ZS Associates Reviews in Pune, India

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
465 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good (but not great) pay, good work/life balance (if you know how to push back) (in 20 reviews)

  • Great work culture with lots of upfront responsibility (in 39 reviews)


Cons
  • Despite what they advertise, they don't care too much about work/life balance (in 117 reviews)

  • Tedious work culture because of long working hours (in 63 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Learnings
    Facilities like free food and free transportation.

    Cons

    company culture is not great. Most of the employees are brash and they believe themselves to be genius.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A truely amazing place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Operations Associate  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Business Operations Associate in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work, good salary, good growth opportunities

    Cons

    There are long hours of work and at times the team goes out of their way to meet client expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great work-life balance, with good work and compensation!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer - Applications  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer - Applications in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    - A lot of scope for professional growth
    - Can learn technologies, if you are keen to learn.
    - Very open work culture, great work-life balance, provides work from home facility.
    - The most important thing, the company understands the value of employee and tries to keep them happy by various executing various employee-friendly policies.
    - Good compensation

    Cons

    The software department is not very focused on providing technical trainings, atleast in India. Should try to achieve more expertise and learning towards upcoming technologies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    BTAC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - BTAC  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - BTAC in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Good culture , peer , and pay

    Cons

    Work life balance , though improved significantly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Pune Leadership is a mess

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Pune (India)

    I have been working at ZS Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    * Financial stability
    * Process oriented

    Cons

    * Review process not transparent.
    * Irresponsible and highly incompetent HR Leadership in India

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time in leadership hiring

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very hectic.. Challenging but screws your work-life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Operations Associate Consultant  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Business Operations Associate Consultant in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Good co workers, decent pay, challenging work, good culture. Good growth. Leadership is very approachable. Enough said... Enough said .

    Cons

    Work life balance isn't great. Long hours are rather common here. .. . . . . . . . .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to work on helping people manage work life

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience, bt gud bye personal life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Technology Associate  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Business Technology Associate in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Get to work with a class of intellectual people.
    One can work on various domains within a few couple of months. Great for experience.
    Company treats u well in terms of money, saves your money spent on food and travelling.

    Cons

    NO PERSONAL life at all.
    Late working hour can make u frustrated. If u r fine with it, this is the company for u that will give u great experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    General Analytics Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Analytics Associate  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - General Analytics Associate in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Work culture, People and fair performance evaluation with set metrics

    Cons

    Long work hours is the worst part.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at work life balance more carefully

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Associates are taken for granted

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Operations Associate  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Business Operations Associate in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    quick ownership of things
    Good training and mentoring
    regular team events and bonding activities
    on shore trips for many employees

    Cons

    pathetic work life balance
    most of the home grown consultants are incompetent
    associates are treated like donkeys and their time and personal life is not values
    Pathetic salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't be proud of the fact that employees work for 12-13 hours at a stretch. Do something about it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A encouraging start to a long career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Technology Associate  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Business Technology Associate in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Good learning opportunities, very encouraging people and friendly cohorts, Good growth opportunities, good Onsite opportunities.

    Cons

    Lowering talent quality, Heavy work loads in some projects and practice areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The compensation model is 7 years old, you have been paying the same 7+ to fresh college hires since past 7-8 years, the economy has changed a lot and there are much better opportunities for graduates from elite and Grade - I colleges in the market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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