Korn Ferry Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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Korn Ferry is a management consulting firm headquartered in Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1969 and as of 2019, operates in 104 offices in 52 countries and employs 8,678 people worldwide. Korn Ferry trades through three business segments: Korn Ferry Executive Search, Korn Ferry Advisory, and Korn Ferry RPO and Professional Search.

Amber Mack angrily mentioned, "This woman who works for Korn Ferry is a open racist. I cannot along with others support such a company that employs someone who laughs at black people dying."


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Former Employee - Associate Recruiter says

"I worked at Korn Ferry full-time for less than a year Cons: Startup program for recent grads is terrible. If you’re thinking about the program, be sure to ask about retention rate. Hardly anyone makes it past one year."

Former Employee - Associate says

"I worked at Korn Ferry full-time Cons: Toxic Culture Really underpay and don't value employees"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at Korn Ferry full-time Cons: Management can act like bullies"

Former Employee - Principal says

"I worked at Korn Ferry full-time Cons: Shark culture with no collaboration or teamwork. Company doesn't provide merit increases. Bonus pool is limited because most of it goes to Partners on guarantees that are often under-performing."

Former Employee - Recruiter says

"I worked at Korn Ferry full-time for more than a year Cons: Was told in the interview the salary would be 70, was only offered 65 after bullied into providing salary history. This is now illegal. Management also gave continuous breaks to a recruiter w/substance abuse problems while everyone else had to do his work"

Current Employee - Recruiter says

"I have been working at Korn Ferry part-time Cons: I would save yourself the trouble and find somewhere else to work... the management only looks out for the bottom line and treats everyone like crap. , the recruiters are fresh out of school and also have no idea what they are doing, the managers are not trained . This is an overall horrible company that only stands on its name and the sales team which also does not do well forthemseles expecially in dallas with young leadership in high roles representing the company only because they kissed up to leadership... dont waste your time here"

Former Employee - Recruiter says

"I worked at Korn Ferry full-time for more than a year Cons: -all about the numbers, you are a cog in the machine -does NOT practice what they preach to their clients (valuing your employees, providing incentives - upper level management, quite frankly, sucks. Was under a manager who did (I kid you not) absolutely nothing except set pointless weekly 1 on 1s to make herself look busy. Extremely micromanaged environment. -funnily enough laid off due to COVID, but I see that they're still hiring. Obviously the employees that currently have are expendable. -upper level mgmt were all Caucasian, not much d&i -CEO would send out pointless, completely out of touch emails about soldiering through the pandemic"

Current Employee - Principal says

"I have been working at Korn Ferry full-time for more than 8 years Cons: Terrible pay and benefits, Leadership is only concerned about themselves and investors - they're vicious."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at Korn Ferry full-time Cons: Pay is horrible. No development opportunities. Horrible culture."

Former Employee - Recruiter says

"I worked at Korn Ferry full-time Cons: High turnover; Upper management is dishonest; location"

None (Former Employee) says

"Bogus company! !!!! Cons: Bogus"

Recruiter (Former Employee) says

"This was the most toxic, racist environment I've ever experienced. I was passed on a promotion for a younger, unqualified, non POC woman. Ive seen peers also not receive raises, promotions and contracts extended, but a younger, unqualified, non POC received all of those things. There is favoritism and inappropriate relationships with mangers and subordinates. There is so much gossip it's disgusting and even HR participates in the gossip. This place is not for diversity and inclusion AT ALL. Cons: Compensation, Management, Gossip, Racism, Poor Communication"

Management Consultant (Former Employee) says

"Typical work days were 12 hours days with little to no appreciation for hard work. Sell a service that isn't really delivered. Have people right out of college doing most of the work in which they aren't qualified for."

Senior Recruiter (Current Employee) says

"Leadership of the RPO accounts is very poor and new. The weekly or bi-weekly reviews with management included hi, how are you doing, how is your dog vs. what are your career goals, what can i help you develop, are there any projects you would like to be aligned with. Just very poor and junior management. PM's are serving as Staffing Managers when they have zero leadership experience."

RPO Services - EMEA Region (Former Employee) says

"There are some really good people here, and they have managed to garner some impressive RPO Clients Cons: Everything else.. avoid this place like Ebola"

Analyst (Current Employee) says

"Expect yearly reorganization of departments, change in managers and high turnover of team members. Also, expect to not receive merit increases even if you are one of the top performers. Cons: High healthcare package cost, poor management, lack of career development, high turnover"

Sr. Recruiting Coordinator/Recruiter (Former Employee) says

"Run for the hills!! They promise you teamwork, no time in seat for advancement, hard work will be rewarded. NONE of it is true. Leadership could not buy a clue! Cons: Leadership needs to go back to basics, just ask what the turnover looks like, people are walking out in thier first week"

Senior Associate (Current Employee) says

"This has got to be one of the worst companies I have ever worked for. The lack of integrity is astonishing year in, year out. They say things to keep employees quiet, but they have no intention of ever meeting these commitments. Cons: Pretty much everything"

Associate Consultant (Former Employee) says

"Decent amount of red tape and politics. Challenging place to work at. Not very encouraging management. More encouraging environment needed. To much work pressure. Cons: Long hours"

Recruiter (Former Employee) says

"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."

Finance Recruiter (Former Employee) says

"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. Cons: Upper management sucks and WILL offer you as a sacrificial lamb."

Sr.Recruiter - Remote (Former Employee) says

"The projects with clients are not set up correctly. KF focuses too much on selling services to clients and then understaff’s the accounts. Every account I worked on was like this. Ridiculous!! This does not create a good experience for the client and creates frustration for all involved. The recruiters are not always given proper tools but are expected to use a KF created tool that is not adequate and not helpful to recruiters who have a heavy workload and niched positions. In addition to heavy work loads KF continuously adds administrative work to the recruiters which does not leave time fto adequately partner with client or passively source when necessary. Bottom line, you are not set up for success and potential opportunities to advance are minimal. If at all possible. The bonuses are a joke and unless you are in leadership, you are never recognized for your hard work. I made excellent friends during my time with KF but that is my best take away."

Global Talent Attraction Manager, R&D/Corporate (Former Employee) says

"Terrible management especially on the RPO side. Never listened to what was really going on yet continued to shove their process down our throats even though it was unsuccessful"

Recruitment Consultant (Former Employee) says

"While there are good resources available and some very decent people working at KF, the overall feeling of the place is politically charged and competitive in a bad way."

Contract Senior Recruiter supporting Cummins (Former Employee) says

"No communication. No Training. No support. I would not recommend Korn Ferry. They treat people with no regard or respect. They do not align folks with their expertise. I owner my own agency for 16 years small nothing to compare to Korn Ferry I treated people with respect. I was very surprised by the way the RPO was run."

Senior Accounts Payable Specialist (Former Employee) says

"this is a great company to bad such poor management. Cons: management is at a low level and nothing you can do to make it better"

Sr. Recruiter (Former Employee) says

"People don’t leave companies, they leave their Manager. Korn Ferry has turned into a Robert Half division-literally. Just a 3rd party agency with that feel to it. Just horrible."

Reporting - HR Analyst (Current Employee) says

"If you are a caucasian female and not qualified to do your job. This is the place for you."

Associate Client Partner (Former Employee) says

"Meets client needs with off the shelf approaches. No original thinking based on unique client needs. Client management is based on who can sell the most not who has the knowledge/ experience most aligned to client needs. Salaries are below market and achieving goals is not aligned to receiving a bonus. Company is a a popularity contest. No professionalism, no respect encouraged Cons: Internally competitive, likes the next shiny object (new hires) then quickly discarded, lack of loyalty to experienced employees. Don’t have a bad month."

Analytics (Current Employee) says

"Initially I was very excited to work for Korn Ferry. I love to work independently, with no micromanagement. And for several months it was exactly what I was promised, what the company promised. Cons: Micromanaging"

William says

"Typical online lender that promises so much but fails to deliver. Ads are populated by paid actors, not real customers. They probably use the same algorithm that the other guys use, cherry picking customers. Try a credit union or local bank first."

Bernard says

"Stay away from this team and invest with emberfund and earn profit weekly"

K says

"We have student loans and have had personal loans through SoFi with a great experience. Their Home loan division is the complete opposite experience. They are unreliable, provide misinformation, and hard to reach once assigned a loan officer. I even asked to speak to a manager and after 3 days never received a call back in a complaint of Brylan Madderra unwillingness to help in a timely manor. We LOST a house because of him because he would not alter a pre-qual letter with a new offer amount. We HIGHLY DO NOT RECOMMEND SoFi for home loans and call out Brylan Madderra and his manager Chris for the bad experience."

D.W. says

"I'm an existing SoFi Customer, faithfully paying my Personal Loan payments for 2 1/2 years now. We decided to submit a mortgage refinance application. Let's just say, SoFi is the most inept and unprofessional lender in this aspect ever to enter this space. After 3 months of jerking our chain, we submitted a refi app with our current mortgage holder. They were able to complete the same refi in 3 weeks that these jokers couldn't manage in THREE MONTHS!! They lie, are unresponsive to calls and emails, ignore you, procrastinate and one department doesn't know what the next is doing. No wonder their review rating drops every single day. Glad we dodged that refi bullet, and will gladly be paying off my personal loan early to be rid of them once and for all. Do yourselves a favor and apply with any other company that will actually appreciate your business."

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