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Updated 8 October 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
  • "Unpredictable work / life balance sometimes" (in 26 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. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EY-Parthenon full-time

    Pros

    Culture, project variety, international exposure, flat hierarchy

    Cons

    Work-life balance, narrow sector focus


  2. "good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good people, good work environment

    Cons

    bad thursdays and solid mondays

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

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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EY-Parthenon full-time (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

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing the business


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior-Associate in London"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at EY-Parthenon full-time (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.


  5. "Lack of direction and transparency"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Capable people work in this team

    Cons

    Inequality in pay for the same level and experience


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Challenging time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EY-Parthenon full-time (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

    Advice to Management

    Put in place a head of office who cares about the people doing good work, and reward them appropriately. Treat the business and its people like legacy Parthenon / OC&C rather than "EY Strategy"


  7. "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

  8. "Fab culture. Great company."

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    Former Employee - Office Manager
    Former Employee - Office Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EY-Parthenon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People
    Recruitment
    Culture
    Environment
    Interesting work
    Dedicated to employee development and wellbeing

    Cons

    I dont really have much to say in terms of cons as they are a great company and staff.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Distinct Culture, Great Professional Development, Fun Office"

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    Current Employee - Experienced Principal in London, England
    Current Employee - Experienced Principal in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people who are very much invested in your career; Tight-knit office culture; Great variety of projects; Scope to really impact future growth of office

    Cons

    Double staffing model can be intense at times; More gender parity at senior leadership positions


  10. "Awesome culture and experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EY-Parthenon full-time

    Pros

    Truly unique group of smart, nice, and driven people - couldn't ask for a better place to start my career coming out of college

    Cons

    At its peak, the workload can be a lot, but comes with the territory. Well worth it.


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