Egon Zehnder

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Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated 13 September 2014
Updated 13 September 2014
60 Reviews
3.1
60 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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 for more than a 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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 for 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
  6.  

    The company is not employee friendly

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time for more than a 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
  7.  

    Great Company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 for less than a 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
  8.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

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

    Pros

    Good brand in the search business
    Easy work
    OK hour

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay company to work with

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are okay but lacks insights

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great firm

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    Current Employee - Partner
    Current Employee - Partner

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    Good 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,

    Cons

    Lots 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 ManagementAdvice

    Build 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top-heavy company full of negative and harsh employees

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst
    Current Employee - Research Analyst

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Feedback 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 ManagementAdvice

    Try 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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