Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated January 12, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    No "Up or Out" - Just "Out"

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    Former Employee - Researcher
    Former Employee - Researcher

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

    Pros

    Research team is very collaborative. They selflessly work together to lighten each others workload and improve client outcomes. Best colleagues I've ever worked with.
    Good to learn how recruiters view resumes.
    If you impress a consultant, you get to interact with clients at a very high level.

    Cons

    Research management runs the analysts ragged. Fairly manipulative bunch.
    Consultants sometimes treat researchers as though they are worker bees.
    Long hours.
    No upward mobility besides being lucky enough to manage other research analysts some day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Research management in the US needs an overhaul.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Risky decision

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    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Egon Zehnder as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Well established company within its sector. Very good work-life balance, with plenty of time off. Currently beating its competitors, and positive outlook for the near future.

    Cons

    I was hired as an intern post graduation, with a optimistic opportunity to join the company full time if I performed. Instead, the position was full before I even arrived at the office. In addition, work comes second to most of the employees, with many people choosing to take large amounts of the day doing pretty much nothing. In addition, many of the US offices are filled with old, dead-ended employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the large amount of uninterested employees filling up the offices at entry level jobs, and jumpstart the company by making real progression through the ranks possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Summer Analyst

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    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Great Pay, nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Lots of micromanagement. The work is pretty boring, very mundane and lots of data entry. Hope you like linkedin.

    Work hard, no speaking. Think of your typical "Office Space" setting

    No room for growth. You can work as hard as you want, and maybe after 15 years you'll become a Research Director, but good luck ever becoming a Consultant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're all very nice people. Nothing bad to report about you, but I guess the industry is very boring by its nature.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Standard varies from office to office

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

    International company. Feels like family. Easy work as restricted by role description. Young team. Good benefits. Decent office space.

    Cons

    No potential for personal growth. Strict hierarchy. No leadership due to set up of company structure. Partner owned concept.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. good team, bad structure

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

    great consultants to work with

    Cons

    no upward mobility - people do the same thing long term

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Experience depends on office and practice

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

    Great exposure to executive resume assessment, instills attention to detail and strong work ethic. Lots of comradery between research analysts and associates.

    Cons

    Little appreciation of research, variable experience based on which consultants you work with, no career path for research to move up, research management is incestuous and stagnant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Standardize consultant's approach to research organization, make path for researchers to become consultants

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    I was so bored at this job.

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    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

    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
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Not a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

    Consistent hours which allowed for a social life

    Cons

    No room for growth or advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Tough working environment

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

    Exposure to executive search industry, learning rationale for executive assessment and selection from an insiders perspective, opportunity to gain industry knowledge

    Cons

    very little praise for hard work, high expectations without commensurate earnings upside, very limited career path, some consultants treat you like their personal servant, very high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a reasonable career path, do a better job of recognizing excellent performance, develop more training/educational opportunities, do a better job communication long term strategy of firm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Highly capable and very international team; limited growth opportunities within Research

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

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

    Exposure to highly accomplished executives and opportunity to work closely with dynamic, experienced Consultants and teams globally. Understanding of corporate structure and leadres.

    Cons

    Inadequate compensation, especially for Researchers; there is also a glass ceiling (again within Research) and the promotion process/career advancement could be greatly improved.

    Approves of CEO

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