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An incredible place for self-development with smart people, challenging work and a gold-plated name on your resume.

Associate (Current Employee) Boston, MA

ProsPeople are crazy-smart and motivated. You will learn more than you could possibly imagine about leadership at the very highest levels in corporations. The firm is extremely values-based -- if you believe in what the Firm stands for (delivering exceptional value, coaching and mentoring, clients needs are highest needs), you will likely have a great fit here. Firm is extremely open about helping people to use their tenure as a jumping point to the next opportunity. There are no "B" players here. If you seek a position of leadership in any large or small corporation, McKinsey is unparalleled as a place to learn and develop yourself.

ConsYou will work extremely hard, and the expectation is that the needs of the client come above any other obligation. The Firm is excellent at giving constructive feedback, but you will rarely get a pat on the back for a job well done. The corporate culture is extremely strong and values driven, however sometimes feels like a cult with endless acronyms and a very crisp, meritocratic style of feedback. Also, while the firm is truly committed to non-hierarchial problem solving (you can argue with a Partner and not get dinged for it), the Firm is unquestionably a very strong hierarchy and this can be a challenge to deal with.

Advice to Senior ManagementPush harder to adopt new work practices such as the flexible engagement model.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    2 people found this helpful  

    the best place to be fresh out of college

    Business Analyst (Former Employee) Waltham, MA

    I worked at McKinsey & Company


    Pros: terrific place to be. Pays, reputation, learning curve, supportive environment. One of the best names to… Cons: hours are pretty bad. Plus if you have a family, it's even worse. Most of the time, you put a lot of… Advice to Senior Management: Pay more attention to individual's personal development. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    A gret firm

    Associate (Current Employee)

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company


    Pros: Networking opportunities, broad management experience, company reputation, professional growth, recognition, career opportunities. I may be able to start my own business leveraging the experience gained… Cons: Extensive travelling, work life balance. It is difficult to build your life in a single city as you may be posted for 6 months in… Advice to Senior Management: Reduce the unecessary travel Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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