McKinsey & Company

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McKinsey & Company Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
1,028 Reviews
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Pros
  • Very smart people to bounce thought off and get new angles that you haven't thought of (in 67 reviews)

  • Great people to work with, get to learn a lot from colleagues as well as senior leadership (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • You have to have a lot of self discipline to keep work life balance reasonable (in 174 reviews)

  • Very long hours and a very high pressure environment leads to continual stress (in 175 reviews)

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  1.  

    Left after 3 years; very happy with the experience

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    Former Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are amazing. It's a privilege to work with smart, talented people every day. Project experience and trainings build skills and content knowledge very quickly.

    Cons

    Lifestyle. It depends on the project and can range from intense but sustainable to brutally unhealthy. I left because I had a kid and could not live with Monday through Thursday travel as a dad.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Colleagues, compensation, great clients, unrivaled learning opportunities

    Cons

    Lifestyle, lack of understanding of what you do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more respectful of BA lifestyle commitments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great at helping our clients but we don't always manage ourselves so well

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    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are great, very smart, nice people, fun to work with, everyone works hard

    Cons

    I am a manager in a support role and this is a very ambiguous culture for us. It's impossible to get anything done without lots of partner support, and yet everything takes a long time and a lot of effort because if the partners can't agree they let things ride because the culture is so consensus oriented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hold your managers responsible for things not getting done when you are unwilling to lead or make hard decisions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the best places to work, ever

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great brand name, high level of impact, decent comp, global options

    Cons

    Long hours, pay is not great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing a great job, but increase pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    This is a tremendous company.

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    McKinsey provides accelerated career growth, and is an amazing place to build a network. McKinsey pays well, and your travel budget/stipend is generous. So you stay in good hotels and eat well on the road--which is nice, since you're always on the road!

    Cons

    You're going to work hard, and you're going to travel a lot. Some folks get lucky and have some in-town clients, but expect to be on the road M-R every week of your first three years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    tough but good learning experience

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great learning experience, excelent teams and resources at associate level, but politics start to play a role as you move up

    will open quite a few doors

    Cons

    tough, tough, tough did I say t o u g h?

    65 hours are common and expected

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Lots of opportunities...so long as you are not in the wrong place at the wrong time

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    Former Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    As a general rule you will: 1) work on Interesting projects; 2) work with really bright, motivated people; and 3) receive amazing benefits (e.g. medical/dental, life insurance, retirement) while you are with McKinsey. You do have an incredible opportunity to move ahead compared to peers in traditional companies. As a result, if you leave after a few years, you can come in at a higher level than if you had been at a company for the same amount of time.

    Cons

    Three downside; 1) no matter what people tell you, there are going to be long hours and you will need to work hard to protect your weekends; 2) you can be on the wrong study at the wrong time and end up having a poor review that can do you in on bonus/pay raise percentage; and 3) travel... it is usually Monday through Thursday nearly every week of the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work hard to push the work/life balance and find ways to give consultants more opportunities to do less traveling.

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  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A must experience if you get the chance.....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Amazing collaborative environment, exvcellent experience

    Cons

    Hours can be nothing less than brutal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let up on the travel and do more to make a work life balance possible. When I was there there was no such thing..

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Have a fun time - but work/life balance is hard

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    Current Employee - Associate Principal in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate Principal in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Fantastic set of people, the most challenging problems, and an ability to define your own career path. Good benefits as well.

    Cons

    Very tough to maintain a reasonable work / life balance while working at McKinsey. It is a very demanding environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more thoughtful about (a) promoting sustainable lifestyles (b) reducing the amount of waste in work that is completed by the teams.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Have had the opportunity to work on some of the biggest challenges facing some of the largest companies globally.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, opportunities to work on very interesting work

    Cons

    work-life balance is challenging, newer managers (EMs) need to develop strong management skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to recognize top performers and help them develop

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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