A.T. Kearney

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A.T. Kearney Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated June 30, 2014
Updated June 30, 2014
234 Reviews

3.8
234 Reviews
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A.T. Kearney Managing Partner and Chairman Johan Aurik
Johan Aurik
60 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Interesting programs for improving work-life balance after manager levels (in 14 reviews)

  • Great people and excellent working atmosphere with many social events organized (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Miserable work-life balance with 80-90 hour work weeks on average (in 33 reviews)

  • Long hours, different regional perception of company (in 32 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great opportunities for effecting change

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Had some really amazing teams to work with. People genuinely wanted to help each other meet end goals. Enjoyed the social activities/events hosted for employees like dinners, meet and greets, art show in SF

    Cons

    Some leaders would assign jr people t work on an assignment to plan out but always went with plan created by senior person.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great firm with solid people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Great people and culture, good outlook

    Cons

    Travel and workload can be intense (par for consulting, however)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good could have been better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Smart but grounded people
    Plenty of camaraderie

    Cons

    Most of work is routine drudgery. Not much "Strategy" done here. 80-90% of work is sourcing and its boiler plate work
    Many managers equate work with the number of Powerpoint slides generated per day. A 16-20 slide deck per week is routine even though client flips thru them in 15 seconds and is done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Extricate slowly from easy money - sourcing. Pretty soon the world (MBAs, undergrads) will wise up and stop believing your fancy on campus presentations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Looking Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    firm is improving various things internally to make it a better place to work

    Cons

    we are not bold enough to make big bets on things that could be game changers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go big or go home

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Place to Work but Little Direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    The people are smart, down to earth, and hardworking. Most partners value your time and input.

    Cons

    Lack of growth strategy. Not sure where the firm is going

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Execute on growth strategies

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Powerhouse consulting firm but with major work-life balance issues

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    -White shoe firm
    -Exposure to senior executives in a range of industries
    -Steep learning curve

    Cons

    - Appalling work-life balance when on projects
    - Difficult to get staffed exclusively in the industry one is most interested in. Typically one is assigned
      without much regard to one's preferences
    - Staffing system is inefficient. Currently the firm is suffering from a dearth of projects and far too many
      consultants are on the proverbial beach

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Be more proactive about monitoring work - life balance. Follow the BCG model and keep track of the
       hours that consultants put into work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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