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ZS Associates Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
455 Reviews

3.5
455 Reviews
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ZS Associates Managing Director Chris Wright
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150 Ratings

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.  

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

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer - Applications  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer - Applications in Pune (India)

    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
  2.  

    Pune Leadership is a mess

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    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Pune (India)

    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
  3.  

    ZS associates review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good culture and growth prospects

    Cons

    tedious and monotonous work, most client in pharma domain

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  5.  

    At that time it was good for those with engineering background

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Evanston, IL

    Pros

    Competitive salary, some interesting work, nature of the work enables to stay confident in face of the client as long as the consulting project is within the comfort zone of the company's core expertise.

    Cons

    Employees not trained to think beyond the processes repeated many times across many projects. Engineering people dominate management and limited promotion opportunities for non-quant background.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing particular that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    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
  7.  

    Too much work

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

    Pros

    Great Learning Experience. USA type work culture.

    Cons

    Below Average Salary. Above average work load

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall A Good company to begin your career with

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Work Culture. Good Career Growth / Travel opportunities if you happen to be in the right account. Diverse work profiles

    Cons

    Work hours can be really hectic though things have quite improved over the last year or so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strong Bias in Project / Client Account level opportunities available.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It was good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If you have interest in analysis then go for it

    Cons

    A lot of hard work is required

  10.  

    Good so Far!

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Pune (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Pune (Brazil)

    Pros

    Work culture is quite good. If you get onto a good project, you can learn a lot and also look forward to implementing ideas with active support of the management

    Cons

    In terms of sectors and functions, you get to work only on a couple of selected areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a consulting base in India, and East Asian economies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    great to work wid the compan. nice environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    gud environment nice people work appreciated

    Cons

    long working hours ... .... .... ....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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