Egon Zehnder

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Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated 30 July 2014
Updated 30 July 2014
60 Reviews
3.1
60 Reviews
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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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12 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Simply fooled myself working here

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Comfortable timings and Sat-Sun offs

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    Value Work And please stop Playing with Words and petty politics

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    EZIRS is not a company but a shop

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst  in  Delhi
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Delhi

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

    Good brand name in international market.

    Cons

    Boring, 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Egon Zehnder Information & Research Services (EZIRS) like a hell to work with

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

    Its like Goverment job, come to office just work and go back to home.

    Cons

    But dont dream about growth, no salary hike for those who are not favourite of managers, false promise in interview and within 2-3 you will start looking another job, worst paymaster in executive search. jsut check old employee on linkedin and ask them if any one has ever reffered any friend to this place. No one dare to reffer any friend to this hell.
    Senior are here for more then 2-3 years rest are dont want to complete just one year.
    Manager from this company can spoil any companies good environment because they just like to play politics and COO Gitanjali might have had good exp in research but as a leader she is partial, always avalaible to talk to girls but cross growth line of boys as it is the policy of parent company EZI, you wont find any male staff in offices at delhi, mumbai and bangalore except consultants.

    worst exp. of life for those who have worked here since 2007, HR department behave like a deaf in exit interview.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its a chellenge to find more 2-3 ex. employees satisfied with EZIRS (Egon Zehnder Information And Research Services), current one are looking for another job

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst work environment I have ever experienced

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    Former Employee - Administrative  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Too 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Culture is not what they claim it to be

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

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

    Pros

    Clever people. Good pedigrees. Mostly collaborative.

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Now know what not to do.

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

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Reasonable hours, nice coworkers, good location

    Cons

    Mind numbingly boring, no room for growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion 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  

    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
  10.  

    This company is a joke

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

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

    Pros

    centralized location office with a resourceful pantry

    Cons

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

  11.  

    It is good only if you are near retirement

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

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

    Pros

    Calm place
    Good benefits
    Chance to talk to very senior people

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, listen to what people say about you. It is true.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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