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4.1 of 5 stars (610 Ratings)

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Incubator for strong consultants suffering from variance across the firm

3.0 of 5 stars

February 2017 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

A reasonably good place to start your career:
1. Reasonably strong brand name so good to have on CV
2. Covers various industries and service areas (focus varies by office) so gives you the chance to test interest across topics
3. Some very good people (across all levels, but see note in Downers) so you could get some critical support/advice/training at an early stage in your career
4. Generally competitive comp especially at junior level (differs by office) so quite good if you have school loans to pay off

Downers

You could end up with a very bad experience if you can't navigate the politics or if you end up with the short end of the stick
1. Brand recognition varies by country and industry, e.g. France ATK is strong, UK average. Procurement ATK is strong, strategy average
2. Varies by practice but generally less chance to focus on one particular area than boutiques (more focused) or MBBs (scale and bigger pipeline, so can better sustain working in one area only). To give some measurement of variance, some practices can have 2-3 times pipeline strength than others, with less heads.
3. Some people could be the very opposite of 'collaborative', 'authentic', 'forward-thinking' (across all levels). Do note that there are some really brilliant people as well (see note in uppers)
4. Promotion and reward decisions are too heavily dependent on internal network and could be more transparent.

Comments

ATK is generally a good place to start a career. It is also important to note that you will come across a spectrum of characteristics in pretty much every global firm, and being able to work effectively with different people is important for pretty much every career and especially consulting. At the same time, do bear in mind that there are some short sticks around.

Dysfunctional at senior level

3.0 of 5 stars

May 2016 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Interesting projects with great consultant teams, for top clients.
Possibility to work on international projects, in multiple countries.

Downers

Lots of unhealthy politics and hyper-competition (rather than collaboration) at highest senior levels. Result: access to partnership not guaranteed even for best talents...

Comments

If you're a senior hire (typically Principal / Partner), really pay attention to the team of Partners of the office you may join, their reputation, the evolution of the group of Partners in the past years...

Partner in Energy & Utilities

4.9 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Not filling out surveys

Great fun and down to earth culture, ensuring great advice for clients.

4.8 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Energy & Utilities | Mexico City, Mexico | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The great culture and colleagues

Downers

A little bit less known (but on the path to being better known)

Comments

Being a pre-MBA candidate, you have great exposure opportunities. It is possible to became an Associate before / without an MBA.

Enterpreneurial and Innovative while being friendly and collaborative

4.8 of 5 stars

Experienced in Strategy | New York, NY | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

There is no one best thing when working at Kearney. We are working towards being the most admired firm in the industry which is probably the starting point of best

Downers

The career progression scale is right now long compared to some of the competition but managment understands this and are working on putting together mechanisms to imrpove this

Highly collegial environment with a lot of opportunities to learn and grow.

5.0 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Strategy | Chicago, IL | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Work Culture and Colleagues

Downers

None

Comments

The best work culture that I have seen in any company (I have worked in 3 other companies FT and interned with another 3).

Great firm in at upward trajectory

4.8 of 5 stars

Experienced in Health Care and/or Pharmaceuticals | Chicago, IL | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

People and culture

Downers

Work life balance

Really smart people, few sharp elbows, 100% dedicated to client service

4.8 of 5 stars

Partner in Business Operations | San Francisco, CA | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Growth opportunities, ability to create your own path to success

Downers

We need some better systems - e.g. easier searching for Intellectual Capital

My career with A.T. Kearney has been a blessing

4.9 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Retail & Consumer Goods | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

People and Personal Development

Downers

Not considered big 3 (come on!)

A transformational journey from Australia to the US to Business School and back

4.9 of 5 stars

Experienced in Health Care and/or Pharmaceuticals | New York, NY | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The unconditional support I have received at every stage of the journey

Downers

The lifestyle is very challenging, but this is consistent across just about any firm

Comments

A.T. Kearney is a really good place to start your career, especially at this stage in our growth cycle. As the firm continues to grow, there are going to be terrific opportunities to stretch yourself and quickly progress in your career. We may not have the same brand recognition as some of the majors, but that is rapidly changing and it is going to be an exciting ride to be a part of.

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