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5 people found this helpful

ZS taught me a valuable life lesson.

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Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

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

Pros

The people are amazingly smart and super nice. The office atmosphere is very warm and pretty much has an open door policy. The staff is very diverse which is refreshing.

Cons

Management is very phony. Most of the things that come out of their mouth should not be believed. Associates work super long hours and administrative staff should be very careful because if a Principal has an issue with you then you should start to look for another job. Management gives very little direction on what they need and HR is not there to protect employees (they do whatever senior management says) even when they disagree or know it's wrong. The review process is horrible as your picture is displayed on a projector screen with all the Principals/Managers in a conf room and then they discuss you saying what they like/dislike about you. I've never seen this done anywhere before as the person to review you should only be the person you report to/work for.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to the staff and give more direction in what you need and want from them. Rethink the review process as it is very demeaning and unprofessional.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
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  1. 8 people found this helpful

    Staffing model is not desirable

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    Current Employee - Business Consultant
    Current Employee - Business Consultant

    I have been working at ZS Associates full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging and interesting work. Smart people to work with. Less travel than other consulting firms.

    Cons

    Unlike other consulting firms, we are staffed on multiple projects, sometimes with multiple clients and multiple managers. It's really hard to manage and please everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Good work, bad work life balance

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    Current Employee - Business Analytics Associate Consultant in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Analytics Associate Consultant in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at ZS Associates full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good growth opportunities
    Competitive salary and benefits (only in non off shore offices)
    Good analytical work (however project specific)

    Cons

    Bad work life balance
    Difficult to reach out to senior management (again this is manager/principal specific)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure a better work life balance to your team
    Build expertise and expand into other markets
    System that enables better feedback from junior team members

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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