Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. Was not for me. Lots of boring work. Lots of hard work.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    you 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

    Cons

    Not 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 ManagementAdvice

    Play to analyst strengths.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great firm

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Partner
    Current Employee - Partner

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    Good 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,

    Cons

    Lots 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 ManagementAdvice

    Build 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    I was so bored at this job.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6. 2 people found this helpful

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

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    • Senior Management
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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

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 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
  8. Good for freshers.(In terms of Salary)

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate DC in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Associate DC in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

    8 hour job. You can gain knowledge about different industries.

    Cons

    You can feel good if you are hired in research. If in DC then no one will hire you. Its a data entry job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Good experience working there.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

    A lot to learn. Supportive team members. Food there is very good and most of all they are always ready to help you out with the issues.

    Cons

    There is no as such challenge regarding the work schedule but the salary is not that much high. Transport facility is not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys should enhance the salary a bit, its really very low for the entry level designations. And also work a little bit more on the administration part.

  10. Straight word

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assiciate-Information Management in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Assiciate-Information Management in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Only good if you are joining the research or the technology team that is known as global technology team (GTS) in case of remuneration.

    Cons

    - If you ain't joining any of the above 2, you are in for a ride.
    - Adding to my above point, remuneration is low as well for other teams.
    - Do not expect swift promotions.
    - Employees have low morale.
    - No training and development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When people trust there seniors, they rise to the occasion. But if they don't, they rise the occasion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 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

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