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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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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 if you are Sr. Management
Human Resources Associate (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMay 22, 2016
Your life must be put on hold for their objectives. Very little advancement if you are not the chosen ones. Does not match on a yearly basis 401K. Management is very harsh unless you click. Benefits are not great.
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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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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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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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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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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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Potential for greatness, but very challenging
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Midwest TerritoryApril 13, 2014
The recent acquisition of other companies have put consultants and operations team members into a tight corner, pushing all to work more hours to meet goals, thus risking health and well being.

There are a lot of growing pains associated with the acquisitions but the pains are outpacing the benefits. Roles have changed dramatically, with more responsibilities on an already stretched team.
Pros
wonderful co-workers, flexible working schedule, exposure to the latest tools and hr talent management practices, meeting clients from different companies
Cons
no trainining for new hires, focus on revenue, bureaucratic, work/life balance at risk
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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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a quick KFI review
Healthcare Research Associate Intern (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 22, 2013
The research team is great to work with, and always open to give support.

Management is happy to help, but must be sought after rigorously for any kind of self-development plan.

The hardest part of the job, is the daily grind of generating names day-in and day-out.

A typical day at work involves showing up early, catching up on phone calls, grinding out name generation for multiple projects, utilizing linkedIn - Google - and Company websites, and calling to verify placements.
Pros
free coffee bar, fresh fruit wednesdays, great team to work with
Cons
implicit expectations of employees, espoused culture vs. lived
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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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Energetic, Diversified, Enjoyable place to work
Office/Facilities Manager (Former Employee) –  Durango, COJune 15, 2012
Lore International Institute was purchased by Korn/Ferry, once this happened then we were systematically laid off, so I didn't get a chance to work with them for very long. I had almost 15 yrs. vested in Lore International and I loved working for them. The position I held was very enjoyable because I got to wear many hats and help in all departments. My main jobs included AR/AP duties, ordering supplies, moving employees, programming the phone system to accomodate the moves, answering phones, coordinating with vendors and maintenance people, working in close contact with the HR dept. I can honestly say I loved working with all of the different managers at Lore and every day was a learning experience, I miss it.
Pros
no micro managing
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Forward thinking but missing a few points
Senior Staffing Consultant (Current Employee) –  VirtualFebruary 15, 2014
I was attracted to the company from client reputation. However, the management and focus has deteriorated within the Futurestep organization as cutting costs is foremost as employees have less and less to do their jobs.
Pros
virtual, above average holidays off
Cons
poor management, high out of pocket healthcare costs
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Great place to learn and grow in recruiting
Senior Recruiter (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXFebruary 14, 2013
I'd give this company five stars across the board were it not for political game-playing and middle to upper management so scared about being upstaged by more junior people that they blame all their shortcomings on others.
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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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