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Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
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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 people, great learning! Couldn't have found a better place for my first job ever

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst
    Current Employee - Research Analyst

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

    Pros

    --- Never run out of interesting people to meet
    --- Collaborative work environment, firm members look out for one another
    --- Great knowledge and diversity
    --- Merit based career-growth, plus lots of avenues for professional development

    Cons

    --- Lower compensation especially in emerging markets
    --- Sometimes the pressure may be too much

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Above average compensation and great benefits.

    Cons

    Not much growth potential for support staff.

  3.  

    Incredible place to start your career

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Access to high-level leadership, strong mentorship, rapid development of general business toolkit

    Cons

    Reputation is formed quickly and hard to reshape

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to learn with a great network, but can burn out quickly

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Collegiate environment, smart people, interesting projects, access to senior management

    Cons

    Long hours, constant travel, constantly jumping from one project to next

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on maintaining work-life balance in order to retain employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Associate at McK

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    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Gorgeous office and great perks

    Cons

    Travel can be overwhelming sometime

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Best Internship Opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    1.Amazing set of people, i always feel interesting to learn from them

    Cons

    1.Too much work so have to work until late

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1.Increase the payment of basic worker.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    what has not already been said

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    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    stellar perks, stellar people, lovely office, interesting clients, opportunity for growth, pedigree, salary growth if you stay here

    Cons

    work hours as many have said. Traveling frequently if your job and office necessitate it. Sense of meaninglessness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep staffing more local

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great opportunity to develop as a business professional

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity: you get to work on a huge variety of projects, typically those which are of real importance to the clients with whom you are working
    Personal Growth: strong attention to personal development, particularly in your first years

    Cons

    Hours: working style can lead to very long hours through the week
    Travel: unless you base yourself in New York, travel is an inevitability, and it can get tedious after a little while

  10.  

    Best way to learn business for a non-MBA advanced degree holder

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    * High transparency into review process
    * Extremely challenging and interesting work
    * Strong training and people development
    * Work with very motivated and intelligent people
    * Surprisingly low amount of politics
    * World-wide brand
    * Extremely useful skill set
    * Very competitive compensation

    Cons

    * Long hours
    * Lots of travel
    * Highly stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to the areas you know (e.g., strategy, industry structure and trends, processes) and don't pitch studies that aren't aligned to the Firm's core competencies (e.g., don't try to do studies that require deep and current technology expertise).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Best job out of college

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    1) Exposure to broad range of experience
    2) Opportunity to work with senior executives
    3) Opens lots of doors
    4) Learn "how to think"

    Cons

    Lifestyle could be pretty unstable with traveling. A bit too much politics within the firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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