Egon Zehnder

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Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated 16 October 2014
Updated 16 October 2014
62 Reviews
3.2
62 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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  1.  

    Amazing Opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lack of technical experience provided

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better vertical mobility

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great consultant networks to leverage, wonderful benefits program

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company if you like consulting

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    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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 (more than an 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
  6.  

    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 (less than an 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer Analyst

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    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Miami, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Pay, nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Lots of micromanagement. The work is pretty boring, very mundane and lots of data entry. Hope you like linkedin.

    Work hard, no speaking. Think of your typical "Office Space" setting

    No room for growth. You can work as hard as you want, and maybe after 15 years you'll become a Research Director, but good luck ever becoming a Consultant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're all very nice people. Nothing bad to report about you, but I guess the industry is very boring by its nature.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Was not for me. Lots of boring work. Lots of hard work.

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    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

    you learn a lot. people are very nice. work with strategic people and big time clients. They are making changes and trying to make things better in regards to moving up

    Cons

    Not great team work. you get to work with really experienced people but also you are so far away from their experience that you end up not getting a lot of training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Play to analyst strengths.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company if you are working any offices other than UAE one

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    Former Employee - Chief Accountant in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Chief Accountant in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    its a nice place to work if your boss is good

    Cons

    it is a nice place to work any offices other than the dubai office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the management should try to understand the morale of employess and tries to reduce staff turnover. Good companies always tries to retain their employees and both employer and employee will benefit out of that

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Standard varies from office to office

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

    International company. Feels like family. Easy work as restricted by role description. Young team. Good benefits. Decent office space.

    Cons

    No potential for personal growth. Strict hierarchy. No leadership due to set up of company structure. Partner owned concept.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great colleagues and access to clients at the very highest level

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A wonderful brand built over 50 years of work at the most senior level
    Some of the nicest and most collegiate people you could hope to work with
    A strong basis of fairness that underpins all major decisions
    Highly multinational, no single country dominates

    Cons

    Has historically been highly conservative, although this has been changing in the last couple of years
    The partnership structure means decision making requires considerable consensus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep experimenting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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