India Careers

Career Advancement

New associates in India join ZS’s Associate Expedition program. This program brings performance management, ongoing feedback and coaching under one umbrella and is delivered by a professional development coach (PD coach) or associate captain.

Upon joining the firm, each ZSer works with his or her PD coach or associate captain to define objectives and identify areas for professional growth.

Through these developmental discussions, we identify opportunities for ZSers to:

  • Explore additional practice areas
  • Develop new concepts or technology to be used at ZS
  • Work in different offices

At each level of the firm (associate, associate consultant, consultant, manager, associate principal and principal), ZS has identified competencies against which a ZSer can measure progress and assess performance.

We conduct performance reviews for all individuals twice annually at mid-year and year-end.

As projects are completed (or on a regular basis for long-standing project assignments), team members are reviewed regarding their performance on that specific project.

Team members review their project managers at the same time. Team members also have the opportunity to contribute peer reviews at the close of a project.

Once reviews are completed, PD coaches make sure that ZSers have a good sense of their progress.

ZS encourages an open environment for feedback. We want you to be able to gauge your performance throughout the project, not just during a formal review.

At ZS, career development is a joint responsibility. We provide you with support and guidance, and then count on you to actively pursue professional growth opportunities since we believe consulting can be a long-term career.

We want you to stay, succeed and contribute to our firm’s future growth.