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Merritt Hawkins Reviews

Updated August 10, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great, extensive training program that prepares people to be successful in a sales-oriented position" (in 6 reviews)

  • "There are some good people that work there" (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. "Turning Point, nobody listens, I am leaving"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiting
    Former Employee - Recruiting
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merritt Hawkins full-time

    Pros

    Many of the employees really care about their clients and each other. There are really good people here, some of the best in the industry. Good friendships, nice office, good income potential until you become experienced. New people are treated very well.

    Cons

    Very sad watching senior level producers leave one by one and nobody asks why or listens. Some of the best recruiters and marketers are leaving or have left. AMN seems to care, but Senior leadership within Merritt Hawkins have already made up their minds and are unwilling to listen to outside views if they view them as critical. You can tell that AMN is pushing them to listen but all that really happens is meetings where the SVP talks over others and doesn’t listen, so he can say that he is getting feedback. Why would you not listen to producers who have been with you for 5-10 years? I am tired of watching my friends leave and training their replacements. I have decided to go to elsewhere too. I hope Merritt Hawkins will turn this around because there are still some good people left.

    Advice to Management

    You’ve recently brought in a new individual to run several of your companies. Have that person meet with the people on the front lines with experience, not the SVP’s or people beholden to them or afraid of expressing their concerns. Call those of us who have left in the last 12-16 months. The people who work for you are already the hardest workers in the industry and they want to be successful. Why would they all be leaving in droves if there wasn’t a problem with leadership?

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Client interact and company reputation were exceptionally fulfilling"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Physician recruiter"

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    • Senior Management
    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!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "MHA"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (6)

    "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 Search Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Search Consultant in Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Search Consultant in Roswell, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Merritt Hawkins full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great name in the industry and they have a great introductory training program that last 3 months+.

    Cons

    Culture: Boys Club. Accounts are decided by favoritism not by best fit. Leadership isn't supportive and the goals needed to get promoted can be a moving target controlled by regional leadership. Again, it's important to fit into the culture or you will not be successful. It's not based on your ability but your willingness to play the game with leadership.

    Long hours are expected. If you leave on time you've left early.

    Advice to Management

    Find new regional leadership with leadership/management experience. Leadership needs to stop using personal feelings to make decisions. Whether you like an employee personally shouldn't control their success with in the company. Create leadership training.

    Treat your employees well. Pay was just restructured causing many to earn less. Previously cell phones were paid for. That has been stopped as well.


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