Egon Zehnder Interview Questions

Updated Sep 5, 2014
Updated Sep 5, 2014
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Egon Zehnder in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview process began with a phone interview of about 30 minutes in length, which was made up primarily of behavioral and informational questions. Next, I was notified by email that I was invited to interview in their office down town the following week. This interview was roughly 3 hours, and was the conglomeration of 2 1:1 interviews and a group interview, as well as a written skills test. The interviewers were all extremely kind and their personalities/enthusiasm were one of the deciding factors in my decision to accept their offer. I met with my supervisor, a leading consultant as well as two research associates that will work with me during my internship. Altogether, I had a very positive experience interviewing with EZI, and I expect that it was indicative of the time I am to spend there.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you worked on a project start to finish. What was the situation? How did you address the problem? What was the outcome?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Research Analyst Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Egon Zehnder in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone screen with basic questions about my resume. Called back for a case study in office. Gave an example search and asked you how you would go about the search process. They then walk you through the steps of what actually happened and let you know where you were strong and where else you could have looked. Final phase was another phone screen with a higher ranking research analyst much like the first one, just getting to know you and your resume. Whole process took about 2 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • No specific question, more the case. Need to be able to think outside of the box pertaining to a search strategy.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied through a college career website and was offered a first phone interview. The phone interview was behavioral and mostly allowing the company to get to know you. The interview asked questions about my resume and past experiences that I had that seemed relevant. I was then offered a second interview which was the case interview followed by more behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    • The case interview was the toughest because I had never done one before.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Egon Zehnder in May 2008.

    Interview Details

    Your typical consultant agency. Heavy on Research so be prepared with market trends, up to date business deals that took place. Basically know what is going on concerning the company

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Egon Zehnder in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview process for the Research Analyst position was pretty lengthy. It consisted of a 45min phone interview and then two on site interviews where I had 4 1:1 interviews. Interviews consisted of people in the analyst, associate, head of research, consultant, and partner positions. Overall the interviews were repetitive.

    Interview Questions
    • Talk about leadership qualities, time management skills, etc...   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiated based on my years of experience and high cost of living in the area.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Egon Zehnder in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    The phone interview was easy and consisted of questions about what I had done and was doing in school that was relevant to the research position. It was also about my interest in executive search (it's okay if you don't know anything about executive search). They really like curiosity! Work culture is very female dominated and collaborative!

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Egon Zehnder in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Due to my experience, I heard back from a representative of the company in less than 48 hours after I applied. I have had one telephone interview and have heard nothing from them since that time. Perhaps it's too early to tell. The interviewer was cordial, professional, and was informative as to the task I would be performing, should I receive an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • What makes you think you will be a good fit for this position?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Egon Zehnder.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the job through LinkedIn and received a phone call a couple days later. The interview very professional exactly what you would think that someone who works for a leading executive search firm is like.

    The interview lasted maybe 20 minutes and I was asked some basic questions about my experience and qualifications and a screening question about salary expectations. At the end of the discussion I was invited to a face-to-face interview at their offices.

    I went to their offices for the interview and got a very positive impression of the firm, the employees and the culture.

    The interview went well and the questions were directed at my experience, what I did in my previous job, how I went about completing projects, my working style, what kind of workplace did I prefer, and what did I expect to be doing in 5 years. There were several questions about my collaboration and teamwork experience as the company values collaboration extremely highly. The interview was professional and more like a conversation at some points.

    Everyone is very nice and the environment is not at all intimidating but it is very professional and you can tell that appearances are important.

    Interview Questions
    • All the questions were about skills, experience, background and working style. There were no "behavioral" questions (e.g. Tell me about the time you showed courage) or trick questions (e.g., How many buses are there in Los Angeles?) .

      The job was a good match for my background and I researched the company prior so I was prepared for the standard questions they asked.
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Egon Zehnder in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Received a thirty minute interview after submitting a resume through my campus recruiting system. The interview appeared to be pretty casual. Focus was on describing each experience in my resume, and being able to describe me background and interests. Make sure you know the order and content of your resume. Try and relate it to the job you're trying for.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you describe how each of the experiences in the different countries you lived in have affected/developed you?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Egon Zehnder.

    Interview Details

    30 min phone interview followed by in person case study

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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