McKinsey & Company
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  • "Great people: the colleagues are truly the smartest people I've worked with"
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Cons:
  • "You have to have a lot of self discipline to keep work life balance reasonable"
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  • "Long hours: sometimes can be frustrating if you have personal interests or family"
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Intense, insane hours, great coworkers

Engagement Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsBrand, opportunities, prestige, insane experience with CxO clients

Conshours, ridiculous amounts of travel

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

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The key think is getting repeat business at clients

Associate Principal (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at McKinsey & Company

ProsMcK has an excellent reputation in the business community and clients come in respecting you. In addition, McK maintain a great density of talented coworkers

ConsSenior management is not particulary skilled in the art of management -- requiring employees to constantly worry that the smallest error will sink their career

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Some interesting work but ultimately no chance for career development

Practice Manager (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at McKinsey & Company

ProsSmart people doing nteresting work

Consyou are a second class citizen if you are not on the consulting track

Advice to Senior ManagementFind ways to integrate experienced hires

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Business Analyst (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat exposure for young professionals just out of school. Good learning opportunities. Great business analyst community where people bond with one another well. Amazing perks and training opportunities.

ConsLong hours. Too competitive. Too broad of an experience, hard for later career tracks if one wants to go into industries.

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

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You are always as good as your last review

Engagement Manager (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

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

ProsOpportunities to work with very senior clients, on high-impact issues, with very smart people all around.
Some options to create/find your niche in a given industry and rapidly become a "go-to"/expert in that field (and be recognized for it)
Great trainings
Access to a vast network after your time at McKinsey

ConsBeing staffed on a 'good" engagement is like the lottery. It doesn't always happen because stars don't always line up (the consultant's availability, relevant skills, timing of the client, etc.). Getting staffed is a bit like being on the job market: you have to advocate for yourself unless a champion does it for you (e.g., a partner, an associate principal, or sometimes an engagement manager)

Especially outside the US, the organization is very different, less concerned with lifestyle if at all, ready to please the client at all costs, and not worried about squeezing the team like a lemon. Unacceptable behaviors from partners in the US are not sanctioned in other offices.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Associate (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

Prosgreat people, diversity, challenging, fun

Consit can be stressful, long hours

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

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McKinsey gives you exposure to a broad range of exciting opportunities and gives you room to grow

Business Analyst (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsGreat learning opportunities -- accelerates career

ConsTough hours, lots of travel. Bad luck in staffing can influence the opportunities available to you.

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

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Business Analyst (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than a year

ProsTop training program - 1 week training for BAs, 2 week training for Associates. Probably as structured as you're going to find anywhere in consulting/ ops/ strategy.

Diverse, smart people.

ConsNot all projects are interesting. Sometimes, the environment began to feel competitive in an un-constructive way

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

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Great training

Business Analyst (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time for more than a year

ProsLearn a lot in the short term

ConsBusiness of selling advice isn't very intellectually honest

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Awesome learning experience

Accounting and Finance Intern (Former Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsSurrounded by really smart people

ConsSome bureaucratic inefficiencies that are typical in any worldwide organization

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

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