Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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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 (5)

    Worst work environment I have ever experienced

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The only pros to working at EZI is location and paid benefits.

    Cons

    Too many to list. This is without a doubt the most dysfunctional work environment I have ever experienced. Lots of OT with no appreciation of work/life balance. Interoffice hooligans going on with affairs and inappropriate behavior.

    Advice to Management

    Won't waste my time because management has no desire to change structure/behavior.


  2. Now know what not to do.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Reasonable hours, nice coworkers, good location

    Cons

    Mind numbingly boring, no room for growth


  3. Helpful (2)

    Top-heavy company full of negative and harsh employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Research Analyst
    Current Employee - Research Analyst

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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  5. Ezirs Sucks

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Associate - Information Management
    Current Employee - Associate - Information Management

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

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

    Pros

    8 Hour Shift. Nothing else. No pros! No Pros! No Pros!

    Cons

    There are many.. 1) No or very less Growth Opportunity 2) Copy paste Work..Nothing to Learn. 3) No company will hire you after this job. Its purely data entry job. ( Don't know about research department) 4) Very low salary. 5) Management is Partial. 6) Peanuts in the name of Incentives. ( 500 -1000 Rs at Max) 7) No reward for good work. 8) Full of Idiots. Not Recommend this company to anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Stop Fooling Youth...


  6. Helpful (1)

    Straight word

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assiciate-Information Management in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Assiciate-Information Management in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Only good if you are joining the research or the technology team that is known as global technology team (GTS) in case of remuneration.

    Cons

    - If you ain't joining any of the above 2, you are in for a ride. - Adding to my above point, remuneration is low as well for other teams. - Do not expect swift promotions. - Employees have low morale. - No training and development.

    Advice to Management

    When people trust there seniors, they rise to the occasion. But if they don't, they rise the occasion.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Simply fooled myself working here

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Comfortable timings and Sat-Sun offs

    Cons

    I Slogged like a donkey for 5 years with no human respect and dignity...forgot about growth ..its a place where I wasted my time, career and health A place where ppl are promoted based on being good in getting work done by others..with no performance record. Rumours, which even I did not know about myself...with no one to dine with, to talk to ...I wonder how I survived all these..Worst discrimination That I went through..I literally felt like a untouchable in a village..

    Advice to Management

    Value Work And please stop Playing with Words and petty politics


  8. Helpful (1)

    Culture is not what they claim it to be

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Clever people. Good pedigrees. Mostly collaborative.

    Cons

    Highly political at the top. Unwilling to support diverse cultures. Strong divide between US and rest of world culturally.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Run!! There are better options out there...

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good brand in the search business Easy work OK hour

    Cons

    Limited growth (no future) Poor management Rubbish people from top to bottom from PAs to Cs to Rs

    Advice to Management

    After all its just headhunting, no need to over-advertise its brand and acting like industry leaders.


  10. Helpful (1)

    This company is a joke

    Former Employee - Research Associate in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    centralized location office with a resourceful pantry

    Cons

    rubbish colleagues, no one is working but pretend working all day long


  11. Helpful (2)

    It is good only if you are near retirement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Calm place Good benefits Chance to talk to very senior people

    Cons

    Boring work People are very oldfashioned Not a chance to grow. Listen well, NOT A CHANCE!!

    Advice to Management

    Please, listen to what people say about you. It is true.



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