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@ZS folks - would you move from big 4 manager to asc consultant at ZS? Strat insights and planning team. The offer is higher salary than mine but not by as much as I thought. -My questions are, what percentage of work is growth strategy? Any deals? -How is WLB? Many weekends? What’s start / finish time would you say? - What sort of exit ops do you see your peers going to? (non healthcare) -professional development (mba, office mobility)

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Admittedly I may be an anomaly, but I am also an AC at ZS with 3 YOE and I never work weekends (maybe once a quarter) and hover around 50 hr weeks Lots go to MBA since we sponsor fully (and most ZSers come from undergrad) and I would say the next biggest group go to Pharma, but sales strategy roles at tech and other firms wouldn’t be out of the norm

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Not many examples of people going directly into PE/VC investment teams, some examples into Ops teams On the start up side, I have seen a ton of folks go their for general strategy, sales strategy, marketing, etc. roles - start ups specifically related to health care we definitely have a good brand (source - me having interviewed at 4 different places and they all thought highly of ZS)

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Office mobility is quite easy. At least in my experience. I jusy had my transfer request approved in a total of ~3 weeks (even during covid). Pretty damn good package too. Can't wait. Planning to transfer again in another 2-3 years

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You’re coming from manager to associate consultant? AC is below MBA hires / Consultant level role here. There’s growth strategy and deals work if you look for it. WLB has been tough since we’ve been doing so well as a firm and are basically understaffed.

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I don’t mind Monday to Friday grind - I’m used to it but unplugging and spending time with family on weekends is important to me that’s what I’m trying to figure out.

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How many YOE do you have?

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AC makes sense. To come in the level above with that much experience you would really need a MBA

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I am 3 years out of college at ZS making $120k, and that’s more than a big4 manager? - WLB before covid was great. During covid has been tough, because we have a lot of work and not enough people to do it. I log on at 8, work until about 6, then 9-12. Work about 5-6 hours on weekends - I’ve seen some go to tech, but mostly in pharma. A lot go to MBA since we were hired out of undergrad - we have PD? Is that the question?

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Are those work hours fairly typical of your colleagues as well?

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Just curious, how much does a AC(1st year) make and how about an AC(tail end - close to becoming a C) make at ZS? I have a MS degree and 2.5 years of experience after that. Possible case of an AC? I’m currently making 118k base at a Big4. Wanted opinion from ZS folks

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ZS4 2020 lol

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