Senior Solutions Analyst (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – March 13, 2016
ZS is a good company to start your career with. Lot of learning opportunities and challenges on a day to day basis. You learn as you work on different projects and you get the client facing role very soon in your career. The best thing about working in ZS is its people - very smart and intelligent.
Assistant to Office Manager (Former Employee) – San Mateo, CA – March 25, 2015
I worked there for half a year and it was not a good experience. The training was horrible, from a guy that wouldn't talk in complete sentences and never talked unless he had too. He would show up for meetings late, disappear for hours and nothing would be said. Meanwhile, everyone had to work twice as hard. Tried to alert the a Manager of this and she changed the subject. I was gone two weeks later. The firm is full of 20 something kids just out of College but due to the turnover, move up quickly. If you are looking for people over 40, there are about 5 out of 200.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Evanston, IL – November 25, 2013
My typical day consists of answering the main office phone line, greeting visitors, allocating the company credit card, order office supplies, organizing catering orders and assist the office manager with other needs she may have. I have learned how to multitask even more then I knew before. I'll be in the middle of a project and the phone will be ringing off the hook and I've learned how to manage myself when this occurs. I get along very well with my co-workers, and need to, considering I'm in contact with them on a daily/weekly basis. I've created a positive relationship with them all. The hardest part of my job would be when I have to multitask and complete assignment for my boss and the front desk gets busy with calls, visitors, and guests. But I have developed great skills that help make it easier then when I first started the job. Everything’s a learning process. What I enjoy most about my job would be all the interaction I have with people daily. I have good communication and people skills which contributes to me succeeding in my role.
Free lunches, great company events, holiday bonus and yearly raises
my commute from the city, requirement of sitting all day
Business Analytics Associate (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – September 26, 2013
There is no work life balance at this company, depending on who you are. There are those who have never worked more than 55 hours a week since joining ZS, and those who normally work 80+ hour weeks.
Definitely sink or swim environment although your reviews on projects are largely dependent on the relationships that you form. I have noticed consultants/associate consultants purposefully put down their reports in reviews to make themselves look better. If you do a good job but no one likes you, you won't last long but that goes without saying.
The people here are smart and you will learn a lot but they are also very arrogant and elitist.
Projects range from interesting to mundane to ridiculous. I was on a market strategy project where we had to determine whether or not to hire additional heads for a new product line. We had almost no insight into what the new products were and had to come up with a recommendation. There was so much BS put together on that project that it made my head spin.
The skills that I learned there helped me get a job on what they call the 'client side'. Hard to look back. In my new role, I am respected, work regular 8 to 10 hour days, am learning a lot more, and have more say in my own career development. So it's not all bad, once you leave.
Free snacks, steep learning curve
Non-existent work life balance, politics, unfair performance review model