EY-Parthenon Reviews

Updated 15 Sep 2020

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4.1
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EY-Parthenon Parthenon Founder, Senior Managing Director Bill Achtmeyer (no image)
Bill Achtmeyer
92 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work/life balance, clear career progression opportunities, great people to work with(in 18 reviews)

  • "Great people, great culture, fast cases(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Best colleagues"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EY-Parthenon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Colleagues - "Smart, Nice and Driven" really shows. People are honestly really nice and fun.

    Cons

    Long hours - normal for top strat houses though

  2. "Good team"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EY-Parthenon full-time

    Pros

    Great people / culture Rapid growth (and therefore promotions)

    Cons

    CDD factory Formal training programmes are not brilliant - particularly at mid levels

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  3. "Company review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant (Manager) 

    I have been working at EY-Parthenon full-time

    Pros

    Strong culture, smart people, interesting work

    Cons

    Compensation falling behind industry, sometimes political

  4. "Good place to start your career"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EY-Parthenon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Lots of opportunity to take on more responsibility very early - Clever people

    Cons

    - Hours are very long (incl. weekends) - Integration issues (e.g. some parthenon teams still paid less than others, some new joiners paid more than long tenure employees, progression model differs by office etc.) - Lots of EY red tape - you will spend c.10-20% of your project dealing with QRM matters (quality and risk management) because EY is an audit firm

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  5. "Strong Strategy Capabilities"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at EY-Parthenon full-time

    Pros

    Strong Strategy Capabilities Strength in Due Diligence and M&A

    Cons

    Office Politics EY mergers negatively affected the Parthenon culture!

  6. "good company"

    4.0
     

    I have been working at EY-Parthenon

    Pros

    good people, good work environment

    Cons

    bad thursdays and solid mondays

  7. "Really fun place to work with incredible opportunity to learn but can be long hours"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EY-Parthenon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Challenging, interesting, really fun social team, look after you really well, good pay

    Cons

    Consulting can be extremely long hours - have to get used to it

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    "Senior-Associate in London"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at EY-Parthenon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - reputation is good but was stronger when Parthenon was separate from EY - salary is higher than most other strategy consulting firms. It used to be higher than MBB but the merger with EY dropped the salary. - opportunity to learn all sorts of skills.

    Cons

    - the culture used to be incredible. The Parthenon team really embodied 'smart, nice, driven'. It used to be a pleasure to work there. After the merger with EY, everything collapsed. The culture and people are not the same, it became a corporate company like any large audit/ tax firm. - Quality of people. The best people left the firm after the merger with EY, including the partner who was head of Parthenon. It is not what it used to be. - Work-life balance. There is no life. just work.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of direction and transparency"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EY-Parthenon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Capable people work in this team

    Cons

    Inequality in pay for the same level and experience

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Challenging time"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EY-Parthenon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent learning environment, good progression rate, some growing practices with very strong reputation

    Cons

    change of leadership has been challenging - very un involved new office head, doesn't know anybody's name (and does not seem to care). Compensation has also declined

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