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Incredible clients, awesome colleagues -- learn in dog years!

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

I have been working at McKinsey & Company

Pros

No better place to launch a career -- truly world-class clients, working on clients' biggest and most important issues, the smartest group of people around

Cons

Intense competition among associates and analysts -- everybody is incredibly smart, so you have to work super hard and align yourself with the right partners to get ahead. Long hours, lots of travel -- but you also have lots of control over where you go

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Look for more ways to reward and recognize great performance

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    Incredible people, interesting problems, fun place to work

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst  in  Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Incredible people that want to hear your take on everything as well as people that are able to push you to higher levels of thinking.
    Amazing benefits.
    Awesome work life balance for the knowledge network. You can work as much as you want if you are on an interesting project, but can easily dial it back when you want to have more personal time.

    Cons

    Lack of a real career path in the knowledge network. A promotion is just a title change, you are still doing the same job which becomes very easy after a while.

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    Hire some people outside your core 10 schools in the US. Go after the occasional top candidates from public schools or other similar schools to add some diversity to the firm. Everyone now has similar pedigrees and everyone seems geared towards similar career paths. I think the firm would be better off with a more diverse population.

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    Great people, great experience - highly recommended for everyone

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Great place to build a network of smart and dedicated managers
    Strong emphasis on developing leadership mindset and driving impact at clients
    Strong brand name provides great benefits even for those who decide this is not their long term goal

    Cons

    Overall lifestyle can be demanding with Monday to Thursday travel particularly difficult for those with families. However, there might be ways to mitigate by working with the company

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