EY-Parthenon strategy consulting careers in Mexico

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    EY-Parthenon Mexico office overview

    EY-Parthenon Mexico’s office was founded in Mexico City in the summer of 2016. In over three years, the office has grown from a team of five to a team of thirty and counting. The office is notable for its entrepreneurial spirit: there is always a new initiative launched by members of the team! Locally, our focus is on the following sectors:

    • Consumer products and retail
    • Private equity
    • Life sciences
    • Health
    • Financial services
    • Industrial products
    • Oil and gas

    Our EY-Parthenon Mexico office seeks outstanding candidates with strong analytical skills and a passion for applying them to real world problems. Successful candidates demonstrate intellectual curiosity, self-confidence, and entrepreneurship. They will also have a desire to contribute fully to shaping the organization’s future. Please review the FAQs and Application Process below to learn more about the role that is right for you.

    The Mexico team is a member of the EY-Parthenon practice of Mancera, S.C.

    Working at EY-Parthenon Mexico

    The work we do

    In the EY-Parthenon Mexico 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? (private equity focused)
    • What are the main opportunities we should be pursuing in order to double the size of the company in the next 5 years?

    Leadership opportunities

    EY-Parthenon provides numerous opportunities for associates and 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:

    • On-campus recruiting
    • New associate/consultant training
    • HR and mentoring
    • Women at EY-Parthenon
    • Marketing
    • Affiliation

    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.

    Diversity is another foundational pillar for the Mexico office. Members of the office hail from many different backgrounds. In terms of geography, we have had members from South Korea, Morocco, Burkina Faso, Spain, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Mexico. In terms of experience, we have members who previously worked in venture capital, private equity, investment and commercial banking, online retailing, and implementation-focused consulting.

    Recruiting FAQs

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

      We do not filter applicants by educational background. We welcome candidates who are motivated, enthusiastic, and talented people who combine excellent analytical skills with the ability to communicate clearly and succinctly, and who are capable of original, creative thinking and problem-solving. Please read the Application Process below for details.

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

      From your first day at EY-Parthenon, you will participate directly on projects or proposals, where you will be making a significant contribution straightaway. In addition, you will regularly receive formal and informal training and feedback. You will be part of a close-knit team where people look out for each other.

    • 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. That being said, if you enter EY-Parthenon with strong industry preferences, we will do our best to ensure ample exposure to your sectors of interest.

    • Other than work, what activities do you organize at your office?

      We like to spend time with our colleagues outside of working hours as well. In each case team, we foster bonding through case team events, which are initiated and planned by associates. Examples of case team events to date include karaoke, go karts, lucha libre, and canopy tours.

      The partners also host a variety of events, such as a day trip to Amanali, a country club north of Mexico City, where we enjoy team bonding activities such as golf, padel, and grilling.

      Informally, members of the team engage in hobby activities together. For example, a group of consultants and associates participated in the Spartan Race in August 2017. There is an open group message among fitness-oriented members of the team to coordinate attendance to group fitness classes and extreme sport activities.

    • What is the work-life balance like?

      Work-life balance is dictated by the pace of our projects, which is driven by our clients’ needs and our motivation to deliver outstanding results. Therefore, the workload can be hefty at times. It’s hard to put numbers to a typical working week. However, 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 include former clients, e.g., in retail, FMCG or transportation, as well as other leading 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 internet/new media managers, business-to-business and services initiatives, and several high tech and ICT entrepreneurs. Given our leading M&A and private equity practice, it won’t come as a surprise that quite a few of us eventually move into investment banking or join private equity firms. And yet others opt for academic careers, upping the ante on our intellectual prowess. 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 where you can meet our consultants face-to-face.

      If you want to learn more, please review our school page for undergraduate recruiting in Mexico, where you will find information about on-campus recruiting events.

    • I am an undergraduate student. What positions are available to me at EY-Parthenon?

      If you are a student in his or her final year of study at a Mexican institution, you may apply for a part-time or fulltime Associate position at EY-Parthenon.

    • I am a graduate/MBA student. What positions are available to me at EY-Parthenon?

      If you are a student in his or her final year of study, you may apply for a fulltime Consultant position at EY-Parthenon.

      If you are a student in his or her penultimate year of study, you may apply for a Summer Consultant position at EY-Parthenon.

    • How do I know if my university/educational program has a formal recruiting program with EY-Parthenon?

      ITAM, Universidad Iberoamericana, Universidad Anáhuac and Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Monterrey, Santa Fe, Ciudad de México, and Estado de México. Please see the important dates section at the bottom of this page for information on this recruiting cycle.

      If you want to learn more, please review our school page for undergraduate recruiting in Mexico, where you will find application details.

    • How do I apply if my university/educational program does not have a formal recruiting program with EY-Parthenon?

      Even if EY-Parthenon does not have a formal recruiting program with your university, we welcome your application. Students wishing to apply for fulltime Associate or Consultant positions or the Summer Consultant position should submit their application via the How to apply section.

    • I am a student at one of EY-Parthenon’s core schools in the US. How should I apply to EY-Parthenon?

      As a general rule, we are not hiring undergraduate students for Associate positions from one of EY-Parthenon’s core schools in the US. However, if you have a strong interest to work in Latin America from our Mexico office, please contact us via the How to apply section, and we will review applications on a case by case basis. When sending the email, please make sure to highlight if you will require work authorization sponsorship and level of fluency in Spanish.

    • How will I know if you have received my CV and cover letter?

      You will receive a reply indicating your CV and cover letter has been received.

    • How will I know if I have been selected for an interview?

      We will contact all candidates regarding whether or not they have been selected for a first-round interview.

    Application process

    To apply, you need to submit your resume (CV) and a cover letter. In your resume, make sure to include any extra-curricular activities which have helped you develop teamwork skills, decisiveness, communication skills and your personality. Your cover letter should provide insight into your values and drive.

    As part of the application process, you will be taking a GMAT- quant exam which you are invited to take in any of our on-campus sessions or at our office on the dates we will be announcing via social media and email in case you have already contacted us. Based on the results of the test and the contents of your CV and cover letter, we will invite you to our office for a first-round interview, which will consist of two case interviews with members of our consulting staff. In these case interviews, you are tested on your problem-solving, structuring and quantitative skills and your conceptual thinking. You will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions and get to know us better in this first round as well. The second and final round consists of two interviews, each with a Managing Director.

    If you are extended an offer and you accept, we work directly with you to determine the start date.

    If you would like to begin the application process, please submit your CV and cover letter.

    Contact us

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