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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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.  

    Great colleagues and access to clients at the very highest level

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Culture is not what they claim it to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England

    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
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  5.  

    egon zehnder research analyst

    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    some of the pros of working at egon zehnder as an intern:
    great work environment, friendly team and really willing to help and very feedback oriented place.

    Cons

    some of the cons of working at egon zehnder as an intern:

    the pay is a lot more competitive at other places and that is a bummer in a big city

  6.  

    Sustained positive experience of 25+ years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Partner in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Partner in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have worked as a consultant for Egon Zehnder International for over 25 years until my retirement, the bulk of which was as a Partner. For me the firm has provided a perfect career opportunity to grow from a novice search consultant to a seasoned professional. I got a chance to work with, learn from, and absorb the value system of global, extremely collaborative, client service oriented Partnership, made up of some of the smartest people I have ever worked with. The firm has been more consistent in its philosophy, its values and its style than most organizations I have observed.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge for the firm is the difficulty of maintaining the standards and values propagated by its founder that sustained a small group of handpicked people working together on a ever growing and ever more globalized scale..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the common core values (across locations psanning all continents) of the firm and the partnership as propagated by Egon for future generations of support staff, consultants and partners.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Summer internship experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Egon Zehnder as an intern

    Pros

    -Company invests a lot in their interns
    -Give a lot of important work to interns - not busy work
    -everyone is very nice, lots of training and mentorship

    Cons

    -not many as a summer intern
    -can't get to a consultant level as a research analyst
    -the work can pile up and interns are expected to balance a lot of different assignments and learn quickly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    positive

    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    big company lots to learn

    Cons

    fluctuate work hours, can be stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more caring to supporting staff

  9.  

    Positive Internship Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

    Ability to work with smart and collaborative people

    Cons

    Some work can be boring

  10.  

    Good Company for the freshers

    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    No work pressure & global researcher are very supportive.

    Cons

    Salary a bit on lower side

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do care about your existing employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Worst work environment I have ever experienced

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    The only pros to working at EZI is location and paid benefits.

    Cons

    Too many to list. This is without a doubt the most dysfunctional work environment I have ever experienced. Lots of OT with no appreciation of work/life balance. Interoffice hooligans going on with affairs and inappropriate behavior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Won't waste my time because management has no desire to change structure/behavior.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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