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Russell Reynolds Reviews

Updated Aug 12, 2019

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Russell Reynolds full-time

    Pros

    It depends which executive you are assisting, if you get a good one, then the relationship and partnership with the executive makes all the cons seem small.

    Cons

    EAs are looked down and the turnover rate is very high.

    Russell Reynolds2016-08-23
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Executive Director"

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    Current Employee - Executive Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Russell Reynolds full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Phenomenal clients and colleagues, constant innovation, collegial and fun culture, entrepreneurial, global, great leadership, tons of personal growth opportunities, high level strategic work, very few sharp elbows, great flexibility

    Cons

    Intense workloads, demanding due to quality and client service, opaque compensation, performance culture - you have to deliver to get paid and advance; tough to unplug, take vacation

    Advice to Management

    Make wellness and stress management a more visible priority; make compensation more transparent, pay more for behavior and long term contribution, pay as people grow and accelerate

    Russell Reynolds2016-05-21
  3. 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
  4. "IS Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Russell Reynolds

    Pros

    Great company to work for,

    Cons

    Spend money on the wrong things. It is very hard to get approvals for necessities to make your job easier.

    Russell Reynolds2016-04-12
  5. Helpful (7)

    "Great place to work if you like your consultant/co-workers/area manager"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits like high salary, low cost insurance, yearly bonus,yearly profit sharing and 3 weeks PTO to start. Nice people for the most part. Good in-office amenities likes drinks and snacks. Lots of work to do and very challenging work. Never a dull moment. Higher ups have made strides to imporbe company culture and work life balance.

    Cons

    Old school mentality around flexible work schedules, telecommuting, etc... If your consultant is bad, your life will be miserable as an EA. Tit-for-Tat office politics and tattle-tailing amongst support staff. Feels like there is a lack of respect for support staff. Feel like we are not as important to the firm. There are no "career paths" for most employees. EAs stay EAs, Researchers stay researchers, etc...

    Advice to Management

    Keep your EAs happy. This job can't be done without good EAs and we need to feel appreciated and respected. We still have a LONG way to go to achieve the kind of work/life balance the employees in the firm deserve.

    Russell Reynolds2016-03-16
  6. "RRA Chicago KA"

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    Current Employee - Knowledge Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Russell Reynolds

    Pros

    great learning experience, research the structure and cultures of organizations and learn about the functions of an executive team. generate insight to win business. ability to move throughout the comapny

    Cons

    sometimes repetitive, busy work can get boring and take a while. technologies and programs are a little outdated

    Advice to Management

    My only advice is to better define the role and upgrade the technologies that we use. better organize previous info/projects to be more easily accessible

    Russell Reynolds2016-03-21
  7. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Russell Reynolds full-time

    Pros

    The people are great, very smart and dedicated to the work

    Cons

    Stressful, many hours sitting in front of a computer without a break

    Russell Reynolds2016-03-07
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Bad Job"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay and the city view.

    Cons

    There was absolutely no flexibility or trust associated with the executive assistant position. It was a dead end job with zero respect. I was thrilled to leave.

    Russell Reynolds2016-03-29
  9. "Research intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Russell Reynolds

    Pros

    great experience, great people, would definitively go back

    Cons

    sometimes instructions were too vague

    Russell Reynolds2016-02-02
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Burke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Russell Reynolds for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Paid overtime was a big plus! Variety of work assignments and the meeting and coordinating of many different people.

    Cons

    Partners had double-standard that favored the minorities. There was a lack of morals... lying to clients and candidates. NO integrity.

    Advice to Management

    Value the employees that work hard to preserve and protect the RRA name and image.

    Russell Reynolds2016-01-04
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