Pim is a business analysist at A.T. Kearney in their Amsterdam office and in this article he gives you a look in a day of his life at A.T. Kearney.
Today I wake up a little early to go for a morning run along the riverfront and through the park. Since I don’t live in Amsterdam and I am staffed at a client in my hometown, I have some extra time to skim through the morning newspaper while having breakfast.
While walking to the client’s office I have a quick call with Ivo, an associate who is also working on this project, to align our activities for the first few hours. I grab a freshly brewed coffee from the bar upon arriving and review some of the analyses I have done over the last couple of days.
At 9 o’clock a.m. I have a meeting with a data specialist from the client team, I have used his data dumps for the analyses and we have a great discussion on the possibilities for future studies they could do themselves. With these ideas I go through the story that we built last week in the ten minutes I have for my next meeting.
At 10 o’clock a.m. I meet Ivo and the market strategy analyst, another client team member, I introduce the most recent findings and insights. After half an hour, the division manager joins us and our client team member presents our story, which goes quite well. A couple follow-up questions are asked, which I’ll have to look into this afternoon.
During lunch at the client cafeteria we discuss our vacation plans and the office ski trip that is planned in a few months.
After lunch I adjust some of the queries I used in the analyses to address the questions that were raised. It turns out some we require another dataset, for which I have to go to another division and I make some calls to go there tomorrow. All I can do now is make a few slides with the preliminary results.