ZS Associates

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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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    Best of breed in software development practices and mentor ship.

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start career - hard working people!!

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    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at ZS Associates full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good place to learn hard skills at junior levels
    Not much travel

    Cons

    Lack of vision and competitive advantage
    Company going through growing pains - quality of people recruited on decline, pressure on managers to sell more
    Not a prestige management consulting firm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to ensure core ZS values remain intact given all the structural and cultural changes happening

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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