Korn Ferry

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

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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)

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 (more than an 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  

    Reasonably Satisfied

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Partner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Partner in New York, NY

    I have been working at Korn Ferry full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great brand, great people, satisfying work. A differentiated platform that integrates excellent assessment tools in the search process.

    Cons

    Bean counters run the firm without taking a long term view about how to retain the most talented people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember big billers aren't always the best leaders. Use information technology to improve efficiency and quality, not only as a marketing tool. Stop investing in low margin leadership consulting. Excess cash sitting on the balance sheet does not create shareholder value.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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