A.T. Kearney Summer Consultant Program Internship

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4.4 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (12 Intern Reviews)

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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Ten weeks of rapid education in how to derive business insights and how to manage a team


Uppers

1) Simply the wealth of opportunities this job offers - the variety of the work, both across functions, industries, and geographies. 2) The great people here, and the amount of effort they put into mentorship


Downers

There seems to be quite a variety of working conditions/hours between summer consultants, but that is largely expected with the territory.


Advice to Potential Interns

See if you can talk to one of the partners that leads an office, and ask them what makes Kearney different, and ask them to provide examples. Kearney wins in the marketplace because it is unique - find out why.


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Best learning experience of my life! I can't wait to get back into it and grow even more.


Uppers

The amount of learning and impactful work I was able to accomplish n such a short time.


Downers

Long distance travel.


Advice to Potential Interns

Dive into everything you do and you'll find that your expereince will be even more rewarding.


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4.5 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Rewarding opportunity to learn more than I ever thought possible


Uppers

Compensation and benefits, smart people, good career prospects


Downers

Long hours and a steep learning curve


Advice to Potential Interns

Structure is paramount Embrace change There is a steep learning curve, but it is rewarding


Advice to Management

Mentor managers to provide more appropriate oversight of work streams


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.7 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Stellar Consulting Internship Experience


Uppers

The extremely high quality of the consultants, and the tightly-knit culture.


Downers

Only negative aspects are those that are a part of consulting in general; living out of a hotel, etc.


Advice to Potential Interns

Deliver pristine work, but also make a real effort to meet as many people as possible.


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4.6 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

The best summer experience I could have asked for: the best people to work with, interesting job, and great company culture


Uppers

Learning, team, company culture


Downers

Long hours


Advice to Potential Interns

The company does its best to make you feel comfortable and cares about you. People want you to learn about the company, and its culture. The summer events are very fun and they facilitate networking.


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4.3 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Great opportunity to develop your business skillset and advance your professional career, working with great people while also getting paid!


Uppers

The opportunity for independence within my workstream to drive deliverables toward completion, and learning/developing week upon week.


Downers

The unknown feeling of where you are going to be staffed before you actually find out.


Advice to Potential Interns

Firm takes an interest in developing your skills, provides feedback to help you succeed, and recruits full-time consultants out of the Summer Associate program.


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4.4 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Get the most realistic and transparent view of strategy consulting, the firm's culture and what impact the firm can drive for its clients.


Uppers

1. learn about the firm event. the firm flew in all the interns to new york for a weekend of interactions with firm's leaders, fine dining, partying and team-building.


Downers

Almost all weeknds were jam-packed - either with intern activities or with client work. part of the reason being that the firm tried to make the most of the weekends. There were certain weekends when the client committments took over. Balancing the two was definitely a challenge.


Advice to Potential Interns

1. Firm- culture might be the most overused word across firms, but where it really matters. It translated to how the firms approaches strategy consulting, how collaborative is the firm with clients and how they hire, develop and retain their consultants. 2. Each firm is unique into expertise across industries and functions. Some of the ares ATK has unmatched expertise are retail, CPG, Energy & process industries, operations and procurement. This list varies across firms. If you are interested in specific industries from the get-go instead of being a generalist for too long, then research the firms in detail during the recruiting process. That wil definitely help in selecting the best fit.


Advice to Management

none


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4.3 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Streamlining a 10-week RFP process to 3 weeks


Uppers

I had a great team and a great client


Downers

Ten weeks is actually a pretty short time to make a big impact


Advice to Potential Interns

Don't worry about "brand name" when evaluating organizations - evaluate organizations based on the people you meet and the work they do


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4.3 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

fast pace. fully engaged. so fun.


Uppers

Traveling to train and meet the other interns.


Downers

Hours can get long.


Advice to Potential Interns

Know the firm and culture.


Advice to Management

More perks like at high tech firms.


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4.2 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

The intersection of strategy, procurement, and client change management.


Uppers

ATK takes training and mentorship seriously -- you will be equipped with the skills you need to succeed.


Downers

Joined a project at a very busy time -- no babying -- asked to step up and take on full associate load and then some. Very, very busy work schedule. Project specific - but tough quality of life.


Advice to Potential Interns

Great organization to spend a summer with -- you will learn, grow, and meet some very impressive people. High recommendation.


Advice to Management

Intern project selection is key.


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