Egon Zehnder

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Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
62 Reviews
3.2
62 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Manageable work hours, work-life balance is great (in 3 reviews)

  • Some good benefits, which can be found elsewhere also (in 3 reviews)


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

  • Mind numbingly boring, no room for growth (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    big company lots to learn

    Cons

    fluctuate work hours, can be stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more caring to supporting staff

  2.  

    Decent place to begin career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing Opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 ManagementAdvice

    Better vertical mobility

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    Great consultant networks to leverage, wonderful benefits program

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company if you like consulting

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

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Now know what not to do.

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

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

    Pros

    Reasonable hours, nice coworkers, good location

    Cons

    Mind numbingly boring, no room for growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Was not for me. Lots of boring work. Lots of hard work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    you learn a lot. people are very nice. work with strategic people and big time clients. They are making changes and trying to make things better in regards to moving up

    Cons

    Not great team work. you get to work with really experienced people but also you are so far away from their experience that you end up not getting a lot of training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Play to analyst strengths.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Partner
    Current Employee - Partner

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    Good values. At the core, they do try hard to care about people. The least transactional of all the big search firms. Global footprint and good exposure to global work. . Smart people. Very service oriented internally and externally,

    Cons

    Lots of cliques similar to high school. A popularity contest. Inward focused. Leadership and cultures have wide variance by office and practice group. Varied degrees of transparency. Frugal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build greater leadership consistency across offices and practice groups. Shift from popularity to more weight on results. Invest more in strategic growth rather than exclusively organic. More aggressively broaden services beyond acquisition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top-heavy company full of negative and harsh employees

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

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice facilities, lots of office supplies available, pays well, travel opportunities

    Cons

    Feedback is great. If done properly, it can help fix issues and motivate employees. At EZI, they give you an overload of feedback, to the point where it feels they are beating you up. They are way too concerned with appearances and little nitpicky things in the office, and less concerned with helping you do good work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to foster a more positive work environment. It will help your employees be happier. Focus more on the work and helping people utilize their strengths for the company rather than tearing them down for their weaknesses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    I was so bored at this job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, including long vacations. Good opportunities to meet people in other places as well.

    Cons

    Boring job, boring people....no opportunities for advancement. People who have been there for 15 years do the same things you do as an intern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more variety to the work?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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