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Alex Liu has been elected the ninth Managing Partner and Chairman of A.T. Kearney. At the end of April 2018, he will succeed Johan Aurik, who was first elected in 2012, and is now concluding his second term. For full announcement, follow link:
We would like to thank the Chicago office for volunteering at the Greater Chicago Food Depository last Friday. We had a great time and were successful in boxing up 205 cases for a grand total of 8,165 lbs for those in need throughout Cook County. Check this short highlight reel of the event by clicking the link: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQL7q
At A.T. Kearney we celebrate the unexpected—from dreams of playing in Carnegie Hall, to entering the Berlin Olympic Stadium or broadcasting live from CNBC. The rich, diverse backgrounds of our consultants have a dramatic impact on what our teams accomplish for our clients every day—a dynamic that has defined our culture for nearly 90 years.
Every day, we strive to add value for our clients. To do this most effectively, it is important that our people can be themselves and feel comfortable without encountering prejudice or discrimination and that they have equal opportunities to contribute, develop, and succeed irrespective of race, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. We also know that our clients derive greater benefit from teams with a wide range of experts with unique experiences, backgrounds, and skill sets.
Our commitment to diversity has long been recognized. In July 2008, Consulting Magazine, the primary consulting-industry publication in North America, recognized A.T. Kearney for our commitment to diversity. We were one of five firms—and one of the only high value management consultancies—to receive the magazine’s Excellence in Diversity Achievement Award. In 2009, we made our debut on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), which rates 590 businesses based on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workplace policies and benefits. A.T. Kearney has scored a perfect 100 on the CEI. The index has proven to be a significant measure of a company’s commitment to developing and supporting a diverse workforce.
We continually strive to improve our diversity and inclusion policies, structures, and support networks to ensure that we fully meet the needs of our people and our clients—and help set the standard for our industry. We actively promote a diverse and inclusive culture through a variety of channels, including our diversity networks and our equal employment opportunity policy.
A.T. Kearney has a number of global and local diversity networks that reach out in the following ways:
Our networks include the following:
The Women’s Network is one of the longest standing in the firm. We are committed to recruiting, and advancing and supporting women at A.T. Kearney. Our objectives are to address the following areas:
We emphasize networking and mentoring opportunities through formal and informal channels. Local women’s networks facilitate strong relationships and exchange of experiences. Mentoring programs also help connect colleagues with different levels of experience across the extended women’s network and help drive a culture that focuses on retention and success.
We have become particularly active in promoting International Women’s Day, held on March 8th. Many of our offices around the world hold events to mark the day featuring various speakers, with opportunities to network, celebrate, and reflect on the great diversity of the women of A.T. Kearney—and the powerful impact we have on our firm’s culture as we deliver on the needs of clients, colleagues, and families.
GALA: A.T. Kearney's Network for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Employees and Allies
GALA supports the distinctive employment needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender
A.T. Kearney employees. The group focuses on recruiting, developing, and retaining exceptionally talented individuals. As part of the firm’s ongoing recruiting at our schools, GALA sponsors and participates in diversity events to build relationships with LGBT students in M.B.A. and B.A. degree programs. By working with firm leaders and HR on developing policies and programs, GALA also helps create and support a work environment that allows professionals to be themselves, feel appreciated in the workplace, and develop and advance professionally. John Yoshimura, partner and chief operating officer, adds, “I strongly believe in and support the LGBT workplace equality. It is, like all of our diversity networks, an important vehicle to promote awareness and inclusion, helping to ensure that we have a strong and vibrant culture that we can all be part of—and proud of.”
GALA members include consultants at all levels, in various industry and service practices as well as management services employees; in addition to LGBT employees, it also includes allies who support the network in developing an even more diverse and inclusive workplace.
African American Network — Americas
The African American Network (AAN) is recognized by our members as a valuable group of colleagues who enrich and enhance each other’s professional and personal lives through mentoring, networking, and professional development. With a solid foundation in place, our members receive the support they need to succeed throughout their career through a variety of programs, including:
Hispanic Network — Americas
Within A.T. Kearney and the broader community, the Hispanic Network promotes an atmosphere of diversity, inclusion, and respect. We promote A.T. Kearney’s diversity mission in support of the firm’s commitment to superior client service and business performance through the following activities:
We want our people to be successful throughout their careers, so A.T. Kearney makes a substantial investment in the development and retention of our people by providing a full curriculum of tailored courses focused on the sophisticated skill sets needed in today’s business environment. Consultants participate in training within days of joining the firm, and we constantly review and upgrade our training programs to ensure all consultants receive the training they need at the right time in their careers, up to and including at the partner level.
Because we know that our long-term success will depend upon yours, we make every effort to hasten your progress along a clearly defined career path. You will advance along the path as rapidly as your abilities will allow.
Partners are involved in senior client relationship development and management. They collaborate with CEOs to create long-term strategies and develop enduring relationships. Partners take an active role in the leadership of A.T. Kearney, developing future leaders and executing the business strategy for the firm. Partners at A.T. Kearney are elected to their position.
Principals are expected to manage large, complex engagements, build client relationships and contribute to business development. Principals at A.T. Kearney are elected to their position.
Managers at A.T. Kearney have project oversight on engagements. They are responsible for assigning specific tasks to the staff and making sure that the deliverables are scheduled and presented on time. Managers have opportunites for professional development and mentoring to help guide their career path and develop expertise in specific industry of service practices.
As an A.T. Kearney Associate, you will be involved in every phase of a consulting engagement, from pre-proposal research through final implementation. Almost immediately, you will join a project team, working at a client location, sharing your ideas, and addressing CEO-level issues. Our goal is to involve you in all phases of the consulting process, helping you hone your professional skills.
Senior Business Analyst
For individuals with either an advanced degree other than an MBA or an undergraduate degree plus several years of full-time relevant experience, the A.T. Kearney Senior Business Analyst position is an important bridge between Business Analyst and Associate. This position is designed to develop the talents of individuals who may not have received an MBA but possess relevant experience and a desire to learn the discipline of management consulting.
Working with experienced consultants, Business Analysts develop models, perform complex analyses, and work on research assignments at both the office and client sites. Analysts often travel while on assignments, undertaking a broad range of activities while gaining exposure to the business world. They may also participate in marketing activities and the preparation of proposals for new engagement opportunities
At the core of A.T. Kearney's professional development program is the relationship between new consultants and their mentors, more senior people whose role is to serve as a friendly guide throughout your career. Your mentor will work with you to identify your areas of interest and development needs.
You and your mentor will meet periodically to review your progress along the career path. Based on your discussions, he or she may help you identify opportunities to advance your knowledge and build your skills.
Opportunities may include specific projects or practices likely to offer particularly valuable learning experiences. They may also include portions of the A.T. Kearney Consulting Curriculum, a sequence of classroom programs focusing intensively on the sophisticated skill set required of today’s management consultant. Some courses are available to all consultants while others are offered by invitation only.
A series of courses has been developed for each step up the career ladder with the emphasis gradually shifting from hands-on work to team leadership and from developing skills to developing business.
In the final analysis, the individual consultant is responsible for his or her professional development. Those who are motivated will find that A.T. Kearney offers all the resources they will need to advance at a rapid rate.
I have been working at A.T. Kearney full-time (More than 3 years)
Outstanding, super smart, down to earth colleagues (a key differentiator vs. Other consulting firms)
Ability to craft your own path
Firm (trying to) focus on work-life balance
Compensation below MBBs starting at manager level
Benefits can be enhanced
A bit of a boom and bust cycle in terms of firm performance
Slower path to partner at associate+ and super fast path to associate
Advice to Management
Need to remain competitive
Hiring, retention and promotion should be adjusted
I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at A.T. Kearney (Chicago, IL).
I applied at a career fair. The process was fairly quick. The first round interview focused on three main areas 1) Prior Experience in Analytics 2) Behavioral fit and 3) Case. The case was a short back of the envelope calculation. This round lasted 45 mins. I heard back from the company in a couple of days and was asked to come to Chicago for a one day selection process. This consisted of an analytics assessment(on excel), three rounds of interviews and a presentation round.