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Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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  • payment, long working hours and the Work-Life-Balance (in 6 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 (3)

    "High turnover"

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

    Pros

    Take a look at tenure - very low numbers, in general less than 3 years. There is high turnover. Beware!!!!!

    Cons

    Look somewhere else if you looking for long term.

    Advice to Management

    Only consultants matter.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Beware"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    Excellent health benefits, good colleagues. Business model is based on firm-wide cooperation.

    Cons

    Compensation low when compared to similar positions at competitors. Raises non-existent, cost of living increases laughable, bonuses even more laughable. Training was a weak spot - they just wanted bodies to fill seats in a sink or swim atmosphere. Absolutely NO path for advancement for the administrative staff. Zero. Zilch. No development. Morale was terribly low in that department and the company made it clear consistently and frequently that admins were not valued. Incredibly high rate of turnover in admins and other support staff because of the toxic environment and managers who could never be trusted to use discretion when needed.

    Advice to Management

    You are supposed to be global leaders in talent management. You need to do some soul searching on why there is such a high turnover rate in your own organization.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work culture and collaborative.

    Cons

    Demanding, client driven, Documentation heavy.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work."

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

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    Great people, nice work environment and balanced work load

    Cons

    No ability to move up in the company if you are entry level.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good opportunity to begin career"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and good benefits. Opportunities to work with International teams. Able to gain exposure to different industries and functions.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to manage teams or grow your career. Long hours


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience"

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


  8. Helpful (6)

    "No "Up or Out" - Just "Out""

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Researcher
    Former Employee - Researcher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Research team is very collaborative. They selflessly work together to lighten each others workload and improve client outcomes. Best colleagues I've ever worked with.
    Good to learn how recruiters view resumes.
    If you impress a consultant, you get to interact with clients at a very high level.

    Cons

    Research management runs the analysts ragged. Fairly manipulative bunch.
    Consultants sometimes treat researchers as though they are worker bees.
    Long hours.
    No upward mobility besides being lucky enough to manage other research analysts some day.

    Advice to Management

    Research management in the US needs an overhaul.


  9. "Positive Internship Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Ability to work with smart and collaborative people

    Cons

    Some work can be boring


  10. "Amazing Opportunity"

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


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great company if you like consulting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work on fascinating client assignments and meet interesting people in the process of finding the right executives for my clients.

    Cons

    The research career path is limited and becoming a consultant is not possible.


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