LEK vs EY Parthenon

I received offers for LEK and EY Parthenon in the same city for the entry level associate position. I am making the decision more heavily based on exit opportunities to corporate strategy and MBA placements. Culture matters too, but I'm willing to put in the grind for 2 years if it means better exit opps. The pay and signing bonus is the same, but the profit sharing at LEK means it ends up being about 10k more total.

My only concern with EYP is that after the integration with EY the name will pull less weight for exit opportunity recruiters and I will have less access to strategy work since I might have to do operations or implementation work that is now pooled under the umbrella of EYP. 

Which would you all pick? Which will set me up better in the long run?  

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Oct 26, 2021 - 3:08pm

TBH they're both fine. Nobody outside of consulting really gives that much of a shit whether the brand is declining due to the integration. Recruiters see Big 4 strategy arm and that's pretty much it.

In terms of the two firms, I would take LEK if you want to do more DD work and work with more private equity firms. Would take Parthenon if you want a more generalist work.

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Oct 26, 2021 - 6:41pm

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