About A.T. Kearney
A.T. Kearney is a one of the top global management consulting firms headquartered in Chicago, US. Conceived in 1926, the firm was originally a segment of McKinsey, before its split in 1939. Kearney’s services span across defense, automotive, communications, chemicals, consumer products, financial sector, healthcare, mining, infrastructure and many others. The firm has offices in over 40 countries worldwide. Kearney ranks among Forbes list of ‘Best Management Consulting Firms 2019’.
A.T. Kearney Recruitment Process
Kearney follows a series of 4-6 rounds to recruit candidates for various set of roles. The firm places high importance on the profile of the candidates. In the first step, the candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their resume and cover letter. This is followed by 1-2 online assessments and 2-4 rounds of interview. In case of direct applications, a similar process is followed with the initial interviews being conducted in telephonic/video mode. Given below are the detailed stages of A.T. Kearney campus recruitment process:
Stages of Selection and Recruitment Process
- Online Tests
- Case Interviews
- Behavioural Interviews
- Graduation from reputed college/university
- Strong academic performance
- Performance record in extra-curriculars/projects/internships
After the resume shortlisting, candidates are required to clear 1-2 online tests. Generally, Kearney conducts two types of online assessments: advanced numerical reasoning and critical thinking (known as Watson Glaser test). The Advanced Numerical Reasoning Appraisal consists of questions from quantitative aptitude, reasoning and business knowledge. This test is mainly held for management level candidates. The Watson Glaser test comprises of questions based on verbal ability, inferences, assumptions, arguments, deduction, and interpretation. Each test is made up of 30-40 questions to be solved in 30-40 minutes.
Once the candidate passes the online tests, he/she is called for case interviews. Usually, there are 1-3 case interviews of 30-45 minutes each. The interviews may be telephonic/video/face-to-face. Here, the interviewers evaluate the problem-solving and creativity skills of the candidate. Questions are mostly situation/scenario-based, the candidate may be presented with some data/facts and then asked to give solutions and recommendations.
This interview round is easier compared to the case interview round. A total of 2-3 behavioural interviews are carried out in face-to-face/telephonic/video format. Each interview lasts for 30-45 minutes. The questions revolve around the information listed in candidate’s resume. The interviewers tend to assess the interpersonal skills of the candidate so as to predict his/her future performance.
A few other assessments of Kearney hiring process include case presentations and excel skills test.
*The Company reserves the right to make changes in the recruitment process.