Egon Zehnder Research Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Mar 5, 2015
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Research Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Egon Zehnder (Chicago, IL) in October 2011.

Interview

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

Other Interview Reviews for Egon Zehnder

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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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.   Answer Question
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Egon Zehnder (Chicago, IL) in May 2008.

    Interview

    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

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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    Negotiated based on my years of experience and high cost of living in the area.

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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Egon Zehnder (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)).

    Interview

    The process began with a call from a consultancy regarding an opening for "Data Executive" profile. Interview was scheduled and i reached their office on time. The recruiter there went through my resume and asked me some basic questions. She told me there was no opening for the profile I had come for but they could consider me for Research Analyst. It made me wonder what kind of firm does that! Yes I decided to go ahead and was handed over the sheets for the written test. Another test based on computer followed and I was told that I was done for the day. I received a call after the weekend telling me that I had cleared the initial rounds and was needed the next day to appear for further face-to-face interviews. I made myself available and was interviewed by HR head first and then the Research head. Subsequently I was told that I had cleared both the rounds and would soon receive the offer for joining. The catch is there was never a mention of salary or anything. I waited for 2 weeks during which i was repeatedly told over the phone that the paper work was stuck and would be sorted soon. Ultimately they tell me I have not been cleared by the research head. What happened in the 2 weeks?

    Interview Questions

    • The interviews were simple with no difficult questions as such. But its important to know that Business research is quite different from Science based research   2 Answers
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Egon Zehnder (Chicago, IL) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Lots of interviews. Very process oriented. Look for detail orientation, ability to do mundane things and find interest in them, interpersonal skills. Case: make sure you make sense of everything you are thinking. its about how you think about the person. For me it was a CEO resume and whether his qualifications would match a job description. If you don't like that don't do the job because that is what you do all day.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had to multitask under pressure.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation.

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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    First a behavioral interview that lasted about 40 minutes, then a situational interview where I went through the process of figuring out who to hire for a position. No group interview and each interview was with one analyst from Egon Zehnder. Total interview time was 1.5 hours and was held at my university.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you go about the process of finding someone for ____ position at _____ company.   Answer Question
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Egon Zehnder in April 2009.

    Interview

    Very comfortable and a relaxing interview. Got to meet the staff working there in the office. Went through basic behavorial questions and by the end of it, I was pretty sure that I landed a job with them.

    Interview Questions

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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Egon Zehnder (São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)) in October 2011.

    Interview

    Conversation with General Manager, then with Research Principal, then a few of the other Researchers and then received an offer.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Tough, ceiling of Research area is R$8,000/month

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