Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Egon Zehnder CEO Rajeev Vasudeva
Rajeev Vasudeva
11 Ratings

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. Excellent Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, smart people, great communication strategy

    Cons

    none really, maybe need a refresh of the office space


  2. Associate IM

    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Easy to learn environment and less number of working less

    Cons

    No scope for promotion and poor cultural life


  3. Great Place to Work

    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder as an intern

    Pros

    A very collaborative environment, very suppportive

    Cons

    You can sometimes work long hours


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  5. Helpful (5)

    If you're looking for a dead-end, this is it.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    The hours are not bad. The air of contempt that permeates this office leads to a fairly close-knit EA team. All in the same boat, they take comfort in the shared misery of their co-workers. EAs coordinate happy hours occasionally, and it’s a fun bunch of people who tend to stay in touch even after moving on. Organized office outings usually feature an open bar, which gets full and deserved use.

    Cons

    Most hostile work environment I’ve ever encountered. EAs are treated with contempt and disrespect. They are not viewed as partners to the consultants, they are viewed as ignorant maids. The consultants are the masters of the manor, and the EAs are “the help,” unseen and unvalued. Very hierarchal, very clear caste system. No advancement opportunity at all. Highly qualified, motivated employees are passed over for roles they are very well suited for, which sends a very strong, negative message to the rest of the staff. The firm likes to hire well-educated, overqualified people, and then tell them, in ways both subtle and not so, that their work is not valued and that they are too stupid to advance. The atmosphere is draining and degrading. Nothing you say will be held in confidence by upper management, despite claims otherwise. Raises and bonuses are a slap in the face. Clueless management demands to know what would improve morale, but “quit treating us like garbage and give us a decent raise” never seems to cross their minds. EAs are forced to listen to longwinded conference calls where the firm brags about its profits, then gets treated to a 20 second meeting where they’re told of the insulting raises they’re going to get. Tone deaf doesn’t even begin to cover this place.

    Advice to Management

    There is nothing to say that management would listen to and implement.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work culture and collaborative.

    Cons

    Demanding, client driven, Documentation heavy.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Awesome

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Campus Representative in UC Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Campus Representative in UC Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great staff, nice office, flexible hours

    Cons

    lots of room for creativity

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    Great people, nice work environment and balanced work load

    Cons

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


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good opportunity to begin career

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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


  10. 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


  11. 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



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