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"Stimulating environment with opportunity for improvement"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Business Consultant in Evanston, IL
Current Employee - Business Consultant in Evanston, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at ZS Associates full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

ZS provides challenging opportunities for its employees. Leadership is very motivated and has the capacity to steer ZS in the right direction. People are very smart and culture is dynamic and energetic.

Cons

Too much attention to minor data details and bigger picture is missed, sometimes. Lower appetite to bring creative solutions to the table since clients are willing to pay for same old methodologies. Many managers worry too much about losing projects and tend to say "yes" to all client requests.

Advice to Management

Ensure that managers are giving timely feedback to teams. Work life balance needs to improve.

Other Employee Reviews for ZS Associates

  1. Helpful (7)

    "It's a sweatshop but you'll learn"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get paid above market rate for a consultant and will learn a lot you're first two years.

    Cons

    The extra 10k isn't worth the hours and the projects get repetitive after a few years.

    Advice to Management

    Stop using an hours model to put people on 4 projects at the same time (no this project will definitely not be 10 hours a week) and let people recover on the beach every once in a while.


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

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

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