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Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated August 11, 2017
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Pros
  • The work-life balance that they instill in all their employees (in 13 reviews)

  • great culture, lax work environment, you have mentors and are purposely put on projects in industries that interest you (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • payment, long working hours and the Work-Life-Balance (in 8 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)

    "Interesting industry but no growth ops"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexibility when it comes to wanting to pursue your own projects, open minded in this regard too.

    Cons

    German, Swiss and other offices are very strict in terms of upward growth; analysts will never be consultants and if you don't have an MBA, PhD or went to an Ivy you're basically stuck being an analyst. Partners and consultants do the fun stuff and there is little room to move in if you're looking for entry level.

    Advice to Management

    get rid of old school notions of seniority and strict hierarchies


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Big impact of work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Work is around senior executives of big companies, so big impact.
    - Global collaboration and support makes work interesting.

    Cons

    - conservative and traditional. Internal promotions are limited within consultants or within support staff, virtually no cross-class opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Obama is a good president, even though he did not have the classical track record.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Respectful environment and low turnover internally. A place that works collaboratively as a team. I would recommend this company to anyone looking for a safe and longterm career move.

    Cons

    The only con is that as a research analyst you have little to no potential/possibility to become an associate consultant/"partner", therefore limiting the career upward mobility and growth.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful office, smart colleagues, everyone works towards the same goal."

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

    Pros

    Team-oriented, friendly environment. Little to no office politics on display.

    Cons

    Limited mobility, hard to alter your career path once you're on one.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A Wonderfull Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in New Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Associate in New Delhi (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are Team Leaders, Managers, VPs but none of them would treat you as a BOSS. It's a very transparent organization.

    Cons

    work may be a little monotonus

    Advice to Management

    Do not just celebrate laxmi pooja, dashahra, holi and christmas but also go for Eid. :-)


  6. "Tension less Environment, but low incentives and Growth chances"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate- Information Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Associate- Information Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Very friendly environment
    Low Work Pressure
    No Overtime required

    Cons

    Monotonous work
    No incentives and low in hand package

    Advice to Management

    Please provide some incentive based work it will help employees to gain more interest in company.


  7. "Good place with great work/life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    Work/Life balance. Seniour managemnet people.

    Cons

    Same job, same rutine processes

    Advice to Management

    Engage analysts more to the consulting process

  8. "Great colleagues and access to clients at the very highest level"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A wonderful brand built over 50 years of work at the most senior level
    Some of the nicest and most collegiate people you could hope to work with
    A strong basis of fairness that underpins all major decisions
    Highly multinational, no single country dominates

    Cons

    Has historically been highly conservative, although this has been changing in the last couple of years
    The partnership structure means decision making requires considerable consensus

    Advice to Management

    Keep experimenting


  9. "one of the best people research firm"

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

    Pros

    nice environment, no pressure

    Cons

    no career options for long term perspective


  10. "International work experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Researcher
    Current Employee - Researcher
    Recommends

    Pros

    Cooperative working environment, international relationships. Fun place to work at.

    Cons

    I have no cons to mention at the moment.


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