At Arthur D. Little, we are constantly looking for outstanding candidates, and we recruit all year round. We view the recruitment process as a two-way evaluation. This gives us the opportunity to meet and challenge you, and gives you the chance to get a better picture of our company and our people.
During the recruitment process, you will attend several interviews and will meet and be evaluated by several potential colleagues.
The recruitment process has 5 stages
We use a combination of personal interviews, focusing on behavioral characteristics, case interviews that assess your approach to problem solving, and case presentations in order for you to be able to showcase your ability to present your ideas.
Stage 1: Application screening
All applications received are considered and carefully evaluated by one or two consultants.
Stage 2: First interview
Candidates of particular interest are selected for a first interview and invited to meet with one of our consultants. The purpose of this interview is for us to get a personal impression of you, as well as give you the chance to learn more about us. During the interview, the interviewer will discuss different topics with you, both personal and general, and you will also be given the opportunity to ask questions. Towards the end of the interview you can expect to be confronted with a business-related situation (small business case). You will be asked to discuss the logic behind the situation and try to come up with a solution to the problem. The first interview is generally carried out by a Manager or a Principal.
Stage 3: Interview round
Should the first interview be successful, you will be invited to attend an interview round, the purpose of which is to assess your skills and allow us to get to know you further. The interview round is comprised of a set of interviews with three consultants.
You will meet with three different consultants for about an hour, respectively. Each of these interviews will resemble the interview of stage 2. As a part of the interview you may be asked to solve a small business case. You will always have an opportunity to ask clarifying questions. For the case discussion, please remember that in reality there are no single correct answers; there are many different ways to explain the logic behind a situation and to describe the solution to a problem. Rather, the case gives you an opportunity to show us how you structure your thinking and approach business-related problems. The case exercise also provides a way for you to understand our work by putting yourself in a consultant's position, solving a case. One important purpose of these interviews is to give you the chance to ask questions and learn more about Arthur D. Little.
Stage 4: Partners interviews
Successful candidates from the interview round are invited to meet with one or two Partners. Generally the Partners interviews are carried out the same day as the interview round, making it a full day of interesting and challenging interviewing.
Stage 5: Employment offer
Based on the performance of the candidate during the interview round and the director round, the management team will make the final decision on an offer. Successful candidates will be invited to a meeting with the Managing Partner to go through the signed offer and resolve the final questions from the candidate.