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Current Employee - Senior IT Engineer in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Senior IT Engineer in Chicago, IL

I have been working at McKinsey & Company

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No opinion of CEO

Pros

Space is allow to be creative and innovative beyond the standard business practices. There is active support for new ideas.

Cons

It has grown too large, too global. Face time is diminishing. Opportunities to spot potential in people is thus lower. In the same way, opportunities to spot bad apples is also lowered.

Advice to Management

Go back to smaller offices or groups. Make sure all Firm members have the max opportunity for face to face interactions with the leaders of the Firm.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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

    Advice to Management

    Look for more ways to reward and recognize great performance

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    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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.

    Advice to Management

    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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