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Helpful (1)

Excellent development environment, great people, challenging lifestyle

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  • Senior Management
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Former Employee - Engagement Manager in New York, NY
Former Employee - Engagement Manager in New York, NY

I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (more than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

1) great pace of development and topnotch training
2) one of the best cultures of mentorship I've observed
3) motivated and intelligent colleagues
4) exposure to broad set of companies and ideas
5) structures and incentives that encourage collaboration, team work & growth

Cons

1) somewhat risk averse culture
2) unpredictable travel and work demands
3) firmwide communication is at times suboptimal - leverage of expertise across the firm is not seamless

Advice to Management

maintaining and improving your already excellent training and development programs is vital to the long term success of the firm. Also I'd suggest continuing to explore how to encourage increased entrepreneurial activity around new focus areas and clients.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Intense, insane hours, great coworkers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Brand, opportunities, prestige, insane experience with CxO clients

    Cons

    hours, ridiculous amounts of travel

  2. Helpful (2)

    Great organization...great collective experience, but may be over-rated in some areas

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Partner in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Partner in Florham Park, NJ

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience, processes and approach to problem solving is exemplary.
    Very smart people, professional...not a-holes to each other.

    Cons

    Not clear to me yet that the work is necessarily any better than specialized consultancies. What's different is that it's managed well, delivered to senior management and hence potentially more impactful.
    Unstructured to a fault...chaotic way of getting things done...even people who have worked here for years have a hard time explaining which group does what.
    Work life balance is poor, but that is accepted as the way it is.

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