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Great professionally, bad for work-life balance

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

I have been working at McKinsey & Company

Pros

Great place for ambitious professionals. Very interesting projects, great people and tremendous opportunities for learning and career advancement. Great investment by McKinsey on people development

Cons

Balancing work and personal life is hard. Travel model is quite rigid with not much flexibility. Having said that partners are really good at allowing time off for personal reasons.
As you get more senior, politics get much more critical in your career advancement (partner election)

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Very smart people, great culture,

    Cons

    Not great for people with a lot of experience

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    Please develop a program to groom experienced hires

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    McKinsey is committed to excellence and, as a result, fosters unparalleled growth and career development opportunities

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    1. Smart, motivated, and personable co-workers that you want to get to know both in and out of work
    2. Endless opportunities to learn both hard and soft skills for people of all tenure
    3. Great place to discover one's own strengths and weaknesses and figure out career path
    4. Top-notch exit options
    5. Leadership in the consulting industry (making strong client impact through the use of deep expertise and resources across many industries and functions)
    6. Strong focus on firm values

    Cons

    1. High stress (continuous pressure to do well as a result of feedback-oriented culture)
    2. Difficulty in work-life balance (worse than an average job, comparable to other strategy consulting companies, not nearly as bad as finance jobs)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Introduce more firm-wide events/initiatives to foster the firm's global cohesiveness

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