The firm is so friendly and offers lots of perks such as weekly and monthly events to keep everyone happy (not to mention in-office daily perks that are always available). Plus, the internship really puts the intern in the consultant's shoes rather than being an observer, which was really hands-on and extremely beneficial.
The somewhat difficult work-life balance (virtually difficult to uphold a life on weekdays) and the excessive travelling which could be tiring. However, this is the case in any consulting environment and flexibility is always valued at the firm as the firm always tries to cater to its employees needs.
Advice to Potential Interns
As an intern, you will have abundant networking opportunities, which you should seize. Moreover, working to the best of your abilities will reward you and make you stand out. Do not be afraid to ask anything of anyone in the firm; everyone is happy to help, and you'll be better off than trying to figure something out on your own.
Advice to Management
As cliche as it might seem, the internship was perfect and well-suited to all my needs. It went over the top and had aspects that I did not expect (very high compensation AND fully paid premium accommodation for all interns in the same hotel, which gave us a somewhat family experience that was lacking in other firms). Hours are tough and staffing a bit more people on projects might help alleviate the issue.
Sample Interview Questions
- Give me 3 main points about you that I can't read on your resume.
- Why A.T. Kearney?
- Why would a company decide to buy another?
- Small profitability case
- Big restructuring and profitability case
- Train Transportation case that deviated from the usual cases