As an associate, you will experience management consulting in a uniquely collegial way.


As an associate, you will work with, rather than on, clients. We value collaboration highly.

Typical responsibilities include gathering and analyzing data, conducting competitor assessment studies (benchmarking, best practices), generating proposals and leading client and analyst teams, and recommending and implementing co-created actions alongside the client.

We will nurture your entrepreneurial spirit and are committed to providing you with hands-on experience that will have a positive impact on the rest of your career.

We take a tailored approach to performance management and career advancement, and so the scope of your consulting role will increase as rapidly as your individual performance warrants.

You will benefit from our global scale and capability without compromising the speed and nimbleness afforded by your close-knit teams.

Career progression trends suggest the following model:

associate to manager within two to three years, manager to principal within three to four years, and principal to partner within three to five years.


What We Seek

  • There is no standard model for A.T. Kearney associates. We are looking for talented problem-solvers who are ready to contribute as a full member of the client team.
  • Associates are typically involved in every phase of a consulting engagement, from pre-proposal research through final implementation.
  • For this role, the following qualifications are preferred, but not obligatory.
  • Proven record of academic excellence
  • Four to eight years success in a rigorous environment, such as consulting, Global 500, or Fortune 500 companies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical capabilities
  • Forward-thinking and collaborative approach to problem-solving
  • Self-directed with ability to operate in ambiguity and to learn quickly
  • Collaborative and excited to coach, mentor, and help others grow professionally


Equal Employment Opportunity and Non Discrimination

A.T. Kearney has long recognized the value that diversity brings to our business and the clients we serve. Our goal is to create a climate of opportunity, innovation, and success within A.T. Kearney that capitalizes on the professional and personal diversity of our workforce. For these reasons, we recruit, hire, train, promote, develop, and provide other conditions of employment without regard to a person's race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status, disability, or genetic information consistent with applicable laws. This includes providing reasonable accommodation for disabilities, or religious beliefs and practices.