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Korn Ferry Reviews

Updated 14 Nov 2019

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3.2
59%
Recommend to a Friend
64%
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Korn Ferry CEO Gary D. Burnison
Gary D. Burnison
354 Ratings
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  • "work life balance should be improved(in 50 reviews)

  • "Futurestep carries the Korn Ferry Business in terms of revenue/output(in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Korn Ferry full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A leading, reputable organization with amazing senior executives to look up to. Very collaborative and collegiate environment. Highly intellectual and proactive Associate pool. Great culture, good salary and flexible work-life balance.

    Cons

    non applicable - all very positive

    Korn Ferry2019-02-13
  2. "Great place to work with lots of opportunity to develop"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Korn Ferry full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great development opportunities, good salary and benefits on offer.

    Cons

    Work life balance can sometimes become compromised due to volume of work

    Korn Ferry2019-10-19
  3. "Solid corporate company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Client Relationship Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Korn Ferry full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Korn Ferry is full of smart people working really hard for clients. There is a great flexible working environment so you can work around your priorities at home, everything is measured on results and not facetime in the office, which is great. They are working hard to digitally transform the business to be competitive so I have faith they'll keep up with the times. T

    Cons

    I'm not sure if it's a con, but it is a very corporate environment including dress code, plain white interior office, hierarchical structure. If you don't mind that, then it's great.

    Advice to Management

    Need to celebrate and learn from failure more, need to be more open.

    Korn Ferry2019-09-26
  4. Helpful (1)

    "No progression"

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    Current Employee - Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Korn Ferry full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very nice colleagues to work with. Extremely friendly office with lots of charity events, nights out and company events.

    Cons

    No opportunity for progression or senior positions. Once you are settled within a team it will take over 2 years to be eligble for any kind of progression which will only result in a change of title and a 5%-8% increase in salary while you are doing the exact same stuff as before. Line management is usually located in a foreign office so don't expect any help if you got an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Try and care about your employees, make the training that you offer actually matter so people can learn new things and actually progress + promote.

    Korn Ferry2019-10-02
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good employer, friendly colleagues, not competitive salary (advisory)"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Korn Ferry full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, good work-life balance, flexible working hours, good training and learning environment

    Cons

    The average salary in the market, very limited growth

    Advice to Management

    Advisory provides solutions but not service.

    Korn Ferry2019-09-05
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work however the systems are too clunky"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at Korn Ferry full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility in the workplace

    Cons

    Too many systems to use which makes it challenging when conducting searches as different people use different systems / platforms.

    Korn Ferry2019-09-19
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Little progression"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Korn Ferry full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working with supportive colleagues

    Cons

    Limited learning and development

    Korn Ferry2019-09-16
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Dreadful Atmosphere"

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

    I worked at Korn Ferry full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very competitive salary and benefits.

    Cons

    An atmosphere that pits employees against each other. Partners who gossip about everyone. Non existent HR. Partners get away with murder as they are the big earners. Everyone else is fodder.

    Advice to Management

    You will never attract and retain good employees with this culture.

    Korn Ferry2019-10-07
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Run a mile"

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    Former Employee - Talent Sourcer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Korn Ferry full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits

    Cons

    Disorganised, no respect or consideration for employees, chaotic, unprofessional

    Korn Ferry2019-10-06
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - New Business in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Korn Ferry full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Salary is very high. Good for indsutry

    Cons

    Toxic management. Awful place to work. Culture of finger pointing

    Advice to Management

    Throw away the 1980's management style handbook

    Korn Ferry2019-10-02
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