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Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated January 9, 2018
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Pros
  • The work-life balance that they instill in all their employees (in 17 reviews)

  • great culture, lax work environment, you have mentors and are purposely put on projects in industries that interest you (in 10 reviews)

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

  • Upward mobility in research is tough to achieve in many cases and the number of people able to weigh in on your career development is very high (in 10 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Good place to learn"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, a lot of collaboration, good place to take risks and learn.

    Cons

    There's a divide between consultants and researchers.


  2. "Seasonal Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "As Advertised - the firm provides what they promise"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very entrepreneurial firm, you can make the job into whatever you want.

    Cons

    Requires self-starters. Not a great place if looking to "coast" or just a 9-5 job.


  4. "Good for entry level - horrible for mid level"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to professional services, general mile wide inch deep experience in industry segment, and a window into how career/work histories are perceived and prioritized by industry clients

    Cons

    Truly monotonous work
    Weird outdated hierarchy
    Research leadership is highly political and made up of people who have elevated mostly through attrition


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Global Executive Search Firm"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Collaborative Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "Full Time Research"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    Type of work and exposure

    Cons

    long hours, no career guidance

  8. "Great place to work!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company really values the individual as well as collaborative teams. They provide opportunities above and beyond other management consulting firms to make sure you're developing and achieving your potential. Very impressed with the caliber of the people here and the spirit and values of the firm.

    Cons

    Just the usual cons of a partnership model meritocracy that is very flat and encourages autonomy over hierarchy, it really depends on the individual to drive the development of their career. We could also be better of "managing out" low performers more quickly.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good first job out of school"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Awesome Global Firm with Great Core Values"

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

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    The kindness from everyone who works within the firm. The work-life balance that they instill in all their employees.

    Cons

    Some of the software programs are pretty old school.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to create an easy-going atmosphere along with accountability standards for your employees.


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