McKinsey & Company Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Great experience as an intern, could be a wonderful opportunity for someone right out of college

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    Current Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

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

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

    Pros

    everyone is intelligent and drive, impactful work, good emphasis on mentoring and skills development

    Cons

    work/life balance, long hours, travel

    Advice to Management

    think about investing more in research as part of client service

  2. Great people, great learning! Couldn't have found a better place for my first job ever

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst
    Current Employee - Research Analyst

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

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

    Pros

    --- Never run out of interesting people to meet
    --- Collaborative work environment, firm members look out for one another
    --- Great knowledge and diversity
    --- Merit based career-growth, plus lots of avenues for professional development

    Cons

    --- Lower compensation especially in emerging markets
    --- Sometimes the pressure may be too much

  3. Helpful (1)

    Associate at McK

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    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Gorgeous office and great perks

    Cons

    Travel can be overwhelming sometime

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    Incredible place to start your career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Access to high-level leadership, strong mentorship, rapid development of general business toolkit

    Cons

    Reputation is formed quickly and hard to reshape

  6. Unsupportive managers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing career development and lots of travel

    Cons

    Ridiculous work life balance. Everyone looks and thinks the same

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to different backgrounds

  7. Helpful (2)

    what has not already been said

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

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company

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

    Pros

    stellar perks, stellar people, lovely office, interesting clients, opportunity for growth, pedigree, salary growth if you stay here

    Cons

    work hours as many have said. Traveling frequently if your job and office necessitate it. Sense of meaninglessness.

    Advice to Management

    keep staffing more local

  8. Only for 2-3 years

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Fast track, variety of experience across industries, c level presence

    Cons

    No life balance, culture of constant self promotion

    Advice to Management

    None

  9. Great place to work, even if not long term

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Stamford, CT

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -Excellent quality of people, diverse and dynamic
    -Challenging work (don't get hired for McKinsey prices to do easy things)
    -Non-hierarchical structure (you don't have a 'boss')

    Cons

    Long hours
    Travel
    Decisions are generally made by committee... this is good and bad

    Advice to Management

    Change email systems to Google Apps... or at least Microsoft Exchange. Using Lotus Notes is just ridiculous and costs the company hugely in hard to measure ways.

  10. Best Internship Opportunity

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    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

    1.Amazing set of people, i always feel interesting to learn from them

    Cons

    1.Too much work so have to work until late

    Advice to Management

    1.Increase the payment of basic worker.

  11. Great place to learn with a great network, but can burn out quickly

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Collegiate environment, smart people, interesting projects, access to senior management

    Cons

    Long hours, constant travel, constantly jumping from one project to next

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on maintaining work-life balance in order to retain employees

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