Korn Ferry

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Korn Ferry Reviews

Updated January 7, 2015
Updated January 7, 2015
112 Reviews
3.2
112 Reviews
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Korn Ferry CEO and Director Gary D. Burnison
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great co-workers, nice benefits, great brand (in 9 reviews)

  • Probably no worse than other top Executive Search/Talent Solutions firms (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • No work/ life balance, people are not recognized for their above and beyond work (in 5 reviews)

  • Getting the job done right requires long hours with no additional incentive pay (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Love to Hack

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Korn Ferry

    Pros

    Hacking is great fun!! Learn all you can.

    Cons

    Dont do it for the wrong reasons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you never get caught!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Korn Ferry full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Worked in the Atlanta office. Great overall office where everyone works together to help one another. It's a great environment - large company, but small family office feel within the Atlanta office. Great managing partner.

    Cons

    Somewhat long hours. If you want to continue on to principal and partner, you must work off of sales which was a deterrent to me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best in the industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Korn Ferry full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Impeccable reputation and legacy

    Make 20 calls, get 20 call backs

    The highest level assignments in the industry, with access mostly to the CEO and the board

    Great culture, everyone who works there is smart and works hard, and knows they are in the best firm out there

    Immense exit options

    Cons

    Struggle to think of anything..........literally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep broadening the portfolio of offering

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Incredibly impressive company with amazing talent

    Former Employee - Research Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Korn Ferry as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Learn from the smartest minds in the industry
    Great for networking with executives

    Cons

    Currently not many hiring opportunities

    Recommends
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful place to build a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Korn Ferry

    Pros

    Competitive salaries and benefits…strong management team...the advantages of working for a large company with the entrepreneurial feel of a small one.

    Cons

    As with any professional services firm, work/life balance can be challenging at times. Quality of technology infrastructure has at times been lacking but is improving.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great team delivering great services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Korn Ferry

    Pros

    The team is fantastic. Smart, hard working, and very team oriented. When something needs to be accomplished, everyone joins forces to make it happen.

    Cons

    Getting the job done right requires long hours with no additional incentive pay. It can be quite exhausting despite the satisfaction that you recieve from making clients happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend that sr. management look at the long term effects of the existing compensation plans. Many excellent recruiters will be heading out the door as soon as the market picks up if the compensation program is not modified.

    Recommends
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Korn Ferry

    Pros

    Great visibility to senior executives
    Great internal leadeships and mentors
    Excellent salaryt packages and benifits
    Work-Life Balance
    Exposure to industry practices

    Cons

    Lack of internal training resources
    Hierarchical
    No internal HR support o grievance addressal cell
    Lack of knowledge sharing among consultants

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire internal HR person
    Institute training and mentoring facilities for incoming associates
    Allow research analysts to interact and network more with Sr Partners

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Career Destination

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Korn Ferry

    Pros

    Korn/Ferry is a well-recognized and strong brand in the marketplace. The talent here is the best in the industry and the people are wonderful. Partners and senior management are more than willing to offer mentorship and support if you are willing to seek it.

    Cons

    We are a client service business and that means being client-focused, driven and accessible 24 hours a day/7 days a well. Work/life balance is a challenge to achieve here, but it can be done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in the next generation of search consultants. The Researchers and Associates of today will be the Partners of tomorrow. What sets Korn/Ferry apart from other firms is our track record of promoting from within and doing an excellent job providing a path of progression to people who want to make executive search a career.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    great Company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Korn Ferry full-time

    Pros

    Network of people available through contacts

    Cons

    Silos between the different business units

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    break down silos

  11.  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Korn Ferry full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good culture and environment, great teamwork, very good benefits, strong focus on training and continuous coaching.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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