Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time (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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (3)

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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - In A Senior Role in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - In A Senior Role in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There 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 Management

    Connect with your employees and stop living in a self-made clique / ivory tower.


  3. Great firm, except the Singapore office.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    One can get exposure to work with many offices globally and be involved in regional and global projects. The firm has great minds! Interesting projects for well-known clients.

    Cons

    Different offices have different cultures. Some cultures do not match Egon Zehnder's principles. As a result those offices have a problem with employees' retention. There is not much of career progression offered to the research.

    Advice to Management

    The management should pay attention and make sure the reputation of the firm remains at the top, especially in the global cities. Not only for clients, but for current and future employees. Diversity & Inclusion principle should be seen in the firm itself first.


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  5. You can't Love it and you can't hate this Jobs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good thing is that you work and go. No such pressure. Good if you are Fresher

    Cons

    No good salary, cant expect career growth. Lots of politics, no management interference in what so ever. After sometimes only people say why they have joined this company.


  6. EZ is not the center of the universe

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    nice people strong company culture strong customer orientation senior consultants have strong evaluation skills and experience

    Cons

    lack of real industry focus and specialization/knowledge most promising people leave due to outdated firm values no real management or managers which is ironic (do as i say but don't do as i do)

    Advice to Management

    time to modernize your values and walk the talk you give to your clients


  7. Was not for me. Lots of boring work. Lots of hard work.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    you learn a lot. people are very nice. work with strategic people and big time clients. They are making changes and trying to make things better in regards to moving up

    Cons

    Not great team work. you get to work with really experienced people but also you are so far away from their experience that you end up not getting a lot of training.

    Advice to Management

    Play to analyst strengths.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Good exposure to new industries, functions, networks; No long-term mobility/growth though

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great consultant networks to leverage, wonderful benefits program

    Cons

    Bad pay, tons of inner political drama, terrible upward mobility for researchers


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good opportunity to begin career

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and good benefits. Opportunities to work with International teams. Able to gain exposure to different industries and functions.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to manage teams or grow your career. Long hours


  10. Helpful (1)

    Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work culture and collaborative.

    Cons

    Demanding, client driven, Documentation heavy.


  11. Associate IM

    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to learn environment and less number of working less

    Cons

    No scope for promotion and poor cultural life



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