To build a better working world you have to ask better questions. One crucial question is how to develop strategies that prove successful in the real business world. Today, it is no longer enough to draft strategic concepts on the drawing board or, worse, for the drawer. Instead, it is a matter of developing suitable, implementable end-to-end solutions – solutions that come from a profound understanding of the industry and are based on reliable data.
That’s how you make strategy work. And that’s why our professionals at EY provide seamless and holistic solutions to our clients: from strategic ideation to transactions and execution to enable fast-track value creation – with global connectivity and scale which allows us to leverage our cultural diversity to our clients’ benefit as well.
Our clients are diverse: they come from different countries, markets, and industries and they have various needs and challenges for which they require tailored solutions. We can adapt our teams to the clients’ requirements because we bring experts from manifold fields and backgrounds to one table. They look at challenges from different angles – tax, legal, environmental, economic, geopolitical or regulatory. Innovation takes place when different perspectives come together. Therefore, interdisciplinarity is key for us. It helps us to identify growth opportunities, bring innovation to the market and enable our clients’ transformation by leveraging corporate strategy and transactions, M&A and divestments.
We are convinced that diversity in all its facets is key to our success. And that today, more than ever, it requires high-profile experts with diverse backgrounds both personally and professionally to navigate the complexity of the current volatile market and economic situation. That’s why our professionals come from different industries and geographies and have different academic backgrounds: business or law, engineering or science, philosophy or arts. Some of them have always called the world of corporate strategy and transaction advisory their home, while others joined us to learn it from scratch. In any case, EY allows these people to thrive and find their sweet spot – which is beneficial to their own career and to our clients by setting them up for success.
We want our people to have an exceptional career at EY – on a professional and personal level. That’s why we invest heavily in learning and development. They get access to a variety of programs, and we support them in creating a career that is built around their interests and their way of living. It is crucial that we prepare them to stay on top of all relevant topics in their industry in a constantly changing world.
As the needs and responsibilities of our clients and teams vary, we know that the ideal vision of working life is different for everyone. Our teams have the freedom to organize their working schedule to fit their personal lives, wherever they are in their career. Full-time or part-time? Remote work, hybrid model or moving countries to work and live abroad for some time? To us, flexible working is more than just working from home. And to underpin our commitment here, we offer a vast support infrastructure from childcare services to elderly care over to sabbaticals and secondments and more.
The prerequisite for a successful career in strategy and transactions consulting? It cannot be cut down to one aspect. It’s a dynamic environment that constantly opens up both, new opportunities and challenges that will help people grow beyond anything they could have imagined. It’s for those who enjoy exploring unbeaten paths, who have the courage to lead and who are curious to find better answers to better questions to build a better working world together.