A.T. Kearney Interview Questions

Updated Mar 28, 2015
Updated Mar 28, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at A.T. Kearney.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was good and the feedback was great. I was a better fit for a less senior position and the interviewers were very helpful and encouraging.
    HR was not as organized as one would hope.
    As an advice, make sure to practice a lot of cases and ask for a mock interview buddy from the firm to prep for the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • 2 interviews: the first one was general fit and behavioral questions (tell about a time you had to deliver bad news to someone/client), the second one was a case (market sizing and strategy)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at A.T. Kearney in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    applied through on campus recruiting for Summer Associate position, made it to final round. First round had one fit and one case, while second round had 2 fit interviews and a case presentation. The written case was difficult to prepare for.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you worked on a difficult team?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Summer Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at A.T. Kearney in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Round 1 on campus. Round 2 was in Chicago. I just didn't find the work they were doing very interesting. Also, what was really bad was that I was traveling from South and many of my friends were hassled into not coming last night even though the interview was going to last for 4 hours. More so, we had to pay for our hotel and then ask for reimbursement - nowhere have I seen a company be so stingy with interview expenditure.

    Interview Questions
    • 2 behavioral and 1 flipchart presentation.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at A.T. Kearney.

    Interview Details

    The process consisted of an on campus interview which included a very basic market sizing case question and behavioral questions. The final interview round was an all-day event at Chicago headquarters. I was notified of the results of my interview after a week.

    Interview Questions
    • This day included face to face interviews, case studies, an Excel and Access abilities test, and a case presentation. The face to face interviews were mainly behavorial with a basic case question at the end. I also was asked a few questions regarding queries and data structures. The case presentation was the most difficult part of the day in my opinion.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at A.T. Kearney in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Final Round Interview Structure:
    1 Skills Assessment Test
    - Tested your ability to use Access and Excel. The computer they gave me crashed twice so either they have a very flawed process or they don't weight it much
    3 Interviews half fit half case
    - First Interviewer is younger with basic questions
    - Second Interviewer is an engagement manager with more specific to the company questions
    - Third interviewer is a partner who just tries to have conversation to pin you down as an inspired individual
    - All case questions were market sizing estimates to test how you broke down large targets and handle assumptions
    - (My questions were: How many airplanes fly out of our airport every day? How many people ride our subway line in one day?)
    Lunch for schmoozin
    Case
    - Usually a straightforward target, but they only give you an hour to do analysis and make a presentation about it. You would be surprised how the time pressure really gave you tunnel vision
    Presentation
    - 5 to 10 minutes of presenting followed by questions asked by the team.

    Interview Questions
    • How many people ride the red line each day?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Senior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at A.T. Kearney in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    The process was very structured and professional. I applied through my campus career website. Before my application I networked heavily with at least 2 other SBAs and one Manager who gave me honest opinions about their experiences at the firm, the application process as well as Interview preparation. I was invited for an interview workshop one week before the interview. I was also assigned a buddy who gave me great tips before both the interviews.
    First round consisted of ONE 45minute Fit (with a Partner) and ONE 45minute Case interview (with a Principal) on campus. Both the interviewers were pleasant, and asked general questions about my career path, interest in consulting, etc. They probed heavily to understand if I would be a cultural fit to their organization. Case was a little weird, but focused more on structuring and organization of thoughts. Received a phone call the same evening, inviting me for the next round the. The Partner I interviewed with called me to deliver this news.
    Second round consisted of TWO 45minute Fit (with a Partner and a Principal) and ONE 45minute Case (with a Principal). Similar questions for Fit as the first round, again probing to understand me better, my background and my cultural fit. The case was a tricky airline profit optimization question. Although I made some simple calculation mistakes, the interviewer liked my approach and structure.
    All the interviewers were pleasant and friendly to talk to, and the recruiter was really friendly and chatty.
    Overall, a great experience.

    Interview Questions
    • How was the culture different in this city when you joined school, and what did you do to adjust to it?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at A.T. Kearney in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online for on campus interviews, notified less than a week after applicationa and about two weeks before interview. Before the interview there was a reception and they also assign you interview buddies who help you prep. Pretty helpful. Interview was one case and one behavioral, case was on supply chain. What's cool was that even though I didn't get an offer, they called me and gave me personal feedback, which I really appreciated.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at A.T. Kearney in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Got a referral to pass through the resume screen. Interviewed 1 behavioral and 1 case on campus. Nothing out of the ordinary. found out the same day that I made the final round which would be 4 days after. The final round was 2 behavioral and 1 case, again nothing out of the ordinary. The HR people, partner & principals I met were outstanding. Friendly, caring, and super intelligent. I had several people within the firm wishing me good luck and answering questions for me before I even got an offer. I received an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me of a time you made a decision that involved more than a usual amount of risk.

      Typical high level cases, no crazy questions and minimal math involved.
       
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Well communicated and well-structured process. Everything was handled by an international recruiter who was very flexible and communicative. The interview itself was also very clear -- "you'll be doing a market sizing question now, then we'll be more qualitative" and then "these behavioural questions are designed to test how you act in different situations". Overall, everything was very expected.

    Interview Questions
    • Say you're a regional agricultural producer. Recently, national producers have been looking at your region. You want to find out what you should worry about. Let's start with this: what advantages do you have?   Answer Question
    No Offer
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    MBA SummerSourcing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at A.T. Kearney in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I've applied through a campus search. Shortly after I submitted my resume, we scheduled an interview in the University Campus.
    The interview was with two Consultors that wanted to add an intern in Sourcing for the summer. They were friendly and ask about career, why consulting, why sourcing... after 10 minutes we started the case interview which lasted for 20 minutes aprox. They asked me to predict the demand of pizza for the town where I live.
    After the case questions, we spent another 10 minutes talking about A.T. Kearney, what's the job like... and any sort of question I might have.
    This interview was 2 months ago and still haven't heard from them.

    Interview Questions
    • It was my first time in a case interview. They asked me to predict the demand of pizza for my home town.   View Answer
    • they also asked me how long would it take to bike from my home town to L.A.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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