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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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    Great company with smart people and great perks

    Executive Assistant (Former Employee) Florham Park, NJ

    ProsThe chance to work with really smart people and independent offices with great perks. Great company culture with good core values.

    ConsLittle to no growth path for admin staff and very easy to get "comfortable" with the benefits and perks offered.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember that admin staff are valuable and capable and would like the opportunity to grow as well.

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

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    Great organization...great collective experience, but may be over-rated in some areas

    Associate Partner (Current Employee) Florham Park, NJ

    ProsGreat experience, processes and approach to problem solving is exemplary.
    Very smart people, professional...not a-holes to each other.

    ConsNot clear to me yet that the work is necessarily any better than specialized consultancies. What's different is that it's managed well, delivered to senior management and hence potentially more impactful.
    Unstructured to a fault...chaotic way of getting things done...even people who have worked here for years have a hard time explaining which group does what.
    Work life balance is poor, but that is accepted as the way it is.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    McKinsey is boot camp for management skills; tough to endure, but worth it in the long run

    Senior Associate (Former Employee) Florham Park, NJ

    ProsGain experience working on the inside of the worlds biggest companies, become an efficient decision maker, surround yourself with smart colleagues, and leave as a powerpoint ninja.

    ConsLong hours, incessant travel, and high pressure are all downsides you might expect from the consulting industry. A bigger downside is that for all of McKinsey's talk of innovation, the firm has a notably monolithic and conservative culture; out of the box thinking is generally not encouraged or rewarded.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe firm should place greater emphasis on measuring client impact, and on understanding and fostering innovation within the firm.

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    Amazing opportunities but sacrifice your life

    Associate Consultant (Current Employee) Florham Park, NJ

    ProsIncredible training opportunities, wide-based exposure, best-of-the-best respect/efficiency/thinking, ability to be around very smart and driven people constantly trying to improve, exposure to best in new thinking on a variety of topics, access to reams of data and past analysis which lets you very quickly jump into something, access to experts with diverse and deep experience on almost every topic, will make you an amazing strategic thinker who can consider almost every possible nook and cranny

    ConsWork-life balance is terrible, sometimes they feel the need to do every single possible analysis when it's just not necessary (time wasting), not common to be told "good job" so you must get used to always killing yourself and always being stressed with little return except for the resume and potential promotion

    Advice to Senior ManagementPartners often push for more analyses than necessary, very hard to maintain relationships with constant new staffing (partners need to try to maintain relationships better), place could become a bit more "human" for example people greeting each other in the hallway

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    McKinsey is the best place to work

    Associate (Current Employee) Florham Park, NJ

    ProsImpact-- The impact of the work done by the firm is tremendous from turning around poorly performing businesses to developing strategies for new situations.
    Broad mix of industries and geographies--Many fortune 500 companies, mid-size companies, governments, public organizations
    The people-- really smart, motivated and collaborative,
     meritocratic culture-- age and experience is no bar to rise on the job,
    great opportunity to learn about business-- exposure to really senior management at a relatively young age. Where else would you get a chance to understand the makeup of senior leadership and understand the DNA of leading companies
     perks-- trips and events to boost connectivity are fun and really thought out,
    opportunities to learn-- many classes available on professional development-- content, leadership and other. Non-MBA's get a mini-MBA training. There is also a Leadership workshop after finishing a year at the firm.
    entrepreneurial spirit-- one can do whatever one chooses to do, any industry, or functional area.

    ConsLifestyle could get intense for family

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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