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Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated June 18, 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 (1)

    "Great small company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility and Independence. As an analyst, you do not receive much guidance, and must be able to perform tasks quickly, flawlessly, and independently

    Cons

    You have to be very independent

    Advice to Management

    Doing a great job


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Strong learning experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Researcher
    Former Employee - Senior Researcher
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very smart people at the firm. The consultants are very collaborative and work hard to educate researchers on the search process

    Cons

    They work hard and cut support staff too quickly, which means the workload is always high.The global nature of the firm of leads to late night/very early morning calls.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great firm"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner
    Current Employee - Partner
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    Good values. At the core, they do try hard to care about people. The least transactional of all the big search firms. Global footprint and good exposure to global work. . Smart people. Very service oriented internally and externally,

    Cons

    Lots of cliques similar to high school. A popularity contest. Inward focused. Leadership and cultures have wide variance by office and practice group. Varied degrees of transparency. Frugal.

    Advice to Management

    Build greater leadership consistency across offices and practice groups. Shift from popularity to more weight on results. Invest more in strategic growth rather than exclusively organic. More aggressively broaden services beyond acquisition.


  4. "Great culture, great learning experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Egon Zehnder as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Egon Zehnder's US offices have great workplace culture with professional, friendly researchers. Working there is a huge opportunity for professional growth and gaining a variety of experience across different industries.

    Cons

    Egon Zehnder is a very horizontal organization; researchers can take on more responsibilities within research but there is no path toward consulting within the company.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great company if you like consulting"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work on fascinating client assignments and meet interesting people in the process of finding the right executives for my clients.

    Cons

    The research career path is limited and becoming a consultant is not possible.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Decent place to begin career"

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

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

    Pros

    The company offers top class benefits and they express genuine interest in the well being of employees. People are fun to work with and the work can (sometimes) be interesting. Often fast-paced, which keeps things from becoming droll.

    Cons

    Pay is so-so and raises are minimal. Bonuses are hit or miss. There is little to no ladder to climb. As an assistant there is almost no hope of moving up. As a Researcher there is possibility to advance, but there is a ceiling. You cannot become a consultant by working here. Consultants are hired from outside and they all have 15+ years of experience and an advanced degree. This is a place to gain experience, not a place to build a long-term career.

    Advice to Management

    More financial motivation (i.e. fairer raises and bonuses) and more opportunity for advancement might improve work productivity and motivation and increase retention rates.


  7. "Positive Internship Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Ability to work with smart and collaborative people

    Cons

    Some work can be boring

  8. "positive"

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    big company lots to learn

    Cons

    fluctuate work hours, can be stressful

    Advice to Management

    more caring to supporting staff


  9. "Great Summer internship experience!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Egon Zehnder as an intern

    Pros

    -Company invests a lot in their interns
    -Give a lot of important work to interns - not busy work
    -everyone is very nice, lots of training and mentorship

    Cons

    -not many as a summer intern
    -can't get to a consultant level as a research analyst
    -the work can pile up and interns are expected to balance a lot of different assignments and learn quickly


  10. Helpful (1)

    "egon zehnder research analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Intern - Research Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Research Analyst in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    some of the pros of working at egon zehnder as an intern:
    great work environment, friendly team and really willing to help and very feedback oriented place.

    Cons

    some of the cons of working at egon zehnder as an intern:

    the pay is a lot more competitive at other places and that is a bummer in a big city


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