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4.4 of 5 stars

It was a shot to see what it is like to be a consultant for 10 weeks.
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Meeting the people I would work with


Downers

The worklife balance was difficult. As an intern it was hard to predict what was coming next which made it difficult to plan to have time away from work.


Advice to Potential Interns

A.T. Kearney does a good job of giving a real life consulting experience. I started full time one year ago now and the internship prepared me for what to expect as a full time consultant.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.6 of 5 stars

Given high level of responsibility and authority to make decisions and work directly with clients. Never treated like an intern.
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Client, Responsibility, Salary, Company Culture, Social Events


Downers

Training programs throughout the internship could have been better


Advice to Potential Interns

Not sure how to answer this question


Would You Recommend

Yes


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3.9 of 5 stars

Developed and executed sourcing strategy for a fleet warranty recovery initiative at a global beverage company
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Project experience, training, people, networking opportunities


Downers

Long hours


Advice to Potential Interns

The intern experience is a reflective of actual full-time project experience. You will have a genuine experience, which can be more demanding than the experience offered at other firms.


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4.2 of 5 stars

Challenging but rewarding summer with great opportunities for a career changer
Dallas, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Well-organized/structured program with opportunities to pursue the types of projects/industry work I would be interested in the future. The networking opportunities and office activities also provided a fun environment to work in.


Downers

The travel and long-hours of a consulting lifestyle, but it's not any worse than any of the top consulting firms.


Advice to Potential Interns

A.T. Kearney has a very open environment and the company prefers a collaborative culture. It's not just a consulting firm that swoops in, makes recommendations and leaves. The company takes it a step further and works with the clients to accomplish the results promised in the recommendations.


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3.9 of 5 stars

A true consulting experience
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The fact that I got to experience the consulting industry first-hand on a real project where I was able to make an impact on the project and the client.


Downers

That not all of the interns were given the time necessary to attend the team-building intern events.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you are looking to get a feel for the consulting industry and want to work with some great people then A.T. Kearney is a place to get that experience. I would say that have realistic expectations for the industry and realize that you will have to work hard.


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4.2 of 5 stars

Summer program provides real-feel for consulting lifestyle
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Travelling to various offices and meeting other summer consultants from across the country


Downers

The pressure


Advice to Potential Interns

Have a specific reason for the type of internship and job you are looking for. Do not follow the herd or go to an industry simply because your friends are. Once you've selected the right industry for you, really do your homework to see which firm is the best fit for you (may or may not be the highest ranked firm)


Advice to Management

More training on basic skills required for success (specifically Excel & PowerPoint and the unique ways they will be utilized)


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4.0 of 5 stars

An internship where you are Involved with all aspects of team work and treated like a full time employee, not an intern
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The two best aspects of the internship was having my own work stream that was critical to the client. I wasn't given non-meaningful work, but actually worked on a project that was presented to the COO. In addition, the firm goes out of it's way to make sure you are networking/connected with anyone you want to meet. Whether it is a partner or an associate, everyone has an open door policy and is willing to talk.


Downers

The only part I did not like was, this being a consulting internship, I wanted to experience the travel. Unfortunately I was staffed on a local project. This only happened to 3/4 of 55 interns so very minimal. But the only negative from the summer


Advice to Potential Interns

If you want to be thrown into the mix and experience what your day to day life will be like, then this is the internship for you. It is not an internship where you are treated like an intern doing 70% or 80% of the week. It is a great place to see if consulting is for you and you are given all the tools to succeed


Sample Interview Questions

- Why A.T. Kearney?

- Why Consulting?

- Tell us a time you worked in a team?


Advice to Management

The can do a little better on the hours. They can also try less travel moving to 3 days a week from 4.


Would You Recommend

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3.9 of 5 stars

Hard work but a great and realistic learning experience
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

- Team dinner and events

- Summer events

- Being able to actually conduct interviews and own stakeholder management for my workstream


Downers

- Hours were long

- A lot of pressure from a tight project timeline


Advice to Potential Interns

- Gives you a great and realistic view of what it means to be a consultant. It isnt all work and no play because you have a lot of fun too.


Sample Interview Questions

I dont remember.


Advice to Management

- Greater diversity

- Better and more consistent summer events


Would You Recommend

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4.1 of 5 stars

Realistic experience and real responsibility
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I was provided real responsibility and was doing the exact same thing as the experienced full-time employees on the project working with me were doing.


Downers

Feedback process could have been better.


Advice to Potential Interns

The internship provides a realistic snapshot of what a full-time position would entail.


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4.2 of 5 stars

Valuable work experience in a friendly corporate environment
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Type of work performed, growth path, client exposure


Downers

Client location


Advice to Potential Interns

The collaboration culture makes workdays much shorter


Sample Interview Questions

Shutdown a production plant or not

Profitability of a coffee shop


Advice to Management

Start a stronger job-rotation program among the difference functions


Would You Recommend

Yes


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