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Great place to work that sets you up for executive positions later in your career.

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Former Employee - Partner  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Partner in New York, NY

I worked at McKinsey & Company

Pros

Exit Opportunities-When you leave McKinsey, you have the knowledge that can make you an executive of a Fortune 500. After I left (stayed for 9 years), I went on to an executive position at Viacom.

Pay-Comparing to other consulting firms, your pay is great. After a couple years, you're up to six figures, and it grows from there. At partner, expect to make $600,000 to 2 million.

Benefits-The benefits are great.

Travel-I know some people hate travel, but I love it. I was easily able to manage with my wife and two kids. You just have to create a working lifestyle. Also, you get to fly business class on global flights, and you stay at very nice hotels.

Cons

Travel-I love travel, but if you'd rather come home to your own bed every night, don't work at McKinsey. Expect to travel 3-4 days each week.

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    Great place to work but not for all

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Great mentorship, opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Long hours, travel, not suited for everyone

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    None

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Smartest colleagues around
    Challenging and stimulating
    Great resume builder
    The gold standard for consulting
    RESPECT from the outside world

    Cons

    VERY demanding
    Many late nights
    Can be very stressful
    Constant criticism ("Feedback")
    Can make you reconsider your self worth

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    Crapping on a document to put in your 2 cents doesn't necessarily mean the document has improved

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