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Updated March 21, 2017
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Parthenon - EY Founder and Senior Managing Director Bill Achtmeyer
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Pros
  • Great people and great company culture (in 10 reviews)

  • Great culture, amazing people, great firm leadership, less travel than other consulting firms (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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    • Senior Management
    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. "Good firm, middle level management is poor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Parthenon - EY full-time

    Pros

    Low travel, good cases but a lot of PE

    Cons

    minimal workforce diversity, quality of manager level lateral hires is poor


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Challenging and rewarding"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Parthenon - EY full-time

    Pros

    Once you prove yourself, you get more leadership opportunities, better projects, differential pay
    Colleagues are brilliant, hard-working, and will be life-long friends. Parthenon takes culture seriously, and people who do not embody "Smart. Nice. Driven." do not last
    New York has more of a mix of corporate strategy and private equity due diligence, and significant healthcare exposure
    EY has tremendous benefits and a strong people culture

    Cons

    I dislike having to fight the costumed characters in Times Square on the way to the New York office, but the new office space itself is great with many team rooms, great snacks, and beer on Fridays
    The hours can ebb and flow between somewhat reasonable and sheer insanity. The crazy projects have some of the best learning, though

    Advice to Management

    I know that management has taken steps to improve upon issues that have been brought up by Consultants and Associates, but I would like to see much more communication on what's changing for the better and what's changing for the worse or neutral, with the corresponding when's, why's, and how's. Even an "I don't know, but it's important to us and we're working on it" is better than our imaginations running wild.


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  5. "Vice President"

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

    I have been working at Parthenon - EY full-time

    Pros

    A team with extensive knowledge and experiences with focused industries including Healthcare, Education, Industrial goods, consumer and retail etc.

    Cons

    Lack of a good official platform to share knowledge with global teams. Yet to develop a good training and people development program.

    Advice to Management

    Retain current pay scale to continue hiring top level talent. Invest and develop focus industries to build expertise. Invest in better training and career development programs.


  6. "Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, people and work

    Cons

    Like all professional services, work life balance can be tough

    Advice to Management

    keep focusing on culture as company grows


  7. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Parthenon - EY full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people, challenging work. The firm supports you with whatever you want to do. I've been extremely pleased with the training program as well as the types of cases

    Cons

    Nothing really, I spent a summer here and was great and really easy decision to come back full time. Like I mentioned it is truly a great place.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really, Like I mentioned it is truly a great place and the partners make the work fun, full of learning, and social.


  8. "A great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate
    Recommends

    I have been working at Parthenon - EY full-time

    Pros

    The people. Everyone is smart, down to earth, capable and friendly, making for a positive work environment.

    Cons

    The case mix skews heavily towards diligences, and the double-staffing model can result in some weeks with difficult hours and schedules. However, it also increases the volume of cases and industries you get exposure to, which is great.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to prioritize culture. As Parthenon grows, it has been (and will continue to be) a challenge to maintain our cohesive culture and maximize employee happiness. Don't let this slip! You must have high moral for people that work the strenuous hours that we do!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Consultant (previously called Principal)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Parthenon - EY full-time

    Pros

    If you hustle, you can get some really great projects. Colleagues embody smart nice and driven, with lots of senior support to be effective.

    Cons

    Very different experiences if you're in different offices. Staffing is very reactive rather than proactive. Big diversity problem, with consistent problems promoting underrepresented minorities.

    Advice to Management

    NYC office really has some culture problems and likely to have a LOT of associate turnover. This negative outlook is significantly impacting productivity on cases. Would be great to have the associate issue acknowledged and addressed


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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



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