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Arthur D. Little Reviews

Updated October 22, 2017
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Arthur D. Little CEO Ignacio Garcia-Alves
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  • You have to expect working long hours, and during weekends as well (in 8 reviews)

  • To add to the dis-satisfaction, middle east is not hospitable either with its extreme weather, high cost, and limited social activities (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Interesting work across the industries

    Cons

    Legacy name, so not much recognition


  2. "Great People, growth and determination"

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    Current Employee - Partner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Partner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arthur D. Little full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The comp[any is focused and aligned behind the leadership, there is a determination to grow, but not at any cost and the desire to be a world class strategy company is differentiating

    Cons

    Still small, critical mass is some way off but we are working towards it.

    Advice to Management

    Focus, innovate the business model

  3. "Great experience till they closed the office."

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arthur D. Little full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team environment. Coworkers were well versed in discipline. Smart people doing the job together. Management looked inside for internal candidates.

    Cons

    Well the upper management putting all eggs in one basket and then the product failed causing massive layoffs and office closures.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "I am an employee in Europe; great company, competing with best in class"

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    Current Employee - Entry Level
    Current Employee - Entry Level
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Very smart and driven colleagues
    - Competes/is among the best (on almost all assignments competing with MBB)
    - Company is rapidly growing (a nice experience, which you cannot find with other consultants)
    - Not all areas and industry players are clients/covered, meaning there is an opportunity to explore new terrain (not the case at the bigger competitors, where the partners are already in touch with every player)
    - Down to earth people at most offices

    Cons

    - For consulting, narrow areas of expertise in certain offices (because of the smaller size of some offices, they generally have to focus on a handful of industries so your exposure to different industries might be less compared to at othre bigger strategy consultants)
    - Compensation marginally lower compared to MBB


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Technically excellent, innovative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Arthur D. Little full-time

    Pros

    Technical excellence and innovation are core to the people and business

    Cons

    Only just developing a global model, needs to move this forward


  6. Helpful (1)

    "former great"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great selection of projects, Fantastic alumni network

    Cons

    No longer commands the best consulting opportunities


  7. "Arthur D Little Middle East Office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Arthur D Little is a good company global with excellent Management from the CEO, Global Finance Director and COO.

    Cons

    Arthur D Little office in Dubai unfortunately is a disappointment. Some senior management do not care about staff, especially non direct staff. Bullying other staff and management actions are zero or sweeping it under the carpet.

    Advice to Management

    To see staff as assets and not just people you can just sack and replace. Have the courage to take a stand against staff who are bullies even if they are friends.

  8. "good oppty for growth and expansion, chance to challenge yourself and make a difference"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arthur D. Little full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    freedom of thought and willing to take risks, encouraging and thoughtful. supportive and hands off attitude, excellent work environment, thanks

    Cons

    delegate more responsibility and leadership, more freedom at vp level to think outside the box, better bonuses based upon individual performance

    Advice to Management

    more diversity of thought and culture, encourage independent thinking, performance is based on program success, not only bottom line.


  9. "Look elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arthur D. Little (More than a year)

    Pros

    - You'll learn a large amount -considerably fast- about the industry you're working with (...on your own)
    - Once a year, a week-long (or less) of training somewhere in Europe where you'll meet good trainers

    Cons

    - Operations in the US are too small to tap into new industries and clients. Not growing and won't invest in growing
    - Poor professional development and mentorship
    - Stingy


  10. "Smart People, Interesting Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Total Integrity, High Intellect, Great Work Ethic, Lots of Self-Motivated team members

    Cons

    Small, thin global footprint - hard to provide depth needed in industries targeted


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