Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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  1. Good Company to work with..

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working enviroment to be in...

    Cons

    None.. its a great place to work..

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up...

  2. Bilingual Receptionist Position

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    Former Employee - Recepcionist in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Recepcionist in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Networking; good opportunity to improve communication skills; friendly staff

    Cons

    While some days are really hurried, others are really low. As a receptionist, it's very hard to move up.

  3. Great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Egon Zehnder

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    tons of learning
    access to many industries and projects
    great culture
    awesome people always willing to help

    Cons

    sometimes the work could be a little dry.

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  5. Sustained positive experience of 25+ years

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    Former Employee - Partner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Partner in New York, NY

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have worked as a consultant for Egon Zehnder International for over 25 years until my retirement, the bulk of which was as a Partner. For me the firm has provided a perfect career opportunity to grow from a novice search consultant to a seasoned professional. I got a chance to work with, learn from, and absorb the value system of global, extremely collaborative, client service oriented Partnership, made up of some of the smartest people I have ever worked with. The firm has been more consistent in its philosophy, its values and its style than most organizations I have observed.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge for the firm is the difficulty of maintaining the standards and values propagated by its founder that sustained a small group of handpicked people working together on a ever growing and ever more globalized scale..

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the common core values (across locations psanning all continents) of the firm and the partnership as propagated by Egon for future generations of support staff, consultants and partners.

  6. Amazing Opportunity

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    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 Management

    Better vertical mobility

  7. good

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Delhi (India)

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    overall culture and workplace environment to be precise

    Cons

    nothing in general to be precise as its a good place overall

    Advice to Management

    nothing

  8. Great Company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Research Analyst Intern in Dallas, TX
    Former Intern - Research Analyst Intern in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The culture at Egon Zehnder is fantastic. Consultants and analysts at different offices around the world work together in order to deliver optimal results to clients. The internship experience at the firm is absolutely phenomenal and one of the best professional experiences I have ever had. The firm invests significant time and money to integrate the interns into the firm and provides extensive training which I really appreciated. I also enjoyed the wide range of tasks and projects I was assigned and all the incredibly intelligent people with whom I had the opportunity to interact.

    Cons

    At times I disagreed with the research approach of several team members on projects, but am unsure as to how specific that is to Egon Zehnder and not simply the consulting field in general.

    Advice to Management

    I think creating a greater bridge between the research analyst and consultant positions at the firm in terms of client-site interaction and responsibility would allow for significantly greater talent retention at the research analyst level.

  9. Helpful (3)

    most fulfilling porfessional experience in my career

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Given 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 Management

    Continue 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.

  10. Helpful (2)

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

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  11. Helpful (2)

    Two Thumbs-Up!

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst
    Former Employee - Research Analyst

    I worked at Egon Zehnder

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    1. Great work environment! Very positive people around & a sense of well being promoted across the company.
    2. The senior management is very concerned about employee needs & regard everyone with respect.
    3. Manageable work hours, work-life balance is great.
    4. Ample of opportunities to grow as an individual and main self esteem.
    5. Team work promoted. People work for improvement rather than ego!
    6. Good employee rewards and HR policies

    Cons

    1. Poor compensation structure.
    2. Promotions on paper (designation) not too frequent.

    Advice to Management

    EZIRS should revise the compensation structure. The attrition rate is mainly due to poor compensation structure!

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