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Learned a lot, overstaffing is frequent

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Current Employee - Business Analytics Associate Consultant in San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Business Analytics Associate Consultant in San Mateo, CA

I have been working at ZS Associates full-time (more than 3 years)

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

Pros

- There is a lot to learn and I gained a lot from the job very quickly
- Everyone is really nice and the San Mateo (no its not San Francisco despite what they claim) office is really cool.
- Not constantly travelling
- Very quickly get to talk with and present to clients

Cons

- Regularly overstaffed (although hours still aren't as bad as other consulting firms)
- Consider your future interests and ensure that this job will get you there

Advice to Management

Need to hire more people as people are far too overstaffed.

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    A firm that lost its direction

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    Current Employee - BT Consultant in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - BT Consultant in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at ZS Associates full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    became good at communication and soft skills esp slide making and crafting emails
    learnt office politics and importance of it for career growth
    collaborative culture is passed on by Kellogg professors is awesome

    Cons

    1. In an effort to grow faster new managers/consultants are hired from the industry but often they bring their own baggage (kissing up and crapping down) from previous jobs. Even hiring one wrong fit at senior level screws many junior team members who may actually have stayed at ZS

    2. Billing rates are insanely high compared to normal IT companies. People get over this by working 80 hrs but billing only 40hrs.

    3. Partners have become lazy and usually keep high performing managers under them who work like slaves in hopes of becoming partner. Bar for making partner keeps increasing every year. Managers are too hard on teams since they think they put through this and its normal

    4. I miss the ZS where transparency was encouraged . It has now become a political place

    Advice to Management

    If you want to retain strong people please coach and mentor them. Also set a clear vision on whats important at various level - at times being too analytical hurts because its too complex to communicate to someone..

  2. Associate Consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ZS Associates

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

    Pros

    Great people and truly collaborative culture

    Cons

    Work is super focused and niche

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