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ZS Associates Reviews

Updated Sep 21, 2019

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ZS Associates CEO Chris Wright
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Pros
  • "Great salary compensation and perk; Steep learning growth; Great work culture;(in 213 reviews)

  • "Steep learning curve, work with smart people(in 110 reviews)

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  1. "Good company to start"

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    Current Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZS Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    High salary Great people and culture

    Cons

    Scope of projects Limited to pharma

    ZS Associates2019-09-06
  2. "Good but can do better"

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    Current Employee - Solution Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZS Associates full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work and Good Clients/ Mentors

    Cons

    No opportunities on onsite projects

    Advice to Management

    More evolve opp for CIGs

    ZS Associates2019-07-15
  3. "The company has changed and needs to get its act together"

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    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZS Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The core values of the organization are very strong and is a big attraction. massive growth opportunities are there in some geographies and business functions. if you are at the right place then learning is also a lot and you work on a lot of new things. exceptional place for the business consulting and business operations group.

    Cons

    The company has changed due to the growth in the number of people and lack of connect between different layers of the management. it has started to take up big tech programs which its incapable of running due to lack of tech leaders both at onshore as well as offshore. there are some exceptional tech people but the majority is from the non tech background. since majority of leadership is from the consulting... background there is a lack of vision in how to run tech programs effectively as its a new area for the company. despite having highly skilled consulting leaders there is a lot that can be done at the grass roots level for tech programs. for that you need PAM members with strong tech experience.

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    Advice to Management

    please engage with people who are with relevant industry background and take their views seriously. with time the open culture has diminished to a large extent. this change has happened over the last couple to 3 years maybe. there should be more people with tech background at the PAM level at onshore as they will understand the problems that teams face in delivery and help the offshore teams solve these problems.

    ZS Associates2019-06-28
  4. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at ZS Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Collaboration in the workplace Great People Steep learning in a short period of time

    Cons

    Long hours take a toll on work-life balance

    ZS Associates2019-05-30
  5. "Good first job opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at ZS Associates full-time

    Pros

    Nice people Convenient office location Some interesting project works

    Cons

    Slow promotion and very different experience if you work with different teams

    Advice to Management

    Focus more of your energy at your people, learn to say no to unreasonable clients!

    ZS Associates2019-01-15
  6. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZS Associates full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to develop oneself as the structure of the organization is very flat and project heterogeneous

    Cons

    The work life balance could be better because of the fractional staffing and the growth rate feels like it isn't sustainable

    Advice to Management

    Slow down the growth of the firm and invest in initiatives that bring senior management closer to the rest of the firm

    ZS Associates2018-11-14
  7. "Good company, smart people"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZS Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture Smart people Work is usually implemented by clients

    Cons

    Fractional staffing model leads to busy times

    ZS Associates2018-04-01
  8. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at ZS Associates full-time

    Pros

    Great culture. Truly flat structure.

    Cons

    Limited exposure to non-pharma industries. Work leans towards operations more than other strategy consulting firms

    ZS Associates2018-03-16
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Not very rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ZS Associates full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You can make a lot of friends there. The flaw though is the continuously stated opinion that people there are somehow nicer than any other company. Other than that, it provides a very solid grounding in consulting processes and rigour, in line with other mainstream management consultancies.

    Cons

    Bonuses are laughable, promotion is slow and working hours are high. Brand name not strong enough to justify this personal trade-off.

    Advice to Management

    Stop claiming "it's all about the people" and then treating people indifferently. Most of senior management have never worked in another company so are out of touch with latest expectations of working standards and pay.

    ZS Associates2017-11-20
  10. "nice place to be at"

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    Current Employee - Business Process Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZS Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    nice people collaborative culture adaptive and treats employees well

    Cons

    double edged sword - ingrained feedback culture - feels like you have to impress the most senior person in the room as opposed to the client.

    ZS Associates2017-10-29
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