McKinsey & Company Reviews in France

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Pros
  • Very smart people to bounce thought off and get new angles that you haven't thought of (in 65 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 160 reviews)

  • Very long hours and continual expectation of over-performance (in 158 reviews)

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  1.  

    Bien pour débuter sa carrière. good to start a career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyste commercial  in  Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Analyste commercial in Paris (France)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Employés exigeants, entreprise bien structurée, tâches intéressantes

    challenging people, well structured , interesting subjects

    Cons

    Style de vie, faible développement de mon réseau en dehors de McKinsey, faible gestion opérationnelle

    life style, low development of network outside of McKinsey, low operational management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellente entreprise pour grandir ; des challenges intéressants ; des gens exceptionnels Great company to grow, great challenges, exceptional people

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    Current Employee - Consultant associé  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Consultant associé in Paris (France)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    - Excellents employés : intelligents, exigeants mais attentionnés. Personne n'est mis à l'écart.

    - Projets intéressants : impact rapide et durable ; très stimulant ; large choix de sujets.

    - Diversité d'activités traitées : travail opérationnel par exem

    - great employees: smart, demanding but also caring. No one is left aside
    - great projects: strong and fast impact, highly challenging, large variety of subjects
    - diversity of addressed functions, including operational work (not simply strategy, which makes it distinctive)

    Cons

    Similaire à la plupart des cabinets d'experts-conseils : si vous n'aimez pas voyager, ne rejoignez pas un cabinet reconnu. Similaire en terme d'horaires.

    Same as most consulting firms: if you don't like to travel, don't join a top consulting firm. Same with long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Le royaume de l'hypocrisie. Société inhumaine, horrible. Mauvais environnement de travail. Direction inutile. Kingdom of hypocrisy. Horrible, inhumaine company. Bad work environment. Ineffective management.

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    Current Employee - Adjoint de direction  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Adjoint de direction in Paris (France)

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than a year

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Bureau bien situé dans le centre-ville, sur les champs Élysées. Bureau dans un beau bâtiment. L'équipement du bureau est plutôt efficace.

    Good office location in the center of the city, on the Champs Elysées. Nice office building. Office equipment is quite efficient.

    Cons

    Les personnes du "personnel de support" (à part les consultants) sont considérés comme des serviteurs, des sortes de valets pour les consultants. Il est très dur de travailler dans une atmosphère aussi stressante et décourageante. Je regrette d'avoir rejoint cette société.

    People from the "support stuff" (all exept the consultants) are considered as servants, a kind of valetry for the consultants. It's very hard to work in such a stressful and discouraging atmosthere. I regret joining this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avant d'offrir des services de consultations à d'autres sociétés, vous devriez revoir votre propre système de gestion du personnel.

    Before offering consulting services to other companies, I should reconsider your own stuff management system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Entreprise extraordinaire, exigeante et (la plupart du temps) intellectuellement enrichissante Amazing company, challenging and (most of the time) intellectually rewarding

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    Current Employee - Associé junior  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Associé junior in Paris (France)

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than a year

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    - Équipes incroyables et leadership exceptionnel : on travaille avec certains des meilleurs experts et des types les plus brillants qui soient.
    - Incroyable exposition internationale : on peut travailler une semaine à Londres, la suivante à New-York et la

    - Amazing teams and great leadership: you are working with some of the best experts and the brightest dudes around
    - Unbelievable international exposure: you can work one week in London, the next one in NY and the third in Vietnam
    - Diversity of engagements:in a year, you can touch banking, aerospace, public sector and healthcare

    Cons

    - Mode de vie incompatible avec une famille : cela dépend des bureaux et les missions, mais les horaires ne sont pas 9 h-17 h.
    - Progression de carrière encore un peu « taille unique » : similitude importante entre les partners et les senior partners.
    - Environnement exigeant, vous aurez besoin de vous dépasser : on vous en demandera toujours plus.

    - Not family-friendly lifestyle: depending on the offices and the missions but the hours are no 9am-5pm
    - Still a bit of "one size fits all" career path: there is a significant similarity of traits among partners and senior partners
    - Challenging environment, needing you to push yourself: you are constantly asked for more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Société formidable Awsome company

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    Former Employee - Responsable Engagement  in  Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Responsable Engagement in Paris (France)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Gens intelligents, travail intéressant, expérience grandissante

    smart people, interesting work, grozing experience

    Cons

    Style de vie, horaires de travail, voyages, mais globalement bien tout de même

    lifestyle, working hours, travel but overall still good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellente expérience : un tremplin pour votre carrière mais votre salaire à l'heure est le plus mauvais de votre vie ! Great experience: a launch pad for your career, but your hourly rate is the worst ever!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyste commercial  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Analyste commercial in Paris (France)

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Prestige de la société
    Tremplin pour votre carrière
    Pas de tâches de back-office même au niveau junior
    Personnes très intelligentes
    En tête de classement
    Vous ne travaillez pas les week-ends normalement

    Prestige of the Firm
    Launch pad for your career
    No back-office tasks even at junior levels
    Very smart people
    First-in-class
    Normally you do not work at week-ends

    Cons

    Paie basse.
    Salaire très bas.
    Bonus très très bas.
    Votre salaire à l'heure sera encore plus bas qu'en IB.
    "Normalement" vous ne travaillez pas durant les week-ends.

    Low salary
    Very low salary
    Very very low bonus
    Your hourly rate will be even worse than in IB
    "Normally" you do not work at week-ends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Proposer des salaire élevés peut attirer de meilleurs profils. L'argent n'est pas le seul incentif mais passé un certain seuil, il peut devenir un point négatif !

    Offering higher wages may attract even more high-flying profiles. Money is not the only incentive, but at some point it may become a negative one!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    C’est l’endroit où il faut être, mais peut-être pas celui où il faut rester Great place to be, but maybe not to stay

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    Current Employee - Associate Principal  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Associate Principal in Paris (France)

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Formidable société internationale.
    Beaucoup de projets intéressants.
    Indemnisation correcte, mais pas énorme.

    Great global company
    Lots of very interesting project
    Fair - but not so high - compensation

    Cons

    Equilibre travail/vie personnelle.
    Reconnaissance des compétences acquises à l’extérieur.

    Work/life balance
    Recognition of outside expertise

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Expérience très intéressante. Very interesting experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Paris (France)

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Le challenge intellectuel, la variété des tâches (difficile de s'ennuyer), l'excellence de la supervision, des personnes très brillantes. Une expérience très stimulante pour ceux qui aiment les défis intellectuels et n'ont pas peur de travailler dur. Des

    Intellectual challenge, variety of job (difficult to get bored), excellence of coaching,very smart people. Very exciting experience for someone who likes intellectual challenge and is not frightened to work very hard. Variety of opportunities/tracks.

    Cons

    Charge de travail très lourde, et en général plus de 65 h/semaine. Ne promeut pas la créativité et l'entreprenariat, système de prise de décision très lent. Pousse au refus des risques. Mauvais salaire jusqu'au statut de partenaire, et manque de compétences en gestion du personnel.

    Very heavy workload and usual h/week above 65. Does not reward creativity and entrepreuneurship, very slow organization in making decision. Turns people into risk adverses. Salary not great until you turn partner. very poor skills in people management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Être ouvert à des profils plus divers que le type "raison logique/pur hémisphère gauche" ; encourager l'intuition et la créativité.

    Be open to more diverse profile than the pure left-brain logical reasoning type; encourage creativity and intuition .

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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