Egon Zehnder

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Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
60 Reviews
3.0
60 Reviews
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Egon Zehnder CEO Rajeev Vasudeva
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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.  

    Tension less Environment, but low incentives and Growth chances

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

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

    Pros

    Very friendly environment
    Low Work Pressure
    No Overtime required

    Cons

    Monotonous work
    No incentives and low in hand package

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
  2.  

    It is good only if you are near retirement

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

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Calm place
    Good benefits
    Chance to talk to very senior people

    Cons

    Boring work
    People are very oldfashioned
    Not a chance to grow. Listen well, NOT A CHANCE!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, listen to what people say about you. It is true.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great benefits, horrible place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    it's the company with very good working environment and also good package

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    good place to work, mnc, package

    Cons

    need highly adopted skills in evey field

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Wonderfull Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate  in  New Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Associate in New Delhi (India)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    work may be a little monotonus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not just celebrate laxmi pooja, dashahra, holi and christmas but also go for Eid. :-)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Limited professional opportunity and politics based on tenure NOT a meritocracy

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    Former Employee - Research Associate
    Former Employee - Research Associate

    I worked at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

    Salary is competitive with the market. Partners are very capable and in general can add value to clients.

    Cons

    Egon Zehnder is a european company in it's culture and therefore is not open to new ideas or "free thought" to work here and do well in the research area you much be able to supress your ideas and be submissive. Things work very slowly here… Beyond research there is NO career growth, you will be a research for the rest of your life! Every other exec search company offers you the option to grow except Egon Zehnder...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach. EZ is supposedly a company that provides its clients with management reviews and leadership coaching… so why can't that happen internally? There is a large disconnect between the research are and the partners that create 2 sub-cultures withtin the company when it ought to be one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Limited opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

    Financial security is the best reason to work here.

    Cons

    Limited Opportunity is the downside of working here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    most fulfilling porfessional experience in my career

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

    The one firm structure makes it very easy to serve clients around the world, with no internal arguments about aloction of fees.
    The compensation structure encourages great sharing of information both inside offices and between offices,
    The firm has much higher ethical standards than other search firms - we take off limits very seriously
    The fee structure, fixed rather than contingent, puts us firmly on the side of clients, rather than trying to just close the assignemnt on anyone.

    Cons

    Given the importance of the assignments we work on to our clients, they understandably have high expectations and hence we feel under pressure to deliver on tight deadlines which makes the work quite stressful, but that is what all senior level professional advisory firms experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to apply very high standards to all sorts of internal recruitment and ensure that we are clear about our values and our business model so we attract peolple who will thrive in this environment.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay, so far.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

    Some good benefits, which can be found elsewhere also.
    Chilled number of hours.
    Weekends off is non-negotiable.
    Salary on time.

    Cons

    No room for creativity. No fun. Only work, work, work!
    Absolutely biased in its selection of people to higher levels.
    Political games everywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please offer us growth opportunities or at least skills training. no room for growth here. Leadership lacking in this vital area

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