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Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Washington, DC

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

Pros

good brand value, good people, good work environment, good salaries, decent work life balance for non-consultants, easy job, not very demanding

Cons

only good for consultants, have to start at the bottom unless you have a brand name on your resume, not much career growth opportunities for non-consultants

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    It is all about perspective - can be a highly lucrative launchpad!

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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

    Pros

    Mckinsey & Company is an intense, ever changing environment where either you flourish or you don't. It can be an immensely great opportunity as a springboard to your next great thing - especially if you can network well. High volume of work can expose you to a lot - but you either sink or swim (it can also be a con like I said it's all about perspective). As an Engagement Manager you deal from product start to finish. I definitely enjoyed working there as I am very aggressive and ambitious and it helped that I had an awesome team. I can not stress enough the importance of clear, concise, effective communication!!!!!! Because your colleagues have a wealth of knowledge - if you can effectively tap into that it will make everything easier, efficient, and a heck of a lot more interesting. In regards to compensation - it's good but look at it as the doorway to even greater compensation if/once you bridge out - this is first hand knowledge!!!!!

    Cons

    While you are there, it will be difficult to balance anything else. Long work hours, high volume of work- so work life balance is what you make of it. Attention EM's: if your team sucks you will need to really work on your communication skills, otherwise it's going to be a rough ride. As an EM if your arrogance is not commensurate to your talent you will also find it very stressful - I put this as a con considering the very nature of a large group EA's within the company (being a lunatic does not directly correlate to being successful nor does it augment the opening of doors the inverse, however, is true). Job security if you don't pull your weight.

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    Great first job in the business world

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great way to learn a lot about many different kinds of business issues and problems

    Cons

    Too much travel. Often spend too much time on polishing presentations rather than work on solving problems.

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