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

I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (more than 5 years)

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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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great exposure for young professionals just out of school. Good learning opportunities. Great business analyst community where people bond with one another well. Amazing perks and training opportunities.

    Cons

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

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    Cons

    it can be stressful, long hours

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