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Parthenon - EY Boston Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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Parthenon - EY Founder and Senior Managing Director Bill Achtmeyer
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Pros
  • Great culture - always someone you can ask (in 13 reviews)

  • Great people and great company culture (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Much like any consulting firm, maintaining a sustainable work life balance can be a challenge (in 15 reviews)

  • Long hours, two-case model can be challenging, can be hard to predict busy periods (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    smart people, learn a lot, great experience

    Cons

    hard work, moderate industry exposure


  2. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    High caliber strategy consulting firm with tremendous people
    Interesting casework with a strong emphasis on private equity and education
    Opportunities for responsibility early

    Cons

    Two case model can drive long hours during busy seasons

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Parthenon - EY full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are great, compensation is strong

    Cons

    EY has added challenging processes


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Solid crew of intelligent people"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Recently post-merger, diversity has gotten a lot better. The culture, for the most part, has stayed intact with some variation across offices, but Boston is definitely still the standard. The training and analytics you receive here are superb, and you'll have many job prospects should you choose to leave consulting.

    Cons

    Smart, nice, and driven: people are generally two, but not all three. Some of the recent manager hires have been mixed on quality, but that's to be expected from growing pains. Be prepared for some long hours as an associate.

    Advice to Management

    Give your star performers more growth opportunities, not just financial incentives and compensation.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, amazing people, great firm leadership, less travel than other consulting firms

    Cons

    Longer hours than most other consulting firms because of the two case model


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Not the same firm worth joining, choose wisely"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Used to be an amazing culture with great people. Work life balance is improving

    Cons

    Private equity sweat shop (strategy projects are very rare), Associates are treated as note-takers and call schedulers, firm culture has been diluted, internal processes are bureaucratic, and managers are low quality

    Advice to Management

    Care about your people rather than numbers. The firm has lost so many great people and the quality of our client work has suffered. Pay can only compensate for so much


  7. Helpful (4)

    "I was disappointed"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart, nice, and driven mantra is generally real
    Almost all strategy case casework
    Lower travel due to private equity focus

    Cons

    EY brand
    Working for a giant accounting firm
    Management likes to say they care about work life balance, but they don't walk the talk

  8. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The starting compensation is better than most competitor firms.

    Cons

    I've been relatively disappointed with the lack of access to quality managers and well-run projects.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Different under EY"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Parthenon - EY full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, fun group of people and interesting case experiences

    Cons

    Unpredictable work hours, long work hours, EY is a massive corporation with many rules and regulations that didn't exist at Parthenon previously

    Advice to Management

    Do everything you can to preserve the pre-EY Parthenon from a culture perspective.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Incredible experience"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company to develop strong consulting / analytical chops

    Cons

    Work long hours, but that's the tradeoff you make if you want to grow quickly / learn a ton


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