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McKinsey & Company Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 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.  

    Interviews: Stay Calm

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    You can work on a wide variety of projects in a wide variety of industries. You won't get bored.

    Cons

    80% travel and long hours which can lead to poor work/life balance.

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    Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Good work environment, smart employees

    Cons

    Tons of travel, and long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    IT Executive - Firm Office - New York

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

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

    Pros

    I get to work on the best projects, with the brightest people, on the best locations with vigorous budgets. Never in my extensive career have I had such resources available and a culture that fully supports all aspects of a projects success from both a business and technical aspect. McKinsey's benefits are phenomenal, they are very generous with personal time and time off policies- as long as you are meeting your goals. Honestly, has to be one of the greatest places in the world to work for someone that wants to contribute.

    Cons

    Some colleagues can be bratty and pretentious at times - especially some consultants and partners who feel because they have earned their stripes they can do no wrong. Thank goodness that most of the most senior partners consistently have their ear to the wall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communications of high level plans ultimately have to make it to your teams on all levels and all topics, even non-project related. You can easily lose some excellent people by keeping company long term plans hush-hush and not bringing them up for discussion. We are supposed to be a flat structured company and we should remember that as one of our core values.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Just a review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    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
  6.  

    Truly a great place for great people

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Zürich (Switzerland)

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

    Pros

    caring environment, excellent learning opportunities, the Firm invests high amounts in your development, opportunity to work across sectors functions and geographies, possibility to work 80% and have 3 months of holidays a year, fast career progress

    Cons

    long working hours, potentially lots of travel (could also be a pro)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing career start

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Exposure to top management of large corporate
    Problem-solving on most critical issues
    Transparency of evaluation process

    Cons

    Work-life balance
    Compensation could be higher

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to learn and benefit from.

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    Current Employee - Solutions Specialist in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Solutions Specialist in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Learning opportunity, benefits, working with the best minds

    Cons

    work life balance sometimes. more onsite opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    personal development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Fertile arena for professional development and exponential learning

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on a variety of engagements in different industries and function with some of the best clients within the Industry
    Very heavy emphasis on your professional growth and performance improvement.
    Focus on client impact is extreme and acute

    Cons

    Extensive travel demands especially on engagements requiring heavy onsite client interactions (but the learning opportunities far outweigh the travel overheads)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Super impressive people, Awesome opportunities and Awesome company

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

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

    Pros

    Strives to be non-hierarchical, Offers opportunities to work on game-changing projects for large and growing corporations and organizations. Great perks!

    Cons

    Lot of proactive work needed to build internal network

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Very interesting

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    Current Employee - Temporary Assistant in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Temporary Assistant in Moscow (Russia)

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very interesting job with interesting people. Working on real problems. Sometimes you become like a business analyst and work on a project with team.

    Cons

    Very low salary and uncomfortable work time. A lot of dedlInes. Too far from home and you are like a slave. You do not interesting routine job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go to internship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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