A.T. Kearney Sourcing Interview Questions

Updated Aug 21, 2015
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    Sourcing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at A.T. Kearney (Chicago, IL) in November 2013.

    Interview

    Structured, and great people. The culture of the company was quite evident. Genuine folks. Format was two campus interviews 45 min each. Followed by final round in Chicago where there were 3 behavioral with a case presentation, and an excel skills test.

    Interview Questions

    • How will you convince a client that you are best placed to help them?   Answer Question
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    Sourcing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at A.T. Kearney (Chicago, IL) in October 2013.

    Interview

    First a campus interview with 2 managers, lasted 45 minutes. Then an onsite interview day, with excel assessment, case study, 3 personal interviews with partners/VPs/managers. The interview day was grueling as all the above were back to back with lunch session in between (which is another interview anyway).

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    Senior Sourcing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at A.T. Kearney (Chicago, IL) in November 2011.

    Interview

    Very unorganized process. The VP felt asleep in the interviewing process when I was presenting my strategy. They asked every to use a laptop and worked on an excel file and ppt. I don't feel it's a good fit and decided to work for a Tier-1 consulting firm that paid a lot more than ATK. I would not recommend this to my network.

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    Sourcing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at A.T. Kearney (Chicago, IL) in November 2010.

    Interview

    It started with an on campus interview with 2 people from the sourcing group - director and associate that was for about 30 minutes. A week later, i got an email being invited for final rounds in Chicago. Final round consisted of an excel test, 4 1x1 interviews that ranged from sourcing managers, 2 directors, and one partner that were about an hour each. The questions were behavioral questions and 2 of the interviews did ask a case question. The last part of the interview was the case study/presentation. you were given a printed out power point presentation for a case and asked to extract information from that and make it into a 3 slide power point and presented it to the same 4 people.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the sourcing process?   Answer Question
    • If I asked your friends about you, what three words would they use to describe you?   Answer Question
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    Sourcing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at A.T. Kearney (San Francisco, CA) in October 2010.

    Interview

    Very structured hiring process. There were 2 rounds of interviews. One on college campus and other on site. The second round interview consist of an excel test, four 1:1 interviews (behavioral) and one 90 minute case interview and presentation. Interview process is straight forward, interviewers are very friendly, they try to make you feel comfortable and assist you if you are having difficulty in answering any question.They get back to you with the results pretty fast.

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    Sourcing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at A.T. Kearney (Chicago, IL) in August 2010.

    Interview

    The interview was the first round interview for sourcing associate. I had previous consulting experience and hence applied for the position. However, I did not have sourcing experience which went against me and also I was not able to explain well how my skills match with the position. The interview had two part. 1. Behavioral and 2. Case Question Behavioral QS Included: 1. Resume walk through 2. Challenging project 2. Internship experience 3. What did you learn the most from your consulting experience 4. What do you know about sourcing? (Started to mess up here) 5. Why do you think you will be suited for sourcing as per your work experience? (Ding) Case Question: Pretty simple. Chicago municipality is planning to replace all signal lights with LEDs? Should they implement the change if cost is the only factor? Overall good experience

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    • Some person came up with an innovation. And you opposed it. What were the effects? Will you do it differently today   1 Answer
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    Sourcing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at A.T. Kearney (Chicago, IL) in November 2009.

    Interview

    The interview process started with 3 phone interviews. Included previous experience, basic skills, and scenario case interview. After three phone interview screening, I went to final on-site interview. The process included - one excel skill test: basic excel skills required to finished within limited time. - five 1:1 interviews: some of the interviewers were those who interviewed me on the phone. - one presentation interview: one report will be given to the candidate with the requirements of the presentation. The candidate then need to prepare PPT presentation based on the requirements within one hour.

    Interview Questions

    • What's your advantage and disadvantage (strength and weakness)?   Answer Question
    • Can you use Access? How skillful are you in Excel and Access?   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at A.T. Kearney in January 2013.

    Interview

    2 rounds of case study one phone, 40 minutes each 1 on-site interview, one case study which you need make a presentation in front of 3 senior mangers and one 30-minutes excel test

    Interview Questions

    • with the case presented, which sepecific service we can provide to the client   Answer Question
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    Sourcing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at A.T. Kearney in January 2012.

    Interview

    First interview was a 1:1 that normally would have been in person but I was in Germany studying abroad so was done on Skype. It was typical behavioral & basic interview questions. The second was at the Chicago headquarters and consisted of: Excel skills test 3 1:1's Case & Presentation

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    Sourcing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at A.T. Kearney in November 2010.

    Interview

    I was given the job description in advance and basically went through it and found examples of how I qualified. The interview basically revolved around my resume/cover letter and I was asked specific questions about certain projects I had completed and results in my professional career as well as graduate studies. Overall I just ended up not having the technical/programming background required.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you used advanced analysis features of Microsoft office.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a project that you designed and implemented.   Answer Question
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