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Great place to start your career

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 3 years)

Pros

They do a great job developing their people. If there's certain skills you'd like to work on, you can let it be known at the beginning of a study and the engagement manager will let you take over a workstream that will help you develop that skill. Also, even when it comes to leaving McKinsey, they're willing to help you out and not blackball you for studies or anything like that

Cons

Some people find the job not particularly thought provoking, but I say this depends largely on what type of study you are on. Other people feel that consulting as a whole is another form of outsourced labor, and I would say that McKinsey is not immune from this trend (again, depending on what study you are on).

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    Great opportunities and a true meritocracy but less of an entree to corporate that you think

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities and amazing experiences. Good meritocracy and good internal values. Also, a very diverse group of people and a superb thing to have on your CV afterwards

    Cons

    Consulting is not as good a prep for life in an ordinary company as you'd think. McKinsey, for example, is pretty transactional vs relationships. Also, life is more of a marathon while McKinsey you're evaluated on a endless series of sprints. Also, I found a lot of the stuff on their ideology a bit preachy - McKinsey is a business after all!!!

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    They have a business model that works!!! Try not to be

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    Great experience for career if you can deal with the cons for a few years

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    - unparalleled exposure to executive-level decision making in variety of industries
    - great training and ability to work in several different environments
    - good pay and great benefits
    - a great launchpad to grow your career once leave the firm

    Cons

    - work/life balance is tough and variable depending on study
    - up and out mentality makes many (though not all) colleagues cut-throat an willing to throw others under the bus

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