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

Pros

Opportunities to work with very senior clients, on high-impact issues, with very smart people all around.
Some options to create/find your niche in a given industry and rapidly become a "go-to"/expert in that field (and be recognized for it)
Great trainings
Access to a vast network after your time at McKinsey

Cons

Being staffed on a 'good" engagement is like the lottery. It doesn't always happen because stars don't always line up (the consultant's availability, relevant skills, timing of the client, etc.). Getting staffed is a bit like being on the job market: you have to advocate for yourself unless a champion does it for you (e.g., a partner, an associate principal, or sometimes an engagement manager)

Especially outside the US, the organization is very different, less concerned with lifestyle if at all, ready to please the client at all costs, and not worried about squeezing the team like a lemon. Unacceptable behaviors from partners in the US are not sanctioned in other offices.

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    A roller-coaster ride

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

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues, very intense academic environment, non-confrontational exchange of ideas, diversity in terms of backgrounds and experiences. Lots of travel (if you want to do it).

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of travel, risk of not seeing your recommendations fully implemented. There are situations in which you can't pick your work (although it is manageable).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    McKinsey - review of the job

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    great people, diversity, challenging, fun

    Cons

    it can be stressful, long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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