Korn Ferry

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3 people found this helpful  

Stale business trying to stay relevant

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  • Work/Life Balance
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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Korn Ferry full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Good connections and smart people
Meritocracy culture - room for growth if you have talent and drive
Earning potential is there if you are willing to wait it out

Cons

lack of tolerance for innovation
Non existent IT leadership
Doesn't invest in it's people
Eat what you kill culture

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Go private. Invest in a technology leader. Don't ignore your cash cow. Stop managing the business around the next earnings report.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Silos hard to break down

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Interesting work
    Attracts good people
    Opportunities to test yourself

    Cons

    Moving away from core business
    Haves and have nots culture
    Siloed and cut throat - no real collaboration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go private or spin out the search business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    a consulting organization in every way, in every department

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

    I worked at Korn Ferry full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    the associates employed with Korn/Ferry are world-class folks: sharp, focused, intelligent, experienced, and open. because of it's global reach and the caliber of its clients, Korn/Ferry offers some truly worldwide opportunities for making contacts and gaining exposure to international markets and cultures.

    Cons

    because Korn/Ferry is predominately a consulting firm, its approach to managing all lines of business come from this mentality. this can be counterproductive to the shared services departments that don't fit into the "bill for every 15-min chunk of time."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to those employees who are not consultants or principals, but who are greasing the gears of the machine that the sales force are furiously turning. just because your hundred-thousand dollar car looks gorgeous on the outside, it is no use to you if the engine breaks down every time you take it out for a spin.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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