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

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Updated Mar 26, 2014

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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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Pros:
  • "Manageable work hours, work-life balance is great"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Some good benefits, which can be found elsewhere also"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "There is no room for upward mobility"
    in 5 reviews
  • "no upward mobility - people do the same thing long term"
    in 4 reviews
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Good company if you are working any offices other than UAE one

Chief Accountant (Former Employee)
Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time for more than 3 years

Prosits a nice place to work if your boss is good

Consit is a nice place to work any offices other than the dubai office

Advice to Senior Managementthe management should try to understand the morale of employess and tries to reduce staff turnover. Good companies always tries to retain their employees and both employer and employee will benefit out of that

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Standard varies from office to office

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Egon Zehnder

ProsInternational company. Feels like family. Easy work as restricted by role description. Young team. Good benefits. Decent office space.

ConsNo potential for personal growth. Strict hierarchy. No leadership due to set up of company structure. Partner owned concept.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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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 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 learning exp however, please offer more flexibility for work hours

Analyst (Current Employee)
New Delhi (India)

I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat work n culture and healthy interactions across colleagues in other countries

ConsNight shifts and lack of flexibility in terms of work hours

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more innovative at the time of interviews and offer more non-financial rewards

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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good

Research Analyst (Current Employee)
Delhi (India)

I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time for more than 5 years

Prosoverall culture and workplace environment to be precise

Consnothing in general to be precise as its a good place overall

Advice to Senior Managementnothing

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

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good team, bad structure

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Egon Zehnder

Prosgreat consultants to work with

Consno upward mobility - people do the same thing long term

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Experience depends on office and practice

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Egon Zehnder

ProsGreat exposure to executive resume assessment, instills attention to detail and strong work ethic. Lots of comradery between research analysts and associates.

ConsLittle appreciation of research, variable experience based on which consultants you work with, no career path for research to move up, research management is incestuous and stagnant

Advice to Senior ManagementStandardize consultant's approach to research organization, make path for researchers to become consultants

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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backwards looking firm that cannot see beyond a transactional business model.

Consultant (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time for more than 3 years

ProsLovely colleagues and a team based, collaborative culture

ConsA sausage machine focused only on volume but without the upside benefit of a commission structure.

Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand the heart of professional services firms to become true trusted advisors to clients across a breadth of human capital offerings. Lead and stop following what you know. Innovate and grow through diversification and depth of client relationships.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The company is not employee friendly

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

ProsGood shift timings and hours, cabs are provided and in case you opt out of cab you get allowance for that.

Constoo much pressure
senseless issues
employees are treated as machines

Advice to Senior ManagementShould respect the employees and not always treat them as machines

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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