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McKinsey & Company Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic group of people, access to senior leaders of many organizations. Hardworking, nice, driven people that plan to change the world

    Cons

    Long hours and significant amount of travel required. High amount of unpredictability with respect to working conditions. High potential for burnout.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Exhilarating experience!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

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

    Pros

    -Top notch clients - work with the biggest and the best companies in the world on their most exciting problems
    -Incredibly smart colleagues
    -The company really cares about its people - unmatched perks and benefits
    -Strong core values focused on working for the benefits of our clients
    -Very entrepreneurial despite being an old consulting firm. Tons of new initiative for consultants to get involved with

    Cons

    -Lack of work-life balance - get ready for long days (and nights) and weekend work
    -Overly (and sometimes unnecessarily) intense
    -Lack of connection to implementation of our strategy work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  3.  

    very good

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    very professional people, had a very stonr leadership

    Cons

    nothing that i found during my tenure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Left after 3 years; very happy with the experience

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    Former Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The people are amazing. It's a privilege to work with smart, talented people every day. Project experience and trainings build skills and content knowledge very quickly.

    Cons

    Lifestyle. It depends on the project and can range from intense but sustainable to brutally unhealthy. I left because I had a kid and could not live with Monday through Thursday travel as a dad.

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Summer Intern at McKinsey & Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Generally speaking, great projects, great people to work with, great learning and training experience. The work is quite intensive, I could improve myself a lot during a short period of time. We were intimately close with our clients, and the communication was interesting.

    Cons

    No obvious cons. Hours might be a little long. The working pace was quite fast and people need to adapt quite well. Sometimes the deadline was challenging to meet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very satisfied with the managements. Hope to have more personal interactions among colleagues and build more team events.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Very good work environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    very motivating. Work with top notch guys.

    Cons

    Work - life balance is pretty bad.

  8.  

    Best place to work at

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Partner in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Partner in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great freedom, attractive career progression, very collaborative style

    Cons

    Travel can be intensive, hours can be long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  9.  

    Best place to work for new hires

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

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

    Pros

    - super fast learning curve
    - grear camarades
    - incredible project
    - very varied work (in my case, 7 engagements, 7 industries)

    Cons

    Life-style: both long hours and travelling. Same as any strategic consulting firm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bad life-style can be kept for 2-6 years, then either things slow down or many make a move out. Reconsider slowing down the pace for seniors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Team Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience...top notch colleagues with a willingness to mentor, well compensated for hard work

    Cons

    long hours, sometimes unrealistic turnaround times expected

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    Pushed to your limits

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

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, steep learning, great people

    Cons

    Political, long hours, lots of lows with less than ideal projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff people more accordingly in their early tenure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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