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Merritt Hawkins Reviews

Updated October 21, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great, extensive training program that prepares people to be successful in a sales-oriented position" (in 6 reviews)

  • "I'm astounded by how well people are treated at this company" (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, and position can be stressful at times" (in 6 reviews)

  • "long work hours, no work life balance" (in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Over a decade of career growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Culture of Bullying, Intimidation, Favoritism, and Retaliation"

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    Former Employee - Search Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Search Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are none - just don't do it!

    Cons

    So many too name - expected to work 24/7. no work-life balance. If you're a top producer you can pretty much do whatever you want - including walking all over people. Most unethical place i've ever seen.

    Advice to Management

    Management doesn't care, and obviously the CEO condones everything that goes on.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Turning Point, nobody listens, I am leaving"

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    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?


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible company to work for."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training is amazing but a bit outdated

    Cons

    They are a publicly traded company so the goals that they put in place for both recruitment and marketing are not realistic. They answer to shareholders not clients. When you get fired or, leave on your own and join another recruitment firm, THEY WILL COME AFTER YOU AS IT PERTAINS TO YOUR NON COMPETE WITH THE MHA CORPORATE ATTORNEYS. YOU CAN COUNT ON IT.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Client interact and company reputation were exceptionally fulfilling"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Physician recruiter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "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.

  8. "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


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Just Dont"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "An amazing place to work!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


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