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At a Glance



“Creativity, freedom, transparency.”

“Ownership of your career.”



“Can be a bit conservative, too Europe centric.”

“Compensation, at times very conservative.”

The Buzz

“Legal and financial consulting.”

“Very professional.”

“Top 10 prestige based on pedigree.”

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 anticipate, innovate and transform; in so doing, the company supports clients in building innovation capabilities and transforming their organization.


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. Since 2011 the company has experienced steady growth in revenue and margins every single year and has invested in key markets.    

Consultants operate in Europe (ranked #10), Asia (ranked #6) and the Americas, offering tailored services to clients in in a range of industries across five main functional practice areas.  Consultants also 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)
  • FSG (Financial Services Group)
  • HC/LS (Health Care and Life Sciences)
  • TIME (Telecom, Information, Media, Electronics)
  • T&T (Travel and Transportation)

Functional Practice Areas

  • Strategy & Organization
  • Technology & Innovation Management
  • Operations Management
  • Risk Management
  • Digital Transformation
  • Digital Problem Solving (DPS)

Today, Arthur D. Little is an established consultancy with significant brand equity in most markets it operates in. The firm has a clear positioning revolving around Strategy, Innovation, and Transformation; which translates into 3 key themes: Anticipate (understanding future trends and changes in ecosystems), Innovate (building innovation capabilities, creative solutions & evolve business models), and Transform (shape and reshape ecosystems and your company continuously).

In the Americas

In the US, ADL has established offices in Boston, Houston and San Francisco and has project offices in New York and Southern California.  We are currently engaged in a major growth investment in the US which will see a doubling of the US presence in 2021 and a further doubling in 2022/2023.  We expect more office openings in New York and DC as part of this growth as well as potential offices in the great lakes area and Canada. 

The Boston office has a strong tradition in product development, R&D organization projects and technology-driven due diligence as well as supporting the introduction of new innovative products and services for international clients.

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 historically had an office in Buenos Aires that employs an active energy and telecoms team serving the Latin American market and has recently opened offices in Bogota and Mexico City.

COVID-19 Update

During Covid-19 Arthur D. Little has rapidly deployed remote working policies for consulting staff to allow us to continue to deliver projects for our clients. We have also invested extensively in advanced modelling for our clients to allow them to understand the likely evolution of the crisis and forecasting the recovery phase.

To support staff in this difficult period we have launched a number of local initiatives to connect our staff and allow them to share concerns and maintain a healthy sense of community.

A number of seniors have also engaged staff on mental health concerns, particularly those experiencing difficult lock down impacts.

We had already been using online interviews for candidates that were applying from remote locations. We are currently using video-conferencing for most project work and also for any recruitment for internships and full time positions but we expect to return to having “in the flesh” interviews in the second half of the year.

Summer internship policies will vary from market to market as the Covid situation is extremely localised. Current recruitment is likely to take longer than usual as we monitor the economic situation and expected workload in the second half of the year.

Why Work Here

ADL – A Proud Tradition

Arthur D. Little (ADL) is a trusted corporate advisor in the field of strategy, technology and innovation. Our mission is to enable clients to realize their potential, seize opportunities and overcome challenges.

Arthur D. Little

Avenue du Bourgetlaan 42
Brussels 1130
Phone: +32 2 761 72 00

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Private
Global CEO: Ignacio Garcia Alves
2020 Employees (All Locations): 1,050

Major Office Locations

Brussels, Belgium (HQ)
Buenos Aires
Mexico City
San Francisco

Major Departments & Practices

Strategy & Organization

Technology & Innovation Management

Operations Management