- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
Employees rate Toronto 28.7% higher than the overall average
I have been working at ZS Associates full-time (More than 3 years)
- You're given an outstanding amount of responsibility early in your career. You'll thrive I f you're the type of person who takes the bull by the horns.
- Great culture. The Toronto office is filled with smart, collaborative, and all-around good people who care about you.
- Flexible hours and work arrangements; they know you work hard, so managers don't care if you need to work from home or come in late
- Fractional staffing means you get a lot of exposure in a short amount of time (~25 projects across 11 clients in 2 years)
- You get smart, fast
- You can manage personal commitments if you make them a priority for yourself. Leadership wants you to have a life outside of the office.
- Minimal travel
- The firm has a great history of growth and is expected to continue that way for the foreseeable future (they are actually actively trying to control the amount of growth to a reasonable level so that the culture is not negatively impacted)
- Typical consulting hours; it ebbs and flows, but expect 50 billable hours per week as a norm
- A lot of work is strategic, but some isn't. You need to link up with managers who like you so that you can get the projects you want (again, tyical consulting)
- Doesn't have MBB branding
- If you are not interested in healthcare, this may not be the place for you (70% of work is healthcare related)
I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at ZS Associates (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in September 2015.
The hiring process consists of two rounds of interviews, where the first round consists of a case interview and behavioural interview with two different managers. The case interview process is significantly different than traditional consulting firms, whereby ZS focuses on data analysis more so than scenerio-based. You will have to interpret charts and graphs and be ready to do mental math.