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Updated 4 Aug 2018

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Russell Reynolds CEO Clark Murphy
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7 Ratings
  1. "First class organization"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Russell Reynolds full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great colleagues, interesting work, great clients. First class office space and perks. Good benefits and good compensation.

    Cons

    very intense, heavy workload, lots of content to learn and master. Most weeks are 60-80 hours. Fair amount of travel.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep RRA what it is. We like the position not being the biggest, but being the best. Keep consultant quality bar high.

    Russell Reynolds2017-08-24
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Happy alum"

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    Former Employee - Search Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Russell Reynolds full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Working with smart, driven colleagues Working with exceptional client companies and solving their most pressing leadership/recruitment challenges Engaging talented, successful candidates in conversations about advancing their careers; positive, uplifting work RRA pays top performers well Culture is collaborative, results oriented, meritocratic; employees are treated well - pay, benefits, hospitality - all very strong

    Cons

    Black-box compensation model can create jealousy, confusion and a perception of unfairness The firm claims to be client-focused, but sales (not client service) is most heavily rewarded Like lots of service environments/partnerships, RRA has an apprenticeship model and an up-or-out culture; guidance/training in sales and other skills needed to advance within the firm can be limited/non-existent depending on the strength...

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    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire good people; reward mentorship; select area managers and sector leaders who are focused on developing talent, not those who personally excel at business development

    Russell Reynolds2017-05-23
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Executive Search work at one of the "big 5" global recruiting firms"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Russell Reynolds full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great early experience in being exposed to the exec search business, if you choose this long term path in your career

    Cons

    Distractions from internal politics and individual leadership anglings take away from important focus on, and benefits to, the firm's clients and actual search work

    Advice to Management

    Fix the main "con" listed above for the good of the real work the firm does

    Russell Reynolds2017-01-29
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, stressful but rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Executive Search Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Russell Reynolds for less than a year

    Pros

    Shaping leadership, working directly with CEOs and board members, really cool and smart colleagues, more collaborative than the other big search firms, lots of women in senior positions, commitment to diversity, more levels/opportunities for younger search consultants (Associates at RRA are more senior than at other firms)

    Cons

    Can be very stressful, demanding clients, some people don't like the 'black box' bonus structure, need to be sponsored by a strong leader at the firm or tough to succeed. People at smaller offices have less support and are at a disadvantage.

    Advice to Management

    Push MDs on sponsorship and

    Russell Reynolds2016-05-07
  5. "RRA London"

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    Current Employee - Research Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Russell Reynolds full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great team with a fantastic office manager and senior leadership team in London. Opportunities to work on some of the most interesting search and advisory work in the industry with some of the best head-hunters in the business.

    Cons

    Intense pace of working with demanding consultants and clients. Opportunities for progression outside the traditional search business are minimal, although attitudes are changing...

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people more and build relationships, transactional interactions are not the way to build trust and create a happy working environment.

    Russell Reynolds2018-08-04
  6. "Research Consutlant"

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    Current Employee - Research Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Russell Reynolds for more than 3 years

    Pros

    smart & good people across the firm

    Cons

    progression opportunities are limited for researchers

    Advice to Management

    try to create much clearer career paths for research

    Russell Reynolds2015-12-03
  7. "Great brand but limited career progression unless you join as a consultant"

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    Former Employee - Research Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Russell Reynolds full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great brand, good international network Senior level of work Historically very strong values Super premium pension scheme compared to the rest of the market Work-life balance culture Amazing CEO who is highly rated within the business, question is whether he can drive change

    Cons

    No training and limited career progression Lower than market compensation High turnover at research and admin level Highly conservative business not open to change

    Russell Reynolds2013-08-19
  8. "Decent training ground"

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    Former Employee - Research Consultant in
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Russell Reynolds full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Thorough training around diligence and understanding how to leverage networks. Company designed customized, advanced systems compared to others in the industry and truly help with productivity. Team building activities are over the top; great for cross-pollenization across geographies and industries and much fun.

    Cons

    Management tends to over analyze albeit hiring, promotions, and systems. Mentoring is a challenge for such a flat organization.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to recognize over engineered processes.

    Russell Reynolds2012-07-26
  9. Helpful (1)

    "One of the great executive search firms - but a classic private partnership."

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    Current Employee - Research Consultant in London, England
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Russell Reynolds

    Pros

    Excellent individuals / colleagues Enjoyable environment Great place to learn and develop, but unless you have your own accounts it is difficult to get traction. Leading executive search firm

    Cons

    In ability to promote and develop internal talent Classic private partnership - if you arent a partner - you are there to make them money US business is not as strong as London business Unwillingness to share revenue Political.

    Advice to Management

    Become more open and transparent

    Russell Reynolds2011-12-20
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