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Korn Ferry Reviews

Updated 18 July 2018
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Korn Ferry CEO and Director Gary D. Burnison
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  • "low work life balance and career development programs" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Long hours, but do what you love it's not work" (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Client Partner in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Client Partner in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Korn Ferry full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Diverse offering including TA, Talent assessment and products

    Cons

    There are no cons to working here


  2. "Senior Account Service Advisor"

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

    I worked at Korn Ferry full-time

    Pros

    Good culture - good work life balance

    Cons

    Hierarchical
    Low salary for new graduates

  3. "what you would expect"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Korn Ferry full-time

    Pros

    Resources and support to enable you to succeed. Some market leading consultants.

    Cons

    Inter practice politics at times


  4. "Partner"

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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

    Great people, great clients and great products!

    Cons

    Need to increase execution capability in advisory


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Bewarned"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice offices, good people to work with, Good benefits

    Cons

    No progression, payraises only with promotions

    Advice to Management

    Invest in current staff rather than acquiring other business and then making everyone redundant


  6. Helpful (1)

    "So nearly great."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Korn Ferry full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Passionate people and a real sense of commitment to deliver the best outcomes for clients. Tremendous innovation taking place across the product suite, and a wealth of respected IP.

    Cons

    Korn Ferry's typically American autocratic leadership. leaves no room to negotiate decisions which directly affect you. Change is imposed and sometimes badly implemented (as a result of important decisions being taken remotely. The pay is off market expectations .


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Struggling since the merger"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Korn Ferry full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits including generous holiday allowance. People are generally very friendly with a comfortable feel around the office.

    Cons

    They do not practice what they preach to clients. It is difficult to progress through the company. There is not a consistent culture since the merger with Hay Group.

  8. "Good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Korn Ferry full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, flat structure, pretty supportive environment. You can rely on your peers

    Cons

    Pay. No pay rise for back office in 4 years. Bonuses very very low despite company doing wery well, Back office is pretty forgotten despite doing lots of work,

    Advice to Management

    Look after your people who support your SCP. Without them you wouldnt be running as well.


  9. "Senior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Korn Ferry full-time

    Pros

    Great brand name, access to very senior level searches and people

    Cons

    Terrible internal communications and overall compensation


  10. Helpful (2)

    "PMO - Project Management Team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Korn Ferry full-time

    Pros

    Ability to work autonomously, flexible working, exposure to many project streams, great team, great brand to have on CV.

    Cons

    No progression, lack of development, poor salary compared to market, lack of communication filtered down from management.

    Advice to Management

    More communication to the wider team, develop the staff you have.


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