Egon Zehnder

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Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated 3 November, 2014
Updated 3 November, 2014
64 Reviews
3.3
64 Reviews
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Egon Zehnder CEO Rajeev Vasudeva
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Review Highlights

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
  • Also, they do not have fixed career path like in other organisations, so the promotions don't come easily (in 5 reviews)

  • Mind numbingly boring, no room for growth (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Standard varies from office to office

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great culture, great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Egon Zehnder as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Egon 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great colleagues and access to clients at the very highest level

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A 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

    Cons

    Has 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep experimenting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    good team, bad structure

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

    great consultants to work with

    Cons

    no upward mobility - people do the same thing long term

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great learning exp however, please offer more flexibility for work hours

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in New Delhi (India)

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Night shifts and lack of flexibility in terms of work hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more innovative at the time of interviews and offer more non-financial rewards

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Experience depends on office and practice

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Little 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 ManagementAdvice

    Standardize consultant's approach to research organization, make path for researchers to become consultants

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    good

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Delhi (India)

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

    Pros

    overall culture and workplace environment to be precise

    Cons

    nothing in general to be precise as its a good place overall

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Lovely colleagues and a team based, collaborative culture

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    The company is not employee friendly

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

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    too much pressure
    senseless issues
    employees are treated as machines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should respect the employees and not always treat them as machines

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Great Company!

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst Intern in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Research Analyst Intern in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Egon Zehnder as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The culture at Egon Zehnder is fantastic. Consultants and analysts at different offices around the world work together in order to deliver optimal results to clients. The internship experience at the firm is absolutely phenomenal and one of the best professional experiences I have ever had. The firm invests significant time and money to integrate the interns into the firm and provides extensive training which I really appreciated. I also enjoyed the wide range of tasks and projects I was assigned and all the incredibly intelligent people with whom I had the opportunity to interact.

    Cons

    At times I disagreed with the research approach of several team members on projects, but am unsure as to how specific that is to Egon Zehnder and not simply the consulting field in general.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think creating a greater bridge between the research analyst and consultant positions at the firm in terms of client-site interaction and responsibility would allow for significantly greater talent retention at the research analyst level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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