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Great learning opportunities, but can be a directionless grind sometimes.

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Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst  in  Waltham, MA
Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Waltham, MA

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

Pros

You will never run out of new, interesting things to work on. The benefits are gold-plated. You work with exceptional people. The Firm commits huge resources to continuing development through formal training, and on-the-job experience.

Cons

There is a lot of work that is wasted all for the sake of maintaining appearances with clients or because a project was poorly scoped. The environment is pretty intense and people are stressed by deadlines most of the time. Growth opportunities on the research path are difficult to define.

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Diversifying into different service lines is likely necessary for the Firm's survival, but management needs to do a better job of integrating them all culturally.

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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 for more than a 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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep encouraging connectivity among junior people

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