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Pros
  • Very smart people to bounce thought off and get new angles that you haven't thought of (in 65 reviews)

  • Great people to work with, get to learn a lot from colleagues as well as senior leadership (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • You have to have a lot of self discipline to keep work life balance reasonable (in 160 reviews)

  • Very long hours and continual expectation of over-performance (in 158 reviews)

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Simply THE best top-tier consulting firm, if you want a career in management / strategy consulting, this is the place to be! Amazing learning opportunities, great leadership from hands-on partners, coaching and mentoring culture, very top notch people!

    Cons

    High pressure environment, with lots of expectations and long working hours. Way too much travel, not very mindful of consultant base city for staffing purposes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to review staffing policies to account for people's base location (i.e. staff people from Rio in Rio)

    Recommends
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    All about what you learn

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You learn a lot, work with top people both internally and at clients, solve top management issues, good perks.
    McKinsey is a great place to start a career: you grow quickly, learn about several industries and functions, have the opportunity to do a top MBA and in the end, if you find that it is not for you there will be a ton of other companies fighting to get you.

    Cons

    Long hours, below the average compensation in Brazil (don't know other countries).
    And least but most important to me: after some time the learning curve start flattering, every project start looking the same and you start get frustrating on some projects that never leave the paper (or the power point - get used to it)

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
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    Great environment to work with talented people

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    Current Employee - Proofreader  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Proofreader in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    It's one of the best companies in its sector and has lots of benefits

    Cons

    Too hierarchical, no opportunity to develop creativeness

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    No advice

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