Strategy& FT Offer Evaluation

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I currently have a FT out of undergrad offer for Strategy& in the NYC office within the FS practice and wanted to hear people's thoughts on exit opps, b-school sponsorship/admissions, culture, travel, job stability, etc.

I know that a lot of the bad press around the merger is from competitors/disgruntled employees and that the caliber of the work is not as bad as it seems, but I haven't seen any recent updates or reviews and wanted to hear what the status of working there as a junior employee is now as opposed to a few years ago. I also heard about junior layoffs and recognize that much of it is overexaggerated myth, but can anyone provide any clarity about it specific to the NY office? Thanks.

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Sep 27, 2017

What are you other options? Apparently they're still a mess internally, but S& is still a very solid name

Oct 1, 2017

Other option that I'm looking at right now is Parthenon-EY.

Oct 18, 2017

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Oct 1, 2017

I would definitely take S& over EY Parthenon.

It's not a bad shop to be it and will open up plenty of doors, whether you want to lateral to MBB, go to business school, or go corporate after a couple of years.

After MBB, I don't know if there's much differentiation between Deloitte, ATKearney, S&, OW (in terms of prestige/exit opps/$/etc.).

Best Response
Oct 2, 2017

What

suggests S& over P-EY but provides no rationale

mentions potential lateral to MBB when that is practically impossible pre-MBA

I would take this response with a large chunk of salt

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Oct 30, 2017

Interesting, Id take LEK/Parthenon over S& for the PE exit ops / general impression of the three firms / more strategic focus of the former 2. Still think its arguable, but not as definite as you say.

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Oct 2, 2017

I just received an offer last week as well, but for the Chicago office. Nothing to add here except for the fact that I also would love any information!!! Not a lot out there about Strategy& yet. I'm interviewed for the deals team.

Oct 3, 2017

If you want to do PE/M&A or Education Consulting EY-Parthenon is well respected in these fields and in my opinion > S&.

If your into TMT or any other service line S& will most likely have a better practice since Parthenon just doesn't focus in those areas. Note EY-Parthenon is also limited to North America & the UK. It doesn't really exist anywhere else, S& however does have a global footprint if seconding or working international is key for you.

I've met people from both, If your still stuck i'd go with whichever group you felt your more comfortable working with. If I had S& deals and EY-Parthenon and I was interested in P/E or M&A I would go EY-Parthenon.

Oct 30, 2017
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