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Decent business, with an opportunity to be the strongest in the market

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Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)

I have been working at Korn Ferry

Pros

Good brand
Very impressive (recent) hires
Best suite of products in the industry
International opportunities
Financial security
Investment in career development (if you push for it)

Cons

Cuts haven't gone far enough - still some "old guard" who aren't able to raise the level of quality
Lack of accountability in some of the offices

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Cut out some of the underperformers to upgrade the quality within the business
Ensure that compensation is paid in line with the market - to keep the best people
Hire in proper strategic HR, rather than just implementors

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  1. Big Brand

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Korn Ferry

    Pros

    Database.
    Lominger and Decision Dynamics based assessment tools.

    Cons

    Quality differs from practice to practice as well as across offices.
    Fee splits / revenue sharing model is too mechanical and often inhibits cross-practice/border collaboration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on quality of hire which should give better average billings per consultant, margins, higher value client relationships; and on softer side should help with internal people development (especially non-fee earners), collaboration, etc.

    Recommends
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    Korn/Ferry

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate

    I worked at Korn Ferry

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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