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Updated Jun 07, 2014

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Egon Zehnder CEO Rajeev Vasudeva

Rajeev Vasudeva


44% 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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    A Wonderfull Place to Work

    Associate (Former Employee) New Delhi

    ProsThere are Team Leaders, Managers, VPs but none of them would treat you as a BOSS. It's a very transparent organization.

    Conswork may be a little monotonus

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not just celebrate laxmi pooja, dashahra, holi and christmas but also go for Eid. :-)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Okay, so far.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana

    ProsSome good benefits, which can be found elsewhere also.
    Chilled number of hours.
    Weekends off is non-negotiable.
    Salary on time.

    ConsNo room for creativity. No fun. Only work, work, work!
    Absolutely biased in its selection of people to higher levels.
    Political games everywhere.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease offer us growth opportunities or at least skills training. no room for growth here. Leadership lacking in this vital area

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    EZIRS is not a company but a shop

    Research Analyst (Current Employee) Delhi

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

    Research Analyst (Former Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana

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

    ConsBut 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 Senior ManagementIts 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent place to begin career

    Executive Assistant (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsThe company offers top class benefits and they express genuine interest in the well being of employees. People are fun to work with and the work can (sometimes) be interesting. Often fast-paced, which keeps things from becoming droll.

    ConsPay is so-so and raises are minimal. Bonuses are hit or miss. There is little to no ladder to climb. As an assistant there is almost no hope of moving up. As a Researcher there is possibility to advance, but there is a ceiling. You cannot become a consultant by working here. Consultants are hired from outside and they all have 15+ years of experience and an advanced degree. This is a place to gain experience, not a place to build a long-term career.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore financial motivation (i.e. fairer raises and bonuses) and more opportunity for advancement might improve work productivity and motivation and increase retention rates.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing Opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company itself holds a large market share of the executive search industry.

    ConsLack of technical experience provided

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter vertical mobility

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    Good exposure to new industries, functions, networks; No long-term mobility/growth though

    Research Analyst (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA (US)

    ProsGreat consultant networks to leverage, wonderful benefits program

    ConsBad pay, tons of inner political drama, terrible upward mobility for researchers

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

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    Great company if you like consulting

    Research Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsI work on fascinating client assignments and meet interesting people in the process of finding the right executives for my clients.

    ConsThe research career path is limited and becoming a consultant is not possible.

    Yes, I would 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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