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Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
15 Reviews
3.9
15 Reviews
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McKinsey & Company Managing Director Dominic Barton
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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 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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  1.  

    great place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    - great people, most of them caring about you
    - lots of freedom to build own topics

    Cons

    - lots of traveling
    - process heavy work at times
    - high workload

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Just a review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    I worked at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    They have a great network

    Cons

    You don't any time to do things but working

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Tolle Kollegen, spannende Projekte, noch nie so viel gelernt!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Fellow Intern in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Former Intern - Fellow Intern in Munich, Bayern (Germany)

    I worked at McKinsey & Company as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Ich habe einen wahnsinnig guten Einblick in verschiedene Themen und sehr spannende Projekte bekommen. Gleichzeitig sind die Kollegen sehr motiviert und hilfsbereit. Außerdem wurde mir viel Wertschätzung entgegen gebracht und viele Möglichkeiten mich zu entwickeln.

    Cons

    Ein klarer Kontrapunkt ist die Work-Life-Balance. Kaum Privatleben zwischen Montag und Donnerstag sind leider der Standard. Und so spannend viele Aufgaben sind, so langweilig ist dann doch auch manchmal stupides Excel befüllen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    ziemlich zufrieden pretty satisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leitender Mitarbeiter in Hamburg (Germany)
    Current Employee - Leitender Mitarbeiter in Hamburg (Germany)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    viele Möglichkeiten, mit internationalem Zugang.

    a lot of opportunities, with internatinal exposure.

    Cons

    komplizierte Managementstruktur, Widerspruchspflicht ist nicht wirklich vorhanden

    complicated management structure, obligation to dissent is not really there

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Mitarbeiter Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Sehr gute Lernmöglichkeiten, gute Sozialleistungen.

    Very good learning opportunities, well taken care-of benefits.

    Cons

    Die Arbeitszeiten sorgen dafür, dass der Rest von Leben und Gesundheit in einem miserablen Zustand sind. Einige Manager werden von Bürointrigen angetrieben.

    Work hours leaves rest of life and health in a miserable state. Some managers are driven by office politics.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cool, aufregend, aber auch anstrengend Cool, exciting, tiring

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engagement Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Engagement Manager

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Fantastische Leute, interessante Themen, tolle Ideen, gutes Geld + Zulagen

    fantastic people, interesting topics, great ideas, good money and perks

    Cons

    80 Stunden die Woche, immer weg von zu Hause, wenn man Karriere machen will, ist das Entscheidende, zur richtigen Zeit am richtigen Ort zu sein.

    80 hours a week, always away from home, luck of being in the right place at the right time plays significant role in career success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seien Sie mutig, entsprechend der anleitenden Prinzipien zu leben und stellen Sie sicher, dass Sie neue Verbindlichkeiten nur eingehen, wenn Sie Ihren Kunden wirklich einen Mehrwert bieten.

    Be courageous to live up to the guiding principles and ensure you initiate new engagements only when you can really add value to your clients

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Kochen auch nur mit Wasser

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Gehalt, Aufstiegschancen, Flexibilität, Erfahrung sammeln

    Cons

    Work-Life-Balance
    Arroganz der Kollegen
    Up or out

  9.  

    Gutes Lernen und gute Möglichkeiten. Schlechte Lebenseinstellung. Great learning and opportunities. Poor lifestyle

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Current Employee - Associate in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    - Gutes Lernen

    - Extrem kluge und motivierte Angestellte

    - Bezahlung und Zusatzleistungen sind sehr gut.

    - Toll für den Lebenslauf

    - Great learning
    - Extremely smart and motivated employees
    - Pay and benefits are very good
    - Great for your CV

    Cons

    - Arbeitszeiten

    - Viel Reisen

    - Druck, um Kunden und Management mit unsinniger Arbeit zu gefallen.

    - Working hours
    - A lot of travel
    - Pressure to please client and management with unreasonable work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gute Lernerfahrung, Lern dich selbst kennen Great learning experience, Know yourself

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Human Resources
    Former Employee - Global Human Resources

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Bau dein eigenes McKinsey, fantastische Lernmöglichkeiten, Lerne, dass das Beste nicht genug ist, sei DER/DIE Beste, ist dein Motto. Geschätzte Freundschaften, Spaß, Aufregend

    Build your own McKinsey, Fantastic learning opportunities, Learn that best is not good enough, be THE Best is your motto. Valued Friendship, Fun, Exciting

    Cons

    Unglaublicher Stress, Shape Projekt, Konkurrenz sogar auf freundlicher Ebene, sehr wenig Privatleben

    Incredible stress, shape project, competition even at friendly level, very little personal life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Schätzen Sie Ihre Leute

    Value your people

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Eine aufregende Lern- und Arbeitserfahrung, die aber an die Substanz geht. A thrilling but substance burning learning and growing experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Partner in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Former Employee - Partner in Munich, Bayern (Germany)

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Man lernt schnell dazu. Gelegenheit, an schwierigen Geschäftsproblemen zu arbeiten. Karrierefortschritte. Man arbeitet mit fantastisch anregenden Menschen.

    Fast pace learning. Opportunity to work at difficult business problems. Career progressions. Fantastically stimulating people to work with.

    Cons

    Die Perspektive kann zu egozentrisch werden. Man kann leicht selbstverliebt werden. Es besteht das Risiko, dass sich die Perspektive für Arbeit und Leben verengt. Risiko, auszubrennen, bevor man 40 ist.

    Perspective can be too self-centered. Easy to become self-infatuated with oneself. Risk of narrowing life- and job-perspective. Risk of burning out before you are 40.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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