Egon Zehnder

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Updated Jul 30, 2014

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2.8 58 reviews

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Egon Zehnder CEO Rajeev Vasudeva

Rajeev Vasudeva


43% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Experience depends on office and practice

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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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    good

    Research Analyst (Current Employee) Delhi (India)

    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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    The company is not employee friendly

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

    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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    Great Company!

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

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsAt 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 Senior ManagementI 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.

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

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    Okay company to work with

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood initial package for IT department.
    Normal work
    Flexible working hours
    Many benefits for IT people in the company when compared to other data processing teams.

    ConsPoor increment percentage.
    Okay Infrastructure
    Meal quality is not upto the mark.
    Very less fun activities in the office

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople are okay but lacks insights

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

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    Run!! There are better options out there...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    ProsGood brand in the search business
    Easy work
    OK hour

    ConsLimited growth (no future)
    Poor management
    Rubbish people from top to bottom from PAs to Cs to Rs

    Advice to Senior ManagementAfter all its just headhunting, no need to over-advertise its brand and acting like industry leaders.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great firm

    Partner (Current Employee)

    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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    Top-heavy company full of negative and harsh employees

    Research Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsNice facilities, lots of office supplies available, pays well, travel opportunities

    ConsFeedback is great. If done properly, it can help fix issues and motivate employees. At EZI, they give you an overload of feedback, to the point where it feels they are beating you up. They are way too concerned with appearances and little nitpicky things in the office, and less concerned with helping you do good work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to foster a more positive work environment. It will help your employees be happier. Focus more on the work and helping people utilize their strengths for the company rather than tearing them down for their weaknesses.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Strong learning experience

    Senior Researcher (Former Employee)

    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)

    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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