After 20 Years, Jeanne Found Career Freedom at ZS

Posted by ZS on Aug 10, 2017 11:00:00 AM

I joined ZS as a principal two years ago, and it has been one of the best career decisions I’ve made. It was ZS's entrepreneurial spirit that drew me in. I told ZS what I wanted to do and the team said, “Great. How can we help?” I was given the freedom to chart my own path and build a practice—all focused on the things I love to do.

What I've realized since joining, however, is that ZS's culture is so much more than just entrepreneurial. Having worked in consulting for the past 20 years, I know when I’ve found a place that’s truly supportive and collaborative. ZS has a spirit of collaboration with no parallel. In lots of ways, I'm doing similar work to what I've done in the past, but it's the internal piece that’s really different. At other firms, I’ve felt that we were always on our own, working to bring in business and deliver it. It was a race for revenue. Here it's completely different. It's highly supportive and collaborative, and we’re all genuinely focused on doing the right thing.


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Balance and Support Have Roz Seeing a Long-Term Future at ZS

Posted by ZS on Jul 19, 2017 3:30:00 PM

When I was at London Business School, I got an invitation for tea and coffee from someone at ZS. I came in with a background in pharmaceuticals and hadn't really considered consulting before. I decided to meet the person and see what they had to say. From that first meeting, it was talking to other ZSers that drew me in—it all sounded great. I loved the idea of helping clients and was keen to work somewhere where I could continue focusing on healthcare.


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Camaraderie and collaboration at ZS excite Meredith

Posted by ZS on Jun 12, 2017 2:00:00 PM

At ZS, ZSers like Meredith are empowered to take ownership of their careers and build a path that’s flexible for both our clients, and for them.

Meredith, a strategy insights and planning manager in Chicago, works part-time at ZS. She dedicates half of her time to our firm and the other half exclusively to her family.

Coupled with her personal ambition and passion for delivering strong client work, her flexible schedule helps her thrive.


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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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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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