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I worked at McKinsey & Company

Pros

You learn a lot and you can face everyday new challenges

Cons

You work a lot and the environment is very competitive

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Exciting work, amazing colleagues, long hours

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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

    The work is fascinating: You are working with top executives on some of the problems that keep them up on night. That means they're interested in the success of your work and will take the time to listen.

    The people at McKinsey are phenomenal. Beside the intellectual rigor, you meet great conversationalists who have done extraordinary things prior to their career (think Olympic-level).

    The Firm is extremely focused on developing its employees. Not only do all consultants partake in annual training sessions (sometimes taught by top business school professors), but there are special diversity training sessions (e.g., female leadership). Employees are also treated extremely well: Benefits are outstanding, all social events include family members (this includes office retreats!), employees asked to leave are given paid search time with the full support of the Firm.

    Cons

    Lifestyle is not great. Not only are there long hours (8am-8pm is considered great lifestyle), constant travel means being away from home Monday through Thursday.

    The immense growth of the Firm in the early 2000s means that the quality of engagements is variable. Some studies are for C-suite executives; others may be for CEO - 8 execs.

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    The Firm is an amazing place because of its people. Keep up the great hiring and promotion work!

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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    A great place to start a career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Travel if you want it
    - Opportunity to work in a variety of industries
    - Really smart people that you get to work with
    - Lots of resources (e.g., research) to draw upon
    - Alumni network
    - Professional development!

    Cons

    - Work / life balance can get out of whack
    - It can be hard to get staffed on studies that you want
    - Focus on power point sometimes to an extreme

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    - Help employees get the content they want

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