive internally

    Cons

    Certain internal processes could improve
    Gaps exist in opportunities for advancement in some areas of the organization
    Internal communication methods and document sharing needs improvement to minimize dual work and silos among functions


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Executive Consultant in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Consultant in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lee Hecht Harrison full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great flexibility. You are allowed to work remote and meet with your clients off-sites

    Cons

    Don't feel a company atmosphere. Cost-cutting got into the need of what makes an operations great.

    Advice to Management

    Need to invest more into the employees


  10. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lee Hecht Harrison part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, Autonomy, Nice people, Committed Coaches

    Cons

    Removed standard set of hours for pay, either half or full day; hour instability

    Advice to Management

    For Associates - Specific acknowledgement for excellence, verbal feedback and financial incentives ; Paid shared training


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