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Updated Apr 13, 2014
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McKinsey & Company Managing Director Dominic Barton

Dominic Barton

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Pros:
  • "And you'll do it with incredibly smart people working on big league problems"
    in 59 reviews
  • "Great people: the colleagues are truly the smartest people I've worked with"
    in 44 reviews
Cons:
  • "You have to have a lot of self discipline to keep work life balance reasonable"
    in 145 reviews
  • "Long hours: sometimes can be frustrating if you have personal interests or family"
    in 152 reviews
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I worked at McKinsey & Company

ProsGreat training, leadership opportunities, good well-beings

Consbad work life balance, especially in asia

Advice to Senior Managementculture

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Great experience at McKinsey in the High Tech Practice

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New York, NY

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

ProsGreat projects, people and compensation

ConsConsulting is tough on work life balance. It is no different at McKinsey

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High-end consulting

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New York, NY

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

Pros- exposure to senior clients
- high diversity of topics
- high level of trust and freedom to be independent
- good perks
- high degree of freedom in staffing choices

Cons- work-life balance is challenging, particularly with travel
- it's not a rat race but it is

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Non-consulting role: rewarding opportunities

Analytics Manager (Internal) (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

Pros- The Firm really lives their values, it is not just paid lip service
 - Really smart colleagues, everyone wants to be the best for the Firm, there are always some people but generally not in a competitive way
 - Constantly challenged, pushed in new areas, learn a lot, never boring; you are asked to solve tough problems no matter if that is your formal job responsibility or not

Cons- Everyone is over-worked
 - You can't get anything done without a Partner sponsor and conversely, if a Partner, any Partner, has an idea then you have to do it. This can lead to a lack of vision and unifying strategy to the work we do
 - Ceiling of advancement for non-consultants; there is a lot you can do and a lot of options but the path isn't clearly defined so you have to work at it, and ultimately you will hit a ceiling
 - Most people treat non-consultant colleagues with respect and appreciation, but those that don't create enough of a bad feeling that it taints the whole experience

Advice to Senior ManagementThe challenges, disappointment, and issues for non-consultants are obvious and well-known. Either get serious about fixing them or be prepared for the consequences.

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Amazing!!!

Executive Assistant (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsEveryone holds great respect for Their job, clients, and colleagues. The opportunity to work with many intelligent people. The company appreciates it's employees.

ConsLong hours are required to maintain excellence. This may become stressful and added pressure may become overwhelming to ones every day life.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to respect and appreciate McKinsey and it's people to maintain great longevity for the company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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great place to work

Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

Prosnice people, steep learning curve

Constough hours , esp. at first

Advice to Senior Managementlonger studies could mean better answers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

ProsAmazing colleagues, unmatched training, and the opportunity to work with senior executives.

ConsTravel can get old, and a bad client can make life difficult

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Company

Executive Assistant (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsOutstanding benefits, working environment and opportunities for personal growth.

ConsNo cons that I can think of.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone at this time

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fantastic place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at McKinsey & Company

ProsExcellent people - hardworking, driven, nice. You learn a ton and you get pushed constantly. If you want to become a jedi master of all things business, you can't do better than McKinsey

ConsVery long hours and a very high pressure environment leads to continual stress. Very rigid focus on certain ways of working leads to groupthink at times.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on retaining people, even if it means allowing them to work at a slower pace.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Offers tremendous growth in a competitive environment.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at McKinsey & Company as an intern for more than a year

ProsChallenging projects and intelligent people along with a high standard of excellence makes McKinsey the best place I've worked by far. Provides an opportunity to vastly develop your toolbox as a consultant and professional.

ConsDemanding work and long hours- not necessarily a con, but this is not the right firm if one has other time consuming obligations.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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