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Amazing place to work!

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate in Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - Associate in Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at McKinsey & Company

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Incredible opportunity to work with leading companies, top government officials and thinkers to tackle some of the most challenging issues in the world today. Over the past year I have participated in many professional development courses, have pushed myself to be a better communicator and thinker. McKinsey has greatly supported me in developing core business skills. I am glad I came here.

Cons

Long hours, lots of travel - can be difficult on personal life. I think I have accumulated 200,000 frequent flier miles this year, and I have no desire to use them because the last thing I want to do is to get back on a plane for vacation!

Advice to Management

Make sure to continue to support Associates in pursuing their interests within the firm.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    McK: Work Hard, Play Hard

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Especially as someone just coming out of undergrad, there is no other industry that allows you this level of access to key decision-makers, tough problems, and major players -- which all translates into an unparalleled opportunity to make an impact. While other jobs might be more "feel good" and less corporate, being a low-level staffer does not allow you to contribute at the same meaningful level. At McK, you will be given as much responsibility as you can take on, as soon as you can handle it -- while working to address some very interesting questions. McK is the leader in its field, and thus draws amazing clients and employees. Furthermore, I have never heard of another workplace with such a level of feedback and development opportunities. You will work HARD - but also never feel like management doesn't care.

    Cons

    The consulting lifestyle can be rough. Travel, long hours, and constant collaboration may not be a good fit for many people. You do need to be prepared to sacrifice some of your personal lifestyle preferences, though I've found that teams typically try to accommodate lifestyle requests. It may also be easy to get swallowed by McK, as many people work together and play together - so between team/firm/class/office events and trips (all very fun) and actual work, sometimes it is possible to get McK tunnel vision. You will also be surrounded by incredibly bright, outgoing people - so be prepared to be "on" all the time.

    Advice to Management

    None!


  2. Helpful (3)

    Great option generator, not always fun though.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Summer Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Summer Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great feedback, great training, great brand name for your resume. You can work on a variety of different projects and get exposure to a number of industries. Your freedom depends on your performance though and if you don't perform, you might not get the full range of choices on what to work on.

    Cons

    Work life balance is somewhat lacking. Projects can be driven by high-level managers without a good sense of what the team does on the ground. Working as a consultant in general can be frustrating because you aren't actually implementing the recommendations you make. At the same time, you do make high-level recomendations to high-level execs.

    Advice to Management

    Be more careful to balance clients' needs with those of staff


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