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

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Former Employee - Consultant
Former Employee - Consultant

I worked at Egon Zehnder

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
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Big impact of work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder

    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. Awesome

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    Current Employee - Campus Representative in UC Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Campus Representative in UC Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    great staff, nice office, flexible hours

    Cons

    lots of room for creativity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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