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Korn Ferry Reviews

Updated November 13, 2018
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  • "t care for their employees work-life balance" (in 36 reviews)

  • "Long hours to complete the work load" (in 25 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (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. "Recruitment Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, lovely staff, good holidays

    Cons

    No overtime allowance, hard workers

  3. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people, flexible hours, ability to work from home

    Cons

    can be long hours at times


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Recruiter"

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

    I worked at Korn Ferry (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Depending on which team you are it could be a really good environment

    Cons

    If you were moved you didn't really have a say and you could end up on a really bad team

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing so much on NEW clients and NEW talent and take greater care of current clients and current talent.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter
    Current Employee - Recruiter
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Sometimes work remote, pay is ok

    Cons

    Too many men in higher ranks. Reevaluate pay scales in gender equality. Butt kissers get much better treatment here.

    Advice to Management

    Level gender pay gap it's 2018


  6. "Great if you like autonomy and working alone"

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

    I have been working at Korn Ferry full-time

    Pros

    autonomy, flexible, working remote, exposure

    Cons

    mainly interacted with colleagues in other states/countries via phone, no team, work by myself majority of the time


  7. "Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    - client interaction at junior level
    - reputation
    - meritocracy

    Cons

    - as the company, we experience growing pains
    - onboarding. you really have to own it

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Poor Company Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Korn Ferry full-time

    Pros

    Young environment and good for meeting people

    Cons

    Does't care about personal preference and pigeon holes you.

    Advice to Management

    Train your management to be managers. Just because someone is good at 1 job does not mean they are fit to be leaders.


  9. "Not the best place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Korn Ferry full-time

    Pros

    Maternity and vacation are great

    Cons

    Leadership doesn't care what happens to lower level employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "World's No. 1"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional , established , good systems and processes.
    Autonomy to work. Great environment.
    Excellent opportunity to work with the customers who are large MNCs.

    Cons

    No Inter country opportunities for growth.
    Compensation and Bonus structure not motivating enough

    Advice to Management

    You are losing good people. Talk to them.


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