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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I have been working at McKinsey & Company

Pros

Great people. Great work. Great clients-- Lots of hard work, but you feel like you're part of something special.

Cons

Hard work. Smart people. Intense deadlines at times -- You have to be pretty committed to doing well, and working with others.

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Lots of opportunities...so long as you are not in the wrong place at the wrong time

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    Former Employee - Associate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    As a general rule you will: 1) work on Interesting projects; 2) work with really bright, motivated people; and 3) receive amazing benefits (e.g. medical/dental, life insurance, retirement) while you are with McKinsey. You do have an incredible opportunity to move ahead compared to peers in traditional companies. As a result, if you leave after a few years, you can come in at a higher level than if you had been at a company for the same amount of time.

    Cons

    Three downside; 1) no matter what people tell you, there are going to be long hours and you will need to work hard to protect your weekends; 2) you can be on the wrong study at the wrong time and end up having a poor review that can do you in on bonus/pay raise percentage; and 3) travel... it is usually Monday through Thursday nearly every week of the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work hard to push the work/life balance and find ways to give consultants more opportunities to do less traveling.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for development, very peculiar type of personality

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    1) Great career advancement
    2) Mentors really care about your development
    3) Extremely smart group of people
    4) Perfect job right out of school

    Cons

    1) Very long hours
    2) Superstars are not appropriately rewarded
    3) Incentive structure of staffing sometimes creates non optimal staffing
    4) Very heavy internal politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Be more understanding of people's commitments
    2) Actually follow through with strength based feedback orientation. Idea is great, execution is very poor

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