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"Stale business trying to stay relevant"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for Korn Ferry

  1. Helpful (1)

    "a consulting organization in every way, in every department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Being the biggest doesn't mean the best"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    some great talent and opportunities to network with some of the best in the business

    Cons

    culture; and sincere lack of empathy or compassion for talent

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the workers that do the work.

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