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A.T. Kearney Reviews

Updated 14 August 2018
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  • "Work-life balance could be better, however life outside work is highly valued" (in 116 reviews)

  • "Long hours which is okay when your young but gets increasingly hard when you get older" (in 95 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent, supportive and people oriented office"

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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fellow AT Kearney colleagues are the best thing about working here. Couldn't not find a more supportive, collaborative and fun group!
    Excellent c-suite exposure

    Cons

    Can be long hours and not the most transparent staffing model for associates


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Procurement consultancy trying to be something its not"

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    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Junior Associate to Junior Managers are good, talented people. Probably just missed MBB and so are smart. Plenty to learn. Internal training seemed pretty good.

    Cons

    Principle and Partners are DREADFUL. Many long in the tooth, hangers on who are in reality super managers not principles or partners as you would see at other firms. They are all basically procurement specialists (you'll be handed a copy of The CPO at some stage for sure). Many lack personality and there is very little in the way of leadership qualities including the integrity to make tough calls or take the time to develop people.

    Diversity means just getting more women into the firm not actually getting talent from other spheres in. I came from a non traditional background and one of the principles asked for me to be removed from a project because apparently I had nothing to offer. By this she meant I hadn't worked in...you guessed it...procurement before.

    Advice to Management

    Lose the dead wood at Partner and Principle. Try 360 reporting which would allow you to be able to listen to your juniors about the terrible ones that you have and then get rid.

    Stop calling something strategic procurement, its a procurement project and you're putting the word strategy in to make yourself feel better about it. You don't really do strategy if you are being honest with yourself.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Sell but do no deliver"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at A.T. Kearney full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong brand name in IT sourcing. Learn a lot because managers are not well versed in how to interact with clients and analyse spend cubes

    Cons

    Lack of support, sink or swim

    Advice to Management

    Better embedding of associates and less experienced resources


  4. "Great firm with some scale issues"

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    Former Employee - Head of EMEA Marketing in London, England
    Former Employee - Head of EMEA Marketing in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at A.T. Kearney full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Highest standards, great clients, fast-paced, intellect expertise and motivation of peers, active well-delivered diversity agenda with a positive cultural impact, strong growth in key regions and practices.

    Cons

    Firm is finding its way strategically, balancing traditional practices with growth driving offers, so some strategic uncertainty. Sub-scale versus major competitors, which impacts investment in growth and people. Yet to carve out a strong unique proposition at firm level. Growth can be patchy across regions and practices, as can cultures.

    Advice to Management

    New global leadership team need to carve out and deliver a unique strategic proposition for A.T. Kearney, to avoid becoming stranded "in the middle", between global heavyweights and more nimble innovators


  5. "ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at A.T. Kearney full-time

    Pros

    collaborative working environment and culture

    Cons

    unclear strategy in terms of focus


  6. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at A.T. Kearney full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, great variety of industries and topics to work on.

    Cons

    Slow career progression, lower salaries vs. peers.


  7. "Good strategy consultancy"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at A.T. Kearney full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Bright colleagues but more personable than at McK. Global company with a good reputation (Solid tier 2 firm), High variety of work, Work with intellectually stimulating colleagues. I'm referring to consulting jobs. Not as rigid an up or out culture as at other firm.

    Cons

    Long hours which is okay when your young but gets increasingly hard when you get older. Coming out the office at 10pm on a fairly common basis is not fun, especially as the intensity is high - when you see guys leaving restaurants from hedge funds earning multiples of what you earn. The promotions can be slower than at McK / BCG.

    Advice to Management

    Give people a few days off when on a particularly intense project. Build up the quantitative and asset based skills fast as this is where the consulting industry is going.

  8. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Mentorship, friendly, collaborative, down to earth,

    Cons

    Smaller, not many PhDs employed


  9. "Collaborative culture, tough to balance work and personal priorities"

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

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

    Pros

    Smart, down to earth people
    Collaborative environment
    Dynamic project opportunities working for top executives

    Cons

    Long hours
    Small firm competing with larger firms means our resources are stretched

    A.T. Kearney Response

    23 Jan 2018 – Global Head of Communications

    Congratulations on your more than three years at the firm. And thank you for sharing your experience - our people and collaborative culture are what make A.T. Kearney special.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great people but it has lost its way..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at A.T. Kearney full-time

    Pros

    The team members (Manager level and below) are talented, committed and great fun.

    Cons

    The leadership is, well, lacking and as a result ATK has lost any strategic direction or a sense of its competitive position in the market.


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