Egon Zehnder - Well-regarded firm but the place does not live up to the promise. | Glassdoor
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"Well-regarded firm but the place does not live up to the promise."

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Former Employee - Consultant
Former Employee - Consultant
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

* Strong brand (outside USA)
* High quality assignments
* Global training program
* High remuneration
* Variety of assignments

Cons

* Very political: the promise of "one firm" is not delivered as everyone tries to feather their own nest
* Lockstep remuneration: pay is based on tenure not merit: senior partners "cruise"
* Consultants ("pre-partners") bring in 10x what they are paid ie would get paid more in other firms
* Totally subjective performance review system
* No client satisfaction surveys
* Almost unknown brand in the US

Advice to Management

Remove some of the office leaders who bring in work but don't care about developing their people.

Other Employee Reviews for Egon Zehnder

  1. 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.


  2. "Man gibt seine Freizeit auf und bekommt noch ein Messer in den Rücken!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - einige eingeschweißte Teams sind und funktionieren gut
    - Yoga Kurs in Frankfurt

    Cons

    - Als Assistentin ist man im Unternehmen nichts wert
    - Das Büro wird neu eingerichtet und es werden nicht mal höhenverstellbare Tische gekauft
    - Kein Zeitausgleich für Überstunden
    - Sehr Unfaire Boni-Bewertung
    - Keine Wertschätzung
    - Man spielt den privaten Lakaien für die Berater
    - Alle Menschen die in Ordnung sind, haben das Unternehmen nach und nach Verlassen
    - Extremer Geiz bei Gehaltsanpassungen für Assistenten
    - Null Weiterbildungs-/ Aufstiegsmöglichkeiten

    Advice to Management

    Mehr Gleichberechtigung, ohne die Assistentinnen könnt ihr nicht mal einen Abendessentermin wahrnehmen.
    Wertschätzung üben, nicht am falschen Ende bei Belohnungen sparen

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