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Good spring board to building strong data analysis skills in first 2 years

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Former Employee - Associate  in  Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

I worked at ZS Associates full-time for more than a year

Pros

Gives your solid quant and data analysis skills compared to other consulting firms

Cons

Formerly had good visa application program for international students, but that policy has since been cancelled.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Outsourcing data analysts overseas is fine for cost savings, but that displaces a large amount of talented internationals who would otherwise stay and contribute to the firm for a long time.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
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    Great culture: intense but relaxed; amazing smart set of people

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at ZS Associates full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Amazing and very smart people who are always willing to help
    - No a-type crazy competitive consultants
    - Very intellectually stimulating work
    - Great geographic coverage and mobility
    - Very flat organization and meritocracy driven work culture
    - Very comprehensive and transparent review process
    - Significantly less travel vs. other consulting firms
    - Better than industry average retention

    Cons

    - A lot of focus on healthcare (not a Con for me but may be for some)
    - Focus on sales and marketing issues - strategic as well as operational (again - good for some but may be restrictive)
    - This is consulting - so wake up and face the reality - you are not going home at 5 pm everyday!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Combine the 3 analyst tracks into one
    - Expand beyond sales and marketing (even within healthcare)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Poorly managed

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Evanston, IL

    I have been working at ZS Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Intelligent people for a certainty - if you call "book smart" people intelligent

    Cons

    Poorly managed
    Not set up for success
    Insufficient tools to perform job
    Expectations of performance not based in reality
    The word " hypocritical" comes to mind - preach how much they care about the employee
    mentoring, training, coaching etc, etc and will fire you without ever applying one iota of their cool aid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break up your " good ol boy" club.
    Theiri mgt is poorly trained. Serious lack of interpersonal skill sets
    But understandable once you realize these people have been staring at data points and slide decks for the last 20 years of their lives

    No opinion of CEO
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