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Helpful (7)

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

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
No opinion of CEO

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.

Other Employee Reviews for McKinsey & Company

  1. Helpful (8)

    Great learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    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


  2. Amazing learning, very intense, often unproductive work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    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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