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Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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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 7 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)

    "Top-heavy company full of negative and harsh employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst
    Current Employee - Research Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice facilities, lots of office supplies available, pays well, travel opportunities

    Cons

    Feedback is great. If done properly, it can help fix issues and motivate employees. At EZI, they give you an overload of feedback, to the point where it feels they are beating you up. They are way too concerned with appearances and little nitpicky things in the office, and less concerned with helping you do good work.

    Advice to Management

    Try to foster a more positive work environment. It will help your employees be happier. Focus more on the work and helping people utilize their strengths for the company rather than tearing them down for their weaknesses.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "EZIRS is not a company but a shop"

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in New Delhi (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good brand name in international market.

    Cons

    Boring, repetitive work, not interested in growth of individual and pay scales are ridiculously low. The leadership of EZIRS is pathetic as people with no or very less management education or experience are leading the key positions. And its more painful to see how a so called human capital consulting firm is not able to manage its own human capital. The sole objective of the promoters is to earn money and not build good company with some future vision. I don't see EZIRS existing anymore in next five years as the inflationary pressure increases leading to the increase in salary demand of employees.

    Advice to Management

    appreciate work and don't show favoritism and nepotism. There should be a transparent way to accessing the performance of the employees.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "It is good only if you are near retirement"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Calm place
    Good benefits
    Chance to talk to very senior people

    Cons

    Boring work
    People are very oldfashioned
    Not a chance to grow. Listen well, NOT A CHANCE!!

    Advice to Management

    Please, listen to what people say about you. It is true.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Straight word"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assiciate-Information Management in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Assiciate-Information Management in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Only good if you are joining the research or the technology team that is known as global technology team (GTS) in case of remuneration.

    Cons

    - If you ain't joining any of the above 2, you are in for a ride.
    - Adding to my above point, remuneration is low as well for other teams.
    - Do not expect swift promotions.
    - Employees have low morale.
    - No training and development.

    Advice to Management

    When people trust there seniors, they rise to the occasion. But if they don't, they rise the occasion.


  5. Helpful (8)

    "Ezirs Sucks"

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    Current Employee - Associate - Information Management
    Current Employee - Associate - Information Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    8 Hour Shift. Nothing else.
    No pros! No Pros! No Pros!

    Cons

    There are many..
    1) No or very less Growth Opportunity
    2) Copy paste Work..Nothing to Learn.
    3) No company will hire you after this job. Its purely data entry job. ( Don't know about research department)
    4) Very low salary.
    5) Management is Partial.
    6) Peanuts in the name of Incentives. ( 500 -1000 Rs at Max)
    7) No reward for good work.
    8) Full of Idiots.
    Not Recommend this company to anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Stop Fooling Youth...


  6. Helpful (7)

    "The worst company ever worked with"

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    Current Employee - German Language Specialist in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - German Language Specialist in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is nothing pros..the so called senior team lead of language team is a foolish person

    Cons

    HRs dont knw the procedures for recruitment. No growth no life.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  7. "After almost 40 fruitful years in the work force, the WORST working experience EVER!! If I could give 0 star, I would."

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    Current Employee - Administrative
    Current Employee - Administrative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Please, do yourself a favor and do not work there, anywhere but there!! It's an uptight, snobbish niche, besides consultants they treat overall staff like garbage.

    Cons

    Too many to list. I started living a collaborative, respectful and enjoyable work life when I left EZI. One thing is clear, working there was anything but EZI.

    Advice to Management

    Would definitely never ever recommend this company to my worst enemy. Why waist my time to advice management, they will never implement change, old school master/servant mentality.

  8. "Research Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    Pros

    Less working hours (8 hours).

    Cons

    Worst Managers. Some Managers are illiterate (don't understand anything) - they try to impose things on employees and extreme micromanagement is done.Useless reasons are given while the appraisal meetings - worst hikes are given. Promotion hikes are pathetic.Growth is very slow and there are specific issues with the Knowledge Center in terms of compensation structuring and growth.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire well educated Managers who atleast know how to manage a team.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Highly capable and very international team; limited growth opportunities within Research"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to highly accomplished executives and opportunity to work closely with dynamic, experienced Consultants and teams globally. Understanding of corporate structure and leadres.

    Cons

    Inadequate compensation, especially for Researchers; there is also a glass ceiling (again within Research) and the promotion process/career advancement could be greatly improved.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "I was so bored at this job."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Research Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Research Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, including long vacations. Good opportunities to meet people in other places as well.

    Cons

    Boring job, boring people....no opportunities for advancement. People who have been there for 15 years do the same things you do as an intern.

    Advice to Management

    Add more variety to the work?


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