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McKinsey & Company Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2014
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4.1 904 reviews

96% Approve of the CEO

McKinsey & Company Managing Director Dominic Barton

Dominic Barton

(513 ratings)

91% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very smart people to bounce thought off and get new angles that you haven't thought of (in 65 reviews)

  • Great people to work with, get to learn a lot from colleagues as well as senior leadership (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • You have to have a lot of self discipline to keep work life balance reasonable (in 160 reviews)

  • Very long hours and continual expectation of over-performance (in 158 reviews)

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    Best possible experience right out of school

    Business Analyst (Former Employee)

    ProsIncredible people (both talented and caring -- though of course there are always exceptions), steep learning curve, real company values, best possible preparation for future business environments (not to mention exit opportunities) that one could ask for

    ConsWork-life balance is obviously tough with 4 days+ weekly travel and highly variable project hours, though it can be managed by working with the right people and in the right functions; it is a large corporation at the end of the day, so it's a little tough to flex your 'entrepreneurial' muscles

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat company to work for.

    ConsNot many cons, plenty of work experience required.

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSuper people, very good development opportunity

    ConsLong hours, crazy travel every week

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    Worked as a BA and later as an associate at McKinsey's Eurpe office

    Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsCompetitive salary, smart and supportive co-workers, exposure to REAL business.

    ConsAway from home much, wife dislikes :)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

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

    ProsSolving critical problems in challenging situation, highly stimulating, exposure to top management across the best companies. I would recommend an experience in McKinsey to any friend.

    ConsVery challenging to balance work-life balance, at times it is a lot of travel and pressure

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

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    Tremendous platform for broadening your horizons and learning quickly

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsIncredible exposure to senior business leaders, constant feedback to develop as a professional, an amazing set of smart, interesting, motivated colleagues. A remarkable opportunity to expand both your breadth and depth in industries, geographies and functions.

    ConsThe work can be quite intense, but this makes sense in the context of the problems clients engage McKinsey on are both important and difficult.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay true to the values and mission

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

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    Fantastic experience

    Associate Principal (Current Employee) Zürich (Switzerland)

    ProsGreat people, great learning and fantastic exposure. You get to work on the most important and highest impact projects across the industries and geographies. McKinsey is a one of a kind place

    ConsLong work hours and travel. Constant pressure to over perform and the up or out culture puts a lot of unnecessary pressure on the people. There is no room for experimentation and failure

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the focus

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place for the right people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat resources, training & development opportunities, PTO, benefits, interesting & challenging work, and globally minded workforce.

    ConsCompensation is a little lower than I expected but still pretty good.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Inspiring place, great values

    Management Consultant Associate (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsAccelerated learning and career growth, brilliant colleagues, world-shaping problems, great mentorship, fantastic travel opportunities, unparalleled alumni network, great friends for life

    ConsYou will need to invest yourself fully in this firm - you can't just "get by". As one of my mentors said, "Love it or leave it"

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe wary of your risk aversion

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

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    Tough but worth it!

    Senior Associate (Current Employee) Geneva (Switzerland)

    ProsIndustries learning, recognition, leadership development

    ConsHard work, may require lots of traveling, up or out can generate some pressure

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage teams (especially EMs) to take a break from time to time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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