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EY-Parthenon Europe



EY-Parthenon—the strategy consulting arm of the prestigious EY (previously called Ernst & Young, to drop a name that industry outsiders will immediately spark to)—is one of the largest global strategy consultancies in around 150 countries worldwide. By harnessing the infrastructure of its parent organization and its international network of talented professionals, EY-Parthenon offers a near-unparalleled learning experience for jobseekers looking to deepen their expertise while expanding their skillsets.

Company Stats


Employer Type




5,001-10,000 Employees


Featured Rankings

Vault Consulting 25 EMEA


Major Departments/Practice Areas

Financial Services


Major Office Locations

400+ offices globally

Vault Verdict

EY-Parthenon in 2024 looks much the same as it did in 2023: the strategic consulting arm of one of the world’s largest professional services firms. That’s something that comes with both pluses (the backing and scale of EY), and minuses (the bureaucracy that comes with having to ensure compliance due to the audit arm of the company).

Not that insiders appear too hung up on any of that. Rather, they paint a picture of a fast-moving, challenging environment where individuals have ample opportunities for learning, networking, and professional growth. While there appears to be no shortage of variety and challenge in terms of projects, that does come with the typical industry trade-off of long hours and intense deadlines at times. However, despite these drawbacks, EY-P...

About the Company

EY-Parthenon is a strategy consulting outfit with 9,000+ members in around 150 countries worldwide. The firm advises C-suite, business, and organizational leaders across multiple industries, including advanced manufacturing and mobility (AM&M), consumer, education, energy, financial services, government and public services, life sciences, health care, private equity (PE) and technology, media and telecommunications (TMT). EY-Parthenon clients include Global 1000 corporations, as well as high-potential growth companies, private equity clients, health care and education clients, and nonprofit groups.

Boutique firm culture, big firm capabilities

While EY-Parthenon may be able to access the power, global reach, and capabilities of one of the world’s  professional services...

Employee Reviews

  • “A firm that allows you to grow professionally and to make long-term relationships.”

  • “Every candidate needs to be aware that consulting obviously means comparably long working hours, but the colleagues and topics we work on here definitely make it worth it.”

  • “It is a category of one. As a strategy boutique, EY-Parthenon is not limited to its own strong international brand and experience; it is backed up by EY and, more particularly, EY Strategy and Transactions. This makes it easier for the company to collaborate with colleagues from other departments such as M&A, transaction diligence or valuation modeling to get bigger projects where different experts of the same firm are working together on the same goal/project.”

  • “Since being at EY I have had a wide range of opportunities to work with a range of clients across a number of sectors. The inclusive culture sets EY-Parthenon apart from its competitors.”

  • “We are smart, nice, driven. We are happy to set an impact, we want to support our clients and not just produce a lot of PowerPoint slides. We have a great team and culture.”

Why Work Here

EY-Parthenon is one of the largest global strategy consultancies, helping CEOs and business leaders design and deliver transformative strategies across the entire enterprise. Whether it’s digital transformation, sector convergence and dislocation, or financial and operational complexities, EY-Parthenon professionals bring data analytics, leading technology, and digital capabilities to clients’ toughest strategic issues. By connecting teams and technologies from within EY-Parthenon and the broader EY ecosystem, we provide clients with corporate, transaction and turnaround strategies that are actionable and impactful and help deliver long-term, sustainable value to all stakeholders.

Getting Hired Here

  • “Three-stage interview. HR, one manager then with another manager.”

  • “EY are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are confident and outspoken, asking the right questions.”

  • “Hiring process is very competitive and well-structured including remote and in-person interviews, as well as analytical tests.”

  • “Process is normally a numerical reasoning test, followed by 2-3 case interview rounds and final CV interview with the partner. Candidates are assigned a ‘buddy’ from the company to support them throughout the process and provide feedback between each round (not something I have encountered anywhere else).”

  • “We use the typical strategy consulting cases like ‘growth case’, ‘market entry case’, always with market sizing etc.”