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Korn Ferry Futurestep Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Its a professional organisation that treats there staff like adults they have a good work life balance and everyone is working toward the same goal (in 13 reviews)

  • Flexible hours (work from home or office) (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • You will be worked to the bone the work life balance is non-existent (in 9 reviews)

  • They tell all of the team members different things, so no one knows what the truth really is (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great Experience - Changed the course of my career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Worked with a fantastic team of individuals who made work fulfilling and fun.

    Cons

    Lots of internal politics (which I'm horrible at navigating) up at the very top added to a sense of confusion


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Churn and burn fake corporate culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Korn Ferry Futurestep full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Kornferry company name carries weight on a resume. They have a up to date software and access to many different resources for recruiting.

    Cons

    This organization is a political dictatorship. Management has no idea what's going on with their employees and morale is incredibly low. The company culture is one where people think they are more important and impressive than they really are. This is a glorified call center environment with malicious leadership in many positions. No respect for employees but a lot of false promises made about career opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect! quit over promising to clients and candidates as well as employees about what you can do for them.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "An awesome place to work, learn & grow"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a very progressive, forward thinking company with lots of opportunities to learn & grow. Also promotes diversity & a team-oriented corporate culture.

    Cons

    Newer employees might feel a bit lost & takes a bit of time to get on track but people here are so helpful so don't be afraid to ask for help!

    Advice to Management

    Improve on onboarding; providing an ambassador to new joiners might help.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Recruiter"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Korn Ferry Futurestep full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great starting salary, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Leadership is under developed… KF employs under developed leaders, leaders must understand problems their team faces, and then begin doing anything to remove barriers to so their team can do the best job possible. Barriers include a lack of resources, a lack of direction and a lack of CULTURE. Many leaders at KF are place in roles, are not EXPERIENCED and show signs they lack development and emotional intelligence to lead a team. Leadership development programs/courses should mandatory and be given to management leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership development programs/ and courses should be given to management. Dissolve Totalitarian work environment this would eliminated your high turn overate


  5. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Korn Ferry Futurestep full-time

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy
    flat hierarchy
    fast paced environment

    Cons

    Lack of leadership or mentorship
    challenging workload


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Not what I expected"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    World class brand name with innovative products and seemingly limitless resources/systems/data. Attracts great talent to the door initially. Global market leader.

    Cons

    Absolutely no corporate culture, impossible to integrate as a newcomer, employees are not valued or treated well. Seems like the company is in over its head. You aren't done working after you make the sale.

    Advice to Management

    Use the data you have to make decisions. Train your leaders and managers. Tell employees they are doing a good job because so many of them are doing just that. Don't buy into your elite brand name. It's not that good inside. Very disorganized, wing it attitudes all the time.


  7. "Recruitment Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Korn Ferry Futurestep full-time

    Pros

    Busy, work from home, Benefits

    Cons

    Lack of promotion and slow to convert

  8. Helpful (6)

    "contract"

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    Current Employee - Associate Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice Environment, up to date equipment, good people to work with

    Cons

    Very much like all other places tell you that you count but you really don't.
    Over sell what they do, if you are not the typical corporate behind kisser you will not grow here. The pay is not up to par.

    Advice to Management

    Be truthful,honor what you say, be consistent, stop having favoritism .


  9. "Fast-paced, often frantic. Colleagues and manager will decide your fate."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Meritocracy. Fast pace. Very smart and capable colleagues. Full-time remote work is very viable. Lots of autonomy depending on your role. You're trusted and can go far if you can prove that you provide frequent value.

    Cons

    Futurestep is a "build the plane as you fly it" organization, as it Korn Ferry at large for the most part. Senior management are supportive but do not communicate or make any attempts to really lead. Your manager will determine if you like your job. You won't get raises or promotions if you're not pushing extremely hard to get them. Pay is generally pretty low unless you get sales credit for engagements.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Recruiting coordinator"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Korn Ferry Futurestep full-time

    Pros

    flex time, and the location

    Cons

    if you take this job be prepared to work with people who are not qualified, overbearing. You will be worked to the bone the work life balance is non-existent. Team members/other employees will throw you under the bus at the drop of dime or to make themselves look good. Insane amount of nepotism, promotions and raises are few and far in between unless you know the right people. pay does not equal the work

    Advice to Management

    stop promoting based on who knows who instead of qualifications . Treat your employees with respect and stop allowing favorites to get away with being disrespectful to other employees


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