Egon Zehnder
2.8 of 5 55 reviews
www.egonzehnder.com New York, NY 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Mar 26, 2014

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Egon Zehnder CEO Damien O'Brien

Damien O'Brien

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42% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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:
  • "There is no room for upward mobility"
    in 5 reviews
  • "no upward mobility - people do the same thing long term"
    in 4 reviews
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Great Company!

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

I worked at Egon Zehnder as an intern for less than a year

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

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

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

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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Okay company to work with

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Egon Zehnder

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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Great firm

Partner (Current Employee)

I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

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)

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

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)

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

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)

I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

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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This company is a joke

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

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

Proscentralized location office with a resourceful pantry

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

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very bad, no structure, monotonous work

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

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

Prosrelax atmosphere at work, not much demanding work

Conslow salary, work gets boring afet some time.

Advice to Senior Managementsalary revision, promotion

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Tension less Environment, but low incentives and Growth chances

Associate- Information Manager (Former Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

ProsVery friendly environment
Low Work Pressure
No Overtime required

ConsMonotonous work
No incentives and low in hand package

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease provide some incentive based work it will help employees to gain more interest in company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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