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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 (More than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

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

Cons

Culture of everyone for themselves; unprofessional; not career development

Advice to Management

Consider long-term consequences of management decisions

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  1. Helpful (2)

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

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

    I worked at Korn Ferry as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  2. Helpful (4)

    Smoke & Mirrors

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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