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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 Senior Management – None!
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
2008-09-30 07:47 PDT
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