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Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated February 14, 2019
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Pros
  • "The work-life balance that they instill in all their employees" (in 18 reviews)

  • "As a research it's a good place to learn about best practices in recruiting and about different industries" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Love the work, so am 24x7 which has implications on work life balance" (in 10 reviews)

  • "No room for growth or development" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder (More than a year)

    Pros

    Energizing, collaborative, fund, exciting, interesting, generous

    Cons

    None, none, none, none, no one


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good stepping stone"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Health benefits. Friendly co-workers. It’s a good place to start out at and get some experience, but definitely not a place where one is expected to grow — in all roles. If you latch on to the right person with enough pull in the firm, you can do whatever you want and still collect a paycheck!

    Cons

    No accountability for people in senior roles. They treat junior colleagues like second class citizens and get away with things that would never fly at a public company. VERY political. The firm prides itself on being collaborative, however, if you have a good work ethic and produce quality work, you are punished while people who complain lots and do little are rewarded. Lots of pretending and drama. This is regarding the NY office, which has a serious problem. Other offices operate much more professionally.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Not for the faint hearted"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Intelligent and interesting people. Good benefits. Okay pay

    Cons

    No room for growth for Admin staff. Admin staff work tirelessly to build up consultant's career, with very little recognition and no real rewards. Ceiling for research staff. Bonuses are not good. Relentless pace.

    Advice to Management

    Incentive and bonus overhaul. Progression path for admin staff


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Global platform, top natch colleagues

    Cons

    Need improvement in researcher career progression


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Recommends

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    Great company, great people, they pay for everything on business trips and even uber/lyft to and from happy hours, which happen often. I really enjoyed working here.

    Cons

    Pay is exceptionally low compared to other Consulting roles, especially with who they're compared to. Other offers were 20k more.

    Hours are also sort of trash, 50-65 hour work weeks on average.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay by at least 15/20k if they want to get the best and brightest.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The money you get paid.

    Cons

    Their business model is to obtain assignments from clients and never close a search and make the client feel good about taking their money.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Great business for you guys.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Solid company, very bright people. Good benefits.

    Cons

    No opportunity to move out of the position. Work is repetitive.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to recognize contributions made by the administrative staff more.

  8. "Good place for a beginner only"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    Good exposure, scope for collaborating with global stakeholders, good industry knowledge but at a surface level - awareness at a high level, some travel depending on team

    Cons

    Terribly slow, weak transition options post the job, won't pay well/as per the expectation of a seasoned employee


  9. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    location is perfect for my commute

    Cons

    i am sure there are some, but i cant think of any


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Avoid this toxic place"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co-works that work within your department are usually awesome. Consultants are entitled, abusive and disrespectful. There is ONE decent consultant in that building and that is it.

    Cons

    Truly everything about Egon Zehnder is a con. Here are some examples: No room for growth, you will never grow from one role to another in this company. Consultants are vulgar and treat everyone around them like domestic help, probably even worse. The atmosphere in the office is tired and negative. Consultants, researchers and assistants alike are all miserable in their jobs. The technology is so outdated, the main system Egon uses to work is 10+ years outdated and missing so many key features to compete with today's technology. Certain staff have been there for so many years (10+, 15+, even 40+) and the problem with that is they are stuck in their ways and have never had other jobs or experiences to help them grow.

    Do not waste your time or energy coming into this toxic environment, you will be so disappointed and unhappy.

    Advice to Management

    I am not sure that Egon Zehnder in New York will ever be a good place to work without a complete revamp of management in HR and Operations. This place needs serious consulting for itself.