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Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated 7 April 2015
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Egon Zehnder CEO Rajeev Vasudeva
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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
  • 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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  1. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep experimenting

  2. Helpful (1)

    Culture is not what they claim it to be

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Clever people. Good pedigrees. Mostly collaborative.

    Cons

    Highly political at the top. Unwilling to support diverse cultures. Strong divide between US and rest of world culturally.

  3. Helpful (1)

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

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    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.

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  5. Associate-IM

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, great working hours, rewards good at times, decent exposure and growth if one works hard.

    Cons

    Low/less interaction between different teams. The work gets too monotonous at times.

    Advice to Management

    Doing good work but please ease up a little. Take out initiatives to make the workplace interesting

  6. Good Company to work with..

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working enviroment to be in...

    Cons

    None.. its a great place to work..

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up...

  7. Good for freshers.(In terms of Salary)

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    Current Employee - Associate DC in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Associate DC in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    8 hour job. You can gain knowledge about different industries.

    Cons

    You can feel good if you are hired in research. If in DC then no one will hire you. Its a data entry job.

  8. Bilingual Receptionist Position

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    Former Employee - Recepcionist in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Recepcionist in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Networking; good opportunity to improve communication skills; friendly staff

    Cons

    While some days are really hurried, others are really low. As a receptionist, it's very hard to move up.

  9. Awesome

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    Current Employee - Campus Representative in UC Berkeley, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Campus Representative in UC Berkeley, CA (US)

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great staff, nice office, flexible hours

    Cons

    lots of room for creativity

    Advice to Management

    none

  10. Good experience working there.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

    A lot to learn. Supportive team members. Food there is very good and most of all they are always ready to help you out with the issues.

    Cons

    There is no as such challenge regarding the work schedule but the salary is not that much high. Transport facility is not good.

    Advice to Management

    You guys should enhance the salary a bit, its really very low for the entry level designations. And also work a little bit more on the administration part.

  11. Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, nice work environment and balanced work load

    Cons

    No ability to move up in the company if you are entry level.

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