A.T. Kearney: The company

A.T. Kearney is an international management consulting firm, headquartered in Chicago, with 52 offices in 35 countries. It employs more than 2,700 consultants worldwide. The company's key areas of expertise are strategy, operations, technology & transformation and sustainability, and it serves clients across a wide range of industry sectors, including the government and public sector, communications and high tech, financial institutions, pharmaceutical and healthcare, consumer and retail, utilities, and chemicals.

A.T. Kearney has been present on the Australian and Asian market since 1994 and is one of the leading consulting companies in the region. A.T. Kearney Australia & New Zealand operates out of offices in Sydney and Melbourne and employs about 50 consultants who serve a number of high profile clients in capital management, insurance, private equity and other key branches of the financial sector.

Consulting jobs at A.T. Kearney

A.T. Kearney offers summer internships in consulting to undergraduates and students enrolled in a masters program, and hires MBA and other graduates as well as experienced professionals. Interns who join the company participate in the New Consultant Orientation (NCO) program, a training program that provides them with the necessary skills, knowledge and methodologies used by experienced management consultants. MBA hires and other graduates with degrees in engineering, business and liberal arts join the company as Business Analysts.

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The firm that eventually became A.T. Kearney was founded in 1926 as a branch of McKinsey & Company, which at the time was the only management consultancy that focused on consulting for top level executives. The company was led by James O. McKinsey. Andrew Thomas Kearney joined the firm in 1929. McKinsey died in 1937 and, two years later, the company was divided between the offices in Chicago and New York. Kearney continued to run the Chicago office and renamed the firm to McKinsey and Kearney, while Marvin Bower ran the New York office, retaining the name McKinsey & Company in most U.S. regions. In 1947, Bower bought the exclusive rights to the name McKinsey & Company from Kearney and the Chicago firm was renamed to A.T. Kearney & Associates.

A.T. Kearney established its first international office in Düsseldorf in 1964, two years after Tom Kearney’s death. In 1968, it opened offices in London, Paris, Milan, New York and San Francisco and, in 1972, it established its first office in Asia, in Tokyo. Between 1983 and 1993, ATK chalked double-digit growth for ten successive years and continued to expand internationally. In 1995, it was acquired by EDS, the company under which it continued to operate until 2005, when EDS decided to sell it back to its management team. In 2006, the year the company celebrated its 80th anniversary, it became a start-up again, with more than 170 A.T. Kearney executives participating in the buyout.