Korn Ferry

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2 people found this helpful  

It had its moments

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Associate in Tokyo (Japan)
Current Employee - Associate in Tokyo (Japan)

I have been working at Korn Ferry

Pros

You can climb up to Partner even if you start at Associate level
Good interaction among assocites/senior associates
It still has some brand name value

Cons

Conservative, inward thinking management
Heavy reliance on business from multinationals referred from other offices
No sense of real urgency in this downturn (laying off mostly Associate/Senior Associate levels when the real cost are the numerous Client Partners/Senior Client Partners

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Even though they have been in this country for several decades, theyhave not gained much ground among local companies, always depending on "support" from other offices for work. They really need to start thinking about how to be competitive in this market and gain an edge over the contingency firms.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A sinking leader where it is not good to be in a crisis period.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Korn Ferry

    Pros

    The brand is famous and it really helps to do some business. Most of the employees have great background and it is really nice to work on projects. K/F had also a good ability to be innovative.

    Cons

    It is a companye where the management is weak. In a crisis period it causes lots of problem to adapt to the new situation. Unfortunately due to that the company had to laid-off drasticly, even more than most of its competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to focus on a more mid-term strategy than reacting too quickly. Have a more defined strategic guideline between the different services, especially between Futurestep and Executive Search.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoyed every minute I worked there.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate
    Former Employee - Senior Associate

    I worked at Korn Ferry

    Pros

    -Respect in the Industry
    -Compensation when you become a Client Partner or Sr. Client Partner
    -Interaction with Top Execs across the world
    -You have a huge impact on the life of the candidates

    Cons

    -Cliqueish
    -If you are not patronized by a strong Sr. Client Partner you career could go nowhere
    -Little opps outside of the search world
    -The industry is very Cyclical, when times are good everyone is make ALOT of money, when times are bad they are cutting their staff into the bone
    -Every SCP and CP has their own way of executing a search, there is little formalization of process in the org

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work hard to base judgments off of merit

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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