Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated June 7, 2015
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Egon Zehnder CEO Rajeev Vasudeva
Rajeev Vasudeva
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Pros
  • Some good benefits, which can be found elsewhere also (in 3 reviews)

  • You get to interact with high profile executives with great achievements and work with experienced consultants (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Also, they do not have fixed career path like in other organisations, so the promotions don't come easily (in 5 reviews)

  • No room for growth or advancement (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Awesome

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Campus Representative in UC Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Campus Representative in UC Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great staff, nice office, flexible hours

    Cons

    lots of room for creativity

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work culture and collaborative.

    Cons

    Demanding, client driven, Documentation heavy.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, nice work environment and balanced work load

    Cons

    No ability to move up in the company if you are entry level.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good opportunity to begin career

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and good benefits. Opportunities to work with International teams. Able to gain exposure to different industries and functions.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to manage teams or grow your career. Long hours


  6. Helpful (1)

    egon zehnder research analyst

    Current Intern - Research Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Research Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    some of the pros of working at egon zehnder as an intern:
    great work environment, friendly team and really willing to help and very feedback oriented place.

    Cons

    some of the cons of working at egon zehnder as an intern:

    the pay is a lot more competitive at other places and that is a bummer in a big city


  7. positive

    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    big company lots to learn

    Cons

    fluctuate work hours, can be stressful

    Advice to Management

    more caring to supporting staff


  8. Helpful (4)

    Decent place to begin career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company offers top class benefits and they express genuine interest in the well being of employees. People are fun to work with and the work can (sometimes) be interesting. Often fast-paced, which keeps things from becoming droll.

    Cons

    Pay is so-so and raises are minimal. Bonuses are hit or miss. There is little to no ladder to climb. As an assistant there is almost no hope of moving up. As a Researcher there is possibility to advance, but there is a ceiling. You cannot become a consultant by working here. Consultants are hired from outside and they all have 15+ years of experience and an advanced degree. This is a place to gain experience, not a place to build a long-term career.

    Advice to Management

    More financial motivation (i.e. fairer raises and bonuses) and more opportunity for advancement might improve work productivity and motivation and increase retention rates.


  9. Amazing Opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

    The company itself holds a large market share of the executive search industry.

    Cons

    Lack of technical experience provided

    Advice to Management

    Better vertical mobility


  10. Helpful (2)

    Good exposure to new industries, functions, networks; No long-term mobility/growth though

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great consultant networks to leverage, wonderful benefits program

    Cons

    Bad pay, tons of inner political drama, terrible upward mobility for researchers


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great company if you like consulting

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I work on fascinating client assignments and meet interesting people in the process of finding the right executives for my clients.

    Cons

    The research career path is limited and becoming a consultant is not possible.



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