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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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Egon Zehnder as an intern for less than a year

ProsReasonable hours, nice coworkers, good location

ConsMind numbingly boring, no room for growth

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Top-heavy company full of negative and harsh employees

Research Analyst (Current Employee)

I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time for more than a year

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

ConsFeedback 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 Senior ManagementTry 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It is good only if you are near retirement

Research Analyst (Current Employee)
São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time for more than a year

ProsCalm place
Good benefits
Chance to talk to very senior people

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

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease, listen to what people say about you. It is true.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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EZIRS is not a company but a shop

Research Analyst (Current Employee)
Delhi (India)

I have been working at Egon Zehnder

ProsGood brand name in international market.

ConsBoring, repetitive work, not interested in growth of individual and pay scales are ridiculously low. The leadership of EZIRS is pathetic as people with no or very less management education or experience are leading the key positions. And its more painful to see how a so called human capital consulting firm is not able to manage its own human capital. The sole objective of the promoters is to earn money and not build good company with some future vision. I don't see EZIRS existing anymore in next five years as the inflationary pressure increases leading to the increase in salary demand of employees.

Advice to Senior Managementappreciate work and don't show favoritism and nepotism. There should be a transparent way to accessing the performance of the employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I was so bored at this job.

Research Analyst (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Egon Zehnder as an intern for less than a year

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

ConsBoring 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 Senior ManagementAdd more variety to the work?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Firm does not "walk the talk"

Consultant (Current Employee)

I have been working at Egon Zehnder

ProsHighly collaborative
Interesting colleagues
Flexible work environment
International scope
Private company
Long-term mind-set
Small company feel
Encourages entrepreneurial mind-set
Stable financially

ConsPartners feel "entitled" and due to "lock-step compensation" often do not carry their weight and spend more time "looking good" than producing results.
Unethical and dishonest leadership in the USA. Double standards on how Partners behave vs others in the organization.
Selective enforcement depending on if you are a partner or not.
Very weak HR policies, procedures and totally incompetent HR management.
Clients would be shocked to know how the Firm was managed internally - full of hypocrites and unethical characters.
Too much deadwood - the US side of the business is going nowhere.
If you want to join, join outside the US.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Analyst (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Egon Zehnder

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

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

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

Research Analyst (Current Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat consultant networks to leverage, wonderful benefits program

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Associate (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time for more than a year

Prosgood company to work with.. nice culture

Conslow salary and in EZIRS no scope of promotoion

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Research Analyst (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time for more than a year

Prosyou 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

ConsNot 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 Senior ManagementPlay to analyst strengths.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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