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Korn/Ferry

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Former Employee - Associate
Former Employee - Associate

I worked at Korn Ferry

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

great exposure to all industries and functions, like getting a free MBA. exposed to C-suite executives and senior management.

Cons

not much committment to developing staff and rewarding hard work. The incentive structure is not effective at the staff level.

Advice to Management

make more of a committment to developing talent within the organization. Being in the business of executive search, the management should realize how expensive it is to replace good talent and therefore make more of a committment to the staff.

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    It had its moments

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    Current Employee - Associate in Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Associate in Tokyo (Japan)

    I have been working at Korn Ferry

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  2. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Korn Ferry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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