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Excellent people, often interesting work, so-so hours.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at McKinsey & Company

Recommends
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Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Your colleagues are of a uniformly high caliber. The work you're doing is often interesting, and you get to focus in on issues more quickly and deeply than those at the client organization (you may hear a client say "this meeting is the highlight of my day .. I get to focus on the interesting stuff for an hour"). Structured and purposeful focus on development.

Cons

Not all the work you do is meaningful -- this ranges from having to work on a model or deck that you know will not pan out, to an engagement not being taken up by the clients afterwards. Your colleagues are driven and the work you do is often inter-dependent, so that the hours can stack up.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Great Colleagues, Great learning experience, sometimes monotonous work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best people in the industry, great trainings, exposure to senior clients

    Cons

    60% if the time spent perfecting powerpoint slides, only 40% doing actual work.

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking yourself too seriously. There are more things in life other than work and client impact.

  2. Helpful (3)

    Great at helping our clients but we don't always manage ourselves so well

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    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are great, very smart, nice people, fun to work with, everyone works hard

    Cons

    I am a manager in a support role and this is a very ambiguous culture for us. It's impossible to get anything done without lots of partner support, and yet everything takes a long time and a lot of effort because if the partners can't agree they let things ride because the culture is so consensus oriented.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hold your managers responsible for things not getting done when you are unwilling to lead or make hard decisions

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