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Great learning experience

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Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

I worked at McKinsey & Company

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Amazingly smart, capable co-workers Intense focus on delivering results Culture of cooperation and helping each other succeed Opportunity to gain experience very quickly in many areas

Cons

Real focus of the firm is on building relationships with clients and selling more projects Most projects are on very un-inspiring problems like setting prices or managing call centers Generally don't feel like you're making the world a better place, and sometimes are finding profitable ways to make it worse

Advice to Management

Drive for expansion and growth has led to taking on more and more projects, and developing relationships with more and more clients. This means less ability to pick and choose the opportunities where the firm can make an important contribution. Consider more focus, and less growth

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  1. Helpful (1)

    intense but friendly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work on challenging projects with amazing people huge amount of variety great training programs rapid growth great benefits and perks

    Cons

    very demanding of time constantly feeling stretched


  2. Amazing learning, very intense, often unproductive work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Most pure form of meritocracy Tremendous learning curve Wide range of opportunities Wealth of resources Great benefits package Pretty good salary (though not for the hours)

    Cons

    Too intense Really poor lifestyle, often driven by travel/work that isn't necessary Clients often not capable of executing the strategies we give them, so less fulfilling

    Advice to Management

    Treat people more like people and less like workhorses


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