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Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated October 22, 2017
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Pros
  • The work-life balance that they instill in all their employees (in 15 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)

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

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

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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    Weird outdated hierarchy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


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

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    • 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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not to spend more than 2 years with the firm"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    HR easily approachable, timings, work life.

    Cons

    Lots of politics, No scope of growth

    Advice to Management

    Management should check monoply, employee satisfaction.


  4. "Worked here for a year"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "Working at Egon is like government job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good place to start off a career.
    Flexible working environment.
    Fix 8 Hrs shift.
    Salary is always on time.

    Cons

    career growth is very slow.
    Not much to learn.

    Advice to Management

    Try to work on employee satisfaction.
    The behavior of middle level is not as it should.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Global Executive Search Firm"

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    • 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.


  7. "Collaborative Place to Work"

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    • 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

  8. "Researcher"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst

    Pros

    highly professional executive search company, good team spirit

    Cons

    payment, long working hours and the Work-Life-Balance

    Advice to Management

    provide better development opportunities for support staff (research & assistants)


  9. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    Great company with great people. Good work life balance too.

    Cons

    No career progression opportunities


  10. "Full Time Research"

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    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


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