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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)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Phenomenal training

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Amazing company overall, not the place for me.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Former Employee - Recruiter

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Talented, engaging employees, amazing benefits.

    Cons

    Working on the admin side is very different, pay is ok, no bonus, people stay for the benefits. Management tends to ignore poor administrative managers, they let them continue even when turnover is in their departments is extremely high. HR support in nonexistent, if have any issues with your boss or a coworker you have no one to support you or even speak with about the problem. The jobs are very narrow because the company is so big, which makes many job administrative work heavy. In recruiting, they tend hire people who are over qualified and are somehow surprised when the employees are unhappy. I wouldn't recommend the company to another recruiter, but would recommend the company to friends who work in other fields.

    Advice to Management

    Pay bonuses to admin employees, set up a better HR support system for firm employees.


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