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3.2
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Korn Ferry CEO and Director Gary D. Burnison
Gary D. Burnison
379 Ratings
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  • "As an HR consulting firm it offers a decent work-life balance(in 67 reviews)

  • "Really great people, nice office and freedom of development(in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Pretty good"

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

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

    Pros

    Really great people, nice office and freedom of development.

    Cons

    Not the best level of pay and teams are a bit siloed.

    Korn Ferry2020-01-04
  2. "Partner"

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    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

    Korn Ferry2018-05-24
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Hay Group was great but now stands for poor engagement and work environment"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Korn Ferry full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some great people Hay Group has a supportive culture Expertise driven Legacy Hay Group wasn’t big but was known for its expertise and a client focused approach. People genuinely wanted to solve client problems and have an impact.

    Cons

    Micromanagement by Korn Ferry Corporate Set Up in USA No understanding of how consulting works by some in the corporate set up Unauthentic, self centred leaders Country leaders are not empowered to take any meaningful decisions Compliance driven culture Korn Ferry has been trying very hard to run Consulting as a Search business. Though there are synergies between the two, they clearly have their intentions set on using that to gain short term wins over the potential of long term capability and sustainability of the business. It feels like that most senior leaders confuse action with results and feverishly try to do one thing after other, even when the evidence indicates that it doesn’t work. The morale is an all time low due to sudden change in the way people are treated. Country leadership is capable but has no real empowerment to make decisions. The leadership in the corporate office is largely self centred, selfish and is focused on collecting people at Senior Levels from multiple other organisations with one directive: SELL. This of course has had an impact on the way people feel about A) working with others in the company. So collaboration is low because everyone wants to make their numbers B) culture of the firm to an extent that there is no one culture because all the senior partners coming in from different firms are trying to create a mini sub culture of their own. I guess joining Korn Ferry Hay Group is still okay if you are a salesperson and are joining as Associate/Senior Client Partner. I would hesitate to recommend the firm as an employer for anyone coming in below Senior Principal. Some reasons being that Delivery work does not get much respect and there are no base pay raises. With large number of Senior Client Partners joining, the bonuses this year were pathetic as well. On top, because the whole process is centralised in LA, people who got promoted did not know their new salaries till 3-4 months later after starting to work in their new roles. The performance management process is a sham and line managers are powerless and mute spectators with no voice on what rating one will eventually receive. Overall in reward and performance management they do everything that a competent Hay Group Consultant would never advise their clients to do. Another aspect of top leadership is that most senior leaders see their roles as that of police. Sending compliance emails is all one would hear from most of them. In this respect, I gotta say that they run a tight ship. Hopefully this helps them fund their own bonuses at the expense of people delivering and supporting the work.

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    Advice to Management

    To start with, the country leaderships need more autonomy and authority to make decisions. Also, professional services firms take pride in their unique culture and career paths. Both of these need to be established in spirit (on paper this exists) with a common baseline culture which is so hard with New Partners joining the firm from every conceivable consulting and non consulting organisation every single week. Also the leaders need to take a broader view of the organisation and not focus on their own well being above everyone else.

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    Korn Ferry2017-11-06
  4. Helpful (9)

    "The rich get richer...."

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    Current Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Korn Ferry for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some really great people to work with and a good company to have on your CV.

    Cons

    Seems to be impossible to move up in the company unless you are already in management. Some managers are seriously lacking actual management skills. Promotions are yearly and seem to be based on popularity rather than performance. Bonuses are discretionary and also seem to be based on popularity rather than performance. If you don't get on big searches/projects you are unlikely to be noticed. No loyalty to staff who work hard and deliver results. No pay increases. Very limited information around acquisition, one day someone is there and the next they are gone.

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    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach!!!

    Korn Ferry2016-08-10
  5. "Lovely and inspiring people!"

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    Current Employee - Associate Recruiter in Warsaw

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, great people. Good development opportunities.

    Cons

    Very low salary compared to other competitive markets.

    Korn Ferry2019-09-11
  6. "What it's like working for KF"

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    Current Employee - Sourcing Specialist in Manila, Manila
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -You can definitely manage your own time -Great people and awesome environment -Lot of potential for growth

    Cons

    The salary can be a little low when you're just starting

    Korn Ferry2019-07-22
  7. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Korn Ferry full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good Work Life balance, great people, good company

    Cons

    Salary could be much better

    Korn Ferry2019-04-02
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Love will not pay my bills"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    No 401K match, CEO believes that people do not want or need raises, people need love.

    Advice to Management

    Fire CEO

    Korn Ferry2019-02-04
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Research Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    great people, flexible hours, ability to work from home

    Cons

    can be long hours at times

    Korn Ferry2018-10-30
  10. "good place"

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    Knowledge Manager in New Delhi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Korn Ferry for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great place, great people, best-in-class

    Cons

    nothing in particular, overall good exp

    Korn Ferry2018-03-15
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