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Russell Reynolds Reviews

Updated 30 Jan 2020

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3.6
68%
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Russell Reynolds CEO Clark Murphy
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68 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 experience, great people, would definitively go back(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "No upward mobility for EAs, lead(in 9 reviews)

  • "The only improvement I can think of will improve the more internships RRA London do(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Russell Reynolds Associates"

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Russell Reynolds full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Probably the highest quality and most meritocratic, performance focused of the top 5 global search & assessment firms. Great at nurturing and developing those who genuinely contribute and are prepared to work hard to progress their careers

    Cons

    Have to be prepared to work hard and be measured against results and performance

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    Russell Reynolds2019-05-19
  2. "Can be a nice place"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Truck Driver 

    I have been working at Russell Reynolds full-time

    Pros

    EA community are supportive

    Cons

    EAs are not valued

    Russell Reynolds2020-01-30
  3. "Great place to learn the exec search ropes"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in London, England

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

    Pros

    Incredible training, particularly valuable for those new to search. Fantastic weight of the name - client and candidate networks second-to-none. Friendly firm.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance, slow opportunity for progression due to formalised promotion structures.

    Russell Reynolds2019-10-08
  4. "Hierarchical"

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    Former Employee - Research Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Potential to get far if you work hard, although it takes a long time and is not a always fair race.

    Cons

    Consultants who are not that smart or qualified made to feel like they are deserving of immense salaries. All other individuals treated like second class.

    Russell Reynolds2019-09-27
  5. "Fantastic people, fast paced culture"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people in the firm Friendly, social, and collaborative

    Cons

    Hard to advance from within

    Russell Reynolds2019-08-21
  6. Helpful (1)

    "EA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Russell Reynolds full-time

    Pros

    Nice team and moving towards flexible working

    Cons

    Heavy workload, no progression, hierarchical

    Russell Reynolds2019-01-28
  7. Helpful (3)

    "EAs make things happen here"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with - genuinely friendly company.

    Cons

    EAs treated like children with little flexibility/trust while consultants can do what they please. The amount of money spent on consultant offsites compared to EAs fighting to get an afternoon off together as a team is a joke. If we are so vital to the running of the business then treat us/pay us better.

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    Russell Reynolds2019-01-04
  8. "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...

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    Russell Reynolds2018-08-04
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Easy to think you're inclusive when everyone is the same as you"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very enthusiastic and engaging Office Manager. Benefits are really good.

    Cons

    Too much focus on where you went to university, what your background is. The office likes to think it is inclusive but that's because almost everyone in the office is the same! HR team needs support - doing everything they can to deliver but without the capacity to do so. Terrible work life balance - expectation that you will work as late as needed, will check your phone in the evenings/weekends and be available throughout any holiday. All eyes on you when you walk out of the office on time.

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    Russell Reynolds2018-08-10
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Country club environment"

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    Former Employee - Executive Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Top end reputation for executive search * Greay way to build board-level network * Good way to build knowledge and experience with regard to Talent, Executive Assessment in a highly professional environment

    Cons

    * Lack of diversity (strive to hire beautiful people with Ivy League pedigrees); don’t like non-British. * Typically target the same big name candidates (those who are “known to Russell Reynolds”), rather than getting to know new talent. * Partners foster a culture of blame and are highly judgemental * Lacks innovative thinking; the culture is traditional and conservative; partners are not open to new ideas

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    Russell Reynolds2018-07-15
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