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Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated June 1, 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 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 (2)

    "It has been a rewarding experience as I feel very much a partner to my superiors."

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are fantastic, I feel very much a partner to consultants, and they are very supportive of a strong work-life balance.

    Cons

    At this time there is a fairly low ceiling for the Research Track.


  2. "Great Company!"

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    Former Intern - Research Analyst Intern in Dallas, TX
    Former Intern - Research Analyst Intern in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture at Egon Zehnder is fantastic. Consultants and analysts at different offices around the world work together in order to deliver optimal results to clients. The internship experience at the firm is absolutely phenomenal and one of the best professional experiences I have ever had. The firm invests significant time and money to integrate the interns into the firm and provides extensive training which I really appreciated. I also enjoyed the wide range of tasks and projects I was assigned and all the incredibly intelligent people with whom I had the opportunity to interact.

    Cons

    At times I disagreed with the research approach of several team members on projects, but am unsure as to how specific that is to Egon Zehnder and not simply the consulting field in general.

    Advice to Management

    I think creating a greater bridge between the research analyst and consultant positions at the firm in terms of client-site interaction and responsibility would allow for significantly greater talent retention at the research analyst level.

  3. "Amazing Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company itself holds a large market share of the executive search industry.

    Cons

    Lack of technical experience provided

    Advice to Management

    Better vertical mobility


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Sustained positive experience of 25+ years"

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    Former Employee - Partner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Partner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have worked as a consultant for Egon Zehnder International for over 25 years until my retirement, the bulk of which was as a Partner. For me the firm has provided a perfect career opportunity to grow from a novice search consultant to a seasoned professional. I got a chance to work with, learn from, and absorb the value system of global, extremely collaborative, client service oriented Partnership, made up of some of the smartest people I have ever worked with. The firm has been more consistent in its philosophy, its values and its style than most organizations I have observed.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge for the firm is the difficulty of maintaining the standards and values propagated by its founder that sustained a small group of handpicked people working together on a ever growing and ever more globalized scale..

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the common core values (across locations psanning all continents) of the firm and the partnership as propagated by Egon for future generations of support staff, consultants and partners.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience"

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

    Pros

    tons of learning
    access to many industries and projects
    great culture
    awesome people always willing to help

    Cons

    sometimes the work could be a little dry.


  6. "Smartest people I've ever met in a field that is constantly evolving"

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    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    High Pay
    GOOD people
    Grad School opportunities
    Rub shoulders with top clients

    Cons

    Long Hours
    Little upward mobility from the entry level
    most exciting work is at the Consultant (Senior) level


  7. Helpful (1)

    "It is wonderful and I love it."

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    Pros

    Very nice people and a great atmosphere. The benefits are outstanding. The hours are great. The work load is acceptable.

    Cons

    Terrible raises and bonus. No room for growth. No incentive to want to do more. Not enough recognition for work well done.

    Advice to Management

    Show satisfaction for our work with better raises and bonuses.

  8. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder as an intern

    Pros

    A very collaborative environment, very suppportive

    Cons

    You can sometimes work long hours


  9. "Excellent Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, smart people, great communication strategy

    Cons

    none really, maybe need a refresh of the office space


  10. "Internship Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Exposure and very collaborative environment

    Cons

    Lack of culture, depends on which office you are in


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