A.T. Kearney Reviews

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A.T. Kearney Managing Partner and Chairman Johan Aurik
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Pros
  • Working better on work-life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • Great people especially at manager level and below (in 17 reviews)

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

  • Travelling and long hours depending on projects (in 36 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    A collaborative, entrepreneurial culture in a firm that is the right size and on an incredibly exciting trajectory.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The size of the firm gives you degrees of freedom that larger firms can not offer. The growth path we are on is not only very exciting, but it also offers current employees additional opportunities. The A.T. Kearney people are the most down-to-earth, high caliber people you will find.

    Cons

    The firm is scaling and this, as expected, comes with some growing pains - leadership is addressing these.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to engage all ranks of consultants as you have been. Maintain our unique culture, even with growth. Continue to expand work flexibility programs.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Work hard, build lasting relationships, and access amazing opportunities while doing impactful work

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A.T. Kearney is growing quickly. Consultants have numerous opportunities to grow and take leadership roles on projects and within practices and internal firm building functions. Individuals and teams typically work very hard, but hard work is recognized with a merit-based bonus structure, profit sharing, trips, extra time off, etc.

    Cons

    Partners run the gamut in terms of management styles and some try to make up for their deficiencies by pushing their teams beyond what might be considered reasonable. Most teams/projects have checks and balances in place, but there are some senior leaders who seem to be immune to these and will run their teams hard.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on developing partners and principals people management skills. Don't be afraid to let partners/principals/managers go who continually go against work-life balance initiatives and who create work environments that result in A.T. Kearney losing some of it's best young talent.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Great culture, excellent growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, collaborative culture, high impact

    Cons

    Not a 9-to-5 job, demands high degree of commitment


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Solid legacy and going in the right direction

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Doing things well - do even more to encourage global collaboration


  6. Helpful (1)

    Winning in the marketplace...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    positive trend, new culture of high performance, solid accounts

    Cons

    longer projects, pay for seniors, recruiting strategy

    Advice to Management

    transparency

    A.T. Kearney Response

    Nov 3, 2014 – Senior Recruiter

    Thanks for your feedback!


  7. Great opportunities for effecting change

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  8. Great firm with solid people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and culture, good outlook

    Cons

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


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good could have been better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Looking Good

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

    I have been working at A.T. Kearney

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    go big or go home


  11. Good Place to Work but Little Direction

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

    I have been working at A.T. Kearney

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Execute on growth strategies



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