Russell Reynolds Reviews

Updated Aug 9, 2020

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3.5
62%
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99%
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Russell Reynolds CEO Clark Murphy
Clark Murphy
73 Ratings
Pros
  • "The EA role at RRA is a big role - you're really partnering with your consultant and acting as their project manager(in 13 reviews)

  • "Great people to work with - genuinely friendly company(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "interns who worked at RRA during the summer of 2019(in 10 reviews)

  • "Culture is segmented based on who you are and what you do; as expected low work/life balance(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great company culture!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Russell Reynolds full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great leadership, professionals and full of smart people! Possible career advancement.

    Cons

    Nothing to really mention...could use more vacation days.

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  2. "Great Company!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Russell Reynolds full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and good people

    Cons

    Sometimes work can be siloed and not super collaborative


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Little work life balance"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart colleagues and top caliber professionals

    Cons

    Very little work life balance

  4. "Racist"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They certainly take pride in ensuring the offices are aesthetically pleasing.

    Cons

    For a firm to offer diversity and inclusion and not have it within their own organization is appalling. African American colleagues are paid significantly less than their Caucasian peers. They are also severely mistreated by other consultants/ peers within their area. Due to the current issues with COVID, Executive Assistants are forced to work without noting their OT for fear of being "laid off". Expectations of EAs are not realistic and they are treated LESS than second class citizens.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "SF office is TOXIC"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Russell Reynolds full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Global company with a well-known name.

    Cons

    Outdated software Toxic mean girl office that rewards gossip and drama zero diversity!!!!

  6. Helpful (4)

    "Good if you're white, good luck if you're not"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401k, medical/dental, free coffee/snacks, clean office

    Cons

    Hierarchical, hard to get to know others across the firm if you're not from CT and got gifted a Cartier watch from parents at your graduation, believes pizza parties solves everything

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  7. "RRA is a great company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer great colleagues and driven culture.

    Cons

    It is a large, global firm so that is worth considering.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A non-traditional EA role"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Russell Reynolds full-time

    Pros

    The EA role at RRA is a big role - you're really partnering with your consultant and acting as their project manager. You work closely with other team members from different offices, and you get to liaise directly with clients. The role can be as big as you want it to be.

    Cons

    The pace is very fast - it can overwhelm some people. And it can get stressful. But if you are someone who works well under pressure, it's not so bad.

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  9. "Great firm - top talent, interesting work, good environment to be a part of"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -You get to work with the smartest people in the industry -The people are team players who take time to invest in you and mentor you - give you opportunities to learn and develop -Most of the work is intellectually stimulating -Lots of opportunity to get experience managing clients and developing market expertise -Has consistently beaten competitors and has top-tier management and business strategy

    Cons

    -Hours can be long, but you get rewarded for the work you put in

  10. "Strong Performance, Lots of Talent"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very global mindset, excellent market brand and leadership is shifting its focus to drive consistency and growth

    Cons

    Culture is segmented based on who you are and what you do; as expected low work/life balance

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