Odgers Berndtson Reviews

Updated 26 Jan 2021

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3.3
46%
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61%
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44 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance was fully supported in the practice I worked in(in 8 reviews)

  • "Very friendly working environment and good culture in the office(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Most of the work is done by PAs and Researchers, but the wealth is split between fee-earners(in 7 reviews)

  • "PA and support staff are declared to be valued but in reality they are not(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Consultant"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Odgers Berndtson full-time

    Pros

    great opportunities for scope of work expansion

    Cons

    systems and processes are quite a few

  2. Helpful (2)

    "okayish"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Senior Researcher 

    I worked at Odgers Berndtson full-time

    Pros

    Salary is paid on time and bonus is paid yearly basis

    Cons

    they are heavily understaffed and employees are not friendly They only care about money makers


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Third Grade Organization"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Odgers Berndtson full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I could not find one

    Cons

    There are very few able Consultants. Two - three are getting bulk of the work, that too from Family run third grade Organisations. The environment is stifling and the culture sucks. People are curt and most Consultants are boorish. Most Consultants are incompetent and are only around as they flatter the MD. The management only listens to a few people. This is the worst out of the five organisations I have been a part of

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  4. "Out of the world experience"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Odgers Berndtson full-time

    Pros

    New in India. Started in 2012 but is growing at a great place.

    Cons

    Amazing. Great learning opportunity. Amazing work culture Very participative and inclusive growth. Top management give personal attention

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  5. "Great support through the pandemic"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Odgers Berndtson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Honest regular communication through this difficult period has been a great help.

    Cons

    We could do with a few more social activities

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  6. "Enjoy working here"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Staff in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Odgers Berndtson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Healthcare plan, flexi working, nice offices, away days, room for progression, nice teams

    Cons

    More of a telling what is happening - no openness with management and often a corporate culture not a personal. Management have a ‘club’ feel that if you aren’t part of the inner circle, you’re unimportant and disposable.

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  7. "Varies between practice and role"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Researcher 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Odgers Berndtson full-time

    Pros

    - team spirit - good transparency and support through covid pandemic - Great office location - Fun Christmas party - Strong CSR

    Cons

    Terrible Digital Transformation project which did not accommodate support staff - broken database Won't pay for LinkedIn Recruiter Old-fashioned and quite hierarchical Labour intensive for little reward Teams are very siloed - can have a very different experience in each practice

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  8. "Great employer!"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Partner in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Odgers Berndtson full-time

    Pros

    Detailed Induction, good work ethos, really supports diversity and inclusion - is making excellent strides in this area. Undertakes staff surveys and tries to keep improving.

    Cons

    It's a biggish company so some initiatives take a while to action.

  9. COVID-19

    "Competitive pay, but more than 20 people left in a year"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Administrative in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Odgers Berndtson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Most of the people are awesome - Great location in downtown Toronto with new office overlooking Lake Ontario - Golden handcuffs salaries means you're happy until you're not

    Cons

    - More than 20 people voluntarily left the company in 2020, during a pandemic - nowhere to go unless you are a Principal or Partner - there is no HR - favoritism - Management is COMPLETELY unaware of how rank-and-file employees feel and make wildly unpopular decisions that lower morale - A lot of potential, but management change is desperately needed to bring in a new approach

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  10. "Ok"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Researcher 

    I worked at Odgers Berndtson full-time

    Pros

    Some nice people work there.

    Cons

    There is a lot of process

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