Egon Zehnder Interview Questions

Updated Sep 5, 2014
Updated Sep 5, 2014
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First step is application with resume, cover letter, and transcript. Second step is a conversational phone interview of about thirty minutes in length, covering the resume and some conversational questions. The third step is the in-person interview, of 90 minutes in length. 45 of those minutes are devoted to a case interview concerning an actual executive search and where/at who you might look for the position. The other 45 minutes are another conversational interview - they want as many people as possible to meet and get a read on you.

    Interview Questions
    • The case interview is not the kind studied for using Case in Point - it is an actual executive search.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Egon Zehnder.

    Interview Details

    Phone screening, in person case interview

    Interview Questions
    • Knowledge of profit and loss statements   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    While the company is great and the people are fantastic, not many people have heard of Egon Zehnder and I needed a bigger name on my resume

    Declined Offer
  3.  

    Receptionist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Egon Zehnder.

    Interview Details

    Very easy to talk with them. Questions were kept general. Why do you want this job? Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about previous employment. They talked about the position and expectations. Company culture. Hours. Parking.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Egon Zehnder.

    Interview Details

    Boring talks with Directors, peers (Researchers) and then if approved you get an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Pretty normal
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Egon Zehnder in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied to the internship program which was prepared for the first time but it appears that they will continue doing it every year. It is usually for the Spring Semesters where they take a bunch of interns in each office location provide them with a very good training and select about 30% of interns at the end of the internship to offer a full-time position.
    I had a half an hour phone interview first with two Research Associates then I was brought to their office for a round of interviews which included the Research Associates and the Head of Research. After explaining a bit about the company they allowed me to speak for more than half an hour about myself, interests and accomplishments. They are very nice and friendly. Goodlooking peole and very well dressed up so I guess you cannot expect to dress casual and always take care of you appearance.
    Also, they kind of want to learn about your personality, your interests and goals and they explained that the hierarchy at the company is very horizontal. No technical questions were asked. The only thing they asked me to do is do a reasoning exercice where I was given a text and a resume I needed to comment on. It was very easy and they informed me that they were impressed. Then I was invited for a second round but it wasn't an interview just meeting the consultants and partners at the office.

    Interview Questions
    • You come from a technical background why are you interested in doing some qualitative work instead.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I wanted to join but as an international student my employment authorization document got delayed and for that reason they couldn't accomodate me since they waned me to start at a certain date as they seem to have invested heavily in their training program. The pay wasn't going to be great (12 USD an hour).

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Egon Zehnder in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    Very comfortable and a relaxing interview. Got to meet the staff working there in the office. Went through basic behavorial questions and by the end of it, I was pretty sure that I landed a job with them.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Egon Zehnder in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Conversation with General Manager, then with Research Principal, then a few of the other Researchers and then received an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Tough, ceiling of Research area is R$8,000/month
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Egon Zehnder in May 2008.

    Interview Details

    Your typical consultant agency. Heavy on Research so be prepared with market trends, up to date business deals that took place. Basically know what is going on concerning the company

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Egon Zehnder in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview process for the Research Analyst position was pretty lengthy. It consisted of a 45min phone interview and then two on site interviews where I had 4 1:1 interviews. Interviews consisted of people in the analyst, associate, head of research, consultant, and partner positions. Overall the interviews were repetitive.

    Interview Questions
    • Talk about leadership qualities, time management skills, etc...   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiated based on my years of experience and high cost of living in the area.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Summer Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Egon Zehnder in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    The phone interview was easy and consisted of questions about what I had done and was doing in school that was relevant to the research position. It was also about my interest in executive search (it's okay if you don't know anything about executive search). They really like curiosity! Work culture is very female dominated and collaborative!

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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