A.T. Kearney - Not as meritocratic as you might believe | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for A.T. Kearney
There are newer employer reviews for A.T. Kearney

See Most Recent

Helpful (2)

"Not as meritocratic as you might believe"

StarStarStarStarStar
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Management Consulting Associate in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Management Consulting Associate in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

1. Strong pool of talent
2. Teams can be very flat and everyone chips in

Cons

1. For new employees, a lot is left to chance about getting in with a team you gel with early -- has a great deal of impact on your future trajectory with the firm
2. There isn't always a clear pathway to help new employees ramp up with a strong first project

Advice to Management

For mid-level employees (Managers & Principals), lessen the focus on BD and instead further incentivize them help develop the people under them.

Other Employee Reviews for A.T. Kearney

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Bad"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Perks... if you are single and/or love traveling, you will fly often, get miles and hotel points to use for your personal vacation, and AmEx reward points.
    Name on Resume... Head-hunter will contact you about once a week after 1 year at kearney.

    Cons

    No work-life balance, no respect of people's personal life
    Many disrespectful people, especially in Sr. Management
    Unclear promotion cycle / bonus atribution
    Underpaid / overworked

    Advice to Management

    Ensure and promote accurate upward feedback to avoid disrespect/abuse
    Define, communicate and apply clear promotion process
    Diversify from Sourcing and Procurement!


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Rancid Taste of Internal Politics Between Procurement Services vs. Management Consulting Businesses"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart, ambitious, and exuberant individuals that are interested in their work and an appetite for leaning. Well known reputation has been the strong suit in the area of supply chain and operations consulting, however, culture is divided between Management Consulting side (80%) vs. Procurement Services (20%) with major salary differences and us vs. them attitude by many from Ivy League schools who know a whole lot of theory but short on experience.

    Cons

    For a company that had a solid foundation in supply chain, the focus has changed to general business consulting (hello Accenture, Deloitte, etc.) and lost focus on the core strength to further develop it as the industry leader. The division of the Management Consulting and Procurement Services creates friction and unnecessary inferior complex when consultants are working together on a project. Work Life balance does not exist and your career concerns are swept under the rug.

    Over stresses importance of PowerPoint slides and overzealous Principals who have no principles when it comes to work/life balance with others ready to throw you under the bus at any moment.

    Advice to Management

    Get your freaking crap together! Throwing people under the is never a good business model and the Directors/Principals who do nothing are enablers and should be part of the blame.

There are newer employer reviews for A.T. Kearney
There are newer employer reviews for A.T. Kearney

See Most Recent

Work at A.T. Kearney? Share Your Experiences

A.T. Kearney
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or