Odgers Berndtson Reviews

Updated 18 Apr 2020

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3.6
65%
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82%
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Odgers Berndtson CEO Kester Scrope (no image)
Kester Scrope
37 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance was fully supported in the practice I worked in(in 7 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)

  • "No existing Vertical Practices or Global Target Accounts(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Consultant"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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. "Third Grade Organization"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  3. "Out of the world experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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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  4. "great"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Executive Search Consultant in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Odgers Berndtson full-time

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    sometimes challenging culture to work in

  5. "Impressive leadership, ambitious"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Partner in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Odgers Berndtson full-time

    Pros

    Impressive leadership Versatile and adaptable Excellent, supportive, culture Ambitious for growth

    Cons

    Market penetration in some geographies

  6. "Great"

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

    I worked at Odgers Berndtson full-time

    Pros

    Top brand in a competitive market

    Cons

    Very traditional and slow moving

  7. "Fantastic Employer"

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

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

    Pros

    Good culture. Scope of work keeps it interesting. Great stepping stone for someone starting out

    Cons

    Little room for progression within smaller offices

  8. "Great growing company"

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

    I have been working at Odgers Berndtson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Culture, trust, quality, collaboration, brand

    Cons

    Support levels are quite thin

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  9. "Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, very fair treatment, Good working conditions and clear focus on clients - very little politics.

    Cons

    Systems are not great now, but new tools on the horizon

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  10. "The future is not bright"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Odgers Berndtson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Impossible to get fired. This allows you plenty of flexibility. Allusion of a global brand. Toronto Office is located in commercial A grade location. Great to get to work if you don't drive. Investment into office space is a key priority. Promote from within ( external talent does not stay) The Head office in the UK pays no attention to what is actually going on so long as the canadian divison shows $$.

    Cons

    Impossible to get fired - Status quo lives on Compensation payout takes forever No Vision, No investment into its people. No investment into technology. Little to no communication. Lots of smoke and mirrors to how things get done. Partners rarely make the phone calls to candidates. Leadership hire partners that look like them - Old, pale and stale.

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