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RHR International Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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  1. "Partner"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RHR International (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great colleagues to partner and work with
    Challenging work that is constantly pushing you to expand your skills
    High degree of autonomy

    Cons

    Travel schedule can be hectic at times. Amount of travel really depends on where you live and where your clients are located. One does have the option to stay local but this impacts their deployability.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and pushing the RHR forward. The Firm continues to evolve and has significantly improved since I first joined.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Project Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RHR International (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company operates in an interesting industry.

    Cons

    The role is heavy on calendaring and light on actual project coordination.

    Advice to Management

    There is a need for more accurate role definitions.

  3. "Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RHR International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative client work with colleagues

    Cons

    Poor Work/Life balance. Compensation program is unclear. Advancement is difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to people in the trenches.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "I worked at RHR International"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RHR International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to travel and learn about different businesses.

    Cons

    Very unique culture where the company espouses to clients healthy approach to work (open to ideas, diversity in the workplace, safe to communicate the truth, collaborative work styles). There are large pockets where NONE of this is happening in this company and those who perpetuate it are rewarded greatly. They will discount this review as disgruntled employee and not change a thing.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up Management at the top and middle. Bring in third party to help with culture and pyramid problems. Learn from outgoing employees. Believe them.


  5. "partner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 RHR International full-time

    Pros

    great work; a privilege to work at the top of companies and see the direct impact of your work. a firm that lives its values; caring, innovative and service oriented

    Cons

    hard to learn to manage yourself given the complexity and demands of the work; but supportive colleagues and support team helps this transition.

    Advice to Management

    keep evolving the firm; exciting to see where the firm will go!


  6. "Run, run away"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Copy Editor
    Former Employee - Copy Editor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RHR International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working remotely. Smart colleagues. Not much else.

    Cons

    Everything else. Unless you're a consultant or the operations director, you are considered "support" staff and treated as disposable. You will be overworked and talked down to.

    There is no room for advancement, and you will be told to be okay with that.

    They're big on talking about their values and culture but fall way short of even coming close to living them.

    The benefits are below standard. Pay is decent enough, but they're stingy with raises.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp the operations department and get rid of the egomaniac running it.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "consultants call the shots"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RHR International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    steady work - always busy - high-level clients

    Cons

    always busy because they do not have good systems in place to manage work

    Advice to Management

    create role descriptions that are better aligned to the actual work being performed and don't let the consultants mistreat the administrative workers.

  8. "Great Firm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner
    Current Employee - Partner
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RHR International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Super smart colleagues, highly collegial culture, no politics, strong client service focus. Ability to make a real difference with companies and executives who affect the lives of many people.

    Cons

    Demanding schedule requires great stamina, the ability to switch gears and operate with high impact in the C-suite. If you want a stable, predictable work life, this is not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep processes streamlined.


  9. "Challenging and rewarding place to work"

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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

    Pros

    Flexibility with work hours and locations, ability to work remotely. Excellent group of colleagues - true professionals working together in a fascinating industry for the most elite clients. Plenty of opportunity to learn new things and get exposure to different areas.

    Cons

    You need to be 'on your game' to work with people at this level. Clients can be demanding and sometimes difficult, there is a lot to balance.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve the level of transparency within the firm. Upgrade your corporate accounting systems.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Top talent, top challenges"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn from great colleagues, Interesting and very challenging work, Lots of flexibility to bring your own thinking and perspective to bear on engagements. Clients can be a lot of fun to work with. Values are solid and not excessively political.

    Cons

    Heavy workload and long hours when client fire drills arise. Need a strong ego when working with so many talented people. Flat organization with long tenured folks so people who need to be the lead dog may get frustrated.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to give people feedback and training that will help them evolve into better consultants. Get out the field more to be sure you know what people are thinking.


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