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Great people, training ground and fantastic network

Senior Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

Pros- Fantastic on-the-job and dedicated off-site training (focus on soft skills and problem-solving process)
- Genuinely nice people to work with
- Exposure to to Fortune 500 clients and most important strategic issues
- Well-maintained and powerful alumni network
- Useful brand name on your resume, opens doors in most business sectors

Cons- Work/life balance can be hard to sustain
- Travel internationally can limit time in home office
- Types of projects not always ideal to consultant's career path (e.g. Healthcare projects are popular in 2009 though Financial Services aligned consultants may not want to be in that sector)

Advice to Senior Management- Focus more universally on apprenticeship model
- Maintain meritocratic, team-based culture

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing opportunities but sacrifice your life

    Associate Consultant (Current Employee) Florham Park, NJ

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company


    Pros: Incredible training opportunities, wide-based exposure, best-of-the-best respect/efficiency/thinking, ability to be around very smart and driven people constantly trying to improve, exposure to best in new… Cons: Work-life balance is terrible, sometimes they feel the need to do every single possible analysis when it's just not necessary (time wasting), not common to… Advice to Senior Management: Partners often push for more analyses than necessary, very hard to maintain relationships with constant new staffing (partners need to… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great job for fresh graduates

    Business Analyst (Current Employee)

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company


    Pros: Brand name Exposure to senior clients at a very young age… Cons: Instability in terms of staffing assignments Frequent travel Some partners may not… Advice to Senior Management: Ensure clearly defined scope of project before committing Give sufficient ramp-up… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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