Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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  1. 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Limited opportunity

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    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
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Okay, so far.

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    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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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    great place to learn about industries and grow knowledge - no skills training

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst
    Former Employee - Research Analyst

    I worked at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

    some excellent sr. consultants who provide guidance and insight
    access to a lot of research tools - great base for knowledge growth

    Cons

    especially in research promotions are pseudo-nepotistic
    no growth beyond role
    "you get used and move on"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    put some structure into your research - one person's opionion should not taken as dogma, especially when one examines track record of those that produce policies / practices / procedures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Risky decision

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    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Egon Zehnder as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Well established company within its sector. Very good work-life balance, with plenty of time off. Currently beating its competitors, and positive outlook for the near future.

    Cons

    I was hired as an intern post graduation, with a optimistic opportunity to join the company full time if I performed. Instead, the position was full before I even arrived at the office. In addition, work comes second to most of the employees, with many people choosing to take large amounts of the day doing pretty much nothing. In addition, many of the US offices are filled with old, dead-ended employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the large amount of uninterested employees filling up the offices at entry level jobs, and jumpstart the company by making real progression through the ranks possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    No "Up or Out" - Just "Out"

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    Former Employee - Researcher
    Former Employee - Researcher

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

    Pros

    Research team is very collaborative. They selflessly work together to lighten each others workload and improve client outcomes. Best colleagues I've ever worked with.
    Good to learn how recruiters view resumes.
    If you impress a consultant, you get to interact with clients at a very high level.

    Cons

    Research management runs the analysts ragged. Fairly manipulative bunch.
    Consultants sometimes treat researchers as though they are worker bees.
    Long hours.
    No upward mobility besides being lucky enough to manage other research analysts some day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Research management in the US needs an overhaul.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 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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    Current Employee - In A Senior Role in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - In A Senior Role in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Summer Analyst

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    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Great Pay, nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Lots 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Standard varies from office to office

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 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

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