ZS Associates

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ZS Associates Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
478 Reviews
3.6
478 Reviews
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ZS Associates Managing Director Chris Wright
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    ZS: Great place to start your career

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    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 less than a year

    Pros

    Work culture is awesome and people working here are really helpful and great.

    Cons

    you might feel the work too much repetitive.

  2.  

    Infinite learning!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analytics Associate  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Business Analytics Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Learning, Employee treatment, Non cash benefits

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance, Compensation comparatively less

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Best place to work for

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    • 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

    Good Working environment, good collegues

    Cons

    work pressure, average pay, niche domain

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ZS Associates

    Pros

    Opportunities, Leadership, Challenging work, people

    Cons

    Hours, especially at higher levels, narrow focus

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A truely amazing place to work

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    • 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
  7.  

    This is an amazing consulting firm if you are a data driven person

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at ZS Associates full-time

    Pros

    1. High impact work leading to repeat businesses
    2. Amazing group of partners and engagement managers - really masters of their game
    3. Meritocracy based culture - people are invested in your growth unlike throwing you into an ocean hoping you could swim ashore

    Cons

    1. Need to be cut out for consulting - most employees are passenger vehicles in an industry that demands 12 hours per day everyday
    2. Pay is definitely not at par especially at the manager and above levels with other tier 1 consulting firms in India

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Increase pay to management in India capability center to be at par with the McKs, BCGs --- we deal with them in our work, pitch proposals against them but draw lesser pay
    2. Stop listening to HR - this is a high pressure work place, keep the ethos in. No need to give into unneccessary people policies that attract those who are not cut out for consulting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It was good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ZS Associates

    Pros

    If you have interest in analysis then go for it

    Cons

    A lot of hard work is required

  9.  

    BTAC

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    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
  10.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Operations Associate  in  Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Business Operations Associate in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at ZS Associates as an intern for 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
  11.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ZS Associates

    Pros

    Collaborative, smart, talented, yet humble coworkers

    Cons

    Work-life balance, lagging the curve on the latest developments

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