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Perfect training, medium exits.

Former Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England (UK)

I worked at ZS Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Structured training for a smaller firm - globalized and coordinated training and development means technical and soft skills are actively trained rather than expected to be apprenticed.

Pretty flexible - office changes, either international or no-travel projects, MBA planning.. all requests are individually considered and managers genuinely seem do their best to help.

Kind of well known in consulting and selected industry circles these days (at last!)

Cons

Note ZS is NOT a strategy consulting shop - its all operational stuff, be prepared to look at and process data for your first year or two.

Main drawback I found was industry specificity. If you have had enough of Pharma (many people have after a few years), its time to leave. And where do people go when they leave? Almost always people leave to end up in mid-management in pharma co's.. only a few lucky ones will move upwards to the McKinseys or BCGs

Additionally the recent management, especially in the European offices but also in the US, is held in far lower esteem than was the case a few years ago. Growth has stalled, business is slowing.

When applying to MBA schools, ZS seems to have a mid-perception among the top schools. Many people leaving into MBA get into top-10 schools, though the company's brand wont stand up enough for a top-3 school (very few zs-ers go to HBS/SGSB etc).

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  1. ZS, the best place to start working if interested in pharma consultancy.

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    Former Employee - Business Operations Associate in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Business Operations Associate in Pune (India)

    I worked at ZS Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    ZS has great people and the work culture is very good, The quality of work being presented to clients is also very high. There's immense scope for personal development as well.

    Cons

    The long working hours are the major downside. Being a global consultancy, ZS requires that its employees work in multinational teams which leads to long and late night conference calls.


  2. Great working with ZS of you like analytics & healthcare

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Pune (India)

    I worked at ZS Associates full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work, great team and management, good company culture and value, decent pay, element of deferred bonus, good working culture

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult to maintain which is the case for any consulting company, India Offices only in pune and gurgaon, most of the clients are US based

    Advice to Management

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