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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very smart people to bounce thought off and get new angles that you haven't thought of(in 64 reviews)

  • Great people to work with, get to learn a lot from colleagues as well as senior leadership(in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • You have to have a lot of self discipline to keep work life balance reasonable(in 157 reviews)

  • Very long hours and continual expectation of over-performance(in 157 reviews)

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    Best decision I've ever made

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat people. Great work. Great clients-- Lots of hard work, but you feel like you're part of something special.

    ConsHard work. Smart people. Intense deadlines at times -- You have to be pretty committed to doing well, and working with others.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Consultant (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat opportunities, huge pay, lots of fun travel, great people to work with and the best clients in the industry

    ConsLots and lots of hours, unclear promotion structure, lots of turnover, got tired of eating fast food all of the time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent development. Complicated Lifestyle.

    Associate Principal (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    Pros- Access to top management
    - Breadth of experiences

    Cons- Extensive Travel
    - Lifestyle can be tough

    Advice to Senior ManagementExpand the talent pools pursiut during the interview process to include more sources.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great development opportunity

    Associate Principal (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    Pros-- Opportunity to have real impact
    -- Learn how to tackle some of the most challenging business problems and opportunities
    -- Incredible learning experience: I can't imagine developing more quickly at another company
    -- Highly capable and inspiring co-workers
    -- Mentorship culture
    -- Firm values taken seriously

    Cons-- Long hours
    -- Constant pressure
    -- Team leadership sometimes can lose perspective and push the teams too hard
    -- Would be great to have more downtime

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best management consulting experience out there

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsExcellent training, exposure, and experiences. Overall, great colleagues, benefits and cash comp.

    ConsLots of travel. Cash comp per hour not that great due to # of hours worked.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great professionally, bad for work-life balance

    Engagement Manager (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsGreat place for ambitious professionals. Very interesting projects, great people and tremendous opportunities for learning and career advancement. Great investment by McKinsey on people development

    ConsBalancing work and personal life is hard. Travel model is quite rigid with not much flexibility. Having said that partners are really good at allowing time off for personal reasons.
    As you get more senior, politics get much more critical in your career advancement (partner election)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great

    Engagement Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsVery smart people, great culture,

    ConsNot great for people with a lot of experience

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease develop a program to groom experienced hires

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Living at the edge of the worlds most important challenges

    Manager (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    Pros- Very competent and caring leadership team
    - Amazing people to the core, everyone has something unique
    - feedback that really changes you for the better

    Cons- Sometimes we work too hard, but it's mostly interesting work
    - The Firm can be complex to navigate and learn

    Advice to Senior Management- Keep driving for depth and innovation
    - Keep the bar high for our people and our work
    - Simplify the Firm but stay flexible

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    McKinsey is committed to excellence and, as a result, fosters unparalleled growth and career development opportunities

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    Pros1. Smart, motivated, and personable co-workers that you want to get to know both in and out of work
    2. Endless opportunities to learn both hard and soft skills for people of all tenure
    3. Great place to discover one's own strengths and weaknesses and figure out career path
    4. Top-notch exit options
    5. Leadership in the consulting industry (making strong client impact through the use of deep expertise and resources across many industries and functions)
    6. Strong focus on firm values

    Cons1. High stress (continuous pressure to do well as a result of feedback-oriented culture)
    2. Difficulty in work-life balance (worse than an average job, comparable to other strategy consulting companies, not nearly as bad as finance jobs)

    Advice to Senior Management1. Introduce more firm-wide events/initiatives to foster the firm's global cohesiveness

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I love my colleagues, and feel good about the work we do.

    Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsHigh level of responsibility and client exposure

    ConsLong hours, lots of commitment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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