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Zinnov Management Consulting Reviews

Updated July 23, 2017
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  1. "Positive experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Zinnov Management Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Customer value is important in all projects. Culture is friendly and allows experimentation

    Cons

    Training to consultants and process improvements


  2. "Great company to work in the industry"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Zinnov Management Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learning opportunities, flexibility, growth, challenging environment

    Cons

    Aggressive deadlines, travel, small teams,

  3. "Senior analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zinnov Management Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible timing. Friendly environment. Good for beginners, good projects

    Cons

    Not much growth financially, same repetitive work, regionalism , no defined growth paths. Manager was too partial in work allocation

    Advice to Management

    Give growth to your analyst financially too. They really work hard. CEO is not aware of what is going on in zkc team


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good for starting your career"

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    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zinnov Management Consulting full-time

    Pros

    -Friendly environment
    -Flat Hierarchy: Everyone is considered equal, healthy arguments are encouraged
    -Flexible Timings: Employees must stick to the minimum working hours

    Cons

    - Goals set for the team is totally fluctuating
    - Free lunch provided in the premises can be made better


  5. "Great company to work"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zinnov Management Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A friendly atmosphere where each person gets chance to exhibit his or her talent. The work types we receive in the company has so much of variety.
    The quality of people employed in terms of knowledge makes up for an excellent work place. Overall a great company to work with. Friendly and cordial culture. Helpful seniors and colleagues,work life balance. Everyday there is a chance to learn something new.

    Cons

    Nothing as such . overall everything is good.
    Only the food quality can be a little better.

    Advice to Management

    Encouraging skip level meetings will be a good option .


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Market research, database creation, unethical calling company"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zinnov Management Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Hands on experience in politics
    Will learn to work without any rewards/appreciation whatsoever

    Cons

    Unethical style of working would be an understatement.
    Mean and inhuman ways of working are some things the management is proud of.
    Incorporating "Management Consulting" in the name itself doesn't make you one evidently.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management is as bad as it can get. Kindly get smart and non-politically motivated people into the teams to make them run smoothly


  7. "Growing steadily and good brand"

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

    I have been working at Zinnov Management Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Growth picked up in last two years. The quality of the projects are getting better and complex. The company gives flexibility to consultants to solve problems.

    Cons

    Lack of structure and processes is a big challenge. Investment in tools and IT infrastructure needs rethinking.

    Advice to Management

    Improve infrastructure investments and will result in better productivity for the teams

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work!! with a pinch of salt"

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good exposure to clients if you perform
    Thinking out of the box can happen in some projects

    Cons

    No standard processes at all
    No analytical tool is used at all
    In the name of consulting this company provides only primary research and nothing else
    Senior leadership of this company favors some people but they often ignore the real hardworkers
    Extreme level of dirty politics in the appraisals
    No formal processes
    There is no sanity around the data that they give to their clients. Most of the work is playing around with numbers & some silly presentations

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees as assets instead of resources. Churn your senior leadership so that people can live longer with the company


  9. Helpful (14)

    "Excellent workplace for learning politics. Otherwise a career graveyard."

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zinnov Management Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Both the Bengaluru offices are well located. Good Salaries overall (trap). Free Unedible Lunch (trap).

    Cons

    Please refrain from considering Zinnov as a gateway into the management consulting world. A common mistake that I did, and many others did. This is a highly muddled up organisation, which has absolutely no business clarity or process structure. They are superbly confused as to what their core competency even is. They identify themselves as a boutique management consulting firm even after 15 years since inception. The research work is very base level and is merely reorganisation of data found via google searches, the credibility of which has always remained questionable. Not to forget the extremely unethical bit of reusing projects for a client to another - something that is in fact legally sue-able! Its whistle-blowing waiting to happen!

    My advise to prospective employees is : Please carry out a sound research on the organisation before joining in / applying. Connect with folks who have worked with the organisation and learn more, before you decide to jeopardise your career. Do not fall prey to some of the fake positive reviews that you would see on this page! The attrition rate (of ~50-55%) is incredibly high for a reason; theres always vacancies at Zinnov. Every 6 months everyone gets either a 'fast track' or a promotion! Some of the rosy salaries they offer are disguises in blessings. It makes it nearly impossible to expect a hike in your next job / or a job in the first place! My personal experience has been torturous, and it did affect my personal well-being to quite an extent. And I am clearly not referring to work pressures (which we youngsters must adapt to for our own good anyway) but the psychological trauma due to office politics and favouritism and lack of recognition to your work. Two-faced people. passing negative feedback to your managers, hampering your repute is an everyday thing here!

    Advice to Management

    The organisation has now become a headless chicken - with 4 heads. Heavily confused, with no end in sight. Poor leaders making poor decisions, that too aggressively! Previous comments have already stated about the lack of vision and mission! The head sitting in US office, has eternally been an inside joke in India office. Please please buckle up dear Zinnov, and stop ruining careers!

    Advice to Candidates:

    I have never seen Management of any organisation for that matter, reading these comments on glassdoor, going back and implementing it, to bring about a change. So, please avoid this company, even if you dont have any other prospective opportunities!


  10. Helpful (8)

    "No career progression, no upskilling"

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zinnov Management Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunch
    Freedom in work (you are given almost complete independence in the way you do your work, which is not always a good thing)

    Cons

    No efforts taken to upskill the employees. All you do is create excel files and ppts based on Google search. No adoption to changes happening in the world while they claim to be advisors of digital transformation. Chances are you don't find any jobs outside once you get in here.
    You end up slogging for hours altogether and chances are that your efforts go unrecognized
    Hikes are pathetic and recent management changes have been making it worse.
    HR policies are there for the organization's sake and not for employees. You work late, there is no means of recognition. You come to office late next day, you are penalised.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to undergo major organizational change to upskill employees and implement processes to recognize all good performers.


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