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Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated September 5, 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)

  • "Here are some examples: No room for growth, you will never grow from one role to another in this company" (in 7 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. "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

  3. "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


  4. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "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

  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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.


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