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Not at all like they market it during recruiting

Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

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

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 Senior ManagementMake 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Develops analytical frameworks and networks which remain valuable for life. I learnt more at McKinsey… Cons: lack of control over time, and stressed out engagement managers who should not take… Advice to Senior Management: The most amazing brand. As custodians you need to protect… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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


Pros: Intellectually challenging work Fantastic training opportunities Phenomenal network Prestiege Cons: Work life balance can be challenging Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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