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Helpful (3)

"Need to learn to walk the talk"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Recruiter in South Houston, TX
Former Employee - Recruiter in South Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

- Good place to learn to recruit for different jobs and industries.
- Opportunity to learn to work for managers who may not know enough about recruiting to provide competent management of projects/ searches/ RPOs and/or people.
- Opportunity to work with virtual teams.
- Opportunity to learn to work in an ever changing environment.
- Global exposure via affiliation to Korn/Ferry.
- Definitely the place to work to build tolerance for instability.

Cons

- HR creates and tries to implement staff development tools that could be effective if they were taken seriously and used company-wide.
- HR too often is not involved in employment decisions.
- As with many companies, incompetent employees can work at Futurestep ad infinitum if they have friends in high places.
- Sells solutions and advertises concepts that are not applied in-house.
- Sales team brings in business that is approved by management regardless of the company's capacity to deliver.
- Workforce planning and change management is done on the fly.
- Inadequate tools that compete with each other instead of complementing each other.
- Sourcers have insufficient and/or inadequate tools.
- Very high turnover.
- Departments compete against each other.
- Employees are obviously dispensable.

Advice to Management

- Listen to lower ranks.
- Examine why turn over is so high.
- Evaluate managers' response to their employees' concerns.
- Ensure the company walks the talk.

Other Employee Reviews for Korn Ferry Futurestep

  1. Helpful (7)

    "This is like 'doing time' behind bars."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Korn Ferry Futurestep full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some really nice people have been here - a few remain because the job market is tough.

    Cons

    No work/life balance - work, work, work.,,with no reward.
    Company under-staffs projects so the execs can get their big bonus checks
    Poor management style and incompetence is rewarded - while the people who deliver - work nights, weekends, holidays and cannot take vacation.
    This is a company who does not care about people. If you want to be a number that is easily replaced by another number, you'd like it here.
    No raises
    Promise of a bonus is vaporware. If you do get a fraction of your bonus, you're supposed to feel special, after working 60 - 80 hour weeks.
    This is a sweat shop with a high profile name.

    Advice to Management

    Dare to care about people who actually do the work at your company. Take the advice you give to other companies about how important people are. A majority of your employees are very unhappy, feel undervalued, unappreciated and are too afraid to open their mouth. The ones that do say something are black-balled and fired.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Get Ready to Have No Life"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Korn Ferry Futurestep full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, sometimes interesting work, not a bad place to be if you are in upper management or looking for something short term. Paid time off between Christmas and New Year is a plus.

    Cons

    Be ready to give your life to the company and work 15+ hours a day. The sales force doesn't seem to understand what it takes to actually perform the jobs they sell. The company has many executives that have to be paid and that doesn't leave enough money to put the right number of people on the projects to do the work. It never changes from client to client. Bonus payouts are not even close to the target amount no matter how hard you work. Raises are non-existent. Bet Management get their full bonus.

    The culture is a pressure cooker to constantly perform at 100 miles an hour all of the time. If you want a life, this is not the company for you.

    Advice to Management

    Take a long, hard look at the churn and burn culture and the good people working for the company. Don't wear out your top talent then wonder why their not performing like they did. Futurestep could be an awesome company, it needs to start acting like one and treat employees fairly. Where are you Management in contacting and working with the people that actually do the job to earn YOUR pay? You are no where to be seen and lacking in communication to the people that matter.

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