ZS Associates

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Good place to get broad experience

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager in San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Manager in San Mateo, CA

I have been working at ZS Associates

Pros

Pharma focus
People friendly
Diverse exposure
Small and agile corporate culture
Pharma focus
People friendly
Diverse exposure
Small and agile corporate culture

Cons

Long work hours
Do whatever it takes attitude to meet client needs. Which means usually working overtime on the weekends.
Corporate reimbursement policy is crap. No corp credit cards, do you own expenses, which becomes hard when you are working so much, Have to think 2x before you do a late night dinner or otherwise

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fix the corporate reimbursement policy,
Fix the timesheet issues
There needs to be a way for overtime (which company gets paid for) $$$ to transfer to the people who work hardest (associates,etc..)

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    good place to work if you know what you are doing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consulting Manager
    Former Employee - Consulting Manager

    I worked at ZS Associates

    Pros

    focus on Pharma and life sciences which allows one to learn indepth about their issues, sales and marketing depth, less travel, international experience and opportunity,

    Cons

    Working hours can be long, promotion process can be influenced by personal relationships and likes and dislikes of key managers, path to partnership is easier but on average a partner at ZS makes less money than other consulting companies and there is no way to cash out on the equity earned

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on creating value for partners. People work hard and therefore, create fairer and objective approaches to promoting them and remove personal biases

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    If you want to work in biopharma, this is the perfect place. If you're not sure, ZS can be very limiting.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at ZS Associates

    Pros

    Minimal travel policy sets a good work-life balance
    "Young" office makes work fun
    Name recognition within biopharma is top notch

    Cons

    Long hours (Its not called "Zero Sleep" Associates for nothing)
    Promotion process is opaque at best
    Poor brand recognition outside of pharma

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to hiring people from the outside. Shed the "not developed here" mentality to promotions. Develop a brand outside of biopharma.

    No opinion of CEO
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