McKinsey & Company Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Engagement Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Training and Development, Benefits, Interesting Work, Talented Colleagues

    Cons

    Travel, Lifestyle, Career Progression sometimes feels out of your control


  2. Helpful (3)

    Still glad I made the investment in myself

    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There just aren't a lot of other places that will give you so much responsibility right out of school. I do think I learned a lot. I liked the variety of functions, industries and people. Compensation is very good.

    Cons

    Work life balance is poor and the travel is tiresome. After a couple of years the excitement of switching projects every couple of months wears off.

    Advice to Management

    Keep offering flexibility programs that allow consultants to take more time off.


  3. Partner

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Team Member in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Business Team Member in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people - incredibly smart with stellar backgrounds.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be hard to manage.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Soul destroying

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Getting hotel points and flying first class

    Cons

    Learning how to lie about everything, working with people who are all just trying to get by (i.e. no one has a vested interest in developing anyone else), lies, lack of transparency, constant politics, ignorant clients, being forced to make up lies 18 hours a day.

    Advice to Management

    Change the model. Develop talent locally. Be more transparent. Change your sales pitch to new people. Ex-McKinsey people are impressive. The ones that stay are intellectually lazy, terrible at managing and completely disengaged from their work. Its shameful. Treat experienced hires with the respect they deserve. drop the tenure fixation and make it more merit based.


  6. Mostly rewarding work, occassionally crazy hours

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic and fast paced environment provides plenty of learning opportunities and accelerates career growth. Work is often engaging and ability to drive impact is high.

    Cons

    Hours can be intense at times. Occasions where much additional work is required to deliver only incremental results.


  7. McKinsey rocks

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engagement Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Engagement Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Incredible opportunities to give advice to senior executives and unlimited ability to take on more responsibilities.

    Cons

    Workload can be heavy if you don't set strong limits.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to keep the lifestyle / salary balance good for the consultants.


  8. Rewarding

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McKinsey & Company

    Pros

    Great culture and dedication to work

    Cons

    Cut throat culture which leads to turnover


  9. Awesome place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

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

    Pros

    Awesome job for recent grads

    Cons

    A bit on the cultish side


  10. Best out of college job there is

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    1. Incredible access to top management teams starting on Day 1
    2. Great opportunities to travel and explore multiple industries
    3. Innovative new models and access to experts in everything

    Cons

    1. Lots of travel, usually 4 days / week
    2. Lots of work, over 70 hours / week regularly


  11. Finance

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

    I worked at McKinsey & Company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    it was great work environment

    Cons

    my boss wasn't that nice

    Advice to Management

    na



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