ZS Associates Reviews

Updated May 7, 2021

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ZS Associates Managing Director Chris Wright
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Pros
  • "Great work culture, good people(in 314 reviews)

  • "Steep learning curve if you are a fresher(in 181 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work-life balance not very good(in 1191 reviews)

  • "Absolutely no work life balance(in 232 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year
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      Awesome company to learn and grow

      Mar 3, 2021 - Manager 
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      Pros

      - Variety of work. ZS does strategy projects (MBB comparable) and execution type (Big 4 comparable). There's a number of deep products related to sales and marketing, but there's also a big emphasis on Digital & Tech, a growing PE practice, and ZS also makes and markets IT tools & systems. -Culture: One of the core values is "Treat People Right" and there's a big focus on building a good culture. I don't think it's possible to be a jerk and keep your job for very long. - Entrepreneurial Spirit: I'm essentially building my own business, within a business. I like that I learn how to scale and have autonomy, but also have a safety net and a regular paycheck

      Cons

      - Typical mgmt consulting cons- hours are not 9-5pm.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great company, smart people and good projects

      Mar 18, 2021 - Manager in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      People, healthcare, very flexible, reasonable

      Cons

      Work life balance and sometimes burnouts

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place for career growth

      May 1, 2021 - Strategy Insights and Planning Associate in Philadelphia, PA
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      Pros

      Great consulting projects within healthcare / life sciences space across a number of different practice areas. You gain a lot of exposure to the industry, and you have the opportunity to be more than just a traditional "task master".

      Cons

      Significant emphasis on healthcare. ZS is trying to branch out into other industries, but for now, the majority of our projects are based within the healthcare / life sciences space.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Fantastic place to work

      May 4, 2021 - Partner in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Amazing colleagues, workplace with high integrity, interesting work, opportunities to pursue many different career interests

      Cons

      Significantly more established in pharma / biotech than in other industries but catching up.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      I love working at ZS

      Apr 29, 2021 - Business Technology Solutions Consultant in Boston, MA
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      Pros

      - People - Values - Responsibility & Growth

      Cons

      - Late working hours - Long duration projects

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Post-Undergrad Opportunity

      Apr 24, 2021 - Strategy Insights & Planning Associate in San Diego, CA
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      Pros

      Fast-paced learning environment where leadership cares about your well-being.

      Cons

      Maintaining a work-life balance can be challenging.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Smart, caring people with long working hours

      Apr 20, 2021 - Manager 
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      Pros

      Thoughtful, smart people. Believe in their values. Good pay.

      Cons

      Long hours, high expectations, hard to get things done internally.

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Mediocre at best

      Apr 29, 2021 - Consultant in Evanston, IL
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      Pros

      We don't have to work very hard

      Cons

      Most of my colleagues are really not smart and it shows; often clients are frustrated and ask us to swap out people on our team for different people.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      Apr 18, 2021 - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Good people Interesting mix of projects Not much travel, if that’s your thing

      Cons

      Can be long hours sometimes, especially the analytical projects

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      ZS Associates: BC track

      Apr 5, 2021 - Strategy Insights and Planning Associate Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Great company culture, lot's of opportunities to learn and work on many different aspect of the pharma business.

      Cons

      Long hours, very poor work life balance. Also the company itself does not have a vertical organizational structure. This can be good for autonomy, but can be challenging for upward mobility.

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