Business Consulting, Associate Consultant
ZS Career Path
Business Analytics Associate Consultant (2012-Present)
General Analytics Associate (2009-2011)
I was impressed by the campus recruitment presentation given by ZS. The entire recruitment team was so friendly and intelligent. Secondly, I wanted to work at a place where I could play around with numbers, analyze them and make some substantial business decision out of it. Thirdly, for me the workplace environment should be both casual and intense. Since I had a couple of seniors in ZS, I inquired about all my requirements and decided that ZS was the right place.
My Favorite Project
I have been working on a territory alignment project for a U.S.-based pharamaceutical client since I joined. Besides that, I have also done a couple of small alignment projects but, essentially, my regular project is the one on which I had most of my experience. Although this is an ongoing alignment project, the number of franchisees we deal with and variety of problems posed by the client make this an exciting project.
My After-Hours Engagement/Activities
I love music and am a drummer so most of my after hours goes towards grooving on my drum set or jamming along with other musicians.
My ZS Values Story
At ZS, we have a passion to get things right, and if an occasional mistake is made, we own up to it. We were conducting a sizing analysis for one of the franchisees. We performed all the analysis, created the deck and sent it over to the client for approval. After getting the approval, I was reviewing the approved deck and to my surprise, I found an error which had not been caught. There appeared to be a mismatch in the count of physicians used for the segmentation and the count used on the slides and this could have affected the proposed size by at least 10%. So we re-ran the analysis and informed our client about this error and they also appreciated our effort and honesty.
My Advice for Potential ZSers
As you consider ZS: 1. Be sure about the kind of work you would like to do 2. Try and talk to the ZSers and make sure it matches your expectation. 3. Also, you should be analytically strong and should have good verbal and written communication skills.
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