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Lee Hecht Harrison Reviews

Updated February 19, 2018
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  • Sustaining a healthy work/life balance within some areas of the organization (in 4 reviews)

  • Part-time work only and increasingly "quiet" periods where there is little work for consultants - which can be highly stressful (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Team,Strong Leadership, and Honorable Mission"

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    Current Employee - Career Counselor
    Current Employee - Career Counselor
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great team and leadership with whom to work - it's nice to come to work here. But, working with the individual clients, individuals having experienced a Workforce Reduction [WFR], is the best. Those clients are smart/talented people who were impacted by strategic decisions beyond their control. They come seeking assistance and insight into better marketing themselves. It is an honor and a privilege to give them the tools they need to restart their careers. And, what a rush it is to celebrate with them when they land a new role, frequently at a better level of compensation - this is the best payoff for me as the coach/consultant.

    Cons

    The work can be sporadic with peaks and valleys, but the slow periods can give one time to take care of personal needs. Typically, those slow times happen around holidays which is good for most of us. Other reviews mention compensation concerns - I get that, but suggest these points also be considered: 1) the pay level is roughly competitive for the role; and, 2) the person who will be most successful in this role is primarily motivated by supporting others during a time of uncertainty - it's not all about me.


  2. "Great company"

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

    Pros

    Great company, great people, and great benefits! It is a collaborative environment.

    Cons

    You have to be comfortable with a high volume of work.

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, global growth opportunities, other consultants and most of all helping others when they need it most

    Cons

    Industry isn't known for highest pay and there is a fair amount of change that occurs constantly, agility and self learning is important

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training resources especially for new consultants


  7. "PBS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Lee Hecht Harrison part-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to help others through the work.

    Cons

    Not always able to reach someone for assistance working remotely.

  8. "Senior Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Honorable company mission.

    Cons

    VERY disorganized and should have processes down but don't. Not good with on boarding new people and getting them up and running in their roles. Pay is less than half of what is competitive in the market.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved and present.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Career Coach"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lee Hecht Harrison part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility and ability to help individuals in transition.

    Cons

    There is a lot of administrative work in terms of tracking hours and activities and the applications are not user friendly.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to recognize Career Coaches with monetary awards, etc. rather than just a good job on a call.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Career Coach"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule for semi-retirement job.

    Cons

    Pay is below industry standard.


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