McKinsey & Company
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Pros:
  • "Very smart people to bounce thought off and get new angles that you haven't thought of"
    in 63 reviews
  • "Great first job out of college or grad school to learn a lot very quickly"
    in 23 reviews
Cons:
  • "You have to have a lot of self discipline to keep work life balance reasonable"
    in 150 reviews
  • "Very long hours and continual expectation of over-performance"
    in 156 reviews
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    good consulting company to build your resume

    Associate (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosgood bonus, lots of travel opportunities and networking with executives

    Consno time to socialize and spend with family

    Advice to Senior Managementhire some talented people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place for development, very peculiar type of personality

    Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Pros1) Great career advancement
    2) Mentors really care about your development
    3) Extremely smart group of people
    4) Perfect job right out of school

    Cons1) Very long hours
    2) Superstars are not appropriately rewarded
    3) Incentive structure of staffing sometimes creates non optimal staffing
    4) Very heavy internal politics

    Advice to Senior Management1) Be more understanding of people's commitments
    2) Actually follow through with strength based feedback orientation. Idea is great, execution is very poor

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Associate (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsAs 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.

    ConsThree 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 Senior ManagementContinue 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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    Its been a good learning experience.

    Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsIt is challenging, but in the end I think it will be rewarding based on the name recognition of the company for purposes of MBA admissions.

    ConsIt can be somewhat stressful based on the demands placed on time and the intellectual rigor through which analyst work is examined.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the flow of information between junior and senior consultants. Additionally, management should consider increased reliability on analysts for client facing positions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience, stepping stone to other more senior level positions in private sector

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsExperience with C-suite clients - collaborative work in the field.

    ConsLong hours and lots of travel

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging and satisfying

    Engagement Manager (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsVery smart people, take on challenging projects, great training and knowledge building, provides experience of working in multiple industries and functions.

    ConsChallenging travel schedule, difficult to maintain work / life balance, up or out policy forces great project managers to leave the company or move to more of sales role

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest into leadership development initiatives, too many project managers have no people management experience and don't know how to deal with people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Gratifying

    Management Consultant Principal (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsChallenging env in company overall, , , ,

    ConsDifficult to grow in company generally

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in individuals

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Intense, insane hours, great coworkers

    Engagement Manager (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsBrand, opportunities, prestige, insane experience with CxO clients

    Conshours, ridiculous amounts of travel

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The key think is getting repeat business at clients

    Associate Principal (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsMcK has an excellent reputation in the business community and clients come in respecting you. In addition, McK maintain a great density of talented coworkers

    ConsSenior management is not particulary skilled in the art of management -- requiring employees to constantly worry that the smallest error will sink their career

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    Some interesting work but ultimately no chance for career development

    Practice Manager (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsSmart people doing nteresting work

    Consyou are a second class citizen if you are not on the consulting track

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind ways to integrate experienced hires

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