Recruiter reached out from Korn Ferry — don’t know much about the organization. Can you all share some insights? Not eager to leave D but always open to learning about other opportunities. Thank you!

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One of the few respected recruiting firms for higher level placements. Korn Ferry, RSR, and Daversa are the MBB of executive recruiting.

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Thanks for the insight, MC1.

Make sure you're interviewing for their recruiting practice, they seem to funnel more resources into that. The other parts of the practice like Leadership dev and Human capital were acquisitions and they do not treat them well at all. Note that they tend to overwork you and underpay you compared to the big4. I had two peers that used to work there and ultimately were laid off during the pandemic.

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Thanks, A1. Very helpful!

Are they recruiting for a role at Korn Ferry or for a client? They are a high end recruiting firm focused on C-level and other strategic searches (even roles like college/pro sports coaches).

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It appears to be a role within KF. Good callout, LI1.

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I work there and I love it - more flexibility and more entrepreneurial than Deloitte, and greater ability to do true talent consulting. It’s true that folks who have grown up in the firm aren’t paid well - we just did a salary adjustment effective April 1 to try to remedy that. I joined as an experienced hire and am happy with my pay. You do work hard but nowhere near Deloitte hours. Expectations certainly increased for acquisition companies, but still nowhere near B4. That said, any sort of oversight or focus on metrics or expectation to work more than 40 hours was culture shock to legacy firms like Hay, and I think some people have had a hard time adjusting. I don’t think I could ever go back to Deloitte.

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Thank you, KF1! Congrats on the fit and role!

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