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Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated July 17, 2018
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Egon Zehnder CEO Rajeev Vasudeva
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Pros
  • "The work-life balance that they instill in all their employees" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Great work environment, wonderful colleagues, good lifestyle, international atmosphere" (in 10 reviews)

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

  • "No room for growth or advancement" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Seasonal Analyst program"

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Seasonal Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Seasonal Analyst program at Egon Zehnder is terrific - great opportunities to work with and learn from consultants, culture based around helping your colleagues succeed, and a very manageable workload

    Cons

    Be ready to hit ground running


  2. "fine"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice ppl who work hard

    Cons

    lots of work that is hard

  3. "Great People, Demanding Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    The people are mostly AMAZING. And the benefits (including OT) are just as great.

    Cons

    Unrealistic amount of work to get done within normal business hours.


  4. "Average"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    Good for new and fresh graduate

    Cons

    Salary is low for full time employees


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Think Twice, Three Times, and Four"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to various segments and players within in industry from afar, health benefits, and select flexibility. Decent job for very early career and consultants not knowing what to do or decidedly exiting after mid-career in industry and/or management consulting. The in-between layers are not a good place to be.

    Cons

    Zero room for growth, poor pay with insignificant raises, no transparency into the promotion process, Research leadership is outdated and have been there for years, political, gossipy, and toxic. Lots of smoke screens and difficult personalities.

    Advice to Management

    Management doesn't read this. Only the same old HR and Research folks who are not of the position to make meaningful changes.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Egotistical, entitled Consultants"

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    International colleagues, amazing support staff, & firm's focus on family.

    Cons

    No growth for research, rude entitled consultants - not all of them are but there were some whom I've worked with which had ego issues. Some consultants having come from other industry doesn't understand research & demand work within unrealistic timelines. Underappreciated - no thank you(s), its always its expected of you to deliver above expectations, which is fine but a simple "thank you" is appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Check your egos at the door, researchers aren't below you, they are your partners there TO SUPPORT YOU. Take care of your researchers, appreciate them & provide them with the proper leadership! Thank them sincerely, apologize when you've been a beast & don't demean them.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great coworkers, bad HR and abusive consultants"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and wonderful coworkers, frequent happy hours in the office, friendly support staff and researchers

    Cons

    Some of the consultants are abusive to their assistants and researchers and management and HR do not take action against those consultants or support people who are being abused by consultants. This creates a very stressful work environment and causes a lot of suffering for admin and research staff.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to show more support for hard work and take HR complaints about consultants seriously. Bad behavior of consultants will eventually get the company sued if they don't handle this issue better.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great for a career EA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    Office culture is exceptional / wonderful colleagues

    Cons

    No room for growth/movement within this role. Some firm procedures are outdated and antiquated. Swiss founded company, change is a slow, hard process.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "No room for growth or advancing in career!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enticing environment- Good benefits, 401k match, unlimited snacks, etc., beautiful office space, but not worth it for someone looking to advance in their career in the company.

    Cons

    No room for upward mobility or growth. Good as first-time job- entry level individuals out of college but quickly becomes unexciting and can hit a wall. Play the “game” right to get ahead. Levels of hierarchy are set and clear between and within departments.

    Advice to Management

    Respect and value people and their work performance fairly. Don’t give into favoritism. Provide opportunities for employees to grow and learn, open up doors for advancement. Employees are people, not just another number...


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company, great work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, fantastic benefits and PTO, salary definitely competitive. Fairly flat structure, and the partners are by and large respectful of junior staff. Growth has been phenomenal.

    Cons

    Not a lot of mobility between jobs.


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