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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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    McKinsey is the best place to work

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    Current Employee - Associate in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate in Florham Park, NJ

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Impact-- 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.

    Cons

    Lifestyle could get intense for family

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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company with smart people and great perks

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Florham Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Florham Park, NJ

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

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  3. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Associate Partner in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Partner in Florham Park, NJ

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not 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.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Florham Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Florham Park, NJ

    I worked at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Gain 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.

    Cons

    Long 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.

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    The firm should place greater emphasis on measuring client impact, and on understanding and fostering innovation within the firm.

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  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Amazing opportunities but sacrifice your life

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Florham Park, NJ

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Incredible 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

    Cons

    Work-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

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    Partners 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

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