Egon Zehnder

  www.egonzehnder.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Egon Zehnder Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated May 1, 2014

Be The First To
Add Photos

All Employees Current Employees Only

2.5 6 reviews

Not yet rated.

Egon Zehnder CEO Rajeev Vasudeva

Rajeev Vasudeva


40% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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)

More Highlights
6 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Decent place to begin career

    Executive Assistant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Now know what not to do.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsReasonable hours, nice coworkers, good location

    ConsMind numbingly boring, no room for growth

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Not a great place to work

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsConsistent hours which allowed for a social life

    ConsNo room for growth or advancement

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

  1. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Disapproves of CEO

    2 people found this helpful  

    Tough working environment

    Research Analyst (Former Employee) New York, NY

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

    Consvery 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 Senior ManagementDevelop 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

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

    Analyst (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsExposure to highly accomplished executives and opportunity to work closely with dynamic, experienced Consultants and teams globally. Understanding of corporate structure and leadres.

    ConsInadequate compensation, especially for Researchers; there is also a glass ceiling (again within Research) and the promotion process/career advancement could be greatly improved.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Great small company to work for

    Analyst (Former Employee) New York, NY

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

    ConsYou have to be very independent

    Advice to Senior ManagementDoing a great job

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Worked for Egon Zehnder? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.