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intense but friendly

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

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

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Exciting, hard work, intelligent colleagues, and 24/7 attachment to your Blackberry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

    Pros

    Exposure to working on the most pressing concerns of the world's largest companies, brilliant colleagues, and a world class professional development program make McKinsey an interesting place to work. There is always opportunity to explore a topic that you are interested in, and intrapreneurship is encouraged.

    Cons

    Prepare to disappear for a few years, the hours are long. Work is fast paced and always urgent. Brilliant people can be nasty to each other as they strive to get work done on a tight deadline and to advance their careers.

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  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Great learning experience

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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