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Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA

I worked at McKinstry

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The people I worked with were great! Everyone who worked there, with the exception of senior and middle managers all tried to pull together to get all assignments completed. I couldn't speak more highly of the people in the trenches!

Cons

Very sexist! Women will not advance, unless in the "support" roles. When I started there, there were a number of women in Project Management roles. When I left, there was 1 woman working in P.M. Not a friendly place for women in a male-dominated industry.

Advice to Management

Treat your people better. Get rid of managers who do not "manage" well. They knew who they were, but didn't seem to care.

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  1. Challenging, satisfying, fun - and often frustrating!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McKinstry full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very smart, industry-leading business model - integrated services and delivery.
    Awesome CEO!
    Great people - smart, committed, very hard working.
    Uber-cool environment at Seattle hdqtrs - gym, deli, driving range (...!!!)
    Committment to maintaining and enriching the culture as company grows and matures.

    Cons

    Tolerance of silos and siloed-behavior prevent full execution of strong business model.
    Lack of standards and accountability result in inconsistent project execution; unpredictable margins.
    Measurement and rewards don't reinforce strategic or tactical priorities.
    Company struggles to embrace the organizational sophistication necessary for growth while preserving the best aspects of entreprenurial zeal.

    Advice to Management

    Define, communicate and reinforce process and performance standards!
    Cultivate and reward "positive pragmatism."
    Hire people to lead who have successful experience building organizational systems and processes in companies with similar growth trajectories.
    Value, respect and support people with real management/leadership skills; give them scope to develop and don't micro-manage them.
    Identify leaders early and nurture them - intentionally.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Former Employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McKinstry full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life Balance.
    Health insurance
    Gym on site

    Cons

    Do not care about there employees

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