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Russell Reynolds Reviews

Updated November 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Higher ups have made strides to imporbe company culture and work life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • I would recommend pursuing a job here to anyone who is interested in the services industry / executive search (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Black-box compensation not tied to performance metrics (in 4 reviews)

  • As a young person it is impossible to become a consultant within the firm (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Headhunters die hun eigen mensen vergeten."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brussels (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brussels (Belgium)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Russell Reynolds full-time

    Pros

    Salaris, collega's die je moreel trachten te ondersteunen. De RRA spirit, de waarden die ze internationaal nastreven zijn lovenswaardig. Maar ontbreken volledig in België.

    Cons

    Ze herkennen de capaciteiten van hun eigen werknemers niet terwijl ze toch headhunters geacht worden te zijn. Ieder beschermd zijn eigen werkgebied, software & opgelegd werk systeem is enorm log, dus burn-outs, onbetaalde overuren en oververmoeidheid zijn schering en inslag. Wanneer iemand durft een probleem aan te kaarten dan krijg je een 'Avenue Louise' mentaliteit. Kijken of hun haar nog goed ligt bij wijze van spreken, geen oplossing geven, de persoon in kwestie niet consulteren en luisteren naar de mening en 'raad' en 'visie' van derden die er dan weer hun eigen agenda op nahouden gekruid met hun eigen 'narrow' visie. Verhuis naar een open space tegen half 2018. Als beloning voor hun harde werken krijgen de werknemers een training ( terwijl ze zich verheugden op iets leuks, iets welverdiend) over hoe ze efficiënter kunnen functioneren....

    Advice to Management

    Behandel jullie mensen als mensen. LUISTER naar hen, neem niet uitsluitend informatie van derden aan. Laat laster en persoonlijke agenda achterwege. Bel mensen niet thuis op als ze met ziekteverlof zijn en al helemaal niet de mensen met een burn-out.


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional company, qualified consultants with broad, focused experience, good opportunity to learn about different big companies, good salary

    Cons

    Little room for ideas, sometimes double work because of old fashioned methods, not a lot of career opportunities (only vertical, not horizontal)

    Advice to Management

    Offer junior people more responsibility and more room for ideas.

  3. "First class organization"

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

    I have been working at Russell Reynolds full-time (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.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "terrible and abusive team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Russell Reynolds full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No pros. the position was not at all what i expected.

    Cons

    Instead of taking the time in getting to know my workstyle or the fact that multiple mistakes for previous years were caught using my work method was overlooked.

    I was given a terrible review despite my supervisor not training me for the month that i started. i was hired in a higher level position only to be given assistant level work. This was not what i agreed to when i took on my position. I've never received a terrible review at my previous jobs. I've always worked hard and efficiently. It's not my fault someone does not want to implement more streamlined methods and prefer living in their cave.

    I had to take my work and present it to my supervisor's supervisor to get an unbiased opinion on what i'm doing wrong. he appreciated my work style and the fact i was streamlining the work. He agreed with me and mentioned i was not doing anything wrong.

    After my review, the place became unbearable and i had to leave.

    Advice to Management

    The upper management, some of them are bullies.

    Make sure the new supervisors are capable of supervising. Otherwise these new supervisors will feel obsolete, threatened, and will treat their direct reports as if they are some sort of a tumor.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are no pros to write

    Cons

    Everything is bad at this place


  6. "Excellent Company to work for"

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

    I worked at Russell Reynolds full-time

    Pros

    Well Paid and fair to work for. Very family orientated. Lots of training.

    Cons

    I wish there were based in Africa


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Russell Reynolds full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    strong EA pool with good support, team mentality

    Cons

    no opportunity for advancement if you are an EA
    no work life balance - some are expected to work around the clock

  8. "analyst"

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

    Pros

    smart people
    great expertise
    high impact work

    Cons

    work life balance
    flexibility could be better


  9. "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Russell Reynolds full-time

    Pros

    Lots of scocials
    Looked after by company
    Global offices

    Cons

    Long hours
    Lots of work to do, always busy !


  10. "Great company!"

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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

    The consultants truly work hard for the clients and candidates.

    Cons

    No cons to share...everyone is awesome!


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