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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    Worst work environment I have ever experienced

    Administrative (Former Employee) Dallas, TX (US)

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

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

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

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    Simply fooled myself working here

    Research Analyst (Former Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsComfortable timings and Sat-Sun offs

    ConsI Slogged like a donkey for 5 years with no human respect and dignity...forgot about growth ..its a place where I wasted my time, career and health

    A place where ppl are promoted based on being good in getting work done by others..with no performance record.

    Rumours, which even I did not know about myself...with no one to dine with, to talk to ...I wonder how I survived all these..Worst discrimination That I went through..I literally felt like a untouchable in a village..

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue Work And please stop Playing with Words and petty politics

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Culture is not what they claim it to be

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsClever people. Good pedigrees. Mostly collaborative.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Now know what not to do.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsReasonable hours, nice coworkers, good location

    ConsMind numbingly boring, no room for growth

    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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    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

     

    This company is a joke

    Research Associate (Former Employee) Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    Proscentralized location office with a resourceful pantry

    Consrubbish colleagues, no one is working but pretend working all day long

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    It is good only if you are near retirement

    Research Analyst (Current Employee) São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    ProsCalm place
    Good benefits
    Chance to talk to very senior people

    ConsBoring work
    People are very oldfashioned
    Not a chance to grow. Listen well, NOT A CHANCE!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease, listen to what people say about you. It is true.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Limited professional opportunity and politics based on tenure NOT a meritocracy

    Research Associate (Former Employee)

    ProsSalary is competitive with the market. Partners are very capable and in general can add value to clients.

    ConsEgon Zehnder is a european company in it's culture and therefore is not open to new ideas or "free thought" to work here and do well in the research area you much be able to supress your ideas and be submissive. Things work very slowly here… Beyond research there is NO career growth, you will be a research for the rest of your life! Every other exec search company offers you the option to grow except Egon Zehnder...

    Advice to Senior ManagementPractice what you preach. EZ is supposedly a company that provides its clients with management reviews and leadership coaching… so why can't that happen internally? There is a large disconnect between the research are and the partners that create 2 sub-cultures withtin the company when it ought to be one.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    EZIRS is not a company but a shop

    Research Analyst (Current Employee) Delhi (India)

    ProsGood brand name in international market.

    ConsBoring, repetitive work, not interested in growth of individual and pay scales are ridiculously low. The leadership of EZIRS is pathetic as people with no or very less management education or experience are leading the key positions. And its more painful to see how a so called human capital consulting firm is not able to manage its own human capital. The sole objective of the promoters is to earn money and not build good company with some future vision. I don't see EZIRS existing anymore in next five years as the inflationary pressure increases leading to the increase in salary demand of employees.

    Advice to Senior Managementappreciate work and don't show favoritism and nepotism. There should be a transparent way to accessing the performance of the employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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