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Company run by the numbers; aggressive growth but no investment in people or career development

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Current Employee - Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Korn Ferry full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Strong position in its industry sector; firm willing to take risks

Cons

Culture of everyone for themselves; unprofessional; not career development

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Consider long-term consequences of management decisions

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Learned a lot, but didn't foresee a lengthy career at KF

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    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Korn Ferry as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Competitive pay; since marketing dept is small, there's opportunity to participate in several projects; hours weren't too demanding so work-life balance was attainable.

    Cons

    No clear structure in place for career advancement; "old boys club" mentality; stagnant corporate culture; not a very creative/innovative environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When people first join the department, contracted or permanent, take the time to set up a measurable career-plan so that growth can be measured from both ends. And don't just stop there - the plan should be reviewed throughout the year to make sure that goals and responsibilities are being met and that the employee/managers are still on the same page regarding their career path with the firm -- and not another survey, but an open discussion. The more invested colleagues feel in their role within the firm/dept, the more likely they are to stay motivated and excited about the firm/department and its objectives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Smoke & Mirrors

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You can spend a lot of money for NOTHING

    Cons

    It's all just a dog and pony show. Smaller search frims offer better service, results and much better pricing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to basics. The Barbie Dolls in New York are MONSTERS. The Devil wears Prada?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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