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ZS Associates Reviews

Updated April 21, 2018
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ZS Associates Managing Director Chris Wright
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826 Ratings

1,632 Employee Reviews

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Pros
  • Steep Learning Curve in the beginning 2 years (in 67 reviews)

  • Flexibility in Scheduling/Finishing Projects, Work Culture (in 173 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This company was great to work for - everyone is nice. People are also pretty smart and the culture is positive

    Cons

    Can get a little boring. Projects can quickly get repetitive so you can either go deep and enjoy or get bored


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Enterprise in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Enterprise in Evanston, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, Culture, Competitive Pay and Benefits

    Cons

    Sense of purpose really isn't very strong.

  3. "Good company to work with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee friendly policies, good place to work with

    Cons

    Work-life balance needs to be improved


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company, Great People, Incredibly High Expecations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZS Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are definitely above average: healthcare, PTO, maternal and paternal leave, perks and activities. The people culture is great: invested in helping you grow internally and professionally, invested in happiness , engagement.

    Cons

    Work culture is a bit intense: no one wants to say it but you are flat out expected to put in 50+ hours minimum. Long days are the norm and weekend and holiday working is almost expected. Going to Cancun? Going to backpack Europe? You better have access to your email at the very least.


  5. "Technology associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ZS Associates full-time

    Pros

    A good place to work

    Cons

    Work life balance depends on the team


  6. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ZS Associates full-time

    Pros

    People here are really smart and in general very nice

    Cons

    The hours are long. But that is expected from consulting


  7. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ZS Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance can be good depending on team / project and better than industry standard
    Co-workers are nice and intelligent
    If you like pharma / medical technology, this will open a lot of opportunities

    Cons

    Projects become repetitive and boring
    Hours can be long / difficult due to fractional staffing - you will not be "on the beach"
    Little say over project interests / staffing
    Review system is limiting
    Company is growing too fast for its own good

    Advice to Management

    Allow associates to have more say on the project types that they're put on

    Provide better perks

    Invest in Associates / ACs so retention rate is better

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Rapidly growing leader in marketing and sales strategy"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZS Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Phenomenal self-awareness and corporate vision 
    Strong focus on company culture, employee engagement, and professional development 
    Deep partnerships with top pharma/biotech/tech companies
    Strong entrepreneurial spirit and opportunity to innovate
    Minimal travel requirements

    Cons

    Growing pains including staffing constraints and need for fractional staffing
    Low brand awareness outside of life science


  9. "Amazing people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in North Chicago, IL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZS Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work culture here is great

    Cons

    Working hours are long and compensation is not great


  10. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ZS Associates full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility in Scheduling/Finishing Projects, Work Culture

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance and Hours can be grueling due to late nights and early mornings


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