Egon Zehnder
2.8 of 5 55 reviews
www.egonzehnder.com New York, NY 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Feb 09, 2014

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76% Approve of the CEO

Egon Zehnder CEO Damien O'Brien

Damien O'Brien

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42% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great company if you like consulting

Research Associate (Current Employee)

I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time for more than 3 years

ProsI work on fascinating client assignments and meet interesting people in the process of finding the right executives for my clients.

ConsThe research career path is limited and becoming a consultant is not possible.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great colleagues and access to clients at the very highest level

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time for more than 10 years

ProsA wonderful brand built over 50 years of work at the most senior level
Some of the nicest and most collegiate people you could hope to work with
A strong basis of fairness that underpins all major decisions
Highly multinational, no single country dominates

ConsHas historically been highly conservative, although this has been changing in the last couple of years
The partnership structure means decision making requires considerable consensus

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep experimenting

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great culture, great learning experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Egon Zehnder as an intern for less than a year

ProsEgon Zehnder's US offices have great workplace culture with professional, friendly researchers. Working there is a huge opportunity for professional growth and gaining a variety of experience across different industries.

ConsEgon Zehnder is a very horizontal organization; researchers can take on more responsibilities within research but there is no path toward consulting within the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great firm

Partner (Current Employee)

I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

ProsGood values. At the core, they do try hard to care about people. The least transactional of all the big search firms. Global footprint and good exposure to global work. . Smart people. Very service oriented internally and externally,

ConsLots of cliques similar to high school. A popularity contest. Inward focused. Leadership and cultures have wide variance by office and practice group. Varied degrees of transparency. Frugal.

Advice to Senior ManagementBuild greater leadership consistency across offices and practice groups. Shift from popularity to more weight on results. Invest more in strategic growth rather than exclusively organic. More aggressively broaden services beyond acquisition.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Strong learning experience

Senior Researcher (Former Employee)

I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time for more than a year

ProsVery smart people at the firm. The consultants are very collaborative and work hard to educate researchers on the search process

ConsThey work hard and cut support staff too quickly, which means the workload is always high.The global nature of the firm of leads to late night/very early morning calls.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place with great work/life balance

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

ProsWork/Life balance. Seniour managemnet people.

ConsSame job, same rutine processes

Advice to Senior ManagementEngage analysts more to the consulting process

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Tension less Environment, but low incentives and Growth chances

Associate- Information Manager (Former Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time for less than a year

ProsVery friendly environment
Low Work Pressure
No Overtime required

ConsMonotonous work
No incentives and low in hand package

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease provide some incentive based work it will help employees to gain more interest in company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A Wonderfull Place to Work

Associate (Former Employee)
New Delhi (India)

I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time for less than a year

ProsThere are Team Leaders, Managers, VPs but none of them would treat you as a BOSS. It's a very transparent organization.

Conswork may be a little monotonus

Advice to Senior ManagementDo not just celebrate laxmi pooja, dashahra, holi and christmas but also go for Eid. :-)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Wonderful office, smart colleagues, everyone works towards the same goal.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Egon Zehnder

ProsTeam-oriented, friendly environment. Little to no office politics on display.

ConsLimited mobility, hard to alter your career path once you're on one.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent

Research Analyst (Current Employee)
São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

I have been working at Egon Zehnder

ProsRespectful environment and low turnover internally. A place that works collaboratively as a team. I would recommend this company to anyone looking for a safe and longterm career move.

ConsThe only con is that as a research analyst you have little to no potential/possibility to become an associate consultant/"partner", therefore limiting the career upward mobility and growth.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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