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Forecasting leader proves ZS careers defy prediction

Posted by ZS on May 19, 2017 4:27:20 PM

“I’m a home-grown ZSer,” says Judith. “I started right out of Cal [UC Berkeley] with my industrial engineering and operations research degree and have been here ever since.”

It’s not a situation she would have predicted.

Raised in Northern California, Judith was referred to ZS by a Berkeley classmate who worked for the firm. “I was happy to get in the door, and I was impressed with the people I met during the interview process,” she recalled. “I thought it was a great company, but I was naïve about the true extent of the opportunities available here.”

Judith admits that she started at ZS thinking consulting was a job she would keep for a few years until she figured out “what she wanted to do when she grew up.” That was over 16 years ago. “I didn't know then that it was the perfect place for me to build my career,” she said.

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Topics: WLI, Meet ZS

We’ve Been Certified as a Great Place to Work in India

Posted by ZS on May 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

ZS’s Capability and Expertise Center in India received a Great Place to Work Certification, one of the most prestigious achievements for organizations across the globe. With locations in Pune and New Delhi, ZS was recognized for having a high-trust and high-performance culture thanks to ZSers who participated in a study conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute.

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Topics: Life at ZS, ZS in India

Moms share why Mother’s Day matters to ZS

Posted by ZS on May 14, 2017 9:28:22 AM

Consulting has a reputation as a demanding profession but even so, many women would argue that its challenges—and rewards—pale in comparison to those that come with their most important job: motherhood.

In celebration of Mother's Day this year, the Women's Leadership Initiative at ZS, a group dedicated to offering respect, support, flexibility and connections to women, asked ZS moms to share what makes ZS a great place to work.

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Topics: WLI, Life at ZS

San Diego ZSers “escape” to the mountains

Posted by ZS on May 10, 2017 4:00:00 PM

ZSers from our San Diego office recently took to the mountains, trekking to Southern California’s San Bernardino National Forest for two days of team building, recreation and a little fresh air.

UCLA’s Lake Arrowhead Conference Center, a 42-acre wooded property nestled high in the mountains, provided a quietly comfortable backdrop for the offsite retreat. After coming together to reflect on the last six years since the San Diego office was established, ZSers spent the afternoon playing tennis and basketball, hiking and taking in the scenery.

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Topics: Life at ZS, ZS in San Diego

Why “Rising Stars” winner says ZSers born after 1979 have an edge

Posted by ZS on May 8, 2017 2:00:00 PM

If there’s one thing ZS Associate Principal Christina Corridon feels passionately about, it’s healthcare. This passion is what led her to pursue higher education—she earned her MBA and master’s in public health while working full time—and ultimately what led her to ZS in 2014.

Since joining, Christina has found her home in the oncology vertical. She works primarily on marketing strategy projects, taking our competitive scenario planning offering to clients. Over the last three years she helped launch the Oncology Value Watchdog thought leadership series and has become a leader in ZS’s biosimilars vertical. She's also an active member of Boston's Women's Leadership Initiative team.

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Topics: Meet ZS

ZSers in India put their consulting skills to the test, collaborating to design creative campus engagement programs

Posted by ZS on Apr 24, 2017 10:30:00 AM

We’re always on campus in search of the best and brightest new ZSers and recently, a group of intrepid new joiners—coincidentally also recent college grads—came together to answer one mammoth question: How do we convey ZS’s growing business, great people and unique culture to campus recruits in India?

The ZS Campus Beats program enlisted the help of young associates and associate consultants who formed teams representing the college they graduated from. Together, those teams tapped their past experiences to determine the best ways to engage with students who were currently attending their alma mater.

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Topics: ZS in India

As a well-traveled veteran, Glenn has lived his work

Posted by ZS on Apr 21, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Several years ago Glenn, now a principal in ZS’s Chicago office, left his suburban Chicago hometown to pursue a degree in electrical engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Upon graduation, he became an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army and spent seven years stationed in Japan and the Middle East.

After leaving the Army, Glenn worked as an engineer in the oil industry, a job that gave him the opportunity to continue doing something he had grown to love—traveling the world. He worked for months at a time in places like France, Singapore and Africa.

Finally ready to return to his roots and looking for a new challenge, Glenn enrolled in Northwestern University’s Master of Management and Manufacturing program, a dual degree program between Kellogg and the engineering school.

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Topics: Meet ZS

Manas shares what sets ZS apart from other consulting firms

Posted by ZS on Apr 20, 2017 6:30:00 PM

Culture and people are two assets that differentiate ZS from its competitors.

ZSer Manas, a decision analytics manager in our New Delhi office, talks about his journey at ZS and shares his thoughts on learning, success and work-life balance.

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Topics: Life at ZS, ZS in India

Princeton ZSers empower young women to stick with STEM at #LEADLIKEAGIRL

Posted by ZS on Apr 14, 2017 4:00:00 PM

ZSers from our Princeton office proudly sponsored and participated in Stuart Country Day School’s #LEADLIKEAGIRL conference, an event that brought more than 900 young women grades K-12, mentors, parents and teachers together to empower the next generation of female “risk-takers and changemakers”.

The conference’s mission—to support young women studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics—was near and dear to that of ZS’s own Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI). ZS’s analytics-based approach means we recruit heavily from the STEM fields—where females have been historically underrepresented—so we strive to empower women who pursue them.

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Topics: WLI, Life at ZS

Toronto ZSers use their skills to help healthcare nonprofits

Posted by ZS on Apr 11, 2017 10:25:00 AM

The ZS office in Toronto recently held its second annual social impact project workshop in conjunction with Collaboration Partners, a pro bono consulting company.

ZS Cares, ZS’s company-wide initiative dedicated to making a positive difference in the communities where we live and work, also gives ZSers the chance to collaborate with new people and experience industries and roles outside the scope of their daily work.

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Topics: ZS Cares, ZS in Toronto

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