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Great company, a little stiff.

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Former Employee - Summer Business Analyst  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Summer Business Analyst in New York, NY

Pros

McKinsey has an incredible reputation. While you're working there you will be surrounded by some of the smartest people around. The firm opens up lots of opportunities if you want to leave.

Cons

People at McKinsey have incredibly high opinions of themselves and tend to be hyper-competitive. The office is high stress and the work can be tedious. Additionally, in the software division, the pay is lower than what you would get at a tech company, and the work is unreliable; some days you are drowning in it and others you're not even sure why you came into the office. The communication within the firm isn't great--I met many people who hadn't even heard of my division.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Believe me - it's just not worth it.

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    When one leaves, the name opens doors.

    Cons

    Work-work balance. Horrible for anyone with a significant other because of the long hours and unpredictable travel requirements. Any company with such a high attrition rate is that way for a reason.

    Pressure-packed and stressful.

    End-product is almost always unsatisfactory and at the cost, one feels happy they are not investing in the client with the exorbitant fees The Firm charges.

    I have rarely met someone who has left McKinsey that wasn't entirely satisfied with their decision when they realized the relief of no longer working there.

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  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    non consultant

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

    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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