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Non-consulting role: rewarding opportunities

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Analytics Manager (Internal) in New York, NY
Current Employee - Analytics Manager (Internal) in New York, NY

I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

- The Firm really lives their values, it is not just paid lip service
 - Really smart colleagues, everyone wants to be the best for the Firm, there are always some people but generally not in a competitive way
 - Constantly challenged, pushed in new areas, learn a lot, never boring; you are asked to solve tough problems no matter if that is your formal job responsibility or not

Cons

- Everyone is over-worked
 - You can't get anything done without a Partner sponsor and conversely, if a Partner, any Partner, has an idea then you have to do it. This can lead to a lack of vision and unifying strategy to the work we do
 - Ceiling of advancement for non-consultants; there is a lot you can do and a lot of options but the path isn't clearly defined so you have to work at it, and ultimately you will hit a ceiling
 - Most people treat non-consultant colleagues with respect and appreciation, but those that don't create enough of a bad feeling that it taints the whole experience

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The challenges, disappointment, and issues for non-consultants are obvious and well-known. Either get serious about fixing them or be prepared for the consequences.

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    Rewarding, challenging environment with mostly good people

    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Autonomy and camaraderie are two of the most compelling reasons to work here. Exposure to expert, intelligent leaders who will spent time coaching is also a big plus.

    Cons

    Travel and hours can be a drag. Client services is also an inherently challenging area and a lot of the job is managing expectations, figuring out how to explain ideas to clients, and re-doing analyses to fit new specifications.

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    Keep encouraging connectivity among junior people

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    High-end consulting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - exposure to senior clients
    - high diversity of topics
    - high level of trust and freedom to be independent
    - good perks
    - high degree of freedom in staffing choices

    Cons

    - work-life balance is challenging, particularly with travel
    - it's not a rat race but it is

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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