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A firm that lost its direction

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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..

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Smart people, good culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ZS Associates full-time

    Pros

    There's a great culture in the company, people treat each other as friends.

    Cons

    The types of projects are currently limited. You might get stuck doing one type of project. However this is changing as the office diversifies its client portfolio.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good place to kick-start your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    There are very smart, motivated and friendly people in the company. You will learn skills that will be valued immensely in the industry. The company has a good brand name in the industry so getting a job becomes easy

    Cons

    Work/life balance is not good. Lately, company is focusing more on expanding off-shore offices resulting in many operations projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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