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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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  1. Great people. Work hard

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at ZS Associates full-time

    Pros

    Stimulating work environment
    Most projects are fun to work on
    Great training
    Many fun company events
    Most people and managers are great to work with

    Cons

    Late work hours
    Some managers are hell to work with - would make you look for new jobs
    Can really get pigeon-holed into specific types of projects / clients
    Transparency is not as much as they claim / advertise

    Recommends
    Positive 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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