McKinsey & Company Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great training ground

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Smart, ambitious team mates...by far the most interesting and challenging projects offered by private and public entities

    Cons

    Everything that is said about work/life balance is true, there is regularly any balance

  2. Helpful (1)

    Fantastic employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, challenging problems, always learning

    Cons

    You have to be willing to travel

  3. Helpful (3)

    Amazing Firm with incredible people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative
    Former Employee - Administrative

    I worked at McKinsey & Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Firm has built an incredible support network and you can easily navigate their extensive resources available. The phrase "make your own McKinsey" is very true here. If you do the work and put in the time, speak up, initiate and drive ideas, you'll go far. Most teams are friendly and have a good balance of keeping things entertaining between the stressfulness of deadlines and work. The firm is still growing, Specifically McKinsey solutions, so if that's your niche or could be, the track to grow your career, at the time being is much faster than the traditional. Management was receptive and the entire team top to bottom, was very responsive to opportunities. Professional development is a huge focus here and always speak up with your ideas! They're almost always received well so long as you are willing to drive them!

    Cons

    I enjoyed this part, but many people are not ok with the lack of guidance and constant change. You will wear many hats at times. If you don't have the personality to adapt and be flexible, this isn't the environment for you. If you're on the admin side, there is little room for opportunity or growth outside of certain offices. I relocated and was unable to take my career with me even though my team fought for months.

    Advice to Management

    Be flexible to the employees who are high performers and have been with the firm for enough time. I did not want to leave McKinsey but my relocation to another city, with a McKinsey office, forced me to have to leave the firm since my position was not allowed in any other office in the US. I hope to find my way back as my new similar role with another company does not come close. My team is still reaching out to me informing me of the huge gap a month later. While I understand the concept of the structure, don't lose out on great employees by becoming too corporate. It's one of many reasons people choose McKinsey over elsewhere.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Could not imagine a better firm 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 (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    + The people
    + The projects
    + The impact - we are having on the most critical global economical and social challenges in the world for companies and governments

    Cons

    - Travel
    - Work/life balance at times

    Advice to Management

    + Continue to innovate the way we deliver impact to our clients in this new global/technology age

  6. Great place to launch a career

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Great company to learn and grow fast

    Cons

    Not the most balanced lifestyle

  7. An amazing place for learning

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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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Bright people, high energy, interesting and world changing problems, diversity of industries

    Cons

    long work hours, limited financial upside unless stick it out

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the levels of "overpromising" that lead to terrible work-life balance

  8. Helpful (1)

    great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Expert in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Expert in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great values, plenty of diverse opportunities across the world

    Cons

    demanding on lifestyle, high turnover

  9. Rapid learning and skill development

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Always interesting and challenging. Great chance to see a wide range of businesses and their problems

    Cons

    Dealing with the biggest problem's companies face can be challenging

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on apprenticeship

  10. Internship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Great work environment, smart minds, great place to grow

    Cons

    Can be slow at times when transition from projects

  11. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work - expect long hours

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing, smart and passionate people
    Interesting, impactful problems

    Cons

    Terrible lifestyle for almost every consultant

    Advice to Management

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