There are many reasons that may require a period of absence off work for several months, be it for a charity project, an extended family visit, a trip around the world, or another personal reason. To enable such wishes and a broad personal development, A.T. Kearney has a "Leave of Absence" program in place.
Leave of Absence Program
Through the leave of absence program, employees are able to take a prolonged break, and come back to the same position afterwards. This can be for any period between 1 to 6 months, during which the regular employment and benefits are frozen, but most critical benefits (e.g. health insurance) are sustained. Anyone who has been with the company for at least two years can apply for the Leave of Absence program.