It may boast the oldest name in consulting, but Arthur D Little is a firm that feels fresh and vital, with a growing footprint in every major global market. While its work product and client list rival the biggest consulting shops, ADL’s focus on retaining and developing employees for long-term careers sets it apart as an employer, and seems set to equip it for success in the years ahead.
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Arthur D. Little’s brand resurgence is continuing at a rapid clip, with insiders offering rave reviews about the overall direction and strategy of the firm. And no wonder: this is a company that appears to be eschewing the typical “up or out” winnowing process of the biggest names in the field, committing instead to long-term employee development to drive its own growth. A sensible policy even in a normal environment, it seems extremely prescient for times like these, with talent in short supply across the industry.
That commitment to development comes with a substantial side helping of quality of life—an essential element in crafting a long-term retention strategy. While ADL insiders report occasional spikes in terms of hours, they also offer effusive praise for...
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 clients navigate changing business ecosystems to uncover new growth opportunities; in so doing, it 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 part...
ADL is an entrepreneurial company - we are the oldest management consulting firm but we are not trapped by process or tradition. For our business model, this means flexibility of approach – rather than just charge our clients by the hour, we may enter into partnerships with them. We eagerly transfer our knowledge to clients while learning from their insight and experience. This is also reflected in the way we work as a team – we value initiative and are always open to new ideas. Every path is possible, and we encourage our people to explore different industries beyond their specializations and work across disciplines.