Spencer Stuart Reviews

Updated 21 Sep 2020

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3.9
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Spencer Stuart CEO Ben Williams
Ben Williams
32 Ratings
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  • "Like most client service oriented firms you can't always achieve an ideal work-life balance(in 26 reviews)

  • "Lots of projects and clients which creates a high degree of urgency and can be long hours(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Spencer Stuart full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful collegiate environment, great people

    Cons

    Training and development can be too focused on consultants

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  2. "Interesting"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Spencer Stuart full-time

    Pros

    The work is interesting - reputable clients

    Cons

    You work very long hours


  3. "X x"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England

    I have been working at Spencer Stuart full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working arrangements always good

    Cons

    Viewed as old school boys club externally

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Strong brand name to clients, needs to invest in professional development"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spencer Stuart full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Top tier name to clients globally

    Cons

    Work life balance Needs to invest significantly on professional development for staff

  5. "Unique people, advanced approach towards executive search and leadership advisory"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spencer Stuart full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, friendly and overall very professional Strong brand, unique methodology

    Cons

    Rather limited learning and development opportunities, difficult career development paths There seem to be some huge differences between offices (within one region) in terms of people, salaries, work life balance, development, etc.

  6. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spencer Stuart full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A phenomenal team of passionate people, dedicated and supportive of colleagues...

    Cons

    ... can be demanding on work-life balance.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Assistant"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Spencer Stuart full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great remuneration and support from colleagues. Really interesting work, process driven, but no day is ever the same.

    Cons

    It's non-stop. Addictive, but you need stamina.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Conservative place"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spencer Stuart full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great teams smart people success driven client centric

    Cons

    conservative you gotta be politically savvy to be succsucessfulssful little diversity little progression if you don't conform with the status quo benefits simply absent (health insurance you have to pay monthly and "interest free" loan still has an interest; they do have a gym corporate rate but they don't contribute towards membership; cycle to work scheme again has a hidden interest)

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  9. "Great culture, people and it will keep getting better"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spencer Stuart full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    SSI have created a great culture due to their focus on finding the right fit for all new hires. Although work can get busy, there is a real team feel (even if you don’t necessarily sit within a team) and everyone is willing to do as much as they can to help and support each other.

    Cons

    No cons, however as the business expands its new LAS business, there will need to be changes to some of the current processes which some will be receptive to but others may find it challenging. But it’s actually a very exciting time to be a part of this change.

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  10. "Good at what they do"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Spencer Stuart full-time

    Pros

    - Friendly culture - High quality work and clients - If you're good autonomy is given at all levels of the organisation

    Cons

    - Can be hierarchical, the associates are made to feel like support staff when half of them are better than some of the more junior consultant ranks when it comes to client management. - Office/office location could do with an upgrade. - Slow progression although Associate to Consultant promotions are improving - Despite what they make you believe there are large disparities in pay at all levels and very little transparency on remuneration. - are they keeping pace with the competition in terms of moving towards a broader business consulting offering versus pure executive search

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