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Best of breed in software development practices and mentor ship.

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Evanston, IL
Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Evanston, IL

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Mentor ship model works excellent for the small, tight-knit development team. Great tools and development practices followed by all teams. Development practices match up to companies like Google or LinkedIn.

Cons

Depending on the software project, support or unplanned features can overwhelm. Poor planning or over promising from the consultant teams often required super-human development efforts to fix.

Advice to Management

Ensure the different groups focus on their core competencies and also introduce measures to ensure cross-department coordination is rewarded and that over-promising is punished.

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  1. Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ZS Associates

    Pros

    Collaborative, smart, talented, yet humble coworkers

    Cons

    Work-life balance, lagging the curve on the latest developments


  2. Helpful (6)

    ZS taught me a valuable life lesson.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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