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Updated Jul 30, 2014

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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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    Egon Zehnder Information & Research Services (EZIRS) like a hell to work with

    Research Analyst (Former Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsIts like Goverment job, come to office just work and go back to home.

    ConsBut dont dream about growth, no salary hike for those who are not favourite of managers, false promise in interview and within 2-3 you will start looking another job, worst paymaster in executive search. jsut check old employee on linkedin and ask them if any one has ever reffered any friend to this place. No one dare to reffer any friend to this hell.
    Senior are here for more then 2-3 years rest are dont want to complete just one year.
    Manager from this company can spoil any companies good environment because they just like to play politics and COO Gitanjali might have had good exp in research but as a leader she is partial, always avalaible to talk to girls but cross growth line of boys as it is the policy of parent company EZI, you wont find any male staff in offices at delhi, mumbai and bangalore except consultants.

    worst exp. of life for those who have worked here since 2007, HR department behave like a deaf in exit interview.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIts a chellenge to find more 2-3 ex. employees satisfied with EZIRS (Egon Zehnder Information And Research Services), current one are looking for another job

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    EZI

    Search Coordinator (Former Employee)

    ProsSome of the senior consultants are extremely kind and supportive.

    ConsSome of the consultants are actually devils in disguise.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey don't care; it is a waste of time to give them advice.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Boring, lack of creativity, no free thinking (in fact it's suppressed); it's white collared sweat shop. Do yourself a fa

    In A Senior Role (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsSalary on time and yearly bonus, weekends are honored (only in 1 team though)

    ConsThere is absolutely no connect with the parent company; we are not a subsidiary, we are a service provider. Stagnant, you will learn everything in six months, after that it's downhill.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConnect with your employees and stop living in a self-made clique / ivory tower.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Summer Analyst

    Summer Analyst (Former Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsGreat Pay, nice people to work with.

    ConsLots of micromanagement. The work is pretty boring, very mundane and lots of data entry. Hope you like linkedin.

    Work hard, no speaking. Think of your typical "Office Space" setting

    No room for growth. You can work as hard as you want, and maybe after 15 years you'll become a Research Director, but good luck ever becoming a Consultant.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou're all very nice people. Nothing bad to report about you, but I guess the industry is very boring by its nature.

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

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    Standard varies from office to office

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsInternational company. Feels like family. Easy work as restricted by role description. Young team. Good benefits. Decent office space.

    ConsNo potential for personal growth. Strict hierarchy. No leadership due to set up of company structure. Partner owned concept.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good team, bad structure

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat consultants to work with

    Consno upward mobility - people do the same thing long term

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

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    Experience depends on office and practice

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat exposure to executive resume assessment, instills attention to detail and strong work ethic. Lots of comradery between research analysts and associates.

    ConsLittle appreciation of research, variable experience based on which consultants you work with, no career path for research to move up, research management is incestuous and stagnant

    Advice to Senior ManagementStandardize consultant's approach to research organization, make path for researchers to become consultants

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    backwards looking firm that cannot see beyond a transactional business model.

    Consultant (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsLovely colleagues and a team based, collaborative culture

    ConsA sausage machine focused only on volume but without the upside benefit of a commission structure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand the heart of professional services firms to become true trusted advisors to clients across a breadth of human capital offerings. Lead and stop following what you know. Innovate and grow through diversification and depth of client relationships.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The company is not employee friendly

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsGood shift timings and hours, cabs are provided and in case you opt out of cab you get allowance for that.

    Constoo much pressure
    senseless issues
    employees are treated as machines

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould respect the employees and not always treat them as machines

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    very bad, no structure, monotonous work

    Research Analyst (Former Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    Prosrelax atmosphere at work, not much demanding work

    Conslow salary, work gets boring afet some time.

    Advice to Senior Managementsalary revision, promotion

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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