Egon Zehnder

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Egon Zehnder Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated May 1, 2014
Updated May 1, 2014
60 Reviews
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60 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Manageable work hours, work-life balance is great (in 3 reviews)

  • Some good benefits, which can be found elsewhere also (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Also, they do not have fixed career path like in other organisations, so the promotions don't come easily (in 5 reviews)

  • Mind numbingly boring, no room for growth (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Decent place to begin career

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

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

    Pros

    The company offers top class benefits and they express genuine interest in the well being of employees. People are fun to work with and the work can (sometimes) be interesting. Often fast-paced, which keeps things from becoming droll.

    Cons

    Pay is so-so and raises are minimal. Bonuses are hit or miss. There is little to no ladder to climb. As an assistant there is almost no hope of moving up. As a Researcher there is possibility to advance, but there is a ceiling. You cannot become a consultant by working here. Consultants are hired from outside and they all have 15+ years of experience and an advanced degree. This is a place to gain experience, not a place to build a long-term career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More financial motivation (i.e. fairer raises and bonuses) and more opportunity for advancement might improve work productivity and motivation and increase retention rates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Now know what not to do.

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

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Reasonable hours, nice coworkers, good location

    Cons

    Mind numbingly boring, no room for growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

    Consistent hours which allowed for a social life

    Cons

    No room for growth or advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tough working environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

    Exposure to executive search industry, learning rationale for executive assessment and selection from an insiders perspective, opportunity to gain industry knowledge

    Cons

    very little praise for hard work, high expectations without commensurate earnings upside, very limited career path, some consultants treat you like their personal servant, very high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a reasonable career path, do a better job of recognizing excellent performance, develop more training/educational opportunities, do a better job communication long term strategy of firm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Highly capable and very international team; limited growth opportunities within Research

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great small company to work for

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

    I worked at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

    Flexibility and Independence. As an analyst, you do not receive much guidance, and must be able to perform tasks quickly, flawlessly, and independently

    Cons

    You have to be very independent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a great job

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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