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Not at all like they market it during recruiting

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Current Employee - Business Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Palo Alto, CA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

- Name brand and the apperance to the outside world that you'll be somehow qualified because of your time at McKinsey
- Smart, genuine, nice, and interesting people
- Cares about work life balance as best as they can given the necessary travel, etc
- Money to slosh around for team events and retreats

Cons

- Limited number of people care about personal development
- Stinginess and overall laser focus on profits above all else, including client impact
- Force consultant to specialize without any connectoin to personal interests or desire
- Senior management are disconnected and very hierarchical
- Does not follow many of its written values, which they tout so strongly

Advice to Management

Make your recruiting pitch - that you'll learn, that you'll be able to try out new things, that you'll be able to work with high level executives at clients - match the reality - that you'll learn very little, that you'll be forced to specialize quickly without any word in the process, and that you'll have little access to clients overall.

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  1. The best place to learn about business

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    Former Employee - Engage in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Engage 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

    Develops analytical frameworks and networks which remain valuable for life. I learnt more at McKinsey about thinking that at any job in my career. The company conducts itself with the highest integrity.

    Cons

    lack of control over time, and stressed out engagement managers who should not take themselves so seriously. NYC office works harder than other offices. But the networking was fantastic

    Advice to Management

    The most amazing brand. As custodians you need to protect it

  2. Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Intellectually challenging work
    Fantastic training opportunities
    Phenomenal network
    Prestiege

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging

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