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. Their services include analytics, digital transformation and innovation, new market growth, procurement, IT, and sustainability.

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Employer Type

Private

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Size

1,001-5,000 Employees

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Featured Rankings

Vault Top Consulting Asia-Pacific


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Major Departments/Practice Areas

Analytics


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Major Office Locations

Chicago, IL (HQ)


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Employment Contact

Nitin Bahl - Human Resources Lead

Firsthand Findings

Like many firms in the region, the last couple of years for Kearney in APAC have been dependent on market conditions—governed largely by the pandemic—in specific countries. As such, insiders tell us that some offices and sectors have experienced growth, while others have done well to tread water and wait for a return to something approaching a normal business environment.

With those days hopefully dawning in the near future, Kearney seems to be well positioned to take advantage of an upswing in the business cycle. For applicants, it’s worth compiling a list of questions to verify specifics related to the local office’s industry specialties, benefits, etc., as Kearney’s operating model means that there may be differences from one location to the next across the re...

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 3,600 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 d...

Employee Reviews


  • “Awesome people, awesome culture, tough hours (although typical of industry), trying to look after people.”

  • “I may be drinking the corporate Kool-Aid on this, but I believe it's the collaborative nature of the way the firm works with clients, sleeves rolled up, to achieve an outcome of change, and not just a slide deck. We tend to be invited back many times into each client and that is very satisfying as the changes become palpable and helpful.”

  • “If you're comfortable with the firm being the central point of your life and knowing that the hierarchy will always be Clients; Firm; You...then there are great opportunities for training, challenge, growth, and cash with some excellent top-tier clients worldwide. You will spend your life creating PowerPoint slides for Partners who have low attention spans and who will rudely cut you off mid-sentence, because obviously they know best.”

  • “Kearney is literally a professional firm where all consultants and supporting staff are acting in a self-directive way with strong ownership minds. Each of the members in the firm highly respect each other and I believe this firm is a good place to work for all persons that aim to grow through collaborative works in the consulting jobs and deliver the values to clients.”

  • “We are experts AND we are real. We have a culture of expertise, proven in delivery. Because our commitment to our clients often extends to implementing our recommendations with them to deliver results - we are credible, and compelling. Because we roll our sleeves up to work side-by-side with our clients - we are engaging and authentic.”

Getting Hired Here


  • “HR is understaffed resulting in delayed and less consistent interview and callback process.”

  • “Ideal candidate is a self-starter, eager to learn, sensitive to needs of clients and teams, a strong analyst and potential manager/partner.”

  • “Interview process is very transparent and fast. The ideal candidate is a highly structured problem solver with a quantitative bias and great communication skills.”

  • “Our process is personable, efficient, and designed to give the candidate a feel for who Kearney people are, and what we would like to work with.  The interview process is designed to enable the candidate to show who they are, express their aspirations, and learn a bit about consulting as a career.  We try not to drag things out and get back to people with a result as soon as we can. The ideal candidate is intellectually bright with a demonstrated record of achievement, engaging, with a passion for problem solving, and for making a difference.”

  • “Recruitment is primarily through campus for both interns as well as final hires. Firm looks for candidates with well-rounded profiles across academics, positions of responsibility, work experience and extracurriculars. Recently, a higher number of lateral hires have been recruited.”

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