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Great people, training ground and fantastic network

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

I have been working at McKinsey & Company

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 ManagementAdvice

- Focus more universally on apprenticeship model
- Maintain meritocratic, team-based culture

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  1. amazing opportunity if you like being challenged and capable of working under pressure

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Great career opportunities, surrounded by highly motivated capable people and the chance to work on the most exciting problems

    Cons

    Significant travel; constant pressure to perform and up or out culture

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  2. Great job for fresh graduates

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Brand name
    Exposure to senior clients at a very young age (esp for fresh graduates)
    Work with bright people

    Cons

    Instability in terms of staffing assignments
    Frequent travel
    Some partners may not define scope of project well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure clearly defined scope of project before committing
    Give sufficient ramp-up time to newbies (e.g. may want to confirm staffing earlier)

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