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.
Great Benefits and work/life balance
layoff quite often and culture is somewhat of a college campus vs a corporate setting
Director of Client Development, Industrial NA (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – April 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.
On site Recruitment Consultant (Former Employee) – London – January 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.
Some really good people, and they have big RPO Clients
RPO Services- EMEA Region (Former Employee) – London – January 26, 2018
There are some really good people here, and they have managed to garner some impressive RPO Clients
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.
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!
Work environment, pay, benefits, growth opportunities
SDET, Sr. QA Analyst, Test Automation Engineer (Former Employee) – Glendale, CA – January 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.
Senior Account Manager (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – December 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.