Arthur D. Little at a Glance

Uppers

  • "Exciting projects and great team work."
  • "Fast growing, accessible, team-culture-based consulting firm."
  • "Diversity of projects."

Downers

  • "Still small, but getting there."
  • "Lean support functions (due to the entrepreneurial model of the company)."
  • "Travel demands can be intensive from time to time."

The Buzz

  • "Great name and heritage."
  • "Decent firm."
  • "A great start-up environment."

About Arthur D. Little

Arthur D. Little has been at the forefront of innovation since 1886. It is an acknowledged thought leader in linking strategy, innovation and transformation in technology-intensive and converging industries. The firm helps its clients to anticipate, innovate and transform; in so doing, the company supports clients in building innovation capabilities and transforming their organization. 

ADL is looking for consultants who possess strong practical industry experience combined with excellent knowledge of key trends and dynamics. Arthur D. Little puts emphasis on not only strong analytical skills, client orientation and teaming, but also on creativity, entrepreneurial attitude, and communication. Arthur D. Little is present in the most important business centers around the world. 

Mold-breaker
Founded in Boston in 1886, Arthur D. Little lays claim to the dual titles of first and oldest management consulting firm in the world. The pioneering spirit of the founder who lent the firm its name is the stuff of legend--and the firm he founded is still going strong, even after completing a journey that has seen it go from private entity to public corporation, and back to private following a 2011 management buyout by the partners.  

The consultants it employs today find themselves operating in Europe, Asia and the Americas offering tailored services to clients in in a range of industries across three main functional practice areas.  Consultants operate across a matrix structure of functional practices and industry practices which provide opportunities to work on a range of industries and functional areas.  

Industry Practice Areas

  • AMG (Automotive and Manufacturing

  • CHEM (Chemical)

  • ENER (Energy and Utilities)

  • HC (Health Care)

  • TIME (Telecom, Information, Media, Electronics)

  • T&T (Travel and Transportation)

Functional Practice Areas

  • Strategy & Organization

  • Technology & Innovation Management

  • Operations Management

  • Risk Management

  • Information Management / Digital 

Today, Arthur D. Little is an established consultancy with a lot of brand equity in most markets it operates in. The firm has further developed its reach by opening new offices, and has a clear positioning revolving around Strategy, Innovation, and Transformation; this translates into 3 key themes: anticipates (trends), innovate (business, products, eco-systems), and transform (organization). 

Recruitment and internship enquiries should be addressed through the country offices via the ADL website. 

In the Americas

In the US, ADL has long operated offices in Boston, Houston and has opened an office in San Francisco as part of a growth plan to boost its US presence. Other offices are planned in the near future as ADL grows and implements additional industry practices in North America. 

The firm's health care and life sciences offerings (pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical technology, providers, diagnostics, lab instrumentation, etc.), are delivered throughout the country, with teams located in San Francisco, Southern California, New Jersey, and the Boston area. 

Houston has a strong focus on serving the US and is the hub of the firm's Latin American operations, with a strong focus on energy and utilities, telecom, internet, media  and electronics. In addition, this office also serves the financial services industries, with a strong focus on strategy, operational improvement and technology and innovation activities. From it, the firm has recently completed a number of projects to assist leading energy companies in Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Argentina. It has also completed recent work for a number of international oil and gas companies based in Houston such as Conoco, Chevron, CITGO and Aramco Services. 

ADL also has  an office in Buenos Aires that employs an active energy and telecoms team serving the Latin American market. 

Regardless of office location, ADL recruits its entry level staff (Business Analysts) with technical backgrounds from the leading schools in the US (Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Brown, UPenn, Yale, Dartmouth, Northwestern, Stanford) and Latin America. More experienced staff are expected to have significant relevant private sector industry experience as well as an MBA or Ph.D. or similar qualifications. 

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Arthur D. Little

Avenue du Bourgetlaan 42
Brussels 1130
Phone: +32 2 761 72 00
Fax: +32 2 762 07 58

Stats

  • Employer Type: Private
  • Global CEO: Ignacio Garcia Alves
  • 2016 Employees: 1,030

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Strategy & Organization
    Technology & Innovation Management
    Operations Management

Major Office Locations

  • Brussels, Belgium (HQ)
  • Bogota
  • Boston
  • Buenos Aires
  • Houston
  • San Francisco
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