Life at ZS

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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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

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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Summer ZStart session connects ZSers around the world

Posted by ZS on Aug 14, 2017 1:00:00 PM

More than 100 recently joined ZSers from the Americas, Europe and East Asia attended ZStart, ZS’s weeklong learning and expertise development program, as they began their careers at our global consulting firm.

ZStart, held quarterly outside of Chicago, is an integral part of ZS’s welcome experience because the program brings new people from across the organization together to learn about ZS’s history, structure and culture, refine their skills, grow their expertise and network with colleagues, including MBA interns who attended the summer session as special guests.

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Rainbows form over ZS during Pride Month

Posted by ZS on Jul 7, 2017 1:00:00 PM

ZS celebrated Pride Month, a month-long event held every June to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York, with some help from Pride@ZS, the firm’s group for LGBTQ ZSers and allies.

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Topics: Life at ZS, ZS in NY, ZS in Evanston, ZS Cares, Pride@ZS, ZS in Chicago

Teamwork pays off during the AmaZSing Race

Posted by ZS on Jul 5, 2017 1:00:00 PM

On an early summer afternoon, more than 60 ZSers rushed through downtown Evanston on their quest to win the 2017 AmaZSing Race by solving a series of challenges.

The race kicked off in the kitchen of ZS’s Evanston office with 12 teams grabbing glasses for their first challenge. The teams’ familiarity with LaCroix was tested and each team had to identify which two flavors of eight possible options were mixed together in four cups. Many teams tried multiple times, but only one managed to get all eight flavors correctly named on their first try.

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ZSer Tina experiences unique on-the-job training

Posted by ZS on Jun 29, 2017 11:30:00 AM

At ZS, there’s no such thing as “standard” training.

Tina, a strategy insights and planning associate consultant in Evanston, hit the ground running by starting to solve client problems her first day on the job.

And Tina’s not the only one to have this experience. In fact, it’s typical that ZSers gain client exposure right off the bat. At ZS, that’s how our people learn and grow.

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Expertise shapes client work at ZS

Posted by ZS on Jun 21, 2017 11:00:00 AM

At ZS, everyone has expertise to contribute to client projects across all industries.

ZSers like Mike, a principal in Chicago, use their curiosity to grow their personal careers and shape our client work. Mike pairs his knowledge with his colleagues’ skills to come up with the best solutions for clients.

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ZS dads show off their most important "deliverables” on Father’s Day

Posted by ZS on Jun 18, 2017 10:27:02 AM

In celebration of Father's Day this year, a few ZS dads are dishing about their most important "deliverables" and how they balance work and time with their children.

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