ZS Associates

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At that time it was good for those with engineering background

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Former Employee - Consultant in Evanston, IL
Former Employee - Consultant in Evanston, IL

I worked at ZS Associates full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Competitive salary, some interesting work, nature of the work enables to stay confident in face of the client as long as the consulting project is within the comfort zone of the company's core expertise.

Cons

Employees not trained to think beyond the processes repeated many times across many projects. Engineering people dominate management and limited promotion opportunities for non-quant background.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Nothing particular that I can think of.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Intellectually stimulating internship with a lot of freedom to explore ideas and projects.

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    Former Intern - Business Operations Associate in Princeton, NJ
    Former Intern - Business Operations Associate in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at ZS Associates as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    People are amazingly friendly and nice. Most of the principals have their doors open and you can walk in and talk to them at any time.
    Project work varies and project leaders will usually give you a lot of freedom to take on the project.

    Cons

    The work may become mundane and repeat in some cases
    Focused on Pharmaceuticals in some of the major offices but this varies depending on the location of the office

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Poor management and poor work culture

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at ZS Associates full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Incredibly smart colleagues (more of a function of rigorous hiring process than people or professional development), good reputation with clients in pharma industry

    Cons

    No concept of people or professional development (only for name sake).
    Aspires to be a meritocracy but performance review based on whims and mood of Office Managing Principal
    Partners are scared to be challenged to take up new areas and as a result the focus continues to be Pharma -> Commercial -> Sales Operations and in the limited space, the top is becoming extremely crowded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create levels within partners and introduce review process for them so that they continue to be challenged
    Challenge senior partners to replicate success stories at other clients or other industries
    Seriously believe and focus on professional development of people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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