Egon Zehnder

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Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated 16 October 2014
Updated 16 October 2014
61 Reviews
3.1
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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.  

    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
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    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

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst work environment I have ever experienced

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time (more than an 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
  11.  

    Decent place to begin career

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

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Pay 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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