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Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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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 13 reviews)

  • great culture, lax work environment, you have mentors and are purposely put on projects in industries that interest you (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • payment, long working hours and the Work-Life-Balance (in 8 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. Helpful (3)

    "Interesting industry but no growth ops"

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexibility when it comes to wanting to pursue your own projects, open minded in this regard too.

    Cons

    German, Swiss and other offices are very strict in terms of upward growth; analysts will never be consultants and if you don't have an MBA, PhD or went to an Ivy you're basically stuck being an analyst. Partners and consultants do the fun stuff and there is little room to move in if you're looking for entry level.

    Advice to Management

    get rid of old school notions of seniority and strict hierarchies


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Benefits, Not Worth It"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    Top of the line benefits package, beautiful office, central location.

    Cons

    Terrible work life balance. Also rigid structure. No room for growth or development.

  3. "Good place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, a lot of collaboration, good place to take risks and learn.

    Cons

    There's a divide between consultants and researchers.


  4. "Seasonal Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Egon Zehnder part-time

    Pros

    great culture, lax work environment, you have mentors and are purposely put on projects in industries that interest you

    Cons

    little room for upward mobility, work responsibilities are repetitive and tedious, often a lot of interaction is done over headsets so you aren't doing a lot of in person interaction with your teams.


  5. "As Advertised - the firm provides what they promise"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very entrepreneurial firm, you can make the job into whatever you want.

    Cons

    Requires self-starters. Not a great place if looking to "coast" or just a 9-5 job.


  6. "Good for entry level - horrible for mid level"

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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 professional services, general mile wide inch deep experience in industry segment, and a window into how career/work histories are perceived and prioritized by industry clients

    Cons

    Truly monotonous work
    Weird outdated hierarchy
    Research leadership is highly political and made up of people who have elevated mostly through attrition


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Global Executive Search Firm"

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Egon Zehnder (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Egon Zehnder provides an opportunity for horizontal growth. It is a truly collaborative environment and a great training ground, especially for someone coming right out of college looking for their first professional experience. The ability to listen in and participate on client class at a very high level provides great access to the leaders and clients the company is trying to influence.

    Cons

    Egon Zehnder is in a bit of crossroads. Do they continue to be the best Egon Zehnder focused on what the company is and what they do best, or do they set their sights on beating Korn/Ferry at any and all costs. Unfortunately it appears that leadership has shifted its focus to the latter.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to keep a well-balanced work force.

  8. "Collaborative Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    Great teamwork mentality, I feel very supportive in my role

    Cons

    Work-life balance, appreciation of work, and career progression


  9. "Full Time Research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    Type of work and exposure

    Cons

    long hours, no career guidance


  10. "Great place to work!"

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    • 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.


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