Parthenon Group Interview Questions

Updated Mar 1, 2015
Updated Mar 1, 2015
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    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Parthenon Group.

    Interview Details

    On campus interview. Two 30/45ish minute interviews. One was all case and one was part fit part case. The questions are extremely open ended, making them interesting, but nothing like your typical case questions. Lots of marketing sizing. More abstract than your typical cases. The people were nice though, but it wasn't really for me, and wasn't what I prepared for (different than many of the Case in point Cases).

    Interview Questions
    • Estimate the size of the light bulb market in the United States.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Parthenon Group in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied through campus recruiting. Heard back within a week. The interviewers were very nice and one was an alum from my school. There were two back to back 30-min interviews, one with a fit and market sizing question, the second with a shorter fit and longer case. The fit questions were pretty standard resume and leadership-skills based. The market sizing and case were both pretty straightforward as well. The second case was how many items you'd have to sell to break even when starting a dessert business.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Parthenon Group in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied through college website. Was contacted for an interview the following week. Had two interviews with separate people. Both of them were extremely nice. The first was a very free form case where he asked me to figure out whether or not I should open a food truck business, and I had to come up with all of the numbers and justify them myself. The second was more behavioral with a small estimation problem. The behavioral was not something you could prepare for, which was refreshing after all the other interviews. Just have fun! Very nice people!

    Interview Questions
    • Do you like food trucks? Should you open a food truck, and if so, what type?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Parthenon Group.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed through campus recruiting. First round consisted of one case and one fit interview. Interviewers were very friendly and the case was straight forward. Received a call that evening informing me I had made it through to the second/final round. Final round was in the Boston office. They took all the interviewees out to dinner in small groups the night before the interview and everyone was incredibly friendly and professional. The interview consisted of two cases and one group case. The two cases were slightly more difficult than the first round but nothing crazy. The group interview was more difficult since I had never done anything like that before. Overall it was a great experience, loved the people I met and learned a lot through the process.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Parthenon Group.

    Interview Details

    I applied to the summer internship program through their careers website and landed an interview. The whole thing was an hour long, split into a 30 minute market sizing/behavioral analysis and a 30 minute case study. Overall they asked pretty easy questions and my two interviewers were extremely forthcoming with providing any additional information I asked for. While they're much more interested in your thought process than the accuracy of whatever "guesstimation" you produce, be prepared to justify any numbers you come up with.

    Interview Questions
    • Estimate your college's annual cost of providing food via its dining halls. How would you minimize costs?   Answer Question
    • Estimate the market size for lightbulbs in the US.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Evanston, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Evanston, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Parthenon Group in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Took 2 weeks, consisted of 2 rounds (one at university, one in Boston headquarters). First round consisted of 2 individual interviews (one behavioral and market sizing question, one case). Final round had a group case analysis with presentation to 2 partners, an individual behavioral interview, and an individual case interview. The two individual case interviews were very conversation-based

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Did not make it through the first round. 2 back-to-back phone interviews, one consisting of only a 20 minute case, the other mostly fit/behavioral questions followed by a short market sizing problem. Both interviewers were very nice, supportive. Questions weren't too difficult, but I stumbled a couple of times. I suspect you have to ace these questions to move on.

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    No Offer
  9.  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Parthenon Group.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was contacted a few weeks later regarding a first round phone interview. Phone interview consisted of two rounds, behavioral fit and case study in the first, and a longer case study in the second.

    Was invited back to a series of interviews at their new office at NY. 1 group case, 2 case interviews. Group case interview was great. Case interviews were pretty challenging.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Parthenon Group.

    Interview Details

    I submitted an application online. I was contacted for an interview a little over a week afterwards. Interview process involved 2 one on one interviews that consisted of one case study each. Interviewers were very friendly and helpful.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Parthenon Group.

    Interview Details

    Applied through college recruitment. Only one round of interviews which consisted of one 30 minute interview that was behavioral and resume questions, ending with a market sizing question and one 30 minute case interview. Both interviewers were very friendly and helped you through the case, really wanted it to be a conversation between you and the interviewer.

    Interview Questions
    • Is a food truck in a small town a viable business venture?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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