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At a Glance

Uppers

“Culture, growth opportunities, tangible value delivered to clients.”

“The work policy is very flexible where you can work from home when you are not traveling.”

“World-renowned excellence in strategic operations, and a great culture and colleagues.”

Downers

“Under the radar in some parts of the market (although that seems to be improving rapidly).”

“Long hours, can find yourself in a practice silo.”

“We are so busy it is hard to take a break at times.”

About Kearney

Kearney is a leading global management consulting firm with more than 5,700 people working in more than 40 countries. 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 partner-owned firm with a distinctive, collegial culture that transcends organizational and geographic boundaries—and it shows. Regardless of location or rank, its consultants are down to earth, approachable, and have a shared passion for doing innovative client work that provides clear benefits to organizations—both in the short and long term. Kearney proudly focuses on being the difference for their people, clients, and communities—ensuring a culture that builds the firm’s capabilities and, as a result, best serves its clients.

Kearney's expertise

Kearney blends its globally renowned capabilities in strategy, digital, analytics, strategic operations, and change management to help clients gain extraordinary value. It has tightened its focus on its established strengths—Strategic operations and strategic transformation, digitization of legacy processes, rapid earning expansion, and M&A. It has a renewed focus to build leading-edge capabilities in areas that drive impact for its clients.

A key plank of Kearney's reputation is its Global Business Policy Council (GBPC). Established by Paul Laudicina as a forum for corporate, government, and academic leaders to discuss relevant issues, Council members include world leaders and CEOs of major companies who meet regularly to anticipate and plan, discussing global economic, political, social, and technological shifts. Since 1998, the GBPC has launched its flagship effort, the Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index (FDICI), which is an annual survey of global business executives that ranks the markets likely to attract the most investment in the next three years.

In addition to offering advice and implementing solutions for clients, Kearney studies and tracks trends in a wide range of industries. Every two years, the firm releases its annual Global Retail Development Index (GRDI), which details retail trends and investment opportunities in established and developing markets worldwide. The firm also releases its annual Global Cities report examining which global cities are improving in their competitiveness and what factors are driving that success and annual Sustainability report highlighting five market-facing sustainability platforms: ESG transformation; net zero; sustainable and responsible sourcing; circularity; and equitable and inclusive societies.

Culture

Kearney’s culture is nurtured and shaped by being committed to the same set of organizational values—curiosity, generosity, boldness, solidarity, and passion. The firm believes having clear, shared values helps to achieve greater consistency, clarity, and cohesion internally and externally, ensuring they value the diversity and originality of the firm.

COVID-19 Update

During this unprecedented time, Kearney’s main priority has been the health and safety of our people and clients. As a firm, we’re embracing the “new normal” of virtual working environments with optimism, and remaining connected with all of our clients and communities to ensure they continue to feel supported. As this situation continues to develop, we are thankful for our strong culture and core values—generosity, solidarity, curiosity, boldness, and passion—which remain our continued inspiration and guidance during this time. We all recognize it is important to be supportive, kind, and empathetic to each other, now more than ever.

Recruiting has naturally been impacted by this pandemic, but it has affected each region differently. Our recruiting teams globally are assessing the situation and making decisions based on the local business climate in their respective regions. We encourage you to connect with your local recruiting team for more information or visit our website and click ‘Contact us’.

Kearney

227 West Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 648-0111

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Private
Managing Partner and Chairman: Alex Liu
2024 Employees (All Locations): 5,700

Major Office Locations

National
Global

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Major Departments & Practices

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Automotive
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer and Retail
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare and Life Sciences
  • Industrial Goods and Services
  • Infrastructure
  • Metals and Mining
  • Private Equity
  • Public Sector
  • Telecommunications
  • Media
  • Transportation and Travel
  • Technology
  • Digital and Analytics
  • Leadership, Change, and Organization
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Operations and Performance
  • Procurement
  • Product, Design, and Data Platforms
  • Transactions and Transformations
  • Sustainability