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Updated 10 January, 2018
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EY-Parthenon Parthenon Founder, Senior Managing Director Bill Achtmeyer
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Pros
  • Great culture - always someone you can ask (in 12 reviews)

  • Great people and great company culture (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Could improve work life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Because you have obligations to two case teams with the two-case model, hours can get pretty long(especially during busy periods) (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY-Parthenon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and great culture

    Cons

    Long working hours, EY management


  2. "Phenomenal Growth Opportunity for those with an analytical mind"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EY-Parthenon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - great coworkers
    - interesting clients (I am in the private equity group)
    - fun office atmosphere
    - challenging and rewarding work
    - pay commensurate with other top consulting firms

    Cons

    - hire more (PEG groups are consistently overstaffed)
    - a bit too much bureaucracy from the EY side of the business

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and keep hiring and investing in great employees. The work is challenging but super rewarding. There is no firm or career that I would recommend over this one.


  3. "Limited exposure beyond core areas"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EY-Parthenon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation is good
    Work Colleagues are hardworking
    Young place and vibe overall

    Cons

    1. Very limited exposure beyond educational, health care sector. 2. Lots of commercial DD but limited to that 3. In a tight space when competing with MBB firms 4. Political at times 4. Since the EY acquisition feels more audit then consulting firm with limited number of clients work classified as core consulting

    Advice to Management

    1. Need to open up beyond set industries
    2. Consulting today is more than just beautiful slides
    3. Employee empathy and work balance


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  5. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EY-Parthenon full-time

    Pros

    Family culture, collaborative, smart, nice, driven

    Cons

    No timely upward feedback, same long hours as other consulting firms


  6. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at EY-Parthenon full-time

    Pros

    Very good company to work for

    Cons

    None at all at this time


  7. "Good place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY-Parthenon full-time

    Pros

    Great incentives and benefits for all employees

    Cons

    Bad work life balance


  8. "Good experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY-Parthenon full-time

    Pros

    Great missions and jobs
    Nice and entrepreunerial culture
    Ambitious strategy to become one of the leaders of Strategy Consulting in France

    Cons

    Salaries below industry average (improvement in progress)


  9. "Worth it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Exceptionally diverse industry exposure compared to peer firms. Truly wonderful people. Parthenon takes the "Nice" in "Smart. Nice. Driven." very seriously. The firm invests a lot in mentorship. You will feel challenged here.

    Cons

    Brutal hours. Double staffing (two projects at a time) is the default. Unreasonable expectations, and having to compromise on work quality, both take a toll on morale. Little to no client exposure for most projects.

    Advice to Management

    Sell only as much work as you can staff reasonably. As Parthenon scales, invest in full-time staff for recruiting, D&I, and other internal initiatives like our larger peer firms do.


  10. "Work life balance and satifaction"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Associate in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at EY-Parthenon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    compensation people leadership work pay

    Cons

    work life balance some people rude

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. "Entry Level Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Associate in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EY-Parthenon (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Learning and professional development
    - Interesting work with great responsibility at early stage
    - Salary package
    - Excellent travel opportunities

    Cons

    - Work/life balance. None at all
    - Not the most supportive environment . Bias towards a very specific personality type
    - No clear set of responsibilities, which means work is just transferred downwards to the associate

    Advice to Management

    - Dictate a clear set of JDs and enforce it
    - Enforce work life balance by setting longer cases and sacrificing a bit of revenue to reduce attrition
    - Diversify the type of people recruited
    - Enforce a supportive environment for women to work in, and rules against sexist comments and behaviour


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