EY-Parthenon strategy consulting careers in Italy

EY-Parthenon is a global strategy consultancy with more than 7,000 professionals working across three areas of focus, including corporate and growth strategy, transaction strategy and execution, and turnaround and restructuring strategy.

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    EY-Parthenon Italy office overview

    Our EY-Parthenon Italy office seeks talented professionals with an entrepreneurial mindset, who are committed to bringing unconventional yet pragmatic thinking to deliver actionable strategies for real impact in today’s complex business landscape.

    We advise corporate and private equity clients on strategic and commercial issues affecting their key investment choices. Areas of our work include strategy assessment, strategic planning and equity story, market entry strategy and opportunity sizing, business/commercial due diligence, industrial plan definition, product strategy and new business model development, and corporate transformation.

    Globally, EY-Parthenon is known for operating in a wide set of industries. Locally, our focus is in the below sectors:

    • Consumer product and retail, specifically fashion and luxury
    • Industrial products
    • Energy
    • Health
    • Life sciences
    • Education
    • Private Equity

    The Italy team is a member of the EY-Parthenon practice of EY Advisory S.p.A.

    Working at EY-Parthenon Italy

    The work we do

    In the EY-Parthenon Italy office, we are focused on addressing the critical strategic decisions CEOs and business leaders in our client organizations have to make.

    Our clients engage with us to identify further opportunities for growth and generate a customized approach to address their complex business issues. Our teams connect with the right people and ask the right questions, helping produce actionable strategies that our clients can use to reach their full potential.

    Samples of some frequent client questions include:

    • How can we get the most out of organic growth in our company? How can we grow through acquisition? Who should we target?
    • Who is our target market? How can we gain market share in that market?
    • Are our projections for market growth in industry X over the next five years correct?
    • Is this the right industry and target company to invest in?
    • What are the main opportunities we should be pursuing in order to double the size of the company in the next five years?

    Leadership opportunities

    To supplement the traditional case team role, EY-Parthenon provides numerous opportunities for consultants to participate in internal initiatives that support the business objectives of the practice. In these roles, you will influence the direction and success of these initiatives, resulting in meaningful and lasting impact for the practice. Examples of the types of extracurricular activities you may be involved with are:

    • Team development, training and mentoring
    • Business development
    • Thought leadership
    • EY sector development

    The culture we foster

    At EY-Parthenon, you will spend your days with smart, nice, and driven individuals, just like yourself. We are dedicated to fostering a cohesive environment that promotes collaboration, communication and mentorship.

    Our secret to being one of the top consultancies to work for is in recruiting professionals who meet three seemingly simple criteria: Smart. Nice. Driven.SM

    Smart: Our highly analytical approach demands that we recruit and retain extremely bright, intellectually curious individuals.

    Nice: Our clients report that our professionals’ friendly, arrogance-free style separates us from competitors.

    Driven: Our professionals are motivated to provide the highest level of service to our clients and to seize the opportunities that our entrepreneurial culture affords.

    With the proper mix of the qualities above, EY-Parthenon sustains a culture that is collaborative, supportive and a formidable venue for creative and analytical thinkers to solve our clients’ greatest challenges. And the best by-product — our people enjoy coming to work each day to work side by side with their peers. It´s all about the people.

    Recruiting FAQs

    • What educational background is EY-Parthenon Italy looking for?

      We do not recruit from specific universities and/or educational programs. What we are looking for are motivated, enthusiastic and talented people who combine excellent analytical skills with the ability to communicate clearly and succinctly and with a strong personality, capable of original and creative thinking and problem-solving.

    • What can I expect when I start working at EY-Parthenon?

      From your first day at EY-Parthenon, we will staff you directly on projects, where you’ll be making a significant contribution straightaway. There will be ample opportunity for on the job learning. In addition, you will regularly receive formal training.

    • Will I be expected to specialize in a specific sector?

      No. We aim to staff our consultants on as wide a variety of projects as possible, to maximize the learning opportunity for you. In later stages of your career at EY-Parthenon, you are expected to start specializing in specific sectors and/or project types.

    • What is the work-life balance like?

      Consulting is not a 9 to 5 occupation. The pace of our projects is driven by our clients’ needs and our motivation to deliver outstanding results. Therefore, the workload can be hefty at times. More important, it is hard to sketch a typical working week or even put a number of hours on it. It just varies. That being said, we believe that a healthy balance between professional and personal time boosts our performance and joy in life. We don’t believe in “face time,” so if you finish early or happen not to be staffed, there is no one holding you at the office. We believe in watching out for one another, but also in individual responsibility and dialogue in managing the balance.

    • What are my career opportunities after EY-Parthenon?

      EY-Parthenon alumni have moved on to make their careers in many different professional and business contexts. Some take on management positions with companies and organizations in a wide variety of industries or not-for-profit sectors. These companies can be former clients but also other enterprises in their respective fields. Others take our entrepreneurial spirit to the next level and start their own businesses: we’ve had our share of entrepreneurs. Given our private equity experience, it won't come as a surprise that quite a few of us eventually join private equity firms. Perhaps the better question therefore would be: what can’t I do after EY-Parthenon?

    • How can I find out more about EY-Parthenon?

      We organize and take part in a range of events in our office or at schools where you can meet our consultants face-to-face and discover what EY-Parthenon stands for. Please review our important dates section below for details about school recruitment fairs, but be aware that we also have many other events taking place in addition to these fairs. The complete list of our recruiting events can be found at the bottom of the page.

    Application process

    Please apply through the button at the top of the page. When we select you for the application process, we will invite you to our office for 2 to 3 rounds of interviews — these will include case studies.

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    If you have any questions regarding our recruiting program or application process, contact us.