Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
64 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    good team, bad structure

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

    great consultants to work with

    Cons

    no upward mobility - people do the same thing long term

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Experience depends on office and practice

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Little 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 ManagementAdvice

    Standardize consultant's approach to research organization, make path for researchers to become consultants

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lovely colleagues and a team based, collaborative culture

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    The company is not employee friendly

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

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    too much pressure
    senseless issues
    employees are treated as machines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should respect the employees and not always treat them as machines

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    very bad, no structure, monotonous work

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

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    relax atmosphere at work, not much demanding work

    Cons

    low salary, work gets boring afet some time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    salary revision, promotion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great benefits, horrible place to work

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    Former Employee - Office Administration
    Former Employee - Office Administration

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    If you want excellent benefits and great pay then this place is for you.

    Cons

    They don't usually promote employee's and tend to throw people under the bus. This company has tons of money hungry high management working for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep yours ears open and listen to what's going around the office. It's usually true and shouldn't be ignored.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I was so bored at this job.

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, including long vacations. Good opportunities to meet people in other places as well.

    Cons

    Boring job, boring people....no opportunities for advancement. People who have been there for 15 years do the same things you do as an intern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more variety to the work?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a great place to work

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    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tough working environment

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    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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Firm does not "walk the talk"

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

    Highly collaborative
    Interesting colleagues
    Flexible work environment
    International scope
    Private company
    Long-term mind-set
    Small company feel
    Encourages entrepreneurial mind-set
    Stable financially

    Cons

    Partners feel "entitled" and due to "lock-step compensation" often do not carry their weight and spend more time "looking good" than producing results.
    Unethical and dishonest leadership in the USA. Double standards on how Partners behave vs others in the organization.
    Selective enforcement depending on if you are a partner or not.
    Very weak HR policies, procedures and totally incompetent HR management.
    Clients would be shocked to know how the Firm was managed internally - full of hypocrites and unethical characters.
    Too much deadwood - the US side of the business is going nowhere.
    If you want to join, join outside the US.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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