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Korn Ferry Reviews

Updated September 20, 2018
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Pros
  • "I have never felt like I've missed out on anything for my kids because of how great my job is with work/life balance" (in 48 reviews)

  • "Friendly office, Work from home" (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • "t care for their employees work-life balance" (in 35 reviews)

  • "Long hours to complete the work load" (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Talent Acquisition Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Korn Ferry full-time

    Pros

    Great company, I've been with them for over 3 years

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say


  2. "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter
    Current Employee - Recruiter
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, time off, management

    Cons

    I dont have any cos at this time

  3. "Recruiter"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coming to KF has been my best career decision yet in my young 10 year career. I feel valued daily- whether that's through my compensation/promotions or the flexibility I get. I'm provided the necessary help I need if my plate gets too full and I'm also able to help my co workers when they are in a time of need. Being with KF has allowed me to be a FT employee but also a mom. I have never felt like I've missed out on anything for my kids because of how great my job is with work/life balance.

    Cons

    I don't have much to say on cons- being a remote employee, it can sometimes be hard to feel "in the know" of what's going on with the business, but the outreach on that has improved greatly over the past 6 months or so. It's also up to me as a remote employee to do my part and reach out for that info if I feel out of the know.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to loop in remote employees on new business information. You're doing a great job with work/life balance and that's something I think you should continue to focus on and keep up with, as that is what's going to keep younger employees around!


  4. "Hope to retire from Korn Ferry"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Korn Ferry full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you work hard, you can advance at Korn Ferry! I have been employed here for 10 years and have been promoted several times. Beyond that, the culture is collaborative and inclusive. The company's mission is one that is easy to get behind... helping people and organizations reach their full potential. I am grateful for all I have learned here.

    Cons

    There can be frequent management changes.

    Advice to Management

    Continue strong commitment to inclusiveness and developing employees.


  5. "Senior Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Clients and a lot of learning

    Cons

    Bad Leadership and lack of interest in employees wellbeing


  6. "Associate Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Steep learning curve, various projects and industries to be involved in, opportunity to develop leadership skills

    Cons

    Long working hours, less work/life balance, lower than average pay compared to competitors


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Associate Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Associate Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Maternity plan, great company when you are coming out of college or looking to change your career to HR.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement unless you overwork yourself and go to all of the happy hours they offer(meaning if you don’t have any home obligations).

    Advice to Management

    Management changes constantly which makes it difficult to advance. You have to get managers approval to apply to another job within the company. This makes it hard because most managers do not care about advancement, they are wondering when and how they are going to replace you, therefore it is difficult to progress.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Associate Recruiter in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Associate Recruiter in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I gained RPO experience, used multiple ATS systems, excellent benefits, and company had a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Terrible management the last few years(2), upward mobility is hard unless you are onsite in Dallas office.


  9. "Managing Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Korn Ferry full-time

    Pros

    Gain experience and exposure to multiple industries

    Cons

    No idea where your bonus comes from


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Publicly traded firm that maximizes shareholder value at the expense of its people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Korn Ferry full-time

    Pros

    Industry leader, potential for advancement if you are client-facing

    Cons

    Absolutely zero integrity from management when it comes to people outside their big money client-facing people. Low pay, broken promises.


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