"We hire only the best people and invest substantially in their professional development."
– Rudy Puryear, Consulting Partner

Varied hardware environment Varied software
Professional services Large shop


Andersen Consulting provides a full-range of professional information system services from business reengineering through change management and full life-cycle systems integration. Their services include implementing new business strategies, processes, and technologies, and designing strategies for dealing with personnel and organizational issues associated with business changes.

Arthur Andersen, originally an accounting firm, was founded in the 1900s. Andersen Consulting, which specializes in information technology and business services, was founded in 1989. Andersen Consulting is based in Chicago, Illinois. Privately-held, Andersen Consulting has 26,730 employees, including 3,000 in the Chicago area. Other major offices are in Dallas, Texas; Los Angeles, California; Madrid, Spain; Manila, the Philippines; and Sao Paolo, Brazil. Arthur Andersen & Co., S.C., the parent company, is based in Geneva, Switzerland.



Andersen Consulting has 2,300 computer professionals. Professional services range from systems integration services to business integration, optimizing and integrating the components of a business, including a focus on technological change from a business perspective, from organizational and personnel issues to the technical implications involved in implementing a business strategy. Typical projects have included providing network services, systems software maintenance, and technical support to a major corporation and building an executive information system for a state government accounting office.


Professionals are exposed to a variety of client organizations and have the opportunity to refine knowledge of a particular industry area of interest.

Arthur Andersen observes 10 or 11 holidays, depending on the year. The company offers medical, disability, dental, and life insurance; tuition reimbursement on a selective basis, and 401(k) and profit-sharing programs.


Professionals are hired for different practices within Andersen Consulting. For the Technology practice, candidates should have technical backgrounds that include graduation in the top 20 percent of their class, strong analytical skills, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to balance several projects at one time, and interest in consulting. The majority of professionals hired for this practice are entry-level candidates found through campus recruiting. A few, selectively hired, experienced professionals are also chosen for this practice.

In the Change Management practice, professionals help large clients organize major changes, focusing on personnel and human resource issues, job redesign, and training. Entry-level professionals are hired in this practice as well as candidates with experience in change management consulting.

For the Strategic Services practice, the typical entry-level candidate has a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA). Experienced candidates should have experience in strategic consulting, typically from firms such as McKinsey & Bain or Booz, Allen & Hamilton.


A letter with a resume is preferred.

Director of Human Resources

(312) 372-7100

Chicago Consulting Group

33 W. Monroe Street

Chicago, Illinois 60603

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