Egon Zehnder

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Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
67 Reviews
3.2
67 Reviews
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Egon Zehnder CEO Rajeev Vasudeva
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Manageable work hours, work-life balance is great (in 3 reviews)

  • Some good benefits, which can be found elsewhere also (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Also, they do not have fixed career path like in other organisations, so the promotions don't come easily (in 5 reviews)

  • Mind numbingly boring, no room for growth (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Now know what not to do.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Reasonable hours, nice coworkers, good location

    Cons

    Mind numbingly boring, no room for growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top-heavy company full of negative and harsh employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst
    Current Employee - Research Analyst

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    It is good only if you are near retirement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    EZIRS is not a company but a shop

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Delhi (India)

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

    Good brand name in international market.

    Cons

    Boring, 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Boring, lack of creativity, no free thinking (in fact it's suppressed); it's white collared sweat shop. Do yourself a fa

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - In A Senior Role in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - In A Senior Role in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Salary on time and yearly bonus, weekends are honored (only in 1 team though)

    Cons

    There is absolutely no connect with the parent company; we are not a subsidiary, we are a service provider. Stagnant, you will learn everything in six months, after that it's downhill.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Connect with your employees and stop living in a self-made clique / ivory tower.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    I was so bored at this job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - 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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Firm does not "walk the talk"

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Partners 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Good Company for the freshers

    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    No work pressure & global researcher are very supportive.

    Cons

    Salary a bit on lower side

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do care about your existing employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great company for those who are looking for career in Executive Search, but have limited opportunities within research

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    You get to interact with high profile executives with great achievements and work with experienced consultants. The overall environment of the company is also very conducive.

    Cons

    Given their shift timings, work life balance takes a toss. Also, they do not have fixed career path like in other organisations, so the promotions don't come easily.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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