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"At that time it was good for those with engineering background"

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Former Employee - Consultant in Evanston, IL
Former Employee - Consultant in Evanston, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at ZS Associates full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Competitive salary, some interesting work, nature of the work enables to stay confident in face of the client as long as the consulting project is within the comfort zone of the company's core expertise.

Cons

Employees not trained to think beyond the processes repeated many times across many projects. Engineering people dominate management and limited promotion opportunities for non-quant background.

Advice to Management

Nothing particular that I can think of.

Other Employee Reviews for ZS Associates

  1. Helpful (11)

    "Poor management and poor work culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ZS Associates full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Incredibly smart colleagues (more of a function of rigorous hiring process than people or professional development), good reputation with clients in pharma industry

    Cons

    No concept of people or professional development (only for name sake).
    Aspires to be a meritocracy but performance review based on whims and mood of Office Managing Principal
    Partners are scared to be challenged to take up new areas and as a result the focus continues to be Pharma -> Commercial -> Sales Operations and in the limited space, the top is becoming extremely crowded

    Advice to Management

    Create levels within partners and introduce review process for them so that they continue to be challenged
    Challenge senior partners to replicate success stories at other clients or other industries
    Seriously believe and focus on professional development of people


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start career - hard working people!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZS Associates full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good place to learn hard skills at junior levels
    Not much travel

    Cons

    Lack of vision and competitive advantage
    Company going through growing pains - quality of people recruited on decline, pressure on managers to sell more
    Not a prestige management consulting firm

    Advice to Management

    Try to ensure core ZS values remain intact given all the structural and cultural changes happening

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