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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

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

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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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    Amazing learning, very intense, often unproductive work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    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

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    Treat people more like people and less like workhorses

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    A must experience if you get the chance.....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Amazing collaborative environment, exvcellent experience

    Cons

    Hours can be nothing less than brutal

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    Let up on the travel and do more to make a work life balance possible. When I was there there was no such thing..

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