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ZS makes Consulting’s 2017 “Best Firms to Work For” list

Posted by ZS on Sep 14, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Each year, Consulting magazine surveys over 10,000 consultants from 300 firms around the world, asking questions related to culture, career development, leadership, compensation and benefits and work-life balance. The 15 firms with the highest ratings make the prestigious "Best Firms to Work For" list and this year, ZS is one of them. Number 10, to be exact.

ZS’s Evanston-based Managing Director Chris Wright says making the list opened his eyes to our size, scale and global reach.

“When I became a principal here, we had a couple offices and a couple hundred people,” he said. “While we recognize that with 5,000 people in 22 offices around the world we’re no longer small, in many respects it still feels like we are.”

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Learning while growing expertise in ZS’s Emerging Leaders Management Program

Posted by ZS on Sep 8, 2017 7:30:00 AM

ZS’s latest management course with the Indian School of Business (ISB) is unique and synonymous with our culture.

ZS collaborated with ISB in Hyderabad in 2016 to create the Emerging Leaders Management Program (ELMP), a comprehensive and intensive management education program exclusively for ZSers. This higher education initiative provides ZSers an opportunity to hone their skills, sharpen their business acumen and continue their academic learning while at ZS.

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Topics: Life at ZS, ZS in India

ZS keeps it real with women

Posted by ZS on Sep 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

We support the career growth of women at ZS.

Our Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) has partnered with Fairygodboss, an online job review site with a mission to improve the workplace for women by creating transparency around culture and benefits, to showcase how female ZSers build successful, long-term consulting careers.

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Topics: WLI, Life at ZS, Women’s Leadership Initiative, Women at ZS

In his search for project experience, Toronto intern found new friends

Posted by ZS on Sep 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM

“What color were the umbrellas in the sky?” was the last question we needed to answer as part of a no-holds barred scavenger hunt on the Toronto Islands. It was a drizzling Thursday afternoon, but it was the summer event for ZS’s office in Toronto.

ZSers are known for their friendly competitive spirit, so every team had carefully developed a strategy during the ferry ride to the island. Some teams started with the easier challenges, some went straight for the highest point challenges and others went straight to the patio for a drink. Regardless of approach, we all ended the hunt slightly wet, tired and confused as to what color the umbrellas were or why they were in the sky. It was an incredibly enjoyable day and an opportunity to get to know my colleagues on a more personal level.

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Topics: ZS in Toronto, ZS Interns

Chicagoland ZSers satisfy their hunger for adventure

Posted by ZS on Aug 31, 2017 1:00:00 PM

This summer, every Evanston ZSer had the chance to choose their own Chicagoland adventure. Each adventure was led by one of ZS’s principals or associate principals. ZSers formed teams and took part in activities like cooking, hiking, go-karting, painting and sangria-making on a warm afternoon.

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Topics: Life at ZS, ZS in Evanston

LA intern got lucky this summer at ZS

Posted by ZS on Aug 28, 2017 3:00:00 PM

What makes casino games even more exciting? Knowing all proceeds go to supporting a foundation that rescues companion animals and prepares them for new opportunities. That’s what.

Regardless of how busy everyone gets with their project work, the ZS team makes time to do the right thing for local nonprofit organizations through ZS Cares, our global corporate social responsibility program. This past week, the Los Angeles ZS office held its second annual charity casino night. Throughout the event, ZSers were able to purchase raffle tickets to win donated items. All proceeds were given to the Lange Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to saving impounded animals. The LA office raised over $3,000 and enjoyed an evening of game-playing.

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Topics: ZS Cares, ZS Interns, ZS in Los Angeles

Mentoring Moments: How David Uses Collaboration to Grow

Posted by ZS on Aug 25, 2017 3:50:10 PM

ZS is known for having a welcoming culture with collaboration at its core. For business consultant David, the tight, collaborative bond shared among ZSers became clear during the interview process.

Halfway through his second interview, the fire alarm went off in the building, forcing the entire Toronto office to evacuate. While they waited, David had the unique chance to talk to and get to know ZSers in a more informal setting.

Just like in his client work, the soon-to-be ZSer turned an unexpected twist into an opportunity – and made a positive impression.

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Shanghai summer intern found time for work and play at ZS

Posted by ZS on Aug 23, 2017 1:00:00 PM

ZSers are warm and helpful, which is why I feel at home when I’m in the office.

I’ve been working as a part-time assistant at ZS since last autumn, but this summer I decided to transition into my first ever internship. The intern experience has been different from the routine I was used to, and it came with surprises—and challenges!

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Topics: ZS Interns, ZS in Shanghai

Raising a Toast to New Challenges: How Abhay is Growing Professionally

Posted by ZS on Aug 22, 2017 2:56:37 PM

A career at ZS is an opportunity to continuously grow by learning and doing more, every day. For Business Operations Associate Abhay, the challenges and opportunities are part of what makes ZS and our Pune office a great place to work.

Abhay says each day teaches him something new he can use to grow as a professional.

In his day-to-day at ZS, he helps pharmaceutical clients design and implement allocation strategies for product samples, enabling balance between promotional and sales channels. Like all areas at ZS, it’s a position where collaboration and continuous learning are always present.

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Topics: Meet ZS, ZS in India

New Delhi and Pune ZSers take ZS Cares to nearby villages

Posted by ZS on Aug 21, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The ZS Cares community continues to grow at our Capability and Expertise Center in India, where ZSers are making a positive difference in their communities through volunteer initiatives in nearby villages.

ZS’s New Delhi office organized a summer kick-off event that introduced ZSers to our past and future corporate social responsibility activities and featured the director from NeeV, a Gurgaon learning center that ZS partners with frequently to improve the lives of its underprivileged children. The children performed a short skit as a thank you to ZS.

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Topics: ZS Cares, ZS in India

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