Egon Zehnder

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Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated 3 November 2014
Updated 3 November 2014
64 Reviews
3.3
64 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Tension less Environment, but low incentives and Growth chances

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate- Information Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Associate- Information Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly environment
    Low Work Pressure
    No Overtime required

    Cons

    Monotonous work
    No incentives and low in hand package

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Wonderfull Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in New Delhi
    Former Employee - Associate in New Delhi

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    work may be a little monotonus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not just celebrate laxmi pooja, dashahra, holi and christmas but also go for Eid. :-)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay, so far.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    EZIRS is not a company but a shop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Sustained positive experience of 25+ years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Partner in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Partner in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have worked as a consultant for Egon Zehnder International for over 25 years until my retirement, the bulk of which was as a Partner. For me the firm has provided a perfect career opportunity to grow from a novice search consultant to a seasoned professional. I got a chance to work with, learn from, and absorb the value system of global, extremely collaborative, client service oriented Partnership, made up of some of the smartest people I have ever worked with. The firm has been more consistent in its philosophy, its values and its style than most organizations I have observed.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge for the firm is the difficulty of maintaining the standards and values propagated by its founder that sustained a small group of handpicked people working together on a ever growing and ever more globalized scale..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the common core values (across locations psanning all continents) of the firm and the partnership as propagated by Egon for future generations of support staff, consultants and partners.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    egon zehnder research analyst

    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    some of the pros of working at egon zehnder as an intern:
    great work environment, friendly team and really willing to help and very feedback oriented place.

    Cons

    some of the cons of working at egon zehnder as an intern:

    the pay is a lot more competitive at other places and that is a bummer in a big city

  9.  

    Great Summer internship experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Egon Zehnder as an intern

    Pros

    -Company invests a lot in their interns
    -Give a lot of important work to interns - not busy work
    -everyone is very nice, lots of training and mentorship

    Cons

    -not many as a summer intern
    -can't get to a consultant level as a research analyst
    -the work can pile up and interns are expected to balance a lot of different assignments and learn quickly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    positive

    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    big company lots to learn

    Cons

    fluctuate work hours, can be stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more caring to supporting staff

  11.  

    Positive Internship Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

    Ability to work with smart and collaborative people

    Cons

    Some work can be boring

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