EY-Parthenon recruiting for our Italy office

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:

  • Fashion & Luxury
  • Diversified Industrial Products
  • Energy
  • Health Care & 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.

Important information/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?

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 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?


As an Analyst, you are part of a project team right from the start. You will be assigned responsibility within your team for subtasks, which you will work on independently, contributing to generating solutions.

Naturally, the project team will assist you and train you "on-the-job." Additionally, you will be schooled and stimulated by regular training from the start.


Associates contribute by analyzing problems and developing solutions. Your tasks, which you work on and drive forward autonomously, are more wide-ranging; you have more freedom and more responsibility.

As an Associate, you increasingly support the Manager by managing subtasks within the project. Direct contact with clients, presenting and discussing results and making recommendations are an integral part of your day-to-day work. Your progress and supervision are based on close guidance by experienced colleagues on the project team and by training provided by internal and external professionals.

You will increasingly take on more responsibility within the team and develop solutions autonomously. Your goal is to be promoted to the rank of Manager.


As a Manager you are responsible for an entire project, with regard to content in terms of creating solutions. The challenges are wide-ranging. You are a competent focal point for the client. You understand the specific basic situations, are able to structure your activities clearly and develop excellent solutions. The Partners can depend on you and your flawless project management.

You not only develop excellent solutions for clients jointly with your team members, but stimulate and train them as well. As a Manager, you extend your individual capabilities and competences progressively and are involved in sector-specific themes in our practice groups. In addition to the project work, your development is also advanced by regular training, including international training. Our objective is to get you ready for the next step in your career – progressing to the role of Senior Manager – within approximately three years.

Senior Manager

Senior Manager is the final career step before your appointment as Partner. Your duties now extend beyond those of a Manager. You build client relationships on your own and are to an even greater extent a focal point for your clients – and not just during ongoing projects. You remain an "all-rounder" as a strategy consultant and increasingly extend your expert knowledge at a functional or sectoral level.

You stand out by virtue of your personal profile and character, providing strong leadership, as well as by your specialized professional competences. Internally, you act as mentor and support project teams and Partners. Externally, you help to drive forward the development of our concepts and competences and leverage them in client relationships and project acquisitions. In your three to five years as Senior Manager, you engage increasingly in practice groups, including at an international level, and develop towards a position as Partner.

Associate Partner/Partner

Following three to five successful years as Senior Manager, your appointment as Partner is the next milestone to be targeted. Partners are responsible for project acquisition, long-term client support, and advancing the practice's development at all levels. First and foremost, Partners are and continue to be valued and experienced consultants, particularly in their core competence sectors and fields of focus. They support our clients at management and executive board levels in their pursuit of growth, competitive advantage and success.

As Partner, you are jointly responsible for advancing the development and growth of EY-Parthenon. Rising to the Partner rank is the final step in your career, but in our view this does not mean that your personal development comes to a standstill. As consultant, "coach" and entrepreneur, you are continually challenged to step up, and you have extensive scope to organize the way you do so.

What is the application process?

To apply, you need to submit your resume to our Recruiting team. When we select you for the application process, we will invite you to our office for 2-3 rounds of interviews — these will include case studies.

How to apply

Applications are always welcome. Apply now by sending your resume to Ewa.Maria.Piotrowiak@it.ey.com. You may include a cover letter at your discretion.

Further questions?

Please be sure you have reviewed all of the Important information/FAQs on this page. If you still have questions, please send us an email at Ewa.Maria.Piotrowiak@it.ey.com.