ZS Associates Employee Reviews about "work culture"

Updated Dec 30, 2020

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  1. "Business Analyst"

    5.0
    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

  2. "Decent"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Data Analytics - Associate 

    I worked at ZS Associates full-time

    Pros

    Good work culture, decent WLB

    Cons

    Low ball position, less money


  3. "Great company to work with!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Solutions Project Lead in Evanston, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZS Associates for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People are the finest! Great work culture!

    Cons

    May have long working hours but if you enjoy it you will be fine.

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    "High Stress and Toxic Work Culture"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ZS Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A lot of client facing experience and accelerates your career, particularly if you're looking to do an MBA down the line

    Cons

    - Poor oversight by management on new college grads, effectively leaving them in the charge of other associates who have no management experience or training. (In my case, reviews for junior associates are essentially written by the senior associate, using the Manager's name) Because of this, associate experience can vary dramatically, from OK to toxic/terrible. I was unfortunate to fall on the latter end of the spectrum. - Long working hours, high stress, unhealthy work-life balance (not uncommon to work 70-90 hours a week), very thankless leadership for all the hours put in -Management thinks about client demands first and employee welfare second (and are very obvious about it) -The tools used for analytics are extremely outdated, poor analytics and statistical practices. This isn't the place to level up your technical skills (but it is the place to level up client-facing skills) - Poor compensation for the hours put in - I ultimately left ZS due to the terrible work culture and am mentally healthier and happier in my new job.

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    "Business Operations Associate"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL
    Recommends

    I have been working at ZS Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Work Culture, Senior management is encouraging

    Cons

    bad work life balance, low salary

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    "Great Company, Great People, Incredibly High Expecations"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZS Associates full-time for 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.

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    "Amazing people"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in North Chicago, IL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZS Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work culture here is great

    Cons

    Working hours are long and compensation is not great

  8. "Operations Delivery Associate"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ZS Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work culture People are collaborative Got to work on clients across multiple industries Management is very accessible

    Cons

    Work life balance Perks could be improved Less flexibility to work in areas of interest

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    "Associate"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Associate in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZS Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Extremely smart coworkers from top universities - Great pay / raises / bonuses - Very transparent organization - Offices are swanky and very modern - Fun work culture - Strategy oriented projects

    Cons

    - Hours can get a little long sometimes, but it's management consulting...it's part of the deal - Nothing else, but I need to meet a word count...

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    "Good company with flaws"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    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 for 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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