A.T. Kearney Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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A.T. Kearney Managing Partner and Chairman Johan Aurik
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Pros
  • Interesting programs for improving work-life balance after manager levels (in 17 reviews)

  • Lots of learning experience and great people to work with (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Intensive hours; work-life balance can be a challenge but is addressable if one is willing to (in 38 reviews)

  • Long hours, but that is standard across management consulting (in 36 reviews)

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  1. Great place to work and to grow

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at A.T. Kearney full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very interesting projects and very great culture compared to other firms. I very much appreciate the culture change, it is one of the most inclusive consulting firms and the job is very challenging

    Cons

    As in all consulting firms, the working hours are not the best. I've been lucky to only work few weekends, but other people cannot say the same

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Limit the work hours on weekends. The week is already quite demanding, it would be nice if everybody could rest during the weekends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Good firm to work for with some challenges due to smaller scale / ops-focus

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at A.T. Kearney full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Generally good people / culture. Less ego than other firms / industries. Reason why stayed for 5+ yrs
    - Attractive salary (up to Principal level) for consulting
    - Strong push for growth - exciting times as it seems to be working
    - Smaller scale (1/8th of McK) makes it easier to "change" things; more "startup" feel

    Cons

    - Perceived as a "Sourcing / Ops shop" in the US. Limits exit options / how you are perceived in the market
    - Lack of scale and focus in key areas (alumni, external placements, training, various support roles etc)
    - Less ability to specialize (which keeps it exciting, yet slows down expertise-building, time to promotion etc)
    - Thought-leadership in distinct areas only (not as broad as larger competitors)
    - Less "glamour" (for those who need it - although recent offsites in Cancuun / Cannes etc helped)

    ... and the usual industry-cons:
    - Lots of travel / average work-life balance
    - Not every project is exciting (and guess what: the same is true for MBB)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Keep up the good work.
    - Treat senior staff more like future partners (not as "delivery resources"):
       -> Share more information / ask us for our views (I know more about clients than I know about A.T. Kearney)
       -> Give opportunity to participate in firm success (options)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Working for ATKearney

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at A.T. Kearney

    Pros

    Not a bad employer. Great opportunities. Smart people. Worldwide presence. Good atmosphere. Generally a good experience - worked there for 4 years. Paris office and on Asia assignments.

    Cons

    None that I can think of off the bat. None that stand out as particularly egregious.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Good experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at A.T. Kearney

    Pros

    Salary, company culture, international opporunities

    Cons

    work life balance, travel, stress

  6. Overall wonderful experience - long-lasting impact on my life

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at A.T. Kearney

    Pros

    great culture, made some lifetime friends
    good salary

    Cons

    long hours
    work-life balance, skewed towards work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase the prestige of firm to good old days in 1990s

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Collaborative Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at A.T. Kearney

    Pros

    Great Industry Expertise
    Collaborative
    Well-Respected in the Industry

    Cons

    Work life balance is a challenge
    Constant Travel

  8. Great people; work/life balance issues

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    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at A.T. Kearney full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Great people to work with
    -Work diversity
    -Compensation

    Cons

    -Work / Life Balance Issues
    -Constant Travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the strong performance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. A.T. is great!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at A.T. Kearney

    Pros

    Great culture, I have such great pride in A.T. Kearney! I absolutely love coming into work everyday and being at this firm, couldn't have made a better decision. Great people that surround you here from every background you can imagine.

    Cons

    Work-life balance/long hours. Long hours are standard in the Management Consulting culture though, you have to expect it, nothing different than any other firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful

    Associate

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at A.T. Kearney

    Pros

    - great people in every office that are down-to-earth, very approachable, and hard-working
    - very well liked by clients, especially on a personal level, which increasingly helps win business
    - flat hierarchies with many partners that make time to answer questions and chat
    - allows for fast career progression if performance and network is good
    - on a tremendous growth trajectory, gaining share from MBB, on track to double in size by 2020 while staying profitable
    - early exposure to C-suite if you proof yourself

    Cons

    - travel (national staffing, some global if requested) and working hours, although this very much depends on project and team, which you can influence quite a bit
    - although better than in any corporate treadmill, training and development is limited due to size
    - retirement contribution is weak if you don't stay for at least 3-5 years
    - alumni network needs improvement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ever sell out to an accounting firm. Our history tells us it doesn't work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at A.T. Kearney

    Pros

    Great company. NCO training works wonders and great to meet new class.

    Cons

    Will not work on as much strategy projects as wanted. 2nd tier and dropping

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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