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Great for 3-4 Years

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Former Employee - Associate Principal  in  San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Associate Principal in San Francisco, CA

I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

There are many pros to working at McKinsey. I would go for the experience of working there for a few years, but not try to make a career out of it
- Really smart people
- Challenging problems
- Learn McK problem solving and communication

Cons

It's not the kind of place that you want to make a career out of:
- Very political
- Clients are all B or C players (remember that the A players don't need consultants) so don't go there if you want to work on cutting-edge issues
- Senior management looks at people as capacity
- Travel is unsustainable

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Leadership, Work-Life Balance, excellent benefits

    Cons

    No upward job mobility, multi levels of management that have to be reported to over and over again

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    Tremendous platform for broadening your horizons and learning quickly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Incredible exposure to senior business leaders, constant feedback to develop as a professional, an amazing set of smart, interesting, motivated colleagues. A remarkable opportunity to expand both your breadth and depth in industries, geographies and functions.

    Cons

    The work can be quite intense, but this makes sense in the context of the problems clients engage McKinsey on are both important and difficult.

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    Stay true to the values and mission

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