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Russell Reynolds Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Higher ups have made strides to imporbe company culture and work life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Great place to learn executive search from some of the best in the business (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Russell Reynolds full-time

    Pros

    great work environment and helpful colleagues

    Cons

    there no cons that i can think of at the moment


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Researcher Associates"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Russell Reynolds full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Top 5 Executive Searching Firm

    Cons

    Need to be more self-motived to stretch yourself


  3. Helpful (1)

    "A fine place to work - not going to accelerate your career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Russell Reynolds full-time

    Pros

    Get to serve some of the biggest companies
    Good respect for work/life balance
    MD's get the most respect and power - gets worse the lower you get in the organization
    Some pockets of good culture - varies office by office

    Cons

    Archaic business practices internally - leaders are not strong business people
    A "nice" culture - you don't get a lot of honesty
    No transparency on pay or performance
    Very slow movement - consensus driven culture
    Status is more important than ideas
    Most consultants do not know how to develop people - you have to be lucky

    Advice to Management

    Shake it up - promote people who think differently
    Bring in outside leaders who are inspiring
    Be bolder - don't play scared
    Show more respect to junior colleagues and EA's
    Put ideas over titles
    Move faster on poor performers & toxic people
    Take a stand on what values you actually care about
    Only promote people leaders


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

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

    I worked at Russell Reynolds full-time (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


  6. "Awesome Executive Search Firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Russell Reynolds full-time

    Pros

    Great training in the business; Highly professional team; 5-star clients.

    Cons

    Compensation plan is not well correlated with delivery.


  7. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mill Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mill Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Russell Reynolds full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic people; great office culture.

    Cons

    No professional development program; black-box compensation

    Advice to Management

    Create more work flexibility and invest in your people


  8. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Russell Reynolds (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about the company


  9. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Accounting in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Accounting in New York, NY

    Pros

    Very professional atmosphere, people are nice

    Cons

    none that come to mind

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "Great firm, solid values, comitted to quality"

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    Former Employee - Executive Search in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Executive Search in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Russell Reynolds full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Seniority of international leaders, quality of searches, frequent international seminars, global and relationship clients

    Cons

    Needs to improve internal atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with a good work, grow the team.


  11. "Great organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Russell Reynolds full-time

    Pros

    Solid, toughtful,pro, sensitive to peoplés needs and extremely client focused

    Cons

    None to share at this point in time


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