A.T. Kearney Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
243 Reviews
3.7
243 Reviews
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A.T. Kearney Managing Partner and Chairman Johan Aurik
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73 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Interesting programs for improving work-life balance after manager levels (in 15 reviews)

  • Lots of learning experience and great people to work with (in 16 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 32 reviews)

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  1.  

    Solid legacy and going in the right direction

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

    I have been working at A.T. Kearney full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to work on interesting projects - very quick access to senior clients
    Flat management structure and inclusive attitude - people are valued at each level
    Great opportunities for international exposure and work
    Fantastic programs for work-life balance - part time options, great leave of absence options, opportunities for projects with flexible travel

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be tough - for any consulting firm, but the firm offers options

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing things well - do even more to encourage global collaboration

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Winning in the marketplace...

    • 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

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

    Pros

    positive trend, new culture of high performance, solid accounts

    Cons

    longer projects, pay for seniors, recruiting strategy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    transparency

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great opportunities for effecting change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    I worked at A.T. Kearney full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
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  5.  

    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

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

    Pros

    Great people and culture, good outlook

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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

    I worked at A.T. Kearney full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  7.  

    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

    I have been working at A.T. Kearney

    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
  8.  

    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

    I have been working at A.T. Kearney

    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
  9.  

    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

    I have been working at A.T. Kearney

    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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