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Great experience, terrible life style

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Current Employee - Engagement Manager
Current Employee - Engagement Manager

I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Extraordinary colleagues, interacting with CEOs and board members much earlier in your career than in most other jobs. Great for experiencing wide range of industries and functions. If you don't like your boss/team/project you just need to put up with them for a short time and move on to the next project.

Cons

There is not time left for anything else in your life. Stress levels are extremely high and sleep is a luxury. On paper there are many women's initiatives going on, but in reality it is extremely difficult for a mother to continue working for McK for an extended period of time.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I would set up a hard stop on the number of hours worked per day.

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    Phenomenal training

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst

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

    Pros

    Great place to start your career. Amazing training in all the core business functions. Broad exposure to different companies, industries, and functional areas.

    Cons

    Work not always meaningful; too often the work product does not lead to meaningful change for the client. Hours & travel can take a toll.

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    This is a tremendous company.

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    McKinsey provides accelerated career growth, and is an amazing place to build a network. McKinsey pays well, and your travel budget/stipend is generous. So you stay in good hotels and eat well on the road--which is nice, since you're always on the road!

    Cons

    You're going to work hard, and you're going to travel a lot. Some folks get lucky and have some in-town clients, but expect to be on the road M-R every week of your first three years.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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