Leave of absence
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.
Personal story (Martijn, Associate)
Martijn (leave of absence to in Q3/Q4, 2011):
“Traveling has always been a passion of mine. After an earlier six month trip though South-America I decided it was time for a new journey. Of course, I could have gone on a two week vacation, which would have been perfect to relax. But it just does not enable you to take a step back, breathe in fresh air and fully take in all those impressions coming from the diverse people you meet and the beautiful places you visit on such a longer journey.
A.T. Kearney is absolutely right in making this possible for its employees since I believe this ride is a perfect opportunity to reflect on life, learn from the cultures you come across and become a better person and consultant in the long-run.
My journey starts in St Petersburg and ends four months later in Bangkok. In between I will make absolutely sure to enjoy and discover what I can about Russia, Mongolia, China, Nepal, India, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand.”