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Non-consulting role: rewarding opportunities

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Analytics Manager (Internal) in New York, NY
Current Employee - Analytics Manager (Internal) in New York, NY
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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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    High-end consulting

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


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    Great experience at McKinsey in the High Tech Practice

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

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great projects, people and compensation

    Cons

    Consulting is tough on work life balance. It is no different at McKinsey


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