Korn Ferry "work life balance" Reviews | Glassdoor.co.uk

Korn Ferry Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 24 Dec 2019

To filter reviews, or .

3.2
57%
Recommend to a Friend
59%
Approve of CEO
Korn Ferry CEO and Director Gary D. Burnison
Gary D. Burnison
379 Ratings
Pros
  • "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)

Cons
More Pros and Cons

Reviews about "work life balance"

Return to all Reviews
  1. "Research Associate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. Helpful (1)

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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
  4. "Good choice for recruiters"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Recruiter 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you’re interested in recruitment, this is the employer for you! Great work/life balance (dependant on account you’re assigned to) Great graduate salary

    Cons

    No progression or plans for progression Very hard to move to a different business function if you start as a recruiter High workload without recognition (although not across all accounts)

    Advice to Management

    Have a clear progression path for employees.

    Korn Ferry2019-09-08
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Brand BUT Poor/ None-existent Management"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RA/SA in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Korn Ferry full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Slightly above average salary -International exposure - Big C-Level roles

    Cons

    - Associates are nothing more than admin p/a's with a knowledge of recruitment. - Associates are at the bottom of the ladder and will be reminded of this. - Associates rarely get promoted, I was an exceptional case on the consumer floor - Your MD will treat you like a PA - expected to work on weekends and evenings ( and holidays) - No work life balance - Atmosphere very political, and you are advised to withhold information from other teams. - Massive level of a lack of trust across teams that are meant to collaborate

    Show More

    Advice to Management

    - learn how to become managers - promote people with people skills not just good recruiters - Acknowledge your Churn level is horrendous

    Korn Ferry2019-08-12
  6. "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Korn Ferry full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative & social, supportive management, interesting clients

    Cons

    often under-resourced so work-life balance can suffer

    Korn Ferry2019-07-31
  7. Helpful (1)

    "London office"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the people are nice. Pay is ok.

    Cons

    Corporate crap everywhere. Most of the people in senior positions are worthy of there titles but Some mediocre management. Processes are poor. Work life balance is poor staff turnover exceptionally high.

    Advice to Management

    If something is not working fix it.

    Korn Ferry2019-02-22
  8. Helpful (3)

    "KF Solutions- Get in, get experience, get out."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Korn Ferry full-time

    Pros

    -The organisation has a strong reputation and brand, particularly among senior end candidates -Salaries- healthy relative to an agency or other RPO provider -Lack of micromanagement, at least in my business line -Good work life balance -Varied, top tier client group

    Cons

    -Lack of pay rises. This goes across business lines, including even promotion with no payrise on occasions. Below inflation/no payrises at all are a norm here. Utlilise glassdoor for the salary information and make sure you negotiate to the top of the banding before joining. -Bonus- Do not expect to be paid the level in your contract, I'd go as far as to call the company approach here fundamentally dishonest. -The UK leadership is close to comically powerless.As an example, a committee voted to split the UK Christmas party budget with a newly set up summer party (no extra funds needed). The US blocked this. -Lack of training and employee development. You'd think a so called talent advisory business would champion this, but not the case. I could count on one hand the number of development sessions over several years.

    Show More

    Advice to Management

    You wouldn't be able to do anything without the US' say so anyway!

    Korn Ferry2019-02-15
  9. "Executive Assistant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Korn Ferry

    Pros

    Lovely people, modern office, good work/life balance, benefits package and pension very good, accessible location, current equipment, cohesive teams, team support, mentoring

    Cons

    No HR department, a lot of hearsay and gossip, not unlike every other office, however.

    Advice to Management

    When trustworthy and skilled employees come along, whether via contract, perm, or temp, try harder to keep them. It is not easy to find great people, but ok people are a dime a dozen.

    Korn Ferry2019-01-15
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Work Hard to Progress"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    You'll get it if you work hard and put your hand up. You have to ask to take on more responsibility, they won't just give it to you.

    Cons

    Can take a long time for changes to actually be implemented. Also, unless you work in CA, USA there is a lot of distance between you and Senior Leadership when it comes to understanding how other places operate. Depending on the office, the culture varies greatly and work/life balance varies greatly.

    Korn Ferry2018-09-25
Found 113 reviews