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Merritt Hawkins Reviews

Updated May 28, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great, extensive training program that prepares people to be successful in a sales-oriented position" (in 7 reviews)

  • "There is plenty room for career advancement" (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, late nights, early days, weekends, travel all needed to actually be successful" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Extremely high turnover: low starting salary" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Over a decade of career growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merritt Hawkins full-time

    Pros

    MH has uncapped potential for hard workers who enjoy a challenging work environment. The industry is very stable and MH is the best in the business

    Cons

    You have to be self-motivated to be successful

    Advice to Management

    Continue to innovate and promote internally


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Client interact and company reputation were exceptionally fulfilling"

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruiting Consultant in Coppell, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiting Consultant in Coppell, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merritt Hawkins full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Variety of job responsibilities, co-workers, company pride, working with and advising clients, changing lives. If you can be successful in this environment, your going to do well ANYWHERE else. There’s so much potential for this company with its market share and reputation to be an exceptional company.

    Cons

    HORRIBLE MANAGEMENT, their lack of leadership skills in mid-level and upper management is abundant. It’s not presumptive to think that they’ve never worked outside the company or ever had any leadership skills. The mid-level managers (Regional and Divisional VPs) are compliant followers, unfortunately they are not empowered to lead their own teams.

    The culture is highly micro managed, to the point that managers are tracking the actual daily required disks. Most everyone in a sales role has 185+ hours of vacation saved up per year that they can NOT actually use. The senior “managers” lack empathy and genuinely don’t even care about the employees.

    It’s guaranteed that you WILL be under tremendous pressure to produce, this is not for the light skinned or hearted.

    They’ve had Salesforce for over 3 years and the senior leadership still don’t even know how to use it 🤦🏻‍♂️

    Advice to Management

    If I were the CEO, I would move the current President, Sr level VPs to other divisions & bring in new leadership.

    Regarding the current SR LEADERSHIP: Read a book(other than ‘Above the Line), take a class, find a professional coach, challenge yourself, find some self awareness (ever wonder if others like you), move around to other divisions (it’s a large company). Have a heart, genuinely care about others, learn what a team is.

  3. "Physician recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Physician Recruiter in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Physician Recruiter in Irving, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Merritt Hawkins full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros to MHA.

    Cons

    Every single bad review about MHA, is the truth. Good training, HORRIBLE company. Micromanaging!!!! Belittling!!!! IT IS AWFUL!!!

    Advice to Management

    This is 2018... wake up!


  4. "MHA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice building to work in.

    Cons

    tough atmosphere to work in

    Advice to Management

    lighten up.


  5. "Working there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice place to work and learn

    Cons

    there are no cons about this placw


  6. Helpful (2)

    "A great company has lost its way and values"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Merritt Hawkins full-time

    Pros

    Great training program. Beautiful offices. Bright, dedicated employees who are fun to work with. Good people to work with

    Cons

    This company was the best company to work for in the industry. The reason was the value and trust placed in their employees. If you were successful they made sure you continued to thrive and earn a good living for your family. It felt like family.

    In the pursuit of revenue, the company has changed. It no longer listens to the people who work face to face with the clients and doctors. Decisions being made make no sense and put revenue first and culture and clients last. Changes made without input from those it will impact the most. Changes introduced without warning or time to adjust. This makes for a stressful environment, less efficiency, less production and less revenue for everyone. No outlet is given for concerns. If you express concerns you are labeled negative. Recently some of the most experienced recruiters and marketers are leaving. New hires are not taught the culture that made the company the best in the business. Recent compensation changes were made abruptly, without considering the impact on employees and their family. Many are looking at ten thousand or twenty thousand dollar cut in pay. It is like they want to get rid of anyone that has worked here more than 5 years. Sad

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees, listen to them. Create a stable environment instead of one that changes daily. Understand that as fear grows, productivity drops.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Just Dont"

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    Current Employee - Research Consultant in Coppell, TX
    Current Employee - Research Consultant in Coppell, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merritt Hawkins full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you enjoy working yourself to death with little pay for a few years the income potential is there. but the grind NEVER stops.

    Cons

    Every single day you have to give it your all. Once you aren't producing as much as they want they will fire you.
    They do not value their employees and will let you go and replace you without a second thought. Most employees don't even understand what the job is when hired and I think this is done on purpose so employees will work their butts off the first few months and make money for the company (not much money for yourself, most of it goes to the company).

    Advice to Management

    Shame on you

  8. Helpful (2)

    "An amazing place to work!!"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Operations in Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Administrative Operations in Roswell, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merritt Hawkins full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Professional, welcoming, room for growth, puts employees as a priority. I'm astounded by how well people are treated at this company. So refreshing!

    Cons

    There aren't any cons that I've experienced.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  9. "Good company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merritt Hawkins full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation and quality of life
    Company works to evolve with the industry

    Cons

    Significant competition in the industry


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Director Recruiter"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merritt Hawkins full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast track career path for those with little to none outside experience
    Lucrative commission bonuses and ability to hit six-figure income within two years

    Cons

    Antiquated management who are clueless on how to recruit in current times but are filled to the brim with generic sales anecdotes
    Little to no opportunity to advance beyond Senior Director
    Disconnected work environment
    Extremely high turnover: low starting salary=low caliber talent

    Advice to Management

    Up the starting salary, deliver on revamping our website, etc.


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