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ZS Associates Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work culture and work life balance (in 135 reviews)

  • Steep learning curve and good responsibilities early in the firm (in 47 reviews)

Cons
  • Not good Work-life balance; stagnant growth/learning after a point (in 440 reviews)

  • Little long working hours but otherwise if you enjoy your work it won't seem so long :) (in 193 reviews)

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  1. "Business Process Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience and learning at the company

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Long hours


  2. "Great company, good culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Finance Specialist in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Finance Specialist in Evanston, IL

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

    Pros

    Friendly, smart, open environment, comfortable atmosphere

    Cons

    Kind of boring, slow paced (non-client facing side)


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good company with flaws"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Technology Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Business Technology Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart leadership team. Strong business processes and projects

    Cons

    Hectic work.Poor work culture and benefits


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "From 3 years at ZS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Hard-working, intelligent, and enjoyable coworkers create a great work environment

    Cons

    Fractional staffing across multiple projects often leads to over-utilization of employee time (not uncommon in consulting)


  6. "desi company with perks"

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

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

    Pros

    - good place for desis - since half company is desi
    - works for 3-4 years ...go for b school and dont come back

    Cons

    - command and control management
    - india employees are looked down ....don't have much say ...reflects the lower billing rate...

    Advice to Management

    - please split company into consulting and tech


  7. "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, friendly culture, candid feedback, flexible working hours

    Cons

    workload can be heavy sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Seek more employee feedback and build clear company vision and strong culture


  8. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good growth, good work culture

    Cons

    Work life balance is not good


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Lacking management strategy"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Evanston, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, ability to work from home, casual office environment, young colleagues

    Cons

    No direction from management, lack of client work led to undisclosed layoffs, competitive environment, limited on-boarding process, repetitive project work, high turnover, lack of exit options outside of pharma, frequent work with offshore colleagues requires 24/7 on-call culture, employees joining after undergrad strongly favored for promotions versus external hires

    Advice to Management

    Do better job of on-boarding and integrating new hires, especially MBAs. Acknowledge turnover issues. Create exit plan and opportunities like other major consulting firms.


  10. "Company playing too safe but should be good in the near future"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It gives good travel opportunities and competitive compensation in the US. It also gives opportunity to meet a few leaders who can inspire you.

    Cons

    Needs gutsy leadership and inculcate the same in juniors while honing them so the company can grow beyond pharma and also stay close to cutting edge technologies

    Advice to Management

    Needs significant improvement in talent acquisition and reward mechanism. Lot of weight at the top needs to be shed.


  11. "Love the place!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZS Associates full-time

    Pros

    Work Culture, Valued by Employer, Flexibility in work

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance might be tricky but can be managed


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