Korn/Ferry International Employee Reviews in United States

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Senior Recruiter (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLApril 28, 2016
I think that Korn Ferry is a great company, if you are interested in Executive Search. Their training is second to none, and the Managers are the best. It is not the place a person from Talent Acquisition should go, unless it's more of a business development role.
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Good Company
Team Leader - Service Delivery (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 19, 2016
Average day for those that plan ahead
Get to know the real decision makers with the company and stay close to them
Management is management - a little to much micro
Coworkers are great and good people
Hardest part is navigating ambiguity and seeing clearly the direction you should take with little to no information or guidance
Satisfying clients and getting great talent good opportunities for their career movement forward.
Pros
good company, smart people, crafty
Cons
micromanagement, little career growth from within
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Very process drivien. Heavy on Admin for Recruiters
Talent Acquisition Consultant (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXApril 5, 2016
I was farmed out to an RPO for corporate recruiting. The company prior to us was let go due to some short comings. We had to come in as experts. We were not to ask questions of our RPO as to not seem incompetent. Very little direction was given as to how to handle hiring managers other than to pretend to know every thing.
Pros
reputation
Cons
no room for diversity
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Incredible group of people to work with
Human Resources Generalist - North America (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNMarch 29, 2016
Incredible group of people to work with. Learned from a professional and personal growth perspective. Very motivated bright group of people to work with.
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its ok .. could be better
Director, Client Solutions (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNMarch 10, 2016
Management isn't the best, office culture isn't friendly.
Collaboration is key, but many are not willing to do that.
They have ways to go
Pros
nice office
Cons
insurance, management, office peers
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Sr. Systems Engineer (Former Employee) –  Glendale, CANovember 18, 2015
Dies ist ein ausgezeichnetes Unternehmen . Sie haben eine große Teamleitung ihre IT-Mitarbeiter . Das heißt, ich finde nämlich die Bewertung der Praxis coersive und inakzeptabel.
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Fast-paced but rewarding environment
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAJuly 31, 2015
Fast-paced working environment that rewards hard work and fosters a sense of real community in the workplace. Encouraged a culture of egalitarianism and mutual support that made for a loyal and committed staff.
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Money goes to the "talent"
Territory Product Sales and Marketing Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNJuly 27, 2015
Great job culture, friendly environment but salary is a bust. Management is good, very supportive and encourage personal and career development.
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Stability of work and co-workers is non-existent
Recruiter (Former Employee) –  CoJuly 24, 2015
Projects are oversold and there are too many meetings - the work product expectation of recruiters and coordinators is not reasonable. The churn of co-workers and hand-off of work is surprising for a company of their size. As soon as you get comfortable working with a co-worker, it seems they are laid-off.
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Little work life Balance with minimal compensation
Recruiter (Former Employee) –  IndianaMay 20, 2015
Really enjoyed the opportunities and projects I worked but the hours were too demanding for the compensation I received
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Get thrown under the bus
Finance Recruiter (Former Employee) –  AddisonFebruary 17, 2015
Your project leader and team leader will lie on you when they are at fault as well as monitor how many times you go to the bathroom or break room. I f you want to work in oppression then this is the place for you.
Pros
easy commute
Cons
upper management sucks and will offer you as a sacrificial lamb.
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Weak Management and unclear strategy/advancement
consultant (Current Employee) –  New YorkJanuary 3, 2015
As a result of numerous acquisitions, the consulting culture is diffuse and without the strength of leadership needed to set and push the vision forward.

While scheduling is flexible and there are opportunities to work independently, the culture is better suited to those who are neither seeking career advancement or development (may favor older consultants focused on execution).

On occasion, there are some interesting "outside of the box" projects that are representative of what you might see at large scale consulting firms like Deloitte, but the vast majority of it is focused on assessment only. Within assessment services, the pacing seems reminiscent of a factory - where consultants are scheduled for back-to-back delivery without even a moment or two budgeted for a bio break or to grab a glass of water.

If you're an early career consultant looking for growth, development, and strong leadership - steer clear! You'll find yourself frustrated and displeased with the lack of opportunity. You'd be better served applying to McKinsey or BCG, which both offer "boot camps" that fully train consultants in methodology and expose them to a variety of work with a clearly defined promotions path.

For a small organization, the consulting practice is inelegant and just plain clunky in its operations.
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Excellent Culture
Talent Acquisition Consultant (Current Employee) –  Addison, TXSeptember 17, 2014
A great place to work. Great culture, work/life balance. Great place to start your career.
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New management is terrible.
sourcer, recruiter (Former Employee) –  Dallas/Addison, Futurestep officeAugust 14, 2014
A lot of the good people left for better opportunities. There were serious morale issues, advancement is given to those who had a connection not to those who were deserving. It's a mess, they've lost several accounts.
Pros
extremely lax environment
Cons
no advancement for hard work, management hires everyone in as contractors with no follow up about fte
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Great Company
Manager Internal Controls (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAAugust 11, 2014
This is a great company. The opportunity to climb the ladder is endless and Senior Management are very well educated and diverse.
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Great company to work for
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 7, 2014
This company is has a great group of employees and places a strong emphasis on work/life balance.
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Good company
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Century City, CAJuly 19, 2014
It is a good work environment; co-workers are very supportive.
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Customer Service vs. Metrics
Project Manager/Sr. Consultant (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIJune 25, 2014
Great career move, miss the people. Great exposure to the world of executive to middle management search and consulting.
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Great people to work with
Associate (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJune 2, 2014
Its a great company to work for. One of the best in their field and the people you get to work with are fantastic and smart. Its a very productive working environment. Main con is the politics in the work place and lack of transparency.
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Irony: Proffessional hiring company with no professional ethics
SAP Consultant (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles,CAApril 23, 2014
Worked as a consultant for korn ferry. If you are not an employee the treatment is horrible.They let you go by informing in the LAST HOUR.
Never worked in such kind of unprofessional environment before and hopefully never again.
Pros
pay good
Cons
bad project financial planning, bad work management, less visibility of project at lower level.
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