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Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated February 14, 2017
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  • Expect to work long hours when you hit the third or fourth week (no overtime pay) (in 9 reviews)

  • Limited upwards mobility, patrician misogynistic elitist culture, little to no work life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Friendly coworkers

    Cons

    I have no cons o

    Advice to Management

    More proactive with employees


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Unusually rigid office culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of training available. The Subject Matter Experts are global, but always willing to lend a hand, give guidance. Local office is small, so you know everyone you work with. The firm itself is very generous to its employees. I'd highly recommend this company; this office, no.

    Cons

    The local office culture emphasizes agreement with the group at any cost. Perfect place to work if you value lock-step thinking and acquiescence to the leadership. Assertive, think-outside-the-box types need not apply. You will NOT be rewarded for being your own person.


  3. "Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and people. Consultants/partners are willing to mentor researchers. You can get exposure to different industries and functions.

    Cons

    Not a great growth trajectory for researchers. They are working on it, but there is a pretty big wall you hit after 3-4 yrs.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Exceptional training and development opportunities, strong collaboration within local research teams. Recent opportunity to provide top leadership with feedback around work life balance, positives and negatives of each role within the company. Proactively seeking to improve the culture and experience of their employees.

    Cons

    Lack of collaboration and sense of partnership between research and consultant teams. Sense of hierarchy and entitlement at the consultant level. Additional opportunities for growth outside of core responsibilities can translate into a lack of work/life balance.


  6. "Executive Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    A solid company with great benefits and like-minded professionals.

    Cons

    Very fast-paced, never lets up.


  7. "Internship Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  8. "Great People Work a little repetitive"

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

    Pros

    Great people at the office in Chicago. Great location as well. Worked with Biggest and Best international brands.

    Cons

    The work ended up being a little bit repetitive. Also as an Intern you often ended up low man (women) on the totem pole and had to do some of the most menial work

    Advice to Management

    I would pair interns with a full time analyst and have the Intern be an assistant to the analyst rather that splitting the interns time between analyst


  9. "Interesting Work"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Grapevine, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Grapevine, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Egon Zehnder (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sharp people, interesting business, fast-paced, exciting

    Cons

    Turn over, lack of upward mobility

    Advice to Management

    Transparency, inclusiveness when referring to all those who actually makes up the firm.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Rough personalities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    In this job, you get the opportunity to work with some very smart, well connected consultants.

    Cons

    The problem is that many people in the New York office have severe personalities. While there are some truly great people at the firm, the presence of quite a few ill-tempered, rude individuals was able to cast quite a dark shadow for me and many of my colleagues.


  11. "Excellent Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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



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