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ZS Associates Reviews

Updated February 16, 2015
Updated February 16, 2015
249 Reviews
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249 Reviews
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ZS Associates Managing Director Chris Wright
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is reasonable for consulting (in 23 reviews)

  • Very open work culture, great work-life balance, provides work from home facility (in 48 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance - especially when staffed on multiple projects with different managers (in 132 reviews)

  • Tedious work culture because of long working hours (in 67 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ZS Associates

    Pros

    Great company that is continuously growing globally. They have a wonderful culture in which everyone is really willing to help each other out.

    Cons

    Most projects are healthcare focused which can get repetitive at times. But no real cons involved when you work at ZS.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    1st year consultant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ZS Associates

    Pros

    Top tier consulting without significant travel

    Brilliant people

    Cons

    Work life balance can be difficult

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ZS Associates

    Pros

    training & development opportunities, smart people, flexibility, culture

    Cons

    work-life balance , always short staffed

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

    Interesting and challenging work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at ZS Associates full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of training to foster personal and professional development
    Challenging and interesting work
    Collaborative and supportive environment
    Flat hierarchy, work with very intelligent people
    Lots of client exposure

    Cons

    Not much control over what projects you are staffed on
    Work/life balance varies depending on project and team, making it hard to plan things for after work
    Some work on weekends, but no more than any other consulting firm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure associates are staffed based on their skill set. Cross office staffing more will allow people to work on projects they are more interested in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company to jump start your career, not as good after a few years!

    Current Employee - Software Engineering Lead in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Lead in Evanston, IL

    I have been working at ZS Associates full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very open and collaborative, not typical consulting firm, good compensation along with great benefits, nice managers and nicer colleagues

    Cons

    Career development at mid levels, inexperienced professional development managers, not enough room for growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long hours, good pay, better people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ZS Associates

    Pros

    They go out of their way to hire very intelligent people, but you will only make the cut if you are a nice to work with too.

    You feel good about the work you do.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be a nightmare. Promotion can remove you from your interests.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work environment, smart people, up or out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Finance in Evanston, IL

    I have been working at ZS Associates full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Not a lot of travel. You can work in the company office, as consultant.
    You will learn a lot.
    Respected company in the industry (esp. pharma) - you will get another gig!

    Cons

    Up or out, but not unlike other consulting companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good and worth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ZS Associates full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Culture. Good Pay.
    You will get good number in terms of wealth

    Cons

    Not think about it.
    No cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the management of transportation.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Provides good foundation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at ZS Associates full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You will be working with great people. Work-life balance is ok after a few years

    Cons

    There are not many strategy projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ZS Associates

    Pros

    People and culture are amazing. Performance is well recognized and clear career growth path. Transparent performance reviews.

    Cons

    Long hours, working no multiple projects at the same time -- could sometimes be very long hours when the perfect storm situation occurs.

    No opinion of CEO

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