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Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated September 17, 2017
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  • Love the work, so am 24x7 which has implications on work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Expect to work long hours when you hit the third or fourth week (no overtime pay) (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to start, but learning curve quickly ends"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I began at Egon Zehnder as an intern and worked in the Research department for 2+ years after graduating college.
    -There are absolutely amazing people at all levels and locations.
    -Great focus on employee personal development.
    -Good exposure to different industries and functions as a new grad.
    -Above average pay and benefits for the requirements of the role.
    -Openness to take on new projects and gain desired experience, although there is not much experience that can be gained.

    Cons

    -Research Analyst role is sold to new grads as a 'consulting' role but it is not at all. As a Research Analyst at Egon Zehnder, you are a recruiter and nothing more. This will become even more apparent when you try to leave Egon Zehnder and the outside world will not consider you for any roles beyond recruiting.
    -Career growth is very limited. You will get title promotions but will continue to do the same job. OK, maybe at the end you will have a few phone calls with candidates.
    -Many consultants are great co-workers but some are absolutely miserable to work with with because they find the need to over-engineer a very simple job and put that stress on the Research team.
    -At first, it seems like you will learn a ton from the Consultants but you quickly realize that the majority of them are highly pedigreed underachievers who didn't cut it in the Real World.
    -Change moves VERY slowly. The adoption of new technology and processes is almost impossible, and the Tech Stack is stuck in the 80s.
    -No efficiency at any level. The Research team works endless hours on useless client documentation or administrative tasks that could be completed with modern technology in minutes.

    Advice to Management

    -Adopt modern technology.
    -Don't sell the Research role as "Consulting" because those candidates will come and go quickly and never be happy in the role.


  2. "Used to be a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    Good people, strong culture, smart colleagues

    Cons

    Political, critical, and complacent. Model needs change.

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    "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.


  4. "Egon zehnder"

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

    Pros

    Good salaries , very nice and modern office space, good benefit packages. Nice staff. Modern coffee machine. Very good location, close to victoria

    Cons

    Bad office culture. Not very many social events for staff . Very pressured and high work loads. Not much to bring the team together


  5. "Overall a good company to start a career with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work load isnt much
    8 hour shift

    Cons

    Politics
    Promotions are very less
    Managers arent supportive

    Advice to Management

    They should try to be more helping


  6. "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.


  7. "Worked here for a year"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I worked at Egon Zehnder (More than a year)

    Pros

    8 hrs of working
    Cab
    Less work load

    Cons

    Less opportunities
    Salary is not competitive
    Monotonous work

  8. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good first job out of school"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    Other researchers are interesting and intelligent people, and you learn quickly about new industries.

    Cons

    Suggestions for internal improvements often go ignored, work life balance can be hard to maintain and is sometimes frowned upon

    Advice to Management

    don't hesitate so much to change


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