McKinsey & Company Reviews

Updated June 2, 2015
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McKinsey & Company Managing Director Dominic Barton
Dominic Barton
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Pros
  • You work with very smart people every day (very gratifying) (in 67 reviews)

  • Can stay for 2 years to learn a lot (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • An efficient person who prioritizes work/life balance is working until 10/11pm every night (with a break for dinner) (in 174 reviews)

  • Long hours depending on the project (in 175 reviews)

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  1. McKinsey London - Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Engagement Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Junior Engagement Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Having the brand on your CV, best in class training, part of an alumni network for life, versatile skills developed

    Cons

    Long hours, mix of projects including an ever greater amount of implementation - particularly in established markets. Brand potentially being diluted by new business lines.

    Advice to Management

    Back to basics was a great initiative, but the reality is you need to give consultants time at the start of a project to employ the best practice principles.


  2. Engagement Manager

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Top notch training for management careers

    Cons

    Difficult to develop a differentiating profile vs. peers


  3. Consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great exposure - Huge learning opportunity - Impact driven work - Great development and client capability building - Authentic care - Network - Good package

    Cons

    - Life style generally poor coule be difficult to manage if have family - Exessive travelling


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  5. great for personal development

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    great for personal development and coaching great culture great opportunities

    Cons

    life style can be very poor can be too disconnected fom operational type of jobs

    Advice to Management

    have your employees go to real, normal businesses do more experienced hires


  6. Associate

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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Good career opporutnity for early age

    Cons

    Lifestyle can be challenging from time to time


  7. Helpful (1)

    Terrific employer; takes care of both clients and staff/employees

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    Current Employee - Associate Principal in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Principal in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work, amazing resources, top clients. Some of the strongest values I've ever seen in the industry

    Cons

    Hard work, but nobody would expect this to be a 9 to 5 job. That said, I still manage to see my kids evenings and week-ends!


  8. Fantastic place to work

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent people, fantastic coaching and life experiences.

    Cons

    Working hours, travel. High pressure environment which leads to stress.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Big data analytics through software as a service, aligned to McKinsey & Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Service Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Client Service Executive in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Strategically aligned to one of the top management consultancies in the world

    Cons

    New, growth business, trying to establish and identity and culture outside of McKinsey & Company


  10. Everything was incredible, except for the work-life balance

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experiences High exposure to top-level management Unparalleled learning opportunity with loads of training and on-the-job experience

    Cons

    Insane hours. High-stress work environment. Some of the EMs are not that great at leading teams.

    Advice to Management

    Manage the scope of the projects. Don´t let the clients ask for more and more work from the same team, and in the same amount of time.


  11. Helpful (5)

    It's only when you leave that you realise how good they are

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    Former Employee - Associate Principal in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate Principal in London, England (UK)

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best people and a great entrepreneurial culture. Positive teamwork despite clear up or out policy. Truly global organisation. Actually behaves as a partnership with strong long term consistency of vision and values.

    Cons

    Work life balance can get out of kilter if you let it, and it creeps up on you slowly. This is mainly down to individuals not setting boundaries rather than the culture or any top down pressure. Hard to work for another organisation afterwards as the gap is extreme - you need to be running it.

    Advice to Management

    The policy of only hiring at the bottom and not letting people return means that there is little fresh experience coming in to challenge the status quo. This has huge advantages in terms of consistency of apprenticeship model but in the new economy and technological era it's a risk if the leaders are out of date



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