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Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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  • payment, long working hours and the Work-Life-Balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Expect to work long hours when you hit the third or fourth week (no overtime pay) (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company really values the individual as well as collaborative teams. They provide opportunities above and beyond other management consulting firms to make sure you're developing and achieving your potential. Very impressed with the caliber of the people here and the spirit and values of the firm.

    Cons

    Just the usual cons of a partnership model meritocracy that is very flat and encourages autonomy over hierarchy, it really depends on the individual to drive the development of their career. We could also be better of "managing out" low performers more quickly.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "No words..."

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, random perks. Paid OT. Good benny's.

    Cons

    Office culture needs a cleanse. Certain consultants are lazy and verbally abusive to the staff. This behavior is allowed b/c their bringing in money and have "connections"
    Ridiculous expectations, long hours, high stress environment.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the jerks who abuse the staff!


  3. "great people....little action"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the people are great, you get a lot of exposure to different industries and opportunities to interact with senior executives

    Cons

    it can be difficult to make progress, many decisions are consensus based and it take a long time to take action


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  5. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Friendly coworkers

    Cons

    I have no cons o

    Advice to Management

    More proactive with employees


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Unusually rigid office culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of training available. The Subject Matter Experts are global, but always willing to lend a hand, give guidance. Local office is small, so you know everyone you work with. The firm itself is very generous to its employees. I'd highly recommend this company; this office, no.

    Cons

    The local office culture emphasizes agreement with the group at any cost. Perfect place to work if you value lock-step thinking and acquiescence to the leadership. Assertive, think-outside-the-box types need not apply. You will NOT be rewarded for being your own person.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Exceptional training and development opportunities, strong collaboration within local research teams. Recent opportunity to provide top leadership with feedback around work life balance, positives and negatives of each role within the company. Proactively seeking to improve the culture and experience of their employees.

    Cons

    Lack of collaboration and sense of partnership between research and consultant teams. Sense of hierarchy and entitlement at the consultant level. Additional opportunities for growth outside of core responsibilities can translate into a lack of work/life balance.


  8. "Interesting Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Grapevine, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Grapevine, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Egon Zehnder (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sharp people, interesting business, fast-paced, exciting

    Cons

    Turn over, lack of upward mobility

    Advice to Management

    Transparency, inclusiveness when referring to all those who actually makes up the firm.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Rough personalities"

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

    Pros

    In this job, you get the opportunity to work with some very smart, well connected consultants.

    Cons

    The problem is that many people in the New York office have severe personalities. While there are some truly great people at the firm, the presence of quite a few ill-tempered, rude individuals was able to cast quite a dark shadow for me and many of my colleagues.


  10. "Excellent Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, smart people, great communication strategy

    Cons

    none really, maybe need a refresh of the office space


  11. "Associate IM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Easy to learn environment and less number of working less

    Cons

    No scope for promotion and poor cultural life


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