ZS Associates
3.5 of 5 393 reviews
www.zsassociates.com Evanston, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

ZS Associates Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2014
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3.5 393 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

ZS Associates Managing Director Chris Wright

Chris Wright

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74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great starting company

Business Analytics Associate (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at ZS Associates full-time for more than a year

ProsYou'll learn a vast number of tools and practice areas within a short period of time. They compensate very well.

ConsDespite what they advertise, they don't care too much about work/life balance. They need mules at all levels.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to go the extra distance in order to keep people. Too many leave because they are frustrated with the hours and management doesn't do anything to stop them.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nice

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at ZS Associates

ProsGreat People, good opportunities in analytical and operations (sales and marketing) consulting

ConsYou could be asked to specialize soon

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more industry level coaching

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Good company to work for, but relies on India for its cheaper labour.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood salary, great people to work with, global exposure.

ConsLengthy hours, zero work life balance and monotonous work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at ZS Associates

ProsGreat minds to work with. Good compensation.

ConsEmployers are considered cost and not assests

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great co-workers, but the projects can get repetitive

Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at ZS Associates full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat work life balance
Very interesting industry to focus on
Associates are some of the most intelligent and talented people in the industry

ConsProjects can get repetitive as the same approach is often applied to a variety of different problems.
HR and other support organizations do not achieve the same high standards of competency as the professional services side.

Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure that all parts of the organization are aiming to be best in class - it may mean having to cut ties with some legacy people who have been around since the early days.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Relies on India too heavily

Business Consultant (Current Employee)
Evanston, IL

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

ProsGreat culture and great people. Teams are strong. Managers treat you fairly well for the most part. Diverse teams.

ConsWork life balance stinks a bit, because there are certainly weekly calls with India. Some times the early morning or the late evening gets in the way. Benefits could be a bit better.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to hire more people here in the US, and higher quality candidates in India.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I worked at ZS Associates

ProsGreat work environment and very smart people

ConsHigh reliance on India teams

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Satisfied

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at ZS Associates

ProsPeople, benefits, location, ownership, learning

ConsYou get as much as you can put into it.

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Learned a lot, overstaffing is frequent

Business Analytics Associate Consultant (Current Employee)
San Mateo, CA

I have been working at ZS Associates full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- There is a lot to learn and I gained a lot from the job very quickly
- Everyone is really nice and the San Mateo (no its not San Francisco despite what they claim) office is really cool.
- Not constantly travelling
- Very quickly get to talk with and present to clients

Cons- Regularly overstaffed (although hours still aren't as bad as other consulting firms)
- Consider your future interests and ensure that this job will get you there

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to hire more people as people are far too overstaffed.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I worked at ZS Associates

ProsGreat people and truly collaborative culture

ConsWork is super focused and niche

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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