ZS Associates Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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ZS Associates Managing Director Chris Wright
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is reasonable for consulting (in 23 reviews)

  • Very open work culture, great work-life balance, provides work from home facility (in 48 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance - especially when staffed on multiple projects with different managers (in 132 reviews)

  • Tedious work culture because of long working hours (in 67 reviews)

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  1. Business Analyst at ZS Associates

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at ZS Associates

    Pros

    Great culture. Very friendly and open at every level. Variety of projects.

    Cons

    Need to narrow down your focus to be able to progress in the company. Generalists do not progress as fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a harder look at promotion cycles and incentives to keep the best employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great place to grow

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    Current Employee - Business Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Very smart people, focus on Sales&Marketing, laid back and extremely collaborative. A lot of learning opportunities

    Cons

    Salary could be higher compared to the effort you are required to put in, fractional staffing can be challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let it become the new Accenture! it's ok to invest on operations but keep focusing on consulting as well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. the experience has been good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ZS Associates

    Pros

    good clients. little travel. solid culture.

    Cons

    young company with limited resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Great people working hard within a fun company culture

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    Current Employee - Business Consultant in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in San Mateo, CA

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

    Pros

    - Smart, hard working good people
    - Fun company culture, aimed at keeping employees engaged
    - Good for self-starters

    Cons

    - Fractional staffing causes conflicting demands on time and priorities
    - Limited exposure to industries beyond pharmaceuticals and bio-technology (i.e. more limited than the broader healthcare space)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Great place to be.

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

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

    Pros

    Fast growing company. Great place to be for ambitious individuals.

    Cons

    Inconsistent project experience depending on your manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more aggressive in moving to more industries...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    ZS review

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    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst in Evanston, IL

    I have been working at ZS Associates

    Pros

    Friendly people and very polite. The office culture is really good and highly recommend ZS.

    Cons

    Didn't find any cons as of now!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ZS Associates

    Pros

    Great company that is continuously growing globally. They have a wonderful culture in which everyone is really willing to help each other out.

    Cons

    Most projects are healthcare focused which can get repetitive at times. But no real cons involved when you work at ZS.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    1st year consultant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ZS Associates

    Pros

    Top tier consulting without significant travel

    Brilliant people

    Cons

    Work life balance can be difficult

  10. 1 person found this helpful

    great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ZS Associates

    Pros

    training & development opportunities, smart people, flexibility, culture

    Cons

    work-life balance , always short staffed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Growing quickly, but structures to support the huge influx of new candidates is not there yet.

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Evanston, IL
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Evanston, IL

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

    Pros

    Great people! Laid back and smart.

    Cons

    Limited professional support or supervision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you're setting up your new hires for success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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