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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 for more than 3 years

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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    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 for less than a year

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Nice

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ZS Associates full-time

    Pros

    Challenging and interesting in the beginning

    Cons

    Gets monotonous and repetitive after few years
    Low compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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