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Korn Ferry Overview

Los Angeles, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (KFY)
Business Services
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Korn Ferry is the preeminent global people and organizational advisory firm. We help leaders, organizations, and societies succeed by releasing the full power and potential of people.

Nearly 8,000 colleagues deliver services through our Executive Search, Hay ... Read more

Mission: Our vision is to help leaders, organizations, and societies succeed by releasing the full power and potential of their people.

We want to see productivity increase, margins grow, sales go higher, and profits rise. We believe the pathway to uncommon success ... Read more

Korn Ferry – Why Work For Us?

At Korn Ferry we embody our purpose, enabling client, colleague and shareholder success.

We are an inclusive community that values entrepreneurialism and innovation in an energizing and collaborative climate.

We act with integrity, an open mind and insatiable curiosity, never settling for the status quo and resulting in fulfilling growth opportunities for us all.

We believe that when people are engaged in the right roles, developed and rewarded, the firm flourishes. Ideas come to life and our business grows. The leaders who will shape tomorrow emerge. We know that the only pathway to greatness is through people like you.

We place a high value on progressing, developing and nurturing our colleagues from the first day they arrive and throughout the entirety of their career – regardless of their role, line of business or region. We want Korn Ferry to continue to be a premier career destination – a place where each day colleagues are energized, developed, empowered and able to pursue their passions.

At Korn Ferry, we believe that when people are engaged, sitting in the right seats and developed and rewarded, opportunities appear. Ideas come to life. Business grows. And the leaders who will shape tomorrow emerge.

And we know that the only pathway to greatness is through people like you.

We believe that you, along with every one of our colleagues and companies we serve, should have the opportunity to rise.

In choosing Korn Ferry as your career destination you embrace the opportunity to:

  • Make animpactwhen you help clients meet their critical business challenges through talent solutions, you impact their future and their many constituents, including employees, customers, and shareholders.
  • Maximize your talents – you will have a broad range of opportunities, working with clients and colleagues, to bring together your previous experiences, skills, and motivations in new and creative ways.
  • Be a talent leader – Korn Ferry is known around the globe for having exceptional people, unparalleled talent solutions that impact winning business outcomes, and a rich history of service and innovation.
  • Innovate – each assignment and each client is unique. In our business, innovation happens in partnership with our clients.
  • Have the freedom to chart your course – we believe in developing our colleagues. There are numerous opportunities for growth within our organization for those high performing, self-starting individuals who seek them.

At Korn Ferry, everything we do is about empowering the success of individuals so that we can shape the success of the different places where they put their skills to work. And it works – take a look at some of the results our clients see when they work with us:

  • CEOs assessed and recommended by Korn Ferry stay 67% longer and deliver 25% greater shareholder value.
  • Fortune’s World’s Most Admired companies out perform the S&P 500 by over 5 times and pay their employees 5% less.
  • Companies whose people have high learning agility are 25% more profitable than their peers.
  • Fully engaged employees are 2.5 times more likely to exceed performance expectations than their ‘disengaged’ colleagues.
  • Companies that use Korn Ferry’s assessment tool during the recruitment process are eight times more likely to hire an executive who will be promoted within three years
  • Clients that use Korn Ferry for CEO succession and development hire external CEOs half as often as the Fortune 500 average
  • CEOs recommended by Korn Ferry outperformed in nearly every measure of increases in market cap, stock price, revenue and EBITDA over a 10 year period
  • Executives assessed and recommended by Korn Ferry who become CEOs had tenures 67% longer than those who received lower scores

We recognize the reach of our business and take our role as a responsible corporate citizen seriously, seizing our opportunity to change people’s lives. Our Corporate Social Responsibility Program (Korn Ferry Cares) outlines our commitment to achieving the highest standards of corporate citizenship and provides a set of core principles that apply to us and our people around the world.

  • Environmental Sustainability - we recognize the importance of protecting the natural environment and our shared responsibility in addressing critical environmental issues facing the planet.
  • Our People and Community - we believe that our employees deserve a work environment where they’re treated with respect and dignity. We provide equal opportunity in employment and prohibit unlawful discrimination or harassment of any kind. We’re committed to making a difference in our communities and the world. We proudly contribute financially to organizations and causes that we believe will have a significant impact on the greater public good. We also believe that donating our time, talent, and resources is equally as important and we strive to provide opportunities for our employees to volunteer in local communities.
  • Ethics and Compliance - we promote high ethical standards, institutional integrity, and effective corporate governance throughout our organization. Our Ethics and Compliance Program is characterized by thorough policies, global communications, regular training, ongoing monitoring, and strong support from senior management and our Board of Directors. The Audit Committee of the Board oversees Korn Ferry’s Ethics and Compliance Program.

We believe in purpose, committing to others’ success, and changing people’s lives.

We believe that the destination is actually the journey.

We believe in modeling the behavior we wish to see in others – acting with integrity, recognizing that when there is trust you what you say; there will be belief in what you promise to do.

We believe in insatiable curiosity, knowing that learning today determines success tomorrow and that the only real failure is learning to fail.

We believe that inclusiveness should not only be a value but a routine behavior and that the strength of the team is in each one of us.

For despite all the technological innovations of the past century, a simple truth remains – people make businesses successful. And it is the people who make Korn Ferry exceptional.

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    I have been working at Korn Ferry full-time


    Very strong Partners that look out for the team.


    Not great office culture as offices are mostly empty.

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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Korn Ferry.


    Somewhat lengthy, there were several rounds to go through - I think I had four rounds with about 10 different people. But the interviews are with top company executives, so they don't waste your time and are serious about the process.

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    • Nothing that was out of left field or too difficult   1 Answer
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