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Updated Jul 30, 2014

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2.8 58 reviews

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Egon Zehnder CEO Rajeev Vasudeva

Rajeev Vasudeva


43% 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)

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    Great colleagues and access to clients at the very highest level

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsA wonderful brand built over 50 years of work at the most senior level
    Some of the nicest and most collegiate people you could hope to work with
    A strong basis of fairness that underpins all major decisions
    Highly multinational, no single country dominates

    ConsHas historically been highly conservative, although this has been changing in the last couple of years
    The partnership structure means decision making requires considerable consensus

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep experimenting

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

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    Great firm

    Partner (Current Employee)

    ProsGood values. At the core, they do try hard to care about people. The least transactional of all the big search firms. Global footprint and good exposure to global work. . Smart people. Very service oriented internally and externally,

    ConsLots of cliques similar to high school. A popularity contest. Inward focused. Leadership and cultures have wide variance by office and practice group. Varied degrees of transparency. Frugal.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBuild greater leadership consistency across offices and practice groups. Shift from popularity to more weight on results. Invest more in strategic growth rather than exclusively organic. More aggressively broaden services beyond acquisition.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Strong learning experience

    Senior Researcher (Former Employee)

    ProsVery smart people at the firm. The consultants are very collaborative and work hard to educate researchers on the search process

    ConsThey work hard and cut support staff too quickly, which means the workload is always high.The global nature of the firm of leads to late night/very early morning calls.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place with great work/life balance

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork/Life balance. Seniour managemnet people.

    ConsSame job, same rutine processes

    Advice to Senior ManagementEngage analysts more to the consulting process

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Tension less Environment, but low incentives and Growth chances

    Associate- Information Manager (Former Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsVery friendly environment
    Low Work Pressure
    No Overtime required

    ConsMonotonous work
    No incentives and low in hand package

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease provide some incentive based work it will help employees to gain more interest in company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A Wonderfull Place to Work

    Associate (Former Employee) New Delhi (India)

    ProsThere are Team Leaders, Managers, VPs but none of them would treat you as a BOSS. It's a very transparent organization.

    Conswork may be a little monotonus

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not just celebrate laxmi pooja, dashahra, holi and christmas but also go for Eid. :-)

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

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    Wonderful office, smart colleagues, everyone works towards the same goal.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTeam-oriented, friendly environment. Little to no office politics on display.

    ConsLimited mobility, hard to alter your career path once you're on one.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent

    Research Analyst (Current Employee) São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    ProsRespectful environment and low turnover internally. A place that works collaboratively as a team. I would recommend this company to anyone looking for a safe and longterm career move.

    ConsThe only con is that as a research analyst you have little to no potential/possibility to become an associate consultant/"partner", therefore limiting the career upward mobility and growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Big impact of work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Work is around senior executives of big companies, so big impact.
    - Global collaboration and support makes work interesting.

    Cons- conservative and traditional. Internal promotions are limited within consultants or within support staff, virtually no cross-class opportunities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementObama is a good president, even though he did not have the classical track record.

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    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

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