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Great Learning -- Great People

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Former Employee - Engagement Manager in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Engagement Manager in San Francisco, CA

I worked at McKinsey & Company

Pros

- Great projects: Assoiates drive the problem-solving, which means they get more experience faster than other firms
- Senior level exposure
- Lots of feedback, so you will learn
- Great knowledge management system - a goldmine of information
- Strong alumni network, which will help for years to come

Cons

- "Client, Firm, You" ... in that order (i.e., you come last) :-)
- Work-life balance is non-existent
- Takes longer to become partner, and make the big money, than you might expect

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Continue to innovate to stay desirable and relevant to the top talent that make the Firm great.

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    Great place to grow and learn the industry

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Challenging work environment where you're surrounded by smart, motivated people and working on issues that are redefining companies and industries. As a research analyst, you get to see how different companies are facing similar challenges. You get a unique perspective on the industry.

    Cons

    The company has an always-on, type-A culture. The line between work and life is blurred because for many of your colleagues, they are one and the same thing.

    Recommends
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  2. 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

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    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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