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Great company to start your career
Associate Recruiter (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXMay 2, 2018
Good company, they don't seem to take into account your past experience or education when it comes to promotion. It is a good company to start out in. Promotions are based on who you know and not experience and education.
Pros
Great Benefits and work/life balance
Cons
layoff quite often and culture is somewhat of a college campus vs a corporate setting
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Top notch organization
Director of Client Development, Industrial NA (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCApril 25, 2018
Although I lasted less than a year due to an unexpected 10% global RIF, the leadership and peers at Korn/Ferry were the best. They are the top rated retained firm for a many reasons, I just wish this was my final career stop. Excellent training, support, resources, leaders and programs to drive the organization to the next level.
Pros
People, compensation, leadership, work/life balance, culture
Cons
Not always included in decisions that impact you
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It's a job
Payroll Accountant (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAApril 19, 2018
I wasn't employed there long, but the HR and payroll is systematically manual. This made room for a lot of errors and no accountability. Over all it is a good company.
Pros
Employee Benefits
Cons
Accountability
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Good vision, but a way to go to make the vision a reality
Client Partner (Current Employee) –  New York, NYApril 10, 2018
The vision of bringing KF and Hay Group together to provide a broad talent consultancy is excellent. Still in process of implementing this vision, with some challenges along the way.
Pros
Mostly good and smart people
Cons
Fragmented between the various parts of the business
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Great brand, poor culture
Recruiter (Contract) (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAApril 6, 2018
great brand, poor culture, poor pay, no advancement, just not a great place to work of advance your career. I would not recommend it for employees in the developmental phase.
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Work hard, pay is good but forget about using vacation
Recruiter (Former Employee) –  VirtualApril 2, 2018
Work hard to please tough clients. Our PM was awful. Forget about using your time off. Constantly told"it's a critical time in the project". Horrible.
Pros
Salary is good
Cons
Terrible management. Stressful, didn't feel like anyone had our backs.
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Great culture
Technical Support Analyst (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMarch 19, 2018
Excellent work life balance & paid time off. Management was exceptional & short commute.

The tech team worked as a unit. All of us complemented each other.
Pros
Great place to work
Cons
Lay off where too frequent.
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Greeat Place To Work
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCMarch 19, 2018
Provided a teaching environment. The Managing Directors made sure to provide an understanding of all aspects of the program that where unfamiliar to you.
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Competitive workplace
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 17, 2018
Overall workplace very competitive. Management team not up to par with other teams I dealt with. Workloads at times could be overwhelming. The firm needed more administrative support.
Pros
Good Benefits
Cons
Lacked in administrative support
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Great products and services. Good people. Strong leadership. Stressful at times. Collaborative work environment in some markets and not so in othe
Director Client Solutions (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJMarch 7, 2018
Great products and services. Good people. Strong leadership. Stressful at times. Collaborative work environment in some markets and not so in others. Overall a good place to work.
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Great for full-time employees. Do not work here if you will be a temp
Territory Sales Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Waltham, MAFebruary 20, 2018
Wasted a year of my life here because they "didn't have the budget" to bring me on full time.

My duties were basically rewriting old contracts to match the updated terms and duration.

The office culture was great but that didn't change the fact that most full-time people there wanted out.
Pros
Free lunch on Fridays.
Cons
Constantly buying-out or merging with companies.
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This place is seriously messed up....
On site Recruitment Consultant (Former Employee) –  LondonJanuary 31, 2018
The managers in EMEA couldn't organize a Drink in a brewery. At times it can be a toxic environment where gossip and backstabbing are the favorite methods of management. They obsess with what is needed to "Fit In" at Futurestep but with no clear definition of what that is.

Lots of managers who are "working remotely" (Missing in action) and you will see behavior that in a less dysfunctional organization would have had a manager fired on spot.

Their much touted "Talent Academy" is a long slow march of death by power point that will seriously make you look at Fast food jobs as a viable career option.

The American ownership is determined to make the company in it's image globally which, given the truly awful people they have managing things in Europe is probably a good idea.
Pros
Some really good people, and they have big RPO Clients
Cons
Pretty much everything else
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Avoid like the Plague
RPO Services- EMEA Region (Former Employee) –  LondonJanuary 26, 2018
Pros

There are some really good people here, and they have managed to garner some impressive RPO Clients

Cons

The managers here couldn't organize a Drink in a brewery. At times it can be a toxic environment where gossip and backstabbing are the favorite methods of management. They obsess with what is needed to "Fit In" at Futurestep but with no clear definition of what that is. Lots of managers "working remotely" (Missing in action) The American ownership is determined to make the company in it's image globally which, given the level of incompetence they have running EMEA is probably a good thing.

Advice to Management

To be honest, they wouldn't take it, so there is no point in giving it.

AVOID!
Pros
Interesting work big name clients
Cons
Management is beyond awful
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Great Place to work and grow
Recruitment Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Farmers Branch, TXJanuary 26, 2018
From day one everyone is friendly, attentive and helpful. This is a very collaborative environment. We work together as a team and we succeed as a team! And you actually know who your leadership is and you see them. Not just on tv like other companies!
Pros
Work environment, pay, benefits, growth opportunities
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Convenient Job Location
SDET, Sr. QA Analyst, Test Automation Engineer (Former Employee) –  Glendale, CAJanuary 8, 2018
My boss was very approachable and humble.
He is the most intelligent and most understanding boss ever.
I was able to create a QA Robot for them that saved this company hours of manpower testing their website product.
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Great Company
Recruiting Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Farmers Branch, TXDecember 20, 2017
I always felt appreciated, which means a lot in today's world.
The company culture is one that is easy to get used to. There was no hard part of the job, your team is always there to help.
Pros
Flexibilty
Cons
none
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Great People, Terrible Company
Senior Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PADecember 12, 2017
Korn Ferry acquired Hay Group about two years ago. Ever since then the culture has gone down hill. Everyone used to be generally happy with the direction of the company and the work environment.
Now the company gives false promises around compensation increases. In addition the cost of benefits (healthcare) has almost doubled with essentially the same plan. The people are generally great to work with but the company as a whole does not appear to care about the individual employees.
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Great company
Executive Assistant to the President (Former Employee) –  NYDecember 9, 2017
I loved this place.
The manager was great, the profesionals were incredible. The company was always ahead of their time.
Great culture and great place to work
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Great place to work
Research Associate |Financial Services (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXDecember 6, 2017
Good Company, Great benefits, Search side o the business may get overwhelming if you have a family but overall great! The RPO side of the business is great as well.
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You will learn a lot!
Client Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 7, 2017
You will be challenged daily and will find all projects your work on, intellectually stimulating. Very enjoyable experience! Happy to have had the opportunity to work here!
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