Egon Zehnder

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Well-regarded firm but the place does not live up to the promise.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Consultant
Former Employee - Consultant

Pros

* Strong brand (outside USA)
* High quality assignments
* Global training program
* High remuneration
* Variety of assignments

Cons

* Very political: the promise of "one firm" is not delivered as everyone tries to feather their own nest
* Lockstep remuneration: pay is based on tenure not merit: senior partners "cruise"
* Consultants ("pre-partners") bring in 10x what they are paid ie would get paid more in other firms
* Totally subjective performance review system
* No client satisfaction surveys
* Almost unknown brand in the US

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Remove some of the office leaders who bring in work but don't care about developing their people.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Egon Zehnder

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big impact of work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Work is around senior executives of big companies, so big impact.
    - Global collaboration and support makes work interesting.

    Cons

    - conservative and traditional. Internal promotions are limited within consultants or within support staff, virtually no cross-class opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Obama is a good president, even though he did not have the classical track record.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Decent place to begin career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    Pros

    The company offers top class benefits and they express genuine interest in the well being of employees. People are fun to work with and the work can (sometimes) be interesting. Often fast-paced, which keeps things from becoming droll.

    Cons

    Pay is so-so and raises are minimal. Bonuses are hit or miss. There is little to no ladder to climb. As an assistant there is almost no hope of moving up. As a Researcher there is possibility to advance, but there is a ceiling. You cannot become a consultant by working here. Consultants are hired from outside and they all have 15+ years of experience and an advanced degree. This is a place to gain experience, not a place to build a long-term career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More financial motivation (i.e. fairer raises and bonuses) and more opportunity for advancement might improve work productivity and motivation and increase retention rates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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