Egon Zehnder
2.8 of 5 55 reviews
www.egonzehnder.com New York, NY 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Mar 23, 2014

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Egon Zehnder CEO Damien O'Brien

Damien O'Brien

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42% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Amazing Opportunity

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Egon Zehnder

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

ConsLack of technical experience provided

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter vertical mobility

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good

Research Analyst (Current Employee)
Delhi (India)

I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time for more than 5 years

Prosoverall culture and workplace environment to be precise

Consnothing in general to be precise as its a good place overall

Advice to Senior Managementnothing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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most fulfilling porfessional experience in my career

Consultant (Current Employee)

I have been working at Egon Zehnder

ProsThe one firm structure makes it very easy to serve clients around the world, with no internal arguments about aloction of fees.
The compensation structure encourages great sharing of information both inside offices and between offices,
The firm has much higher ethical standards than other search firms - we take off limits very seriously
The fee structure, fixed rather than contingent, puts us firmly on the side of clients, rather than trying to just close the assignemnt on anyone.

ConsGiven the importance of the assignments we work on to our clients, they understandably have high expectations and hence we feel under pressure to deliver on tight deadlines which makes the work quite stressful, but that is what all senior level professional advisory firms experience.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to apply very high standards to all sorts of internal recruitment and ensure that we are clear about our values and our business model so we attract peolple who will thrive in this environment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It has been a rewarding experience as I feel very much a partner to my superiors.

Research Associate (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Egon Zehnder

ProsThe benefits are fantastic, I feel very much a partner to consultants, and they are very supportive of a strong work-life balance.

ConsAt this time there is a fairly low ceiling for the Research Track.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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EZI is a great place for recent undergrads

Research (Current Employee)

I have been working at Egon Zehnder

ProsEZI provides undergrads with a broad view of issues relating to companies and industries. The work is highly consultantive and allows an individual the ability to grow critical thinking and problem solving skills.

ConsThe company is growing at an extremely fast pace in the US and requires individuals that have a strong work ethic and team commitment. At times, individuals are expected to work late nights and some weekends.

Advice to Senior ManagementYour commitment to EZI's focus on clients is appreciated.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company if you like consulting

Research Associate (Current Employee)

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great colleagues and access to clients at the very highest level

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time for more than 10 years

ProsA wonderful brand built over 50 years of work at the most senior level
Some of the nicest and most collegiate people you could hope to work with
A strong basis of fairness that underpins all major decisions
Highly multinational, no single country dominates

ConsHas historically been highly conservative, although this has been changing in the last couple of years
The partnership structure means decision making requires considerable consensus

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep experimenting

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great firm

Partner (Current Employee)

I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

ProsGood 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,

ConsLots 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 Senior ManagementBuild 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place with great work/life balance

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

ProsWork/Life balance. Seniour managemnet people.

ConsSame job, same rutine processes

Advice to Senior ManagementEngage analysts more to the consulting process

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Wonderful office, smart colleagues, everyone works towards the same goal.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Egon Zehnder

ProsTeam-oriented, friendly environment. Little to no office politics on display.

ConsLimited mobility, hard to alter your career path once you're on one.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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