Overview

Introduction

Kearney is a global management consulting firm that has long specialized in sourcing, procurement, and operations. The firm works with more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, as well as governmental and nonprofit organizations. A solidly midsize firm with a strong international reputation, Kearney is poised to offer consultants the best of both worlds: the flexibility and opportunities for exposure of a boutique supported by the infrastructure of a much larger firm. The result is a great balance of collaboration of independ...

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Employer Type

Private

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Size

1,001-5,000 Employees

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Featured Rankings

Vault Consulting 50


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Major Office Locations

Chicago, IL (HQ)


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Employment Contact

Lauren Santimauro - Campus Recruiting

Firsthand Findings

Kearney is one of a handful of firms that always seems to get lumped together as “challenger brands” to the Big Three. Which is both a compliment to the quality of its deliverables, and a slight against the strong reputation that the firm has carved out for itself—work that deserves to be recognized in its own right.

On the inside, that work is also evident, with employees voicing enthusiasm for the level of autonomy they are granted, both on work product, and for managing their workstreams to attain a level of balance that works for each individual.

With supply chain a particular strength for the firm, the last couple of years have seen strong demand for its services—an outlook that many insiders believe is set to continue for the foreseeable f...

About the Company

Kearney has been trusted advisors to the world’s foremost organizations for almost a century and continues to live by the principles established by its founder Andrew Thomas (Tom) Kearney so long ago: “Our success as consultants will depend on the essential rightness of the advice we give and our capacity for convincing those in authority that it is good.”

Kearney is a leading global management consulting firm with more than 4,200 people working in more than 40 countries. They work with more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, as well as with the most influential governmental and non-profit organizations.

Kearney is a partner-owned firm with a distinctive, collegial culture that transcends organizational and geographic boundaries—and it shows. Regardless of location or rank, their consultants are down t...

Employee Reviews


  • “Best firm for someone looking to grow at a fast pace in a face growing firm, with a great collegial culture, industry competitive compensation, and great exit opportunities.”
  • “I think Kearney is by far the most diverse firm in the industry, the people are amazing, and I think that far outweighs the shortcomings of the firm.”
  • “Kearney goes the extra distance to create an apprenticeship model within consulting to ensure that employees with real life experience can catch up with their colleagues who already have the needed consulting skills.”
  • “Our clients and recruits tell us that our firm's culture truly sets us apart - we put enormous emphasis on our core values (including generosity, passion, boldness) which permeate everything we do, how we evaluate and measure ourselves, and how we set our ambition and goals. I fully stand behind this!”
  • “The people really are amazing. I know it's a cliché, but it's really what I love about it. Everyone is so humble, but they're so impressive. These people are brilliant, but they're not the type to announce it to you. The work is probably the same as the other major consulting firms, but I don't know anywhere else with the same low-key, friendly, and happy vibe.”

Getting Hired Here


  • “Ideal candidate is balanced: outspoken, outgoing, team player, creative, smart, structured, comes prepared.”
  • “Feedback and callback is among the best I have observed, we treat the applicants very well. We are seeking confident, structured problem solvers who seek out ambiguity and discomfort, less so is it seeking established experts but people who crave learning and challenges and who thrive in a client-facing and team-based environment.”
  • “I think that first and foremost we're looking for strong problem-solvers that have the aptitude to do the work. This is tested via the case interview as well as by an evaluation of academic performance. Beyond that, we have clearly defined values that are tested throughout the interview process. We look for candidates that are strong communicators with the ability to influence and lead, demonstrate intellectual curiosity, and possess humility.”
  • “Kearney is looking for people who are genuinely interesting. Hard-working people, who don't live to work. They love non-traditional backgrounds. People who are brilliant in their fields and fast learners. They aren't looking for cookie-cutter management majors. In students, they're looking for leadership experience and deep involvement in on-campus activities as well as experience interning at top companies, high profile non-profits, fast-paced start-ups, or, in the case of students with non-business backgrounds, places that are at the top of their fields.”
  • “We look for the best talent, from top universities, but we also make sure to bring in diverse talent with different strengths. There is no one ‘ideal’ mold, but we are seeking for the smartest people who will be a good fit in our culture.”

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